Another week of new music delivered to you in the form of Prime Cuts. This week we again sift through some fine music releases and choose 5 that tickled our ear drums. Gypsy and The Cat are back and have just announced an Australian Tour to celebrate. We have RUFUS back with a Remix of an Odesza track, Londoners Flowers will make the lo-fi gritty pop fans happy, Welsh indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen will grow their fan base with this excellent new single and finally, the angelic Bat For Lashes. Enough said, time to listen.
Prime Cut Inside Your Mind
Cut From Melbourne, Australia
Kind of Reminds Us Of Small Black, Millionyoung
We keep forgetting that Gypsy and The Cat are from Melbourne, largely due to hearing more about their success overseas then in their home country. Inside Your Mind has the duo going completely uptempo and electro-pop with this new single and announcing their Australian tour.
Prime Cut ODESZA – It’s Only (feat. Zyra) (RÜFÜS Remix)
Cut From Seattle, USA
Kind of Reminds Us Of Flume, Flight Facilities
Another duo, Odesza are from Seattle and have gone from strength to absolute strength since their debut release Summer’s Gone in 2012. This track was taken from their 2014 album In Return, this is one of the remix tracks that our beloved RUFUS have played with. The result, is pretty damn good.
Prime Cut Electric Chair
Cut From Sydney, Australia
Kind of Reminds Us Of Grizzly Bear, The Rapture
Continuing the coincidental theme of electronica this week, Mossy, Sydney-based Jamie Timothy delivers his debut single Electric Chair, 4 and half minutes of psychedelic electro-rock that is both atmospheric and intricately layered. Alt-pop redefined.
Prime Cut Pull My Arm
Cut From London, UK
Kind of Reminds Us Of Los Angeles Police Department, Eternal Summers
Pull My Arm is taken from Flowers second album, Everybody Is Dying To Meet You. Their debut Do What You Want To, It’s Time You Should Do was produced by Suede’s Bernard Butler so there was some anticipation to see what the second album would bring. The result is another collection of short and sharp noisy pop tracks that may seem sugary sweet, carry a gritty undertone.
Artist Catfish and The Bottlemen
Cut From Llandudno, North Wales
Kind of Reminds Us Of The Kooks, Drowners
Soundcheck is lifted from the Welsh bands second album and the band seem really proud of it, and rightfully so, it’s good to hear some good old rock n roll with stadium quality. This will secure the band some European festival late slots for sure.
Prime Cut I Do
Cut From Brighton, UK
Kind of Reminds Us Of Beth Orton, Perfume Genius
Natasha Khan is back with Bat For Lashes after a 4 year break from this persona. Last year Natasha released some material under the name Sexwitch. Natasha employs an electro harp on this track but sticks with her delicately beautiful voice and together its heart-felt and romantic.