The announcement was accompanied by a new track "Birthdays" — the LP's second preview, following November's "Death to the Lads" — and a quirky clip documenting the developing relationship between a robot and its owner.
The song itself, a recall of a chance meeting, is a nostalgic nod to the band's normal route — fist-raised revelry disrupting vocalist Wil Wagner's heart-sleeved lyrical bluntness — alongside a few surprises, including synth touch-ups and guest vocals from tourmate Jess Locke.
Drawing equally from the neon night-life glow of Drive and an atmospheric Stranger Things synth-wail, Nussy's latest video is a slick companion for new gusto pop track, "Hard as Diamonds".
A struttingly confident song, at odds with the vulnerability of previous single "Body Talk", Nussy describes her latest as being "about a person who has become jaded and built up walls to protect themselves". A thematic continuance of anthemic 2015 track "My Heroin", and arguably the sweet-spot where the Melbourne singer sounds her most powerful.
Nussy will launch "Hard as Diamonds" at headline shows on Saturday, February 25th at Melbourne's Howler and Sydney's Marly Bar on Thursday, March 16th.
Back in June when Rolling Stone spoke to Polish Club as they began work on their debut full-length in Los Angeles, vocalist/guitarist Novak joked that "the songs are exceeding two minutes now, which is a bit of a milestone."
True to that promise, latest LP preview, "Come Party", exceeds that threshold by almost a full minute.
And yet, while boosted by a notable increase in production polish, the Sydney pair's usual spurting energy isn't sacrificed, with all grit of their unique punk-blues sound preserved via the Novak's anxious desperation butting up against the contrasting shine of the sing-a-long hook.
"Come Party" — which follows on from first single "Beat Up" back in November — will feature on Polish Club's long-awaited debut, Alright Already, due March 31st.
Part two of Joyride's Twilight Series — a collection of "a few covers of some aussie fkn classix (imo)" — is a haunting, post-3am do-over of Machine Gun Fellatio's "Unsent Letter", with the One Day DJ and former Meeting Tree member suffocating the silky sleaze with his brooding, reflective tone. Here, all opportunistic upgrade pursuits of the original are shifted towards a far less hopeful gaze, where "driving 'round, faking clever" only leads to dead-end avenues, alone.
"Unsent Letter" follows the lead instalment of the Twilight Series, Methyl Ethel's "Twilight Driving", released earlier this month, with the final track of the trilogy set to be shared next week. Alongside which, the accompanying short story — documenting the post-breakup relationship of Kick-on Cameron and Overshare Claire — will also come to its own dramatic conclusion.
Fittingly penned on-route to America, "Dumb Terror", the latest from Sydney-based Mossy, is a stocktake of current dire scenes, the don't-even-worry-about-it gloss no contest for the avante-garde pop singer's poetic, and punching, frustrations: "do you really mean to tell me, the hands around the throat are friendly".
All impact matched by the suburb visual from Perth's Matt Sav, who has created a simple yet captivating clip of blood and body wraps, partnered with glowing, apocalyptic flashes.
The underlying message, which Mossy stresses is as straight-forward as "the never-ending conveyer belt of backwards politicians and our tendency to turn against each other instead of those with whom the power actually lies", may be masked slightly by the disco-skewed swirl, but less-so by the song's spoken-word intro: a conversation between a police officer and a protester, recorded by Mossy in New York at a Black Lives Matter march.