Spilt Milk Monthly Wrap – May

The reviews are in – May was very very juicy for the Spilt Milk lineup. Deep dive below into all the good tracks and hot content that dropped this month.

FLUME – PALACES

Album
Flume’s long awaited third studio album ‘Palaces’ dropped 20 May. Relocating to the NSW Northern Rivers, Flume took inspiration from the nature around him and turned it back towards his music. “This album has all of the Flume influence listeners have fallen in love with over the years and some new exciting twists to keep you on your toes. With its many different forms of sound and unique collabs, Palaces has something for everyone.” – EDM Identity

Mallrat – Butterfly Blue

Album
Mallrat’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Butterfly Blue’ was released 13 May and it’s everything we wanted and more. “‘Butterfly Blue’ is easily one of 2022’s most charming Australian pop albums. With sweet melodies over sludgy detuned bass guitar, Shaw fantasises about marrying a rockstar, while sounding like she’s already become one herself. It’s ordinary, dreamlike, and utterly relatable – the very essence of Mallrat, on her most compelling release of many to come.” – NME Australia

STAND ATLANTIC – F.E.A.R.

Album
Stand Atlantic has proved that Australian pop punk is here to stay. They’re third album ‘f.e.a.r.’ (Fuck Everything And Run), is “varied, energetic and downright weird – in the best way. It’s an album that captures the mental strain of the past two years as the lyrics navigate trying to keep it together in an increasingly chaotic and challenging world. Stand Atlantic deftly harness it all into a cohesive album” – Kerrang

MANSIONAIR – Happiness, Guaranteed

Album
‘Happiness, Guaranteed’ is Mansionair’s expansive sophomore record following the success of Shadowboxer. “Mansionair have beautifully shown that life is a never-ending adventure, filled with moments that make us appreciate what we have, but also encourage us to go after more.  As long as we evolve, the quest for happiness will also evolve, guaranteed” – Melodic Mag

SingleS

G Flip – GET ME OUTTA HERE
G Flip came isn’t playing around with their second single for 2022, ‘GET ME OUTTA HERE’. The single follows the same direction as GAY 4 ME with some seriously grunge electric guitars and the classic punchy drums we know and love from G Flip. They share a hot heavy heavy music video starring themself and Chrishell Stause from US reality show Selling Sunset.

Spacey Jane – Hardlight
Spacey Jane delivered their latest single ‘Hardlight’ off their upcoming album ‘Here Comes Everybody’. “I wrote this song about how I was feeling like my life was a bit like one of those nightmares where you’re at school with no pants except I used the metaphor of being on set and forgetting all of your lines (because it felt less silly),” explains singer-guitarist Caleb Harper. “I guess it’s about anxiety but also just having no idea what I’m doing even though I want it to look like I really do.” Accompanied by a music video shot on a charter boat down the Yarra River (classic)

Ninajirachi – Start Small
Her first track for the new year ‘Start Small’. “‘Start Small’ was a very special, stream-of-consciousness moment that came together in just a day or two and it’s one of my best yet,” Ninajirachi says. “I was very unfocussed creatively in 2021, but I had a burst of inspiration after my first post-lockdown shows in December and this song came shortly after! I am so proud of it.” The electronic percussion and mean synth bass of the track is accompanied by an equally glitchy and immersive visualiser which pulls you in to the mind of Ninajirachi

Hot Content

1300 – Red Bull 64 bars
DALI HART of 1300 is the latest name to step up for Red Bull 64 Bars, the series that challenges Australia’s best new rappers to show off just how hard they can go. Dali split his bars into two parts. The first is a play on the idea of ‘doubling up’ (“That’s about how I work hard, play hard: work times two, party times two, make money times two,” he explains). The second, DALI says, is about his “vision coming true”. – Red Bull Music AU

Mansionair – triple j’s Like A Version
Mansionair take its seductive, brooding atmosphere and lighten it somewhat. They retain the cut’s husky qualities, but singer Jack Froggatt’s vocals and rapturous studio energy make it soar. “I’ve wanted to do a version of this song for a really long time,” Froggatt said in a post-performance interview. “It’s so well written, and it’s obviously attached to such an incredible part of pop culture with how amazing Euphoria is and how intense the show is.” – NME Australia