Plus a deluxe record from The Used.
Friday is here, which means it’s release day for a bunch of artists at home and around the world. With so many hot releases out there to tuck into, we’ve compiled some of the best to present to you for the weekend.
Amyl and the Sniffers push out a fantastic slab of punk on Comfort to Me, Little Sims releases one of the best records of the year in I Might be and Introvert and The Used unleash a deluxe edition of Heartwork.
- Amyl and the Sniffers – Comfort to Me
- Little Sims – Sometimes I Might be Introvert
- The Used – Heartwork (Deluxe Edition)
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Amyl and the Sniffers – Comfort to Me
Melbourne’s punk icons Amyl and the Sniffers release their best work yet with Comfort to Me. Punk is in full effect across this record, complete with shredding guitars and singing that borders on yelling but still forms catchy melodies.
‘Hertz’ is one of the new singles from this record and it demonstrates the anger and feelings of being in lockdown quite succinctly, while still being a bit of a laugh. In the politically charged ‘Capital’ Taylor takes a stab at the government and speaks quite nihilistically about political issues currently happening throughout the country.
Another standout from this release is ‘Security’ which feels like a throwback rock track done with extreme precision and understanding. Taylor is pleading to get into the pub singing “I’m not that drunk / let me into your pub” which seems like a situation most people would have been in at some point.
Check out the video for Hertz below.
Little Sims – Sometimes I Might be Introvert
Described as her Magnum Opus, this new record from Little Sims definitely fits the bill. Sometimes I Might be Introvert is an extremely cool record which will leave you lost in Simbiatu Ajikawo’s flow as they explain their life with complexity and ease at the same time.
On ‘I Love You, I Hate You’, Sims shines over strings and soulful samples expertly arranged with a smooth bassline underlying. On the trap style ‘Rollin Stone’ Little Sims goes hard, utilising that classic filtered midrange vocal that cuts through the mix which is matched by her cold raps.
An absolute masterclass in soulful hiphop, Sims flows over the record in what seems a statement that she’s here to stay, and in the conversation of one of the best.
The Used – Heartwork (Deluxe Edition)
Blending rock, pop and metal into one concoction, The Used struck gold with their most recent record Heartwork. Re-released today with a slew of new tracks, the twenty one year old band adds 11 new songs originally recorded during the Heartwork sessions to the public ears.
Standouts from this new edition include ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ which sounds like it was ripped from the mid ’00s in stylings, ‘Blood Meridian’ which leans onto their harder rock sensibilities and ‘Sing out of Tune’ which seems like a stab at using over-AutoTuned vocals.
Another goodie is this track below, ‘River Stay’, which plays into their pop side, with this deluxe edition showing the wide range of emotions and tones the band can achieve.
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