Canberra trio Safia have had an incredibly impressive run so far this year. Soon to be headed out on their second national headline tour for the year, they’ve wooed crowds as the support for some pretty immense acts including Lorde, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge. Their cover of James Vincent McMorrow’s deliciously angelic Cavalier lit up the internet and dancefloors across the country, and they’ve been hitting the radio waves hard all year.
Not only have the young trio had a string of hits on Triple J, but they’ve hit UK airwaves, as well as clocking up more than TWO MILLION plays on Soundcloud. Their beautiful, incredibly unique blend of indie, electronic and more has sent them straight to the top of the evergrowing pile of brilliant Australian music – and they’re showing no signs of slowing.
We wanted to get to know ‘em a little better, so we asked them to pick some music for us.
SAFIA PRESENTS: My Favourite Tunes
1. My favourite track to wake up to is… Desert Night – Rufus
2. The best track for cooking is… New Dorp. New York (ft. Ezra Koenig) – SBTRKT
3. The best track for spring cleaning is… Garden – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
4. The ultimate road trip track is… Without You (Ft TEED) – Dillon Francis
5. My favourite love song is… Arcadia – The Kite String Tangle
6. The best track for sweet love makin’ is… Retrograde – James Blake
7. The track that always gets the party started is… Toto – Africa
8. The best track to wind down a crowd is… Is This Love? – Bob Marley
9. My favourite drunken karaoke track is… Killing in the Name Of – Rage Against The Machine
10. A song that always makes me cry is… For The Widows In Paradise – Sufjan Stevens
11. I love going to sleep listening to… Insomnia – Electric President
12. I can’t stop dancing when I hear. Beware The Dog – The Griswolds
Wanna be Safia for a day? Hit up this playlist right ‘ere: