Welcome to Fresh Music Fridays, where new releases of the week are put under the microscope by SURG's resident music writers. This week: RENNNAN, CXLOE, Methyl Ethyl, Ninajirachi, and Vic August
What a wild ride that was. For those who were there enjoy this tbt, for those who weren't get ready for your fomo to peak.
Power-prog metal giants Dragonforce arrive at the penultimate stop of the Australian leg of their world tour to as much celebration and anticipation as you would expect from a distinctly ‘metal’ Manning crowd.
This new video is a dramatic return to the world of WOLF.
The duo have moved on from solely relying on raw bass and drums and fulfill this unique sound - they’ve managed to flesh it out and add a greater depth to their songs.
A great way to end your frustrating and disappointingly unproductive day.
If you have overplayed the ol’ timey study-music classics such as ‘3 hours – meditation, concentration music, alpha waves’, or the heavy hitters of the study-music scene such as Bach and Mozart, these albums will surely aid you in finding study-inducing music that can improve your state of mind as well as figuratively keep you company while you’re kept in quarantine.
Well played Katy, well played.
The song is more upbeat than the tracks from their past two albums, and by upbeat I mean it’s more dynamic-sounding, not that it is in anyway chirpier.
Speaking of the lyrics, they’re some of the best Murphy has ever penned
$uicideboy$ could easily pass for the screen name of 2007 Myspace profile plastered with The Devil Wears Prada Lyric
It’s got echoing synths that suggest smoke machines in a dark club, and halfway through the guitar line fades in a plucked accompaniment that hints at rock and roll.
How an artist can do a complete 180 after creating a brilliant, transformative masterpiece to releasing this generic, Chainsmokers-esque single is beyond me
Now a fully-fledged R&B auteur, Ocean is again subverting expectations by dropping some of his sunniest and fun-loving tunes since his debut
Both artists from two different sides of the musical spectrum have split the difference to create a catchy and lush track
Queen Adele, alone with a crown on her head and no supporting act, gave her fans a taste of what it is like to be her friend and confidante.
In order to celebrate International Women's Day, the ladiesssss of the SURG exec team think back on their favourite female-led songs from the past three decades.
Deepa Alam and Haydn Hickson become ~one~ with their intense excitement for the Lorde’s return
This morning we were gifted our first glimpse into Nick Murphy, the artist formerly known as Chet Faker.
This year was INSANE for music, as expected. We had some major artists promise us releases, and we had some surprise drops, we even had some surprisingly great tracks from artists I hadn’t really taken seriously.