On any given day at Style, you’ll find most of us listening to music. The designers will have a Spotify playlist streaming, the journos will have headphones in to provide optimum focus while they write and on the occasional Friday the Custom Publishing girls will blare some tunes to get them pumped for the weekend.
With new releases, winter festival season and band tours fast approaching, we decided to do some research, both online and with our own ears, to come up with a list of the latest music you should be listening to right now.
He’s been releasing music for the last couple of months and his new album, Skin, is due this week. With a world tour on the horizon, the only way is up for this talented 24-year-old. Download his latest song, Wall F*ck for free on Flume’s website.
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead released their ninth album on May 8, featuring their usual intense sound and songs that are sure to get you through any break-up. It turns out only three songs on the album are actually brand-new, with the rest never having been recorded but featuring in their live sets for up to a decade.
A favourite of a few of the Stylers, Views is the highly-anticipated album from Drake. It’s held the number one spot on the US Billboard charts for weeks. Of course, the internet had to have its input and responded to the album artwork with a generator that lets you make your own album cover with a mini Drake and whatever image you want. Seriously:
Everyone’s favourite teenage angst band has returned, this time without original member Tom DeLonge. Now, we’re not saying we love the new song, Bored to Death, but it is still Blink 182 and is sure to give you some serious ’90s nostalgia, even for a few minutes.
James Blake, The Colour in Anything
Featuring artists such as Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, James Blake released an album out of the blue on May 6, titled The Colour in Anything. While it still highlights Blake’s usual spacious sounds and haunting vocals, his music has made quite a progression since Overgrown. The album artwork features illustrations from Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake.
Ball Park Music
Brissie band Ball Park Music will return this year with a brand-new album along with an Australian tour. Nihilist Party Anthem is the first listen from the new album that boasts their signature sound with a more grown-up feel.
Celia Pavey (Vera Blue) is a talented young lady with some seriously good pipes. The Sydney-based 22-year-old has recently found her calling by mixing electronica with her normally folk sound and says she is “making the music she has always wanted to”. She’s recently released a five-track EP that showcases her gorgeous vocals.
If you’re into house music, this one’s for you. If you’re not into house music, this one is also for you. Upbeat, experimental and vast, U has all the qualities of a great house album.
Modern Baseball, Holy Ghost
Released on May 13, Holy Ghost is Modern Baseball’s third album. It features a lot of short, sharp, catchy songs that get straight to the point and leave you wanting more. Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind is a definite standout.
Do we even need to say it? It came as no surprise when the whole internet lost its chill over the release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade a month ago. The visual album addresses infidelity and forgiveness in 49 minutes of what has been described as a piece of art.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
This is another visual album concept with Nonagon Infinity set to be finished by the end of the year. Gamma Knife is one of the first songs released off the album and has their distinct psychedelic rock vibe.