Single Of The Week
The Harpoons : Reassurance
Vocal interplay between Martin King and Bec Rigby navigates a percussion-heavy arrangement, embracing elements of UK broken beat. The titular sentiment rings true, tempered by a yearning sense of distance. Strong ‘90s pop melodic chops are undeniable during the a cappella outro. Well-received during the band’s Melbourne Music Week performance, as was Bec Rigby’s ‘EVACUATE MANUS NOW’ attire.
Walken : Unomi
Meditating on restrained understatement, ‘Unomi’ is generous in reward even before the inevitable pyrotechnic pay-off. When the face-melting portion of proceedings kicks in, it doesn’t come across as cheap. Lavish elements never compromise the integrity of the song’s structure.
Tame Impala : List Of People (To Try And Forget About)
Jane Fonda, Daniel Schorr, Jack Anderson. Hey! This is Richard Nixon’s list of people to try and forget about! You just crossed out his name and put ‘Kevin’!
Tkay Maidza & Danny L Harle : Bom Bom
Tkay Maidza and a PC Music alumnus makes for a suitable pairing on paper, with Tkay relishing playful dance beats since debut single ‘Brontosaurus’. ‘Bom Bom’ features a laidback flow over blown out bass, nearly (but not quite) congealing for lasting impact.