News 3 November 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Slowly Slowly, Spice Girls, Billy Joel and more

Discover some of the best new music this week!

#NewMusicFriday: Slowly Slowly, Spice Girls, Billy Joel and more

Slowly Slowly, an Australian pop punk and indie rock band from Melbourne, release their brand new album Daisy Chain. The track titles of the album project an underlying ethos “that life and our growth as humans are not linear”, creating the band's most unhinged, raw and grimmest album to date. Daisy Chain comes after their third album Race Car Blues, which debuted and peaked at #7 on the Aria Charts in 2020. 

PJ Harvey reisusses her final back catalogue on vinyl B-Sides, Demos & Rarities. This 59 track collection travels decades, with 14 of the songs having never been released and most songs previously unavailable to the public in digital or physical form. PJ Harvey since going solo in 1995 has released nine studio albums with collaborations from various artists, seeing her eighth studio album Let England Shake debut at #6 on the Aria charts.

Drake and 21 Savage return for their second collaboration since 2016 to release their first album titled Her Loss. Drake, an influential figure in contemporary pop music, has been recognised for popularising R&B roots into hip hop. 21 Savage, a two time grammy nominee, has seen success through his authenticity and street cred attributed to his production of songs that are based on the traumas from his turbulent past.

Billy Joel, the “Piano Man”, is said to be one the of the greatest selling musicians of all time. The concert at Yankee Stadium in 1990 is said to be one of Billy Joel's biggest and greatest live performances. The original set has been mixed and edited to create a reformed album, this version includes a never seen public release of Uptown Girl, along with many of his classics from the legendary live concert. 

With their “girl power” mantra, Spice Girls released their sophomore album Spiceworld, a new and expanded version. The British girl group have sold 100 million albums world wide, making them the best-selling girl group of all time and most successful British pop band since the beatles. Spice Girls last reunited in 2019 for a reunion tour that travelled through the United Kingdom, bringing “girl power” back into the world.

Phoenix released their seventh studio album Alpha Zulu. The grammy winning french pop rock band, style of rock is elegant and graceful in a genre of music that is commonly wild, hardcore and scrappy. The new album exerts their simple and graceful style of pop rock that is commonly found in their previous albums of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and Bankrupt!.