From unexpected returns to double-(maybe even triple)-meaning weirdo-rap, here's our five favourite songs and videos from the week.
Sydney electronica trio Seekae (pictured) surprisingly snuck out a new single this week, their first release since 2014's The Worry.
"Turbine Blue" is a melodic R'n'B drifter than lands somewhere between suggestive seduction and a ballad of solitude, with the notable influence of member Alex Cameron's charmingly cheesy solo work. No confirmation as yet if the track will feature on a future full-length release.
The introspective nature of the track's opening is complimented by the clip's first person perspective, cleverly collaging memories from opened JPEGs, before bringing B's own charismatic live presence to the forefront. From which, the track itself explodes into life, all pop-leaning thumps backed by even more impactful lyrics, bluntly formed confessions that dart through memory flickers and cover off everything from unexpected pregnancies to tales of juvenile delinquencies.
Semi Pro is due Friday, September 23rd.
Melbourne's The Peep Tempel return with their latest smirking spit of punk-rock larrikinism "Rayguns", the first taste from forthcoming new LP Joy.
While propelled by a politically-charged rant from frontman Blake Scott, the hook itself is delivered with a cheeky straight-to-camera wink and the resigning, tongue-in-cheek line: "the regime's coming and they're all on ice".
"The lyrics are straight forward, there is no mystery regarding the target", Scott says, adding that they hope the green-screen tomfoolery of the accompanying clip "reflects the absurdity of intolerance."
Joy is due October 14th via Wing Sing.
Lost Animal's shape-shifting single from a few months back now as a fittingly warped visual, following frontman and former St Helens leader, Jarrod Quarrell, as he tours the neighbourhood with his psychedelic dream-blanket. Quarrell's swaying, mumbled poetry and the accompanying free-formed jazz injections is aptly complimented by the seemingly sequence-less, hacked computer patterns that dominate the video.
"Do The Jerk" features on Lost Animal's new record, You Yang, the follow-up to the critically praised debut Ex-Tropical and due October 21st via Dot Dash/Remote Control.
The latest from mysterious Sydney rapper Bilby is a contradicting case, with the hazy, weed-laced mid-tempo beat forced to deal with the shifting flow that rises from Yoni Wolf monotone to angered agitation. Similarly, the stretched metaphor is equal parts catchy left-field hip-hop silliness and strikingly poignancy, echoing the frustrations of young adulthood. Much more than first appears.
"Stingray" is set to feature on Bilby's new mixtape, Botanicals, out via new independent label Yes Rave on October 7th.