We’ve only just entered the third month of the year, but it feels like we’ve had enough new music to last us a lifetime. Here’s some of the best new tunes you may have missed from the past couple weeks.
Green Buzzard, Dream In, Dream Out
It hasn’t taken long for Green Buzzard to become staples of the inner-west Sydney scene. The band released their second EP Space Man Rodeo on Friday, with final single Dream In, Dream Out revealing itself just days in advance. Full to the brim with fuzz, distorted leads and mellow lyrics, make sure to check out the full EP for more Buzzardy goodness.
Feki, Run Away
Ever since Feki first came to our attention, it feels like he’s been moving from strength to strength without a single false step yet. Having been announced as the main support for the upcoming Snakehips tour, the Brisbane beatmaker has followed up on this momentum by dropping new belter Run Away. Feki’s just getting started and we can’t wait to see what will come next.
Lea Porcelain, Bones
If you like your new music to have something a little different, Le Porcelain could be the right fit for you. The German electronic post-punk duo, who recently signed with Alt-J’s management, released this vast, sprawling canvas of sound that pairs both minimalism and rhythmical intensity beautifully. Memorable and unique – two of the best traits in new music.
The Sand Dollars, Chops
This fresh-faced Melbourne quartet mould everything that’s good about indie-rock into one big, loveable mess. Their new single Chops kicks off with a driving drum beat and pulsating riff that gives way to some smooth vocal work. Topped off with mo-town harmonies, a fat guitar solo and a catchy as hell chorus, this is a masterclass in pop-rock songwriting. The group have just come off supports alongside Kingswood and Alex Lahey and are set to drop their debut EP this month.
The Jensens, Gaff’s Song
Summer might have ended, but that hasn’t stopped Brisbane outfit The Jensens conjuring the vibes of a late afternoon in the sun at the beach. The guitar heavy song is perfect for fans of Pond and Foxygen, with subtle blues and psych elements peppering the alt. rock melodies. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming EP Sexless, due out March 31st. It’s not the first time the band have been on our radar, and we doubt it will be the last.
KingIV, Like I’m Back
Melbourne artist KingIV turned heads with her debut single No. One and has followed up the initial attention with this dark, glitchy cut. Alternating between slow, steady passages and jumpy grooves, the song changes moods in a way which is more intriguing than disconcerting. One of the freshest faces in the Melbourne underground, it will be interesting to see how IV takes 2017.
Miami Horror, Leila
Finishing our roundup for this week is Leila, the groovy first track in two years from Melbourne indie/electronic outfit Miami Horror. Dressed in 80’s synths and drums, topped off by an infectious flute hook, the song is the perfect pick me up for a slow day. Perfect to dance to but also to leave in the background, Miami Horror successfully toes the line of party starting and easy listening. Ever the visual artists, Leila is the first cut a sonic/ art package the band plan to release called The Shapes, due out later this year.
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