Bad Bubble never fails to drive with the soul and the honest search for connection and understanding. War is its own creative beast entirely, beautiful and heartbroken, perhaps relatable to many but also unflinchingly personal.
Form the EP The Futurists, Time Flies marks a fine introduction to Popgang, a retro bass-line and ethereal guitar setting the foundation for a Damon Albarn-like vocal to softly blend expressive sentiments and references with a clear sense of character and heart.
Armed with the uplifting EP Senti, recently released, Melbourne-based songwriter and artist Chael kindly stopped by to talk all things creativity, performance, influence and inspiration. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Chael – a real pleasure, thanks for the interview! To introduce things, where are you right now, and what have you been … Continued
Artistry encapsulated by way of an extensive conceptual project, wholly devoted to its underlying themes and imagery – Kross Irwin screams passionate conviction and compositional prowess, throughout the superb new album the boy who died, but had no funeral.
It’s beautiful, but not without melancholy, a certain nostalgic ache – exactly the kind of nuance Bad Bubble is masterful in presenting.
Returning with a bang after an extensive 10+ year hiatus, producer and artist Gibran kicks off a plethora of original releases expected intermittently over the coming months, with the immersive sci-fi electronic embrace of a soulful and high-energy Kill For You.
“When it comes to lyrics, I try not to force them out. I’d rather distract myself while listening to the instrumental and let the lyrics and vocal melodies come to me. If the ideas are really good, then I won’t forget them.”
Unorthodox yet engaging production and design is a key strength from the outset, intriguing rhythms and tones backing up the implications of the title and image. Silent Killer feels tribal yet industrial, natural world sounds and distorted, heavier layers meeting with fragments of melody and provocation.
“Creatively unconfined is a perfect way to describe the mindset I had going into this song and most of my music.”
Loaded with stories that take some time to unpack, Reanimation promises a wealth of humanity, uncertainty and skill, all united within a swirling chaos of quiet contemplation and bold creativity combined.
Soaring electronic sound-design and haunting vocals unite, as North Carolina duo Waking April offer an immersive and fearlessly left-field cover of a Soundgarden gem.
Hedy Lamarr and Alan Turing had a phenomenal impact on today’s society, with the former being considered the creator of Wifi and Bluetooth, and the latter deciphering the Enigma code to essentially free Europe from Nazi rule (as well as gifting us the now infamous AI).