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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

One of our favourite EPS of 2012 so far comes from Oliver Tank, a young Syd­ney pro­ducer mak­ing sub­lime, slo-mo, folky beeps and bleeps. There’s hints of James Blake, Ul­tra­ma­rine and Boards Of Canada in the pas­toral pop of tracks like Up All Night from the Dream EP.

We think Jag­war Ma is go­ing to turn out to be a very big deal, es­pe­cially if he keeps com­ing up with way­ward pop gems like the Ewan Pear­son-as­sisted Come Save Me.

Of course, you know Go­tye, thanks to mon­ster hit Some­body That I Used to Know, but sharp-eared Oz mu­sic-watch­ers have been track­ing the Bel­gian-aus­tralian dude born Wouter De Backer for a cou­ple of years now. Aside from cur­rent al­bum Mak­ing Mir­rors, check out Heart’s A Mess from his sec­ond al­bum Like Draw­ing Blood from 2006.

Based in New York, two-thirds of Young Magic hail from Oz so they make the cut, es­pe­cially as their de­but al­bum Melt is one of the must-hear re­leases of the cur­rent sea­son. One for fans of dusty, colour­ful tex­tures and psy­che­delic Balearic grooves.

Tame Impala were re­spon­si­ble for In­ner­s­peaker, one of our favourite al­bums of the last few years. The Perth trio spe­cialise in hyp­notic, ir­re­sistible psychedelia, hazy stoner pop and swirling gui­tartron­ica.

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