Sarah takes control of Prime Cuts again this week for what is another week of some worthy new songs that we think you should plug into. With all our Prime Cuts, its all about offering our followers of TWL some music that you otherwise may not have heard. This week we deliver the new track from The Rubens, Mt Warning and Aerial Pink. Even more exciting is the return of American/New Zealand’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra and according to us, they deliver again. We also hand over Lady Gaga/Kendrik Lamar with a rather old track they scrapped but now leaked.
Artist The Rubens
Moments of Kasabian, U2, Stereosonic
A much anticipated follow up to thier 2013 release, Hallelujah is a rockier, more energietic track than expected from The Rubens, and a long way from the sultry, sexy Lay It Down. Not unwelcome though, these guys know how to turn it up – kind of 00s rock big noise style – whist still keeping their sound. Hallelujah is a good start and keeps us keen for what’s next.
Moments of A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azealia
The track has allegedly been leaked after it was scrapped by the pair over creative differences three years ago. Sadly, its no winner, particularly when compared to the amazing release of Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Still, an interesting collaboration and testament to the evolving talents of Lamar.
Cut Petrified Heart
Moments of The Editors, The National
Shepparton-via-Byron Bay local Mikey Bee dives into the warm waters of big production, soaring sounds and earnestly crooning vocals. I’m glad he tok this dive, because Petrified Heart is a swelling, beautiful pool of emotion, restraint and abandon. Waiting with bated breath for what comes next.
Cut Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
Moments of Hot Chip, Youth Lagoon
The track, taken from their newly released album Multi-Love, is like an echo of an old love ballad. They seem to do this really well – fusing sounds and genres – I want to dance to this like I would dance to Rick Astley, yet it is injected with thier trademark edgy vibes and laconic vocals. Love it and all its jangly, carefully crafted confusion.
Artist Ariel Pink
Cut I Need A Minute
Moments of College, Kavinsky, Digitalism
Ariel Pink was originally set to soundtrack a large portion of the upcoming film Heaven Knows What, as well as being considered for a role in the film itself. Sadly, only one song came out of this deal and Pink only manages a cameo – why is the world so cruel? Luckily the song, I Need A Minute, makes up for this, in all its Ariel Pink, synthtastic, 80s revival glory. Better hype for the film than any trailer I’ve seen.