To say it’s been a year of change could be considered quite the understatement. But for Vancouver-based musician Jessicka, it’s been the perfect time to truly realize who she wanted to be as an artist. While her past work has been said to be anchored by heady and dark lyrical content, her new project has taken the artist in a somewhat different direction, evoking a kind of electric energy and exuberance much needed in the current social climate.
Jessicka‘s new pump up track, “Gold Jacket,” is a realization that there doesn’t always have to be a dark side to the story – unabashed fun is a good thing.
| DEL-SLACKERS |SYDNEY INDIE ROCKERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO ‘WASTE MY DAY’ + ANNOUNCE LOCAL SHOWS
Sydney based Indie Rockers Del-Slackers have just released their new single and music video ‘Waste My Day’, which was premiered via The Music.
“Waste My Day is about being unemployed and trying to make the most of your days, something a lot of us have faced in the last 12 months. Spending most of my days skateboarding, I thought it’d be fitting to get all the homies involved and film a session for the video. Hopefully next time we go into lockdown I won’t spend so much time on my phone.”
Del-Slackers is the moniker of lead singer Jack Isaacs, who has recruited help from friends to form the band.
The band formed in 2020 and quickly released their debut single ‘Want Ya’. They have since released two EP’s and multiple singles. Their single ‘Growing Old’ was aired on ‘Home And Hosed’ on Triple J and received positive reviews from Declan Byrne and Claire Mooney.
New single ‘Waste My Day’ is available on all major online stores.
Jun 6 – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available at www.factorytheatre.com.au | 18+ only
TOM WEST GIVES FURTHER TASTE OF UPCOMING ALBUM WITH RELEASE OF “GIMME WHAT YOU GOT”
Tom West is a singer-songwriter renowned for his forthcoming style and the honesty behind his storytelling and music. Sharing perspectives on the world around us from silent wilderness to big cities, red eye flights, coffee shop strangers & late night encounters under neon lights – adventures often photographed through a vintage 35mm lens. Raised among the rolling hills and surf worn coasts outside Adelaide, Tom was recently based in Brooklyn, New York prior to his return to Australia and release of stunning album Antarctica in 2020. Having returned this year with “Can You Hear The Birds Calling?” and “Exile”, Tom West released the third single “Gimme What You Got” on 7th May from his forthcoming album I’m Livin.
Having started writing the songs for I’m Livin in early 2016 or late 2015, Tom came up with a plan to hire a house in Mt Crawford forest on a hill above Adelaide, an old farmhouse with an amazing view and nothing else around apart from kangaroos rented out for school camps by Forestry SA. Tom explains, “Some friends and I moved all the furniture out of the living room and set up a makeshift studio and spent a week recording the batch of songs with a band over a week.” At the time being enamoured by Lucy Dacus’ album No Burden, Tom reached out to her Nashville based engineer Collin Pastore to mix the first version of the album.
The day after packing up the temporary studio, Tom’s family found that his Father had been diagnosed MND and had only a very short time left to live, which quite drastically changed the course of the next year and beyond, forming the basis of Tom’s album Antarctica, explaining that “in some ways I’m Livin’ is a bit of a prequel to that album.” Now back in Australia and able to replicate the band orientated sound on the album arrangements, Tom West moves away from his recognisable solo-friendly songs and provides fans with a track as captivating as ever with “Gimme What You Got”.
With over 5 million streams on Spotify, supporting major acts like Newton Faulkner and securing sets at the Philadelphia Folk Fest 2018, Porchland Fest 2019 and Official SXSW 2020 (cancelled), Tom is determined to come back after COVID 19 with powerful new material for his prodigious live shows.