The weeks just fly by so damned fast these days, don’t they? It’s hard to believe another week’s past, but here we is again on your Friday evening, delivering you your weekly dose of download delights as part of our Free Track Friday segment. So ready to get closer to your monthly download limit? Downloading fingers at the ready…
• STRANGE TALK : Cast Away (Plastic Plates Remix)
Melbourne four piece Strange Talk really are something else. After delivering a slew of brilliant independently released product over the past year and a half, the band has now inked a deal with Sony Music, who officially serviced ‘Cast Away’ to Aussie media yesterday. But here’s the brilliant thing for us… There’s a remix of the new single by Plastic Plates. And what’s more, it’s been uploaded to their Soundcloud page as a free download. As the man in the hat would say, “do yourself a favour”… this is some seriously classy Aussie pop. Free HERE.
• GYPSY & THE CAT : Bloom
We’re insanely excited that the boys from Melbourne indie/pop duo Gypsy & The Cat are back with new material. We’ve fallen in love with their super-smooth electro-pop sounds (have we told you that we actually loved their last album enough to import physical singles from Germany!?). Anyway, anyway, anyway, we digress. The boys’ new album ‘The Late Blue’ is due for release later this month (Oct 19) and they’re thrilled to be dropping the next exciting chapter from it – the single ‘Bloom’. As luck would have it, however, they’re giving it away as a free download, but only ’til this weekend. So quick sticks. You’d best head HERE to nab the goods.
• SHARAM : Our Love (Sharam Leftfield Mix)
We’re sure the fine folk at Xelon Entertainment won’t mind us sharing their little secret download link for this rather fine remix of Sharam’s track ‘Our Love’… Lifted from the Iranian-born DJ’s new album ‘Night & Day’ (released last week), the track has been whipped up into a near-eight minute dancefloor anthem that’ll have you partying all the time (P.A.T.T). (See what we did there?). It features the vocals of fellow Iranian songstress Anousheh Khalili. Anyways, if you’re interested in picking the album up, it’s now available via the local iTunes store HERE. If you just want the superb remix, head HERE and tell ’em auspOp sent you.
• LITTLE FOX : Blood And Dust
Sydney songstress Little Fox (AKA Simone Macarounas) has those in the know singing her praises, with Triple J Unearthed’s Dan Buhagiar saying of this track, “I wish this song was a blanket, so I could wrap myself up in it’s warm, sweet melodies”. The track is a sweet, edgy piano ballad with distorted vocals that tells the tale of a friendship gone wrong. The drama builds beautifully throughout its three minute 41 second existence into a stirring cacophony of strings. It’s rather sublime – and you can get it free for the time being right HERE.
• APPARATJIK PRESENTS LOWELL : Shake Him Off
Alright, we admit we know nothing of either Apparatjik or Canadian songstress Lowell, but let’s see how we go explaining what we’ve been told. Apparatjik is a collective made up of musicians Martin Terefe, Magne F of Aha fame, Coldplay’s Guy Berryman and Jonas Bjerre. They’ve so far released two albums. They’ve teamed up with Canadian singer Lowell. The origin of the name ‘Lowell’ means “wolf cub” in English and French. She’s set to release a mini-album later this month entitled ‘If You Can Solve This Jumble’. The first track from it is ‘Shake Him Off’. It’s free. HERE.
• NEW GODS : On Your Side
Melbourne five piece New Gods have been described by their press team at Liberation Music as “a little bit of Little Red, Eagle and the Worm and Ground Components.” So expect plenty of familiarity in their new single ‘On Your Side’, which serves as the first taster of their forthcoming EP, which we’re told to expect in November. This is a little more on the rocky side of the download spectrum, so it may not be totally to your taste, but as they’re touring the country with The Rubens, give them a go and support them, especially as they’re giving the track away for nix HERE.
• JORDIE LANE : Fool For Love
Another freebie track you’ll have to be a little speedy in procuring this week is the new track for Melbourne folk singer Jordie Lane. ‘Fool For Love’ highlight’s the singer’s super-crisp vocal that effortlessly crosses the boundaries of folk, country and blues. And the single itself pretty much does the same. So to celebrate the fact he’ll be heading around the country on tour from early next month right through to the end of December, Jordie’s offering the single up free, but only until Sunday. So you’d best get your skates on and nab it HERE before it’s too late.
And that’ll do for this week’s Free Track Friday shenanigans. We’ll endeavour to be back on board next week for more fabulous freebies that’ll keep your purse-strings tight and your music blinkers off. Have yourself an awesome weekend!