The soundtrack to my life this week, old, new, new-ish or new to me…
Fantasma – Sefty Belt feat Josiahwiseistheserpentwithfeet
This is from this South African collective’s joyous debut album, Free Love. Its intricate, lacy playing and affectingly tremulous vocals deserve more listeners.
Daniel Johns – Aerial Love
A google search reveals this guy was once the lead singer of a rock band, Silverchair. I don’t know their music, but I do know that this single and the EP of the same name feature some serious Jamie Woon-style slink that has shimmied its way to the top of what I want to listen to right now.
Elliphant – One More feat MO
Why do Scandinavians make such great electro-pop? I don’t know but here’s more evidence of it with a London-based, dubstep-influenced Swede making this righteous banger with a Danish partner in crime.
The Do – Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy
Sticking with the Scandi theme, here’s a track from a duo of which half is Finnish (singer Olivia Merilahti). Their album Shook, Shake, Shaken, is dangerously addictive.
Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game
Back to Oz for this masterful melancholy from these artists’ collaborative EP, Lockjaw.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Taken from the American/Kiwi collaboration’s upcoming third album, of the same name, available on 26th May.
Tame Impala – Let it Happen
This is the first song from the Aussie purveyors of classy psychedelia after their mammoth 2012 album, Lonerism. The 7-minute evolving track features Kevin Parker’s pearlescent vocals and rangy sound, but arguments have already erupted in YouTube’s comment section on whether it is psychedelic enough. Hint: it is.