Triple R Soundscape: 6 May 2019

Soundscape is a weekly look at local and international releases making an impression on our musical radar. The list offers a cross section of EPs and albums arriving at the station.

We have been busily scouring the Soundscape! Check out some of our favourite finds for this week 6 May 2019

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel (Partisan/Inertia)**Album of the Week

The debut album from the Dublin based group is a classic collection of modern Irish rock; riotious, reflective and exhibiting a love of language and the knowledge of its power.

Birdz - Place of Dreams (Bad Apples Music)

The Melbourne via Northern Territory rapper follows up his ARIA winning 2017 debut Train of Thought with Place of Dreams, a richly produced hip-hop EP exploring the the concept of the glass ceiling, and having the strength to break through the limitations people put on you.

Big Thief - U.F.O.F. (4AD/Remote Control)

U.F.O.F addresses change and impermanence, nature and the supernatural. Recorded in a hurry in a cabin in rural Washington, Big Thief have created an instant-classic folk-rock album

Body Type - EP2 (Partisan Records/Inertia Music)

Sydney four piece band Body Type make melodic garage rock with an easy charm. EP2 follows on the back of the band’s debut US tour where they played to rave reviews at the likes of Austin’s SXSW festival.

Little May - Blame My Body (Due Process/Universal)

With Blame my Body, the Australian duo link the nostalgic sounds of 90s alternative rock with very 2019 dream pop, contrasting shimmering guitar with melancholy and ethereal vocal lines.

Sunbeam Sound Machine - Goodness Gracious (Dot Dash/Remote Control)

The Melbourne artist and multi-instrumentalist moves beyond the psychedelic and chillwave sounds of his previous work, slowing down and stretching out his sound to create a gloomy nostalgia, soaked in reverb.

Kedr Livanskiy - Your Need (2MR/Remote Control Records)

Recorded in a creative burst over a matter of weeks, the Russian singer and producer has created an LP about rebirth and joy over a patchwork of disparate dance music influences.

L7 - Scatter The Rats (BLACKHEART/RiSH Publicity)

The grunge act’s first LP in 20 years find the LA 4 piece thrashing out their signature power-chords and fierce, politically driven vocals, including early single “Dispatches From Mar-a-Largo” - a call to storm Donald Trump’s personal country club.

Protomartyr - No Passion All Technique (Domino/EMI)

The long awaited reissue of the Detroit band’s debut album, first released in 2011 and now accompanied by four bonus recordings from the original session is a somewhat messy but essential look at the accidental formation story of the magnetic rock band, which took the city of Detroit as a central character in their story.

Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride (Columbia/Sony)

Vampire Weekend’s new release comes six years after it’s Grammy Award winning predecessor, and finds the New Yorkers loosening and lengthening their sound from the dense, economic and serious sounds of Modern Vampires of the City. Father of the Bride is pleasingly messy and sprawling, sewing together a tapestry of sounds and genres as diverse as country, Scandinavian pop, Brazilian jazz and lounge music.