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Song of the Week: No One Ft. Thelma Plum by Golden Feature

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Our top track this week comes from Sydney based newbie Golden Features. Breaking onto the scene early last year, Golden Features brings a fresh sound to the Australian dance music scene.

This song is is chill enough to be relaxing, but catchy enough to make you want to hit the dance floor, so basically it is perfect for all occasions and mood swings. Additionally, Thelma Plum’s killer vocals are irresistible and blend perfectly with the interesting and sophisticated production.

Check it out:

If you like what you hear, Golden Features is releasing his new EP- XXIV June 19th and touring nationally in July, so be sure to add these dates to your calendar!

By Sophie Henry

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Music Video Highlights: Some Minds by Flume

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With his unsurprisingly kick ass track ‘Some Minds’ debuting today, Flume has hit another home run for Australian music with this shady tune featuring vocals and lyrics by Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt.

More importantly though, Flume has released this epic music video for ‘Some Minds’ featuring three of our favourite things: Sydney, visually pleasing content and Flume (of course). This spectacle of stunning Opera house visuals and chaotic computer edited dance routines is on point. Director Clemens Habicht has brought his A Game and we are very impressed, giving it the title of Music Video of the Week!

Check it out here and let us know what you think!

By Sophie Henry

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March Playlist: Cool Change

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As a warm welcome to March and the Autumnal change here in Australia, we felt it was a perfect time to put together another mixtape to share some of our favourite tunes with you for the coolest season of the year.

This playlist showcases some of our favourite new releases, golden oldies, local favourites and highlights from some of our favourite gigs last month, including Wet, Highasakite and Tkay Maidza. Overall the mix has a rather warm and 70s inspired sound and is perfect to listen to as you soak up the sun in the last few weeks of warmth we have left.

Check it out here or on Spotify Cool Change:

We hope you like it x

By Sophie

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Spring Playlist: Relax, Take it Easy

With spring in the air, it can only mean that summer is coming very, very soon – bring on the beach! The smells and sounds of spring make us both so happy and relaxed, even while our uni assessment period is about to get out of control…

We felt it was about time that we made a great de-stressing playlist to keep the spring vibes alive, so please enjoy this one on us!

Tracklist:

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Soph & Erin x

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Song of the Week: Falling Short by Låpsley

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Falling Short by Låpsley has a really lovely fresh sound that I can’t get out of my head, and as a result it is officially my number one track this week! The vocals are cool and dozy and the mixing is an effortlessly beautiful production.

Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments: 

By Sophie Henry

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EP Highlights: Vessel by The Kite String Tangle

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Artist: The Kite String Tangle
Album: Vessel
Hometown: Brisbane
Genre: Electronica

On this lazy and very rainy Sunday, there’s nothing more simple or beautiful than listening to the oscillating notes of Brisbane producer Danny Harley (aka The Kite String Tangle). His debut six-track EP is a collection of pensive exploration into love, human connection and letting go.

Harley has certainly started developing his voice in this EP, presenting trembling rhythms and swells throughout the songs that work like a musical filter to create a consistent, powerful sound. His vocals fill gaps and create a connection that keeps the listener engaged.

Looking past his already-successful singles, a particular highlight in Vessel is the development of beats and use of African drum samples in “What If”. You can detect the growth in his song writing in this track from his earlier singles.

 

Though developing his own signature sound, there are some interesting influences coming into play. “Words” feels very Oliver Tank, pulling everything back a notch and allowing gentle reflection. “Stone Cold” features a Kimbra-esque vocal appearance from Tiana Khasi which brings nice diversity to the EP.

 

There’s always been something particularly special about TKST that we’ve held close here at Vinyl Garden, and what this EP really brings home for us is the sheer feeling that goes into his music. The work seems to be an extension of his heart – incredibly emotionally-driven both melodically and lyrically, expressing great depth so early in his career.

By Erin Rooney

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Someone Thinks Our Blog is Lovely!

As an unexpected surprise this month, the lovely Jessie from What Jessie Read has nominated us for the One Lovely Blog Award on her blog and we are very excited to get on board the nomination train to show our appreciation for our fellow music bloggers! The rules of this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
  3. Nominate 15 bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees that you have done so.
  5. Put the logo of the award on your blog site.

7 Facts about Sophie and Erin:

  • During exam period at uni, Erin lives on pasta with sausages and tomato based sauce
  • Sophie has a sneezing fit on the daily
  • Erin knows how to solve a Rubik’s cube (her PB is 50 seconds)
  • Sophie is secretly an ace skiier and hasn’t missed a snow season for 17 years
  • Erin’s life goal is to write a graphic novel, and going to Comic Con makes her year complete
  • Sophie is obsessed with reality TV (think Made in Chelsea and The Bachelor)
  • Sophie and Erin have a very similar music taste, except on the topic of Beyoncé (Sophie: “BEYONCE RULES!”, Erin: “…No.”)

Nominations:

These are our top picks here at Vinyl Garden (in no particular order):

  1. One a day
  2. Scientists of Sound
  3. Crack in the Road
  4. Sound Doctrine
  5. Esau
  6. Cruel Rhythm 
  7. The Loop
  8. When I Heard You
  9. Nordic by Nature
  10. Music between Friends
  11. Getting Deeper
  12. Friends with both arms
  13. West Coast Fix
  14. AFTR DRK
  15. Sirens of Decay

Thanks again for the nomination Jessie and we hope you enjoy exploring some of our favourite blogs!

By Sophie and Erin xx