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FRESH FRIDAYS! A pleasure chest of hot tracks for your weekend

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It’s Friday baby! YOU get a weekend! YOU get a weekend! YOU GET A WEEKEND!

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We’ve done what we do best and scooped the bottom of the river of music this week to find some hidden gems for you to take home to your Mum. You’re really cool, down-with-it Mum.

HOT SPOKE – OUTLINES

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Hot Spoke give me a nice warm little feeling in my tum tum. They’ve just released Outlines and it’s been on rotation in my headphones all day. Outlines sounds like it was written in the 70’s and has that real ‘have a good time and have sex with a stranger’ type vibe. It reminds me a little bit of what it would sound like if ABBA played Woodstock and took more drugs. It’s got a very old school vibe and  songwriter Ness Muir’s vocals are a perfect fit. Now where did I leave my tambourine?

HARRY HEART- FLOWERS [THE RETALIATION]

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Harry Heart has been in the wilderness for a good while now, preparing for his latest run at the big time with a whole tribe of recordings under his belt. Not the real wilderness, like Bon Iver or Santana, but the comfort of Inner Sydney where rent is more per week than the average plumber from Broken Hill makes in a month. Nevertheless, he is out of hibernation and back in your hearts (geddit?) with his new single Flowers [The Retaliation].I know that title sounds somewhat counter intuitive, but the track itself is a lean, mean hit machine. The track packs plenty of punch from the outset, with it’s darker lyrical content combined with some pretty rock-solid guitar work.It’s got a nice hazy, Interpol style vibe around the whole thing, except unlike Paul banks’ vague imagery, Harry’s not shy to tell you what’s on his mind- And it ain’t cake.

BARO- WDUBI (FEAT. NASTY MARS & MARCUS)

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Baro is 18 years old. What were you doing when you were 18 years old? Were you tearing up the rap game? No, you were failing your P’s (still) and buying cartons of Smirnoff double black’s to get totally off chops aye. On wdubi, Baro has not only developed an incredibly mature sound, but manages to really suck you in with his lyrical skill and delivery. Reminiscent of the ‘good time’ rap of heavyweights like Chance the Rapper, wdubi features jazzy, summer-fun production from Nic Martin (Seth Sentry, Aston Shuffle) which suits Baro’s flow perfectly. Shout out to Marcus, who has decided to go with Marcus as his stage name, and whoever is responsible for the line ‘Spit my kids out’. That’s gross.

GOLD PANDA- IN MY CAR

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Yes, we know, Flume’s  new album comes out today. That’s all very exciting. Ain’t nobody in Oz care about anything more than how the little moustachioed man is about to blow errybody’s minds. But I’m a little more excited about a return to the arena from Gold Panda. In My Car is the first music from the ‘Panda in two years and I’ve missed him. The track is full of lush beats, oriental stylings and some excellent vocal samples that really cut right into your heart muscle. This one is a must-listen for those fans of Gold Panda‘s breakout hit single You-wait what’s that? That’s everyone on the planet, ever? Well that’s good news for humanity.

Alistair

Alistair is the founder of Bear Family. Alistair resides in Melbourne and can be found wandering the streets searching for bargains and peppermint tea. Come and say Hi, he's nice.
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