A round up of local releases.
I CALL VAL
I Call Val’s latest single, ‘Ain’t Nothing I can Do’ sees the band returning from hiatus with a new five-piece line up and a new take on their sonic direction. If this highly polished piece of pop dynamite is anything to go by, I Call Val are going to be a force to contend with in 2020. There’ll be nothing you can do to stop yourself listening to this track again and again.
If you’ve stumbled across GAZEY doing their thing in one of Perth’s venues in the last little while, you’ll know that they’re insanely good! Now, they’ve just released their debut long player, SOLE. Combining affectionate nostalgia for 70s and 80s studio sounds, GAZEY’s take on synth/guitar pop is highly original and definitely worth checking out.
Perth’s neo-soul jazz collective Demon Days have just released their EP, Taking It Slow This Time, containing six tracks that showcase their heart, musicianship and freakish ability to push the boundaries of soul music. Taking It Slow This Time showcases lush strings, punchy horns and plenty of old-school jazz imaginings. It’s also very good!
Blues and roots song writer, vocalist and guitarist, Tracey Barnett, launches her new single, ‘Gotta Get Out’ on 13 October at the Western Australian Guitar Festival, in Margaret River. Barnett is a seriously good guitar player and ‘Gotta Get Out’ brings grunge, a bit of dirt and a healthy dash of push and shove to her high-energy music.
Already revered by Perth audiences for his live performances and building a healthy following on the East coast, Noah Dillon is an artist on the cusp of the big time. New single ‘Don’t Act Like You Know Me’ continues Dillon’s autobiographical approach to song writing and its release sees him playing a whole bunch of live shows. Get out and see him now!