One must be vigilant when trying to find new music from (Sandy) Alex G. The dude is a workhorse and keeps his fans entertained with a new song (or album) every few months. With that said he also keeps his fans guessing as to what platform he’s new music will be featured on, be it Bandcamp, Spotify/iTunes or as today’s Juice shows his YouTube channel. But if you can’t be fucked keeping tabs on all those fronts than just subscribe to the best music blog(s) (this one), and they’ll keep you in the loop.
Now if you’re into experimental music but don’t like it too avant-garde then today’s Juice oughta hit the spot. Fay is a nice afterthought from G’s 2017 LP Rocket in that it shares some vocal and percussive similarities with the third track on the album, County. I like the initial irregularity of the Drums in Fay – how they kind of hiccup at first but find a nice consistency at around the one-minute mark. Fay feels like a restless thought that came about accidentally one day during a lazy jam. My favourite part of Fay is the complete change in direction that comes in about 30 seconds before the song ends. That riff on guitar feels as though it could be looped for a whole song. Deciding on your favourite album of the year is no easy task but Rocket was definitely in my top 5 of my favourite albums last year so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.
If you’ve been lucky enough to secure tickets to either Laneway or one of (Sandy) Alex G’s sideshows, then chances are you’re a little overwhelmed by the fact that both are less than a month away! Perhaps you haven’t done either and are wigging out that all of your friends have. If you fall into the latter category then fear not as tickets for both are still available and can be purchased here for Laneway and here for his Laneway sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney. Don’t mess about though cause their aint many left.