The Morning Mail: 15 Nov 2012

The coffee is brewing. Your breakfast is waiting, and we have our morning picks for you.

Dave Di Marco – “Dublin”
Dave Di Marco started his songwriting and musical career as a founding member of Brisbane indie-folk outfit Charlie Mayfair. Now stepping out solo, he offers “Dublin” a track that will appeal to fans of Damien Rice and Martin Sexton. Di Marco is busy pulling together material for an upcoming EP. While you wait for that, enjoy “Dublin.”

Emotional – “I Hate The Sun” (ft. Keel Her)
from Feeling
out now on Gnar Tapes
Emotional is the pseudonym for Brian Wakefield from Melted Toys. “I Hate Sun” skates the line between chill wave and jangle pop. Vocals are awash with reverb, whilst guitars chirp over drum machines. This is a limited release of 100 cassettes including download codes. You can stream or purchase and download Feeling from Bandcamp.

Grounders – “Grand Prize Drawl”
from Wreck Of A Smile
out now on Bandcamp
There’s a majestic feel to “Grand Prize Drawl.” The guitars jangle and chirp. The vocals are awash with reverb, and the entire composition has a feeling of community behind it. This five-piece act out of Toronto pack a quick wallop on this EP. No rope a dope here, as this is an easy pick.

Technicolor Teeth – “Chrystalline”
from Teenage Pagans
out 3 December on Rough Trade
Grungie, psychedelic lo-fi stuff that will make you want to throw the chairs around the house and wonder later why you have so much kindling around. Medulla Oblongata says, “Me likey!”

The Royales
“Keeping Everyday Alive”
“Leave Me Something”

from The Royales (EP)
out now 
The Royales are out of Brisbane, where they are tearing up the club scene. The tracks from their self-titled EP are for all you indie pop loving, ass shakers. Sounds like Australia’s answer to The Killers with a little Two Door Cinema Club to keep you moving.

The Royales – “Keeping Everyday Alive”

The Royales (photo: Faith Thiang)

The Royales – “Leave Me Something”



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