And just like that it’s October. The month of September was mostly me rolling with the punches, juggling full time work with my after-hours music business (while also attempting to update Mismatch), and recovering from a post-BIGSOUND virus. Here’s my favourite tracks from the month.
Swim Season – ‘The Close’
It’s good to hear a new one from Swim Season. The five-piece took the lead on ‘The Close’, self producing the track themselves. It’s another indie-pop gem, jam packed with energy and an earworm chorus.
The Outdoor Type – ‘Rumination’
“These expectations keep me dissatisfied” I feel like a lot of us can relate to the rejection of the routine-driven, nine-to-five, mortgage payment lifestyle. The strong lead vocals take centre stage alongside a steady rhythm and burst of energy. The Outdoor Type launch the single at The Grace Darling on November 4th with supports Jess Locke and Baby Blue.
Owls of the Swamp – ‘Start All Over’
Atmospheric indie-folk musician Owls of the Swamp is constantly challenging himself and finding new inspiration for his music. Never straying too far from the sound we’ve come to love though. Entrancing and calming, ‘Start All Over’ will make you think a little deeper. The new EP Meteorite is out on November 4th.
The Football Club – ‘Real Friends (See, 12:08am)’
The folk-punk band from Footscray detail the end of a friendship in new single ‘Real Friends (Seen, 12:08am). It’s the honest storytelling of Ruby Markwell that make The Football Club so captivating. The band have just released their second EP and launch it on October 12th at the Workers Club with Chelsea Bleach, The Girl Fridas, and Max Quinn.
Ali Barter – ‘Girlie Bits’
Barter is consistently delivering quality songs. ‘Girlie Bits’ is her latest single, and it’s sure to become anthem for young females. The retro indie-rock tune features driving guitar and an empowering message. See her on tour with The Jezabels this month.