Background if you care... not much deeper meaning really:
- Starbeam - William Orbit: gorgeous new track from William Orbit was a nice way to start the year, musically speaking. Set a bit of a theme of "bands I didn't expect new music from".
- Show Business - Hilltop Hoods feat Eamon: fun clip, and where did they dig up that old Mitsubishi?!
- Drink The New Wine - Bauhaus: definitely didn't expect a new track from Bauhaus, nor one that references Oblique Strategies. Odd but sticks in the head.
- The Hunt - Briggs feat Gurrumul: Gurrumul's vocals and blues guitar are just incredible in this. One of several standouts on Sheplife.
- The Dying Song (Time To Sing) - Slipknot: even I continue to be surprised that I like Slipknot. Awkward thing to discover in your forties.
- Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield Remix) - Renegade Soundwave: digging into a lot of classics this year.
- A Whole Day’s Night - Hilltop Hoods feat Montaigne, Tom Thum: the Hoods continue their re-evaluation of life and lifestyle.
- Give Me Mercy - The Cult: The Cult still know how to make a great track.
- Black Thunder - The HU: sadly despite waiting through years of lockdown, when the Hu finally played in Sydney I had a cold and was too sick to go. Next time maybe...
- Shut The Party Down - Butterfingers feat East Coast Alien, Bluntfield: what's the colour of a two-cent piece? Another fun track from Butterfingers, and another no-budget film clip. I don't know why it amuses me so much that they drive around in an Orana rental truck.
- Dirty Rat - Orbital feat Sleaford Mods: when electronic gets angry, you get this. Love it.
- Adieu - Rammstein: they continue their push with extraordinary film clips, and a track that got stuck in my head for weeks.
- Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps: we watched Wednesday like everyone else ;)
- Salva Mea - Faithless: RIP Maxi Jazz.
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