ft. DMA’s Courtney Barnett The Last Shadow Puppets Explosions In The Sky Japanese Wallpaper

jameslondon_8_2Prime Cuts are back dear followers thanks to our newest writer Emily.  If this is the first Prime Cut post you have received, please don’t be alarmed, no artists where harmed during this musical cutting.  Prime Cuts is a fortnightly post that takes 5 of the best tracks we think are worth sharing with you.  It is always a little quiet in January, but we managed to cut up some great new music for you.  By pure coincidence, we cut a few Australian artists including Courtney Barnett’s new single, a trio from Sydney called DMA,  Sydney’s dreamy-electronic prodigy Japanese Wallpaper, the return of Sheffield super-group The Last Shadow Puppets and the soundscapes of Texans, Explosions In The Sky.  Enjoy and don’t forget to follow us on Spotify to hear all these tracks and more.


Artist  DMA’sDMAs

Prime Cut Too Soon

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Oasis, Kurt Vile

Cut From Sydney, Australia

The almost overnight success of DMA’s has had a lot of muso’s, including Noel Gallagher, who is clearly a big influence on these Sydney lads, wondering how far they will go.  This prime cut is delivered just a few weeks before they prepare to release their debut album in February. The cut is a great 90’s sounding roadtrip song, so get it on your playlist before the summer ends!


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Prime Cut  Three Packs A Day

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Sleater-Kinney, Laura Marling

Cut From  Melbourne, Australia

Courtney Barnett has had a big year touring the world twice over with her widely loved debut album. Three Packs A Day is a typical display of commentary on the  life of Gen Y in Australia, Barnett is fast becoming the new Nikki Webster of Australian culture. If you love MSG you’re in luck;  the whole song is about Mi Goreng.


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Prime Cut  Bad Habits

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Bass Drum of Death, Ty Segall

Cut From  Sheffield, England

After 8 years this English super-group are back combining everything you love about the Arctic Monkeys with the production support of Simian Mobile Disco. Musical talent and underrated orchestral aficionado Owen Pallett is believed to have contributed to the orchestra elements to the album.  I can imaging Uma Thurman dancing to this track.


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Prime Cut Disintegration Anxiety

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Sigur Rós, This Will Destroy You

Cut From  Austin, USA

Known for their beautiful and ethereal instrumental work, Explosions In The Sky have kept true to form with Disintegration Anxiety. With fast fingers highlighting an otherwise predictable track it’s still worth the four minutes you’ll use on it.  The track is taken from recently announced new born The Wilderness, their first non-soundtrack album since 2011.



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Prime Cut  Forces ft Airling, Yumi Zouma remix

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Washed Out, Youth Lagoon

Cut From Sydney, Australia

Gab, aka Japanese Wallpaper continues to hover on TWL’s radar as we anticipate some new music to match his outstanding debut, that deserved all the credit it deserved, irrespective of age.  While we wait for some new material, we have a remix on Forces that picks up the tempo a little but still sounds as delicate and euphoric as the original.