early reviews are in: 'Amy Shark turning into Bae-me Shark real quick with tunes this good' 💁🏽 https://t.co/IcmMFFvCQg
— Veronica and Lewis (@triplejvandl) March 16, 2017
Friday treats for your ears!
We’ve been absolutely spoilt this morning with both Amy Shark AND Allday dropping new singles and we couldn’t be more stoked!
After scoring the #2 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 for her single ‘Adore’, Amy Shark has had all eyes on her waiting to see what she would release next. ‘Weekends’ premiered yesterday on triple j with Veronica and Lewis and the praise came streaming through!
We’re big fans of this track. It retains the lyrical style we’ve come to love from the Queenslander and is backed by electronic percussions. “’Weekends’ is an extremely personal song,” she says. “I actually wrote the guitar part about five years ago which sounds crazy, but I couldn’t think of any lyrics good enough to match the guitar so I let it go for so many years, until now!”
‘Weekends’ it’s the first taste of her upcoming EP Night Thinker which is due out on 21st April! Pre-order available now.
Allday delivered ‘In Motion (feat. Japanese Wallpaper)’, which is a softer side to Allday then we’ve seen as of late and it’s definitely working for him. When we first heard rumours of the two Melbourne musicians collaborating, we were intrigued as to what it would sound like, but ‘In Motion’ is a beauty. Allday’s distinctive vocals backed in by Japanese Wallpaper’s ethereal electronic production just works, and we REALLY hope there’s more to come from these two. People are frothing over the collab.
Allday has also just announced his new album Speeding which will, like Amy Shark, be released on 21st April! Pre-order available now.
Both tunes have been added to our Spotify playlist – listen below!
When I Grow Up…
When you’re young, you always dream of what you’re going to be when you grow up… from a Ballerina to an Astronaut and everything in between. The artists on our line up are no different!
Before they hit the big time, they too had ambitions and dreams – some of them coming close to where they are today! We asked a few of them what they dreamed of becoming when they were a young’un… here are their answers!
“I wanted to be a basketball player who rapped on the side. Now I’m a rapper who plays basketball on the side so that’s okay.”
“There were a few… Tennis player, Actress and FBI agent (I was obsessed with Scully and Mulder).”
“When I was a kid I wanted to be a Machinery Vibration Specialist, but in the end I didn’t get the marks so I had to be a musician.”
“Morgan wanted to be a fireman and then aspired to be a stock broker. Fletcher wanted to be a robot scientist and later thought to be a chemical engineer. Look where we are now.”
Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band
“Exactly what I am now except better looking and more successful!”
James Carter from Snakehips
Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants
“There was a long time there where I wanted to be a jazz drummer. Studied up a lot and started playing in the young jazz band at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane.
It was an obsession for a good while and then a friend of mine at school wanted to start a band… That kind of ended the jazz train for me and put me on to writing.”
Michael Richards from Violent Soho
“I always wanted to be a rock star. I got pretty close by becoming a rock drummer which is definitely something I can learn to live with.”
Travel Tips From The Bands
Groovin the Moo is all about the road trip. Jumping in the car, putting on some tunes and heading to a new place for some exploring and plenty of memory making moments.
But as you head to these places, it’s only natural that you’d want a heads up on what to do or see! So we enlisted the help of our GTM artists to give you guys top tips for each of the regions on the GTM tour.
First stop on the tour is Allday’s home town of Adelaide, and it’s bustling with fun activities to get around. He keeps his hottest tips a bit of a secret, so if you want to know what to do and where to go, just ask him! “I’m from Adelaide so DM me, I’ve got thousands of tips.”
Hayden James’ uncle owns a café in Maitland called ‘The Favourite Chair’ and he swears it’s the best coffee in town. “My uncle said anyone with a GTM booklet can have their coffees on the house” – pre-GTM fix anyone?
Heading to up North to the Townsville show? Both Allday and Violent Soho recommend pre-event chill out time on Magnetic Island.
The nations capital may be best known for Parliament House and the highly-anticipated visit to ‘Questacon’ during your school years, but Allday has a sweet spot for Sweet Bones Café. Stop in on your way to or from GTM for a treat!
Local WA boys Slumberjack also recommend that during your trip to GTM Bunbury, you swing past the Busselton jetty “Which is a little bit cliché but it’s still worth the effort”. Oh and if you’re road tripping between Perth and Bunbury, The Smith Street Band swear by a little pie shop mid-way along the trip. They didn’t give us a name, just that “It’s f*****g delicious”.
Our travel experts also have some hot tips on road-trip essentials. The Jungle Giants recommend all the classic ingredients to a good time “podcasts, banging playlists and lots of sweet snacks”, similarly Slumberjack recommend, “an AUX cord…Good music turns a hectic trip into beautiful car-aoke with mates”… ‘Africa’ anyone?
And while Amy Shark’s car doesn’t leave without Red Wine and her toothbrush, Allday only packs the essentials “I need to have sunscreen because I’m pale.” Take note people.
Catchya on the road!