Time Catches Up with Milk Teddy is the Melbourne band’s fashionably late second album.
Like all the best pop groups, Milk Teddy possess the formula – that innate ability to strike a balance between everything being in its rightful place but then forgetting to close the back door before a large gust blows through and dishevels everything.
‘Sweet Bells Jangled’, the album’s bold, bushy-tailed second single is one such unhinged masterpiece and provides adequate support material when opining that Milk Teddy are one of Melbourne’s most adored yet equally confounding bands.
A glorious clamour-fest of wafting guitar leads and stately synths provide rich undergrowth for Thomas Mendelovits’ unmistakably joyous yowl – a picturesque vision of a post-apocalyptic sonic free-for-all.
Milk Teddy's songs push beyond the slippage of irony and sincerity to find a space where camp, ruminative, astute and sincere fly together.
Having lit spot fires across the Australian indie landscape in 2012 with their debut LP Zingers, Milk Teddy have now coaxed together twelve songs that expand the band's gift for canny hooks and catchy concepts with structural concision.
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Heralding in the imminent arrival of the long-awaited debut album from Melbourne’s Last Leaves, first single ‘The World We Had’ is a gloriously fuzzy slice of guitar pop.
Comprised of ex-Lucksmiths Marty Donald, Louis Richter and Mark Monnone with Noah Symons of Great Earthquake on drums, Last Leaves have put the finishing touches to their album Other Towns Than Ours and launch it out of the blocks with perhaps the tautest, most hook-heavy track of the set.
Produced by Melbourne-based UK producer Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Big Scary, Foals), Other Towns Than Ours will be released on October 13 via Lost And Lonesome (Aus) and Matinée Recordings (USA).
Pregnancy, the new Melbourne band fronted by dual-lead vocalists Zac Denton (The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch) and Ashley Bundang (Ciggie Witch, Totally Mild) wish to introduce you to their debut record Urgency.
Eschewing the rolling, lazier delivery of the aforementioned parenthesized bands, Pregnancy reside closer to the fog machine, in the nightclub scene of an 80s flick, Denton and Bundang all the while interweaving their affable voices and drawing the listener deeper into the dancefloor.
Lead single ‘First Kiss’ explores themes of independence and progress; atop a well-made bed of synths and anthemic guitar leads, Denton sings of challenging times that have ultimately lead to growth and empowerment.
On the follow-up single ‘Hard as Nails’, the focus is turned to Zac’s grandmother – a stubborn farmer from Tarcutta, NSW who, despite suffering a body that’s “nearly out of steam, hands always stained, constant aches”, refuses to leave her property and move to the big smoke, closer to aged services.