Sun City - Colour Blind
Today’s post is coming to you from a spot in the shade in Byron Bay, New South Wales. So it only seems appropriate to deliver you a Summery song that has been crafted by a little-known Australian group that go by the name of Sun City.
Yes they are an Australian group, and the fact that their single has been spelt ‘colour,’ the correct Australian/British way, will have grammarnazis at ease. The synth heavy track follows in the tradition of a great number of new Australian acts that have been popping up all over the county in the past few years, including the likes of Cut Copy, RüFüS and Gypsy and The Cat to name a few.
But there is something refreshing about the Perth duo’s sound. Perhaps it is the well-planned razor sharp production focus of Tobes and Dan that seems to understand the need for interesting song structures and avoid irritating repetition and change up the melody wherever possible without compromising the memorability of the track.
Premiering on Triple J this week, having 3 songs featured on the Unearthed website and scoring a ‘Song of The Day’ post on IndieShuffle have helped to bolster Sun City into the consciousness of unsuspecting fans. It also won’t hurt to raise the notability of the group before the festival season.
To download this song and others, visit the Unearthed feature page.
RüFüS - Selena
If you are not already familiar with RüFüS, then you won’t be for long. The Sydney group have just released their second EP, continuing on from their successful formula of dance-friendly, dark indie-pop.
The low synths are a moody accompaniment to Tyrone Lindqvist’s echoing vocals. Selena can be found on the new EP, which is simply called Blue. The lead single, This Summer, was released in late March and you can purchase tracks at your leisure from iTunes if you are that way inclined.
Tour dates below:
Fri 13th April
Phoenix Public House
Fri 20th April
Cambridge Hotel - Side Bar
Sat 21st April
Tue 24th April
Fir 27th April
Speakeasy @ Villa** w/ co-headliners The Rubens
Fri 4th May
Sat 5th May
Stars Ago (Rüfüs Remix)
Elizabeth Rose - Stars Ago (Rüfüs Remix)
Rüfüs are a three piece group from Sydney who have been getting some airplay from Triple J after the release of their debut EP.
This song has been remixed so well that the shared singing efforts sound organic like there is a genuine dialogue going on. The mellow singing compliments the spacey dance keyboard synths nicely.
I expect to hear more from Rüfüs as their repertoire continues to grow. To learn more about the talented Elizabeth Rose, visit her Triple J Unearthed page.
Download - Stars Ago (Rüfüs Remix) (control-click & save file)