Right, so we’ve kept you waiting for a few weeks for another instalment of our popular Free Track Friday feature – you know, it’s where we roll out the red carpet on a selection of fabulous free and legal downloads that have been sent to us… to share with you.
So let’s not dilly dally… anchors away, downloading finger at the ready, it’s time for Free Track Friday to deliver your mega-thrifty weekend playlist.
British singer songwriter Ed Drewett might not be a household name yet – anywhere in the world – but if his songwriting prowess is anything to go by, he certainly soon will be. After penning ‘Glad You Came’ and ‘All Time Low’ by The Wanted, Ed collaborated on Olly Murs’ album ‘Right Place, Right Time’. Now, however, the focus has shifted to the upcoming release of his debut album – and he’s giving away a track from it free to you. It’s feel-good uptempo acoustic pop with slight reggae influences – and Ed’s voice is pretty spectacular. Get onto him (figuratively speaking) HERE.
• CRYWOLF & AYLEN : Silence Pt.II
We opened our last edition of Free Track Friday last month with a rather sensational freebie from up and coming North Carolina native Crywolf. Now Crywolf is back for more free track brilliance with ‘Silence Pt.II’. It’s more atmospheric dream-like pop giving way to some beefy-beat deliciousness, but this time there’s a super-sweet female lead vocal to accompany the dizzyingly good soundtrack. It’s incredibly likeable – and we think you’ll love it when you download it free HERE.
His bio describes him as “a master of ethereal delicacies” – and one listen to ‘Everybody Seems To Be In On Something’ – the second single from Melbourne’s James Wallace’s (aka Wintercoats) just-released EP ‘Heartful’ – it’s not hard to argue. It’s a gorgeous sonic sub-four minute journey of soft, dreamy vocals and minimalistic beats, peppered with glass-like percussion. It’s very special. You have the chance to grab the single for nix right now HERE, but be sure to check the six track EP out at digital retail now.
We can pretty much guarantee that you’ll not be hearing this on any of your Austereo stations across the country, but what Melbourne duo Telling (made up of musicians Tim Shiel and Ben Abraham) have delivered is an addictive, intimate, sublime piece of alt-pop that we could easily go bonkers for. The three and a half minute track is extraordinarily intriguing, with splashes of marimba, super-soft vocals, swathes of synthesised sounds and bursts of frenzied strings. It’s just a little bit magical. Get your mittens on it for nothing HERE.
We last caught up with Los Angeles-based quartet Almost Classy early last month when they offered the single ‘I’m That Man’ up as a free download in a previous edition of Free Track Friday. But with their debut self-titled EP due for release this Tuesday, what better time for them to deliver another delightful freebie to the table? There’s something incredibly familiar about ‘City In The Sun’; the track reminds us of a cross between Maroon 5 and Jason Mraz, with plenty of crisp harmonies and radio-friendly pop sensibilities. You know you want a slice… HERE.
• LYN SAGA : I Believe
Another artist who’s featured in the columns of Free Track Friday before, US native Lyn Saga last delivered a freebie in the days before the release of her debut album ‘Venice’ (cover image pictured). Now she’s back for more – with an uptempo guitar-laden pop/rock track that explodes with plenty of verve in the choruses. Her style has been compared to that of Kelly Clarkson, combining pop sensibility with a slight rock edge. There’s certainly plenty to like about the track, so best you head on over to check it out HERE – and perhaps do the free download thing in the meantime.
The name of the band might give you an indication that perhaps they’re ripped straight from the streets of one of Canada’s biggest cities. But the real origins of Killing Fields Of Ontario are to be found on the streets of London England. The five piece is in the process of putting the finishing touches on their debut album ‘How The World Ends’, but like many bands these days, they’re hoping to gain a little name for themselves by offering up the first taster abso-jolly-lutely free. ‘Twisted Little Theatre’ is a rambling indie number that stylistically has been likened to Arcade Fire and Cold War Kids. Thanks to the band, you can have it for nothing HERE.
• THE FADERS : Bad Bitches Mini Mix
Sydney-based DJ duo Milly Gattegno and Suhana Lye (aka The Faders) had spent a number of years plying the decks of Sydney with their smooth R&B grooves, branching out late last year with their first compilation album entitled ‘F.U.N.’. They’re still banging out the tunes, it turns out, but this time around they’re offering up a little mini-mix of some of your favourite urban jams to get your weekend into gear. Free downloads do not ‘Bad Bitches’ make, we’re afraid. You can nab it for nothing HERE.
And that’s your lot for this week’s Free Track Friday. Share the post with your friends and loved ones. And we’ll work our asses off getting another exciting instalment to you before you know it. In the meantime, have yourself a brilliant weekend.