We are pretty stoked to be sharing this batch of delicious Prime Cuts for you all this week. We were already big fans of these artists and now we are ecstatic to show off their latest work. Each artist has gone from strength to strength, developing their talents into undeniable skill. It’s artists like these that will out last the ‘here and now’ of pop culture.
Artist: The Tallest Man on Earth
Prime Cut: Time of the Blue
Cut From: Daralan, Sweden
Flavours Of: Iron & Wine, Crowded House, Nick Drake
Comparatively, ‘Time of the Blue’, is a huge shift for the exceptionally talented Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man on Earth. Following his orchestral luscious 2015 album Dark Bird Is Home, strumming nothing more than a guitar and blowing a harmonica, this is sensitive, raw and heart-felt. A testament to one of the strongest European song writers of our time.
Prime Cut: You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
Cut From: Greenwich, New York
Flavours Of: Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Purity Ring
For many years, Phantogram have danced around the commercial peripheral of electro-dance success, releasing Voices and despite scoring well on the US Billboard charts, didn’t really make big waves in Australia. Things may well change with ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’, a step in the right direction, honing their electronic sound to create this blistering and bombastic tune.
Artist: Two Door Cinema Club
Prime Cut: Are We Ready?
Cut From: County Down, United Kingdom
Flavours Of: Bombay Bicycle Club, Foster The Children, The Temper Trap
A lot changes in 3 years, take a listen to Two Door Cinema Club and you will know what we mean. They have grown up a little, recharged and lifted things up an electro notch. ‘Are We Ready?’ is ambitious and well-rounded, for what will be an exciting and welcomed return when they release their full length album Gameshow.
Artist: Gonzo Jones
Prime Cut: Technicolour
Cut From: Melbourne, Australia
Flavours Of: Ian Brown, Deep Sea Arcade, Craft Spells
There isn’t much we can tell you about the enigmatic Gonzo Jones. Other then having signed on to the excellent Melbourne label Good Manners, home to Planete too. ‘Technicolour’ is delivered from debut EP Misty Dreams, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jones in his private studio. ‘Technicolour’ is so a refreshing release for the Melbourne music scene, bridging the gap between indie and deep grooves, it is fresh, sensual and seductive.
Prime Cut: Famous Phone Figure
Cut From: Los Angeles, USA
Flavours Of: The Beatles, The Beach Boys
In 2014 the Allah-Las released an impressive second album Worship the Sun. An album dripping heavily in 60’s influences, so much so, that it could quite easily have been recorded in the same era. Bands can tread a fine line with nostalgic influences, but this is a band that makes it sound far from cliche. ‘Famous Phone Figure’, starts with a sweeping violin before organs, shuffling drums and singer, Miles Michaud, opens with the lyrics “Mona Lisa smiles at the Louvre, and checks the time on the tube“. Psychedelic dreaminess.