2017 is already off to a huge bang, with new music, new videos, new tour dates and album announcements coming out of our ears. Here’s some of our favourite Australian news and new releases from the past week!
New video: Cloves, Better Now
Cloves has one of the most stunning voices I’ve heard in a long time, and I highly encourage everyone to take notice. This week, she released the video for recent single (and the first taste of her upcoming debut album) Better Now, adding a gorgeous visual accompaniment to the melodically captivating track.
New video: Cameron Avery, Wasted on Fidelity
The Tame Impala and POND luminary has been busy promoting his new solo album, Pipe Dreams, out March 10. Sandwiched in between a solo tour and Tame’s headlining slot at Laneway, Cameron has somehow found the time to also release this lovely new video.
Oh, and you can check out our exclusive photo shoot with the Perth-bred artist right here.
New album & single: Methyl Ethel, Ubu
What is it with all the references to cutting hair in songs right now? (We’re looking at you, Camp Cope). Methyl Ethel have a new album out – Everything is Forgotten, out March 3, and lead single Ubu is honestly my personal favourite that they’ve released in their career so far, so here’s hoping that the album follows suit.
New EP & single: Rolling Blackouts C.F, French Press
Everyone who has had a friend who has travelled the world will identify with the words of French Press, which tells the story of a Skype call between two brothers in wildly different circumstances. Rolling Blackouts C.F. are set to release their sophomore EP The French Press on March 10 through Ivy League Records.
New single: Winston Surfshirt, Be About You
Blending delightful dream-pop with Aussie Hip-Hop, Winston Surfshirt is a new name on the scene, and one we’re really keen to keep an eye on. Don’t miss the Be About You single launch at Newtown Social Club on March 25.
New single: Vincent Sole, The Game
Setting up a huge 2017, Vincent Sole has blasted out of the gates with new single The Game. Another new artist with quite a unique and exciting sound, 2017 is looking pretty damn promising already in terms of upcoming talent. Keep an eye on him too, he’s sure to be working his way into your ears over the coming year.
New single: Fractures, Lowcast
The third single we’ve heard from his upcoming debut album, Lowcast is a mellow but engaging offering from Melbourne-based Fractures. His sound has certainly progressed and expanded in the years since his formative early releases releases, and he’s clearly spent a great deal of time moulding and crafting the sound that we’ll be hearing on Still Here come February 10.
Image: Fractures, Supplied