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Tame Impala – Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
Track of the Day

Tame Impala – Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)

Tame Impala certainly hasn't been leaving fans unamused in recent months. Despite having to postpone his tour for a second time this week, Aussie psych maestro Kevin Parker has ensured we're well-fed with an abundance of extras and remixes. Back in April, he gave us a full, ambient reworking of February's The Slow Rush. Last month Four Tet took the reins, offering up a dreamy remix of single 'Is It True' (which featured as a Track of the Day). This week, Parker enlisted the genius of Dev Hynes - better known as Blood Orange - for another gem of a remix, this time for 'Borderline'. Hynes' reworking almost doubles the track's length, taking it up to an impressive seven minutes. Adding his own spin, the remix gives 'Borderline' a groovier new vibe; new drums are incorporated courtesy...
Track of the Day: Gorillaz – Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
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Track of the Day: Gorillaz – Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)

Gorillaz are no strangers to star-studded collaborations. 2017’s Humanz was the first album to send Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s cartoon musicians into the world of features, with the likes of Mavis Staples, Kali Uchis and De La Soul all making appearances. Now, the band have ventured back into this avenue, with upcoming album Song Machine boasting a feature on every track. Yesterday, Gorillaz shared a new instalment to the Song Machine with possibly the most exciting of features yet, having managed to secure The Cure’s Robert Smith. An indie kid’s dream, the band have teamed up with Smith for ‘Strange Timez’. You would never guess that ‘Strange Timez’ was brought to life through email files sent between Damon Albarn and Robert Smith. Perfectly produced as usual, ‘Strange Tim...
Track of the Day: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr. Prism
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Track of the Day: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr. Prism

One of Western Australia's finest exports - of which there are a fair few - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets last week returned with a bang, unleashing 'Mr. Prism', their first release of 2020. The track is semi-autobiographical; it follows Mr. Prism, a character frontman Jack McEwan calls his "sickly fun-fuelled fiend of an alter-ego". Mr. Prism's capers, however, reflect the events of early 2020, when McEwan was struck by a bout of pneumonia at the end the band's last tour. Whilst not the most conventional recovery route, McEwan's choice to turn a struggle with illness into such a superb tune has become a blessing in disguise for the band's fans. A whirlwind of a song from start to finish, 'Mr. Prism' gives the listener no time to come up for air. Distorted guitars and chaotic rhythms...
Track of the Day: Osees – Dreary Nonsense
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Track of the Day: Osees – Dreary Nonsense

Osees are not a band to stick to one easy name and branding for too long. Formerly - and most commonly - known as The Oh Sees, the American psych-rockers last week unveiled a new track as Osees, accompanying the announcement of the band's first full-length album under the new moniker. 'Dreary Nonsense' clocks in at just a minute and a half, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in vibes. A fast-paced and heavy track characteristic of the band, 'Dreary Nonsense' is vastly different in style to the slow, heavy psych beats of last year's two-part LP, 'The 12" Synth'. This isn't a negative, of course - it only serves to showcase the versatility that has made Osees so continuously interesting in a career spanning more than two decades. The track came alongside an announcement for Protea...
Track of the Day: 070 Shake – Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix)
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Track of the Day: 070 Shake – Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix)

Today's Track of the Day comes from American rapper 070 Shake, who has teamed up with Tame Impala for a remixed version of  her single 'Guilty Conscience'. The two artists are no strangers, having both been credited with on 'Violent Crimes', a cut from Kanye West's 2018 album Ye. Tame Impala's rework is the third in a series of remixes of the 'Guilty Conscience', following versions from Devault and Zookëper. Remixes by Tame Impala are rare gems these days; it's the first since 2016's take on Miguel's 'Waves, and it doesn't disappoint. This rework of the song puts - as expected - a psychedelic spin on the record, incorporating dreamy synths and a vintage-sounding filter. Whilst characteristic of the Tame Impala sound, the remix doesn't take away from the track's original beau...
Track of the Day: The Wytches – A Love You’ll Never Know
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Track of the Day: The Wytches – A Love You’ll Never Know

Brighton-based rockers The Wytches aren't giving their fans any time to rest, today releasing their second single in as many months. Our Track of the Day, 'A Love You'll Never Know', was revealed by the band today, accompanied by an eerie, DIY-style video. 'A Love You'll Never Know' shows The Wytches at their darkest and grungiest, harking back to the bluesy tones of debut album Annabel Dream Reader. Despite its nostalgic vibes, the track gives a real sense of excitement for what's to come - alongside previously-released 'Cowboy', it's evident that a ton of heart and soul has gone into the creation of the band's new music. This new track truly feels like The Wytches at their most authentic. The track was released along with an announcement of the band's third album, Three Mi...
Track of the Day: Silverbacks – Dunkirk
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Track of the Day: Silverbacks – Dunkirk

Emerging from the same Dublin scene that bred Fontaines D.C., five-piece rockers Silverbacks last Friday released their debut album, Fad. A jam-packed thirteen track affair which has received rave reviews in the music press, it's clear the band are going places. Our Track of the Day is the album's opener, 'Dunkirk'. Originally released as a standalone single back in 2018, the track opens Fad with a bang. Throwing the listener straight in at the deep end, 'Dunkirk' offers a broad landscape with hypnotic and escalating guitars and marching drums, tied together by drawling vocals telling a story of the Northern French town.  A soaring opener to the album, Silverbacks certainly don't hold back on this track. And if Fad is anything to go by, the band could be ...
Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Honey
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Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Honey

Yesterday marked the triumphant return of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, who have taken their sound down yet another stylistic path with the release of new track 'Honey'. The track is the second release from King Gizzard in 2020, following on from April's live album 'Chunky Shrapnel'. 'Honey' is, however, the band's first original music in 11 months; from a band that released no less than five albums in 2017, this sort of break could be considered an extended hiatus. Despite the drought the band's fans have faced, 'Honey' certainly doesn't disappoint as a comeback track. King Gizzard frontman Stu revealed in a statement on Instagram that 'Honey' had been in the works for a few years. Unusual tunings and experimental sounds are nothing new to the band, but 'Honey' seems to su...
Track of the Day: Beans – Stride
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Track of the Day: Beans – Stride

Melbourne-based label Flightless Records certainly have no shortage of stellar bands and artists on their roster. With names like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Thee Oh Sees garnering success across the world, the label has become equally as popular amongst psych fans. Beans (formerly known as Baked Beans) burst onto the radar in 2018, and are one of the underrated gems of the Flightless roster. The band's second album All Together Now - the first under their new name - was released last week, and our Track of the Day is 'Stride', the album's lead single. 'Stride' is a near-six-minute anthem of psych goodness. According to the band, the single is 'a celebration of re-discovering your once buried sense of self'. The track takes clear inspiration from 70s rock, giv...
Track of the Day: Dream Wife – Temporary
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Track of the Day: Dream Wife – Temporary

Two years on from their storming debut, Brighton trio Dream Wife today released So When You Gonna..., their hotly-anticipated sophomore album. Receiving critical acclaim across the board, the album touches on taboo topics and the band's 'girls to the front' ethos remains as clear as it was when they first broke onto the scene in 2016.  'Temporary' is one of So When You Gonna...'s clear highlights. Released a few weeks ago as the final single anticipating the album's release, the track is noticeably gentler and more laid-back then their typical guns-blazing punk. Speaking about 'Temporary' in a statement upon its release, the band said that they wrote the song 'for a friend who went through multiple miscarriages and is now pregnant again ... miscarriages are not ofte...