So, I’m on the train right now. It’s Thursday. (Hello, people from the future!)
My train has wifi, so I’m writing this post on my old laptop while listening to some really good music… and well,… I have about four more hours to go, so might as well write another post about music, eh? I had a lot of fun writing my other music post, after all, and I figured this might be a good chance to get the word about some more great people and tracks.
So, today I’ll recommend to you a few tracks that I’ve been enjoying quite a lot lately. This time around, I’m including less hard rock, I guess? Mostly to switch things up.
Now, I have no clue how to title these posts but what I do have a clue about is… the fact that Desmond Cheese is great. Okay, I know that that segway wasn’t the smoothest thing in the world but I can assure you that you’ll love the silky-smooth sound of Desmond Cheese, an amazing band from Brisbane!
Desmond Cheese is a trio that experiments a lot with their music, not exactly fitting into one specific genre or style but never disappointing regardless or maybe especially because of that.
There is just so much to say about Desmond Cheese and yet nothing at all…? My vocabulary in terms of music and my music theory knowledge is not expansive enough to be able to describe why Desmond Cheese sounds great… but what I do know is that they just do.
Memories of a Dream is one of their latest tracks and it just feels like another great DC track without it coming across as “more of the same”. It’s jazzy without being pretentious, it’s got some space-y and lo-fi aspects attached to it that sort of remind me of Chris Christodolou’s work in the Risk of Rain games and Deadbolt… and yet it just feels unique and different from anything I’ve listened to this year. Just give it a go and if nine minutes isn’t enough for you, their latest single “Just Melt” just dropped and is equally great.
If Desmond Cheese is too slow for you, though, and maybe even “too chill”, how about some Babe Rainbow? Their newest song “Inner Space” just came out not too long ago and I’m in love it.
Babe Rainbow is an Australian psychedelic rock band from Byron Bay, New South Wales. I think the easiest way of describing them would be “1960s surfer bois”. Does that work? No? Well,… uh… yeah.
Honestly, I like the summer vibes they’ve got going on… always. They’re just fun to listen to if that makes sense. Quite a bit faster than Desmond Cheese, obviously, but they sort of that a similar vibe as them going on? Anyway, it sounds good and that’s all that matters.
It was a bit surprising to see another album by The Murlocs, so soon after their 2021 release of “Bittersweet Demons”… but at the same time, I shouldn’t be too surprised considering that they have been releasing new albums pretty much every other year ever since “Loopholes” back in 2014.
The Murlocs are an Australian rock band from Melbourne, consisting of five
murl people. Their sound honestly reminds me of a bunch of Indie Rock bands that I fell in love with when I was younger who then moved on from the rock and went towards slower songs… and The Murlocs found their style very early on and just kept at it, which I’m really glad about.
I frankly love their catchy melodies, the drums and keys, as well as Ambrose’s vocals. They’re just a treat for any Indie Rock lover, in my honest opinion.
Last but not least, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Yes, I know, awesome name. When I saw the name, I joked that I need to follow them forever but then I listened to their music and I’ve actually been following them ever since.
Ice V is… amazing. It’s not my favourite but I feel like it works really well as an entry point into the world of King Gizzard. It’s funky and catchy and it really makes you wanna dance on the spot, in my opinion. The lyrics are bananas. I have no clue what the song is about but I love it.
When it comes to my favourite King Gizzard song, though, it has to be either Magenta Mountain or Work This Time. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are just groovy, honestly. I wouldn’t know how else to describe them. They are kind of like Desmond Cheese but with more rhythm in their music… sort of… and it’s a lot less spacey…
I guess they’re not that alike but it goes in a similar direction. Also, I just checked… and yes… they’re also an Australian band from Melbourne. I don’t know why but that place over there has all the good music – or rather I listen to a lot of Australian bands, I guess? Guess I’ll title this post something along those lines.
Anyway, that’s another post on music. Hope you found some good jams in there! I only noticed at the end there that all the bands I listed are from Australia, so it probably would have been fine to mention Bakers Eddy and WAAX again but… this post is long enough as is and I talked about them in my other post already.
This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.