FIB is bringing you the freshest new releases this week. From guitar shredders and club bangers to a feel good pick-me-up, you’re sure to love FIB’s top 5 tracks of this week.
LMK – Kelela
Kelela is back with a new sultry late-night club anthem ‘LMK’ for those who just want to have a good time with no strings attached. Kelela takes charge in this dreamy, radio-ready R&B hit, telling us “It ain’t that deep by the way/ No one’s trying to settle down/ All you gotta do is let me know,” basically ghost-writing everyone’s future Tinder profile for them. The lush synths and nightclub pulse provide a rich backdrop to Kelela’s shimmery vocals.
‘LMK’ is the lead single off Kelela’s upcoming record Take Me Apart and given how she described the creation of the record with a personal statement “I am a black woman, a second generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another” we’re pretty excited to hear it.
P Plates – Ruby Fields
Ruby Fields is the Shire’s alternative for those that just don’t get the appeal of Courtney Barnett. She’s a grade A loose bird, and it’s those conversational, bordering-on-lacklustre vocals that really drive home how bloody relatable this girl is.
‘P Plates’ is Ruby’s follow up to her viral debut ‘I Want’ – both tracks illuminating the coastal, ‘I don’t give a fuck’ vibe that Fields effortlessly oozes. Yet on the same token, she is clearly determined to make it her way – telling triple j that her goal is to build her own instruments and learn sound engineering; so one day she can own a guitar she has 100% produced with her own two mitts.
Fields’ latest track is yet another fresh Aussie indie rock tune to evoke a mass yearning for frosty bevs on the beach. Keep an eye on Ruby Fields, this chick is going places – and not just down the beach for a cheeky j. Check her out amidst the stellar lineup for Wollongong’s Yours & Owls festival.
Feel Good – Neon Trees
Famous for other upbeat pop-rock hits such as “Everybody Talks” and “Animal”, Neon Trees continue to make the feel-good playlists of music lovers everywhere with yet another toe-tapping, pick-me-up track literally titled, “Feel Good”. Once again flaunting their usual new wave-inspired sound – the new single exhibits just the right combination of fast-paced, clever lyrics, LSS-worthy hooks and a rhythmic mix of drumbeats and hand-clapping, wrapped up in Tyler Glenn’s distinctive power vocals. With a sure party hit released, we can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the year.
If you’re a fan of catchy tunes and need something to perk up the day (or an energy lift for that afternoon slump) – definitely give this one a listen.
Whistle – Wretch 32
Wretch 32 has flown quite low on the radar. Known off the stage as Jermaine Scott Sinclair, this hip-hop artist has had a couple of big timers. Remember that track from 2015 ‘6 Words’? Yeah, that’s him. Well, he’s come back with a new one this week and let’s just say if you’re looking for some pump-up jams for the weekend, look no further. His new single ‘Whistle’ is bound to get you out of your chair and into an Uber to the nearest club. You’re about to get hooked if you’re a fan of all things rap and hip-hop. However, this badass, bouncy track is full of bad words so keep out of reach of children but if you’re mature and looking for a good time, Wretch 32 has you covered.
Shredding for Summer – DZ Deathrays
Just ahead of their overseas tour, the lads from DZ Deathrays have released a fresh track as they shred their way into the end of the European summer. Their signature guitar thrashing and abrasive vocals wax a lyrical yarn about the boys’ adoration of shredding guitar – none of this ‘shredding for stereo’ bullshit your mind probably first visited. Speaking with their label I OH YOU, the Bundaberg lads explained this track is the closest thing they’re made to a ballad acknowledging their love of playing the guitar. If you thought you were enjoying the winter sun now, chuck on this track and you’ll fast-forward to summer – trust us.