#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: New Aussie And Kiwi Releases To Listen To This Week
As the music industry continues to face the very real effects of the ever-evolving global health crisis, there has never been a better time to support the local music scene by getting stuck into some new music from local Australian and New Zealand artists.
We've curated our very own playlist to share fresh local music releases so that you can help support musos through this tough time. Check out some of our favourite new releases below.
Sycco - Sycco's First EP
Rising Brisbane powerhouse Sasha McLeod aka Sycco has dropped her very first EP titled 'Sycco's First EP'. The seven-track EP presents a colourful and super playful mix of pop-laden hits that provide listeners with the perfect escape from reality.
Listen to Sycco's debut EP via Spotify. You can also catch the singer-songwriter on her 'First EP' Tour at Adelaide's JIVE bar and Sydney's Oxford Art Factory this September/October. More info and tickets via the Moshtix website.
Georgia Maq & Alice Ivy - Someone Stranger
Melbourne's Georgia Maq and Alice Ivy have teamed up on a brand new track that brings some serious dancefloor banger energy to the table. 'Someone Stranger' is the name and killer pop bangers are their game. Need we say more?
Listen to the new collab via Spotify.
Shihad - Little Demons
'Little Demons' is the second release from the Kiwi rockers forthcoming 10th studio album 'Old Gods'. Written by frontman Jon Toogood after witnessing an Australian political debate on TV, the track brings Shihad's signature emotive power to the forefront, laying down some seriously hard-hitting lyrics to boot.
Other noteworthy releases:
The Jungle Giants - Love Signs
Brisbane four-piece The Jungle Giants have hit one out of the ballpark with their fourth studio album, 'Love Signs'. Featuring a beautiful blend of uplifting electronic laden beats and dreamy sun-drenched vocals, this album is a definite party starter!
Listen to 'Love Signs' in full via Spotify.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers - AHHHH!
Canberra's unapologetic punk-rockers Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have just dropped a brand new single titled 'AHHHH!'. The rousing punk jam is drenched in major badass energy that's definitely helping us get through lockdown right now.
Listen to the outfits new single via Spotify. Wanna see the Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers perform live and in the flesh? The outfit will be performing in Queensland and Adelaide as supports for Dear Seattle this September. More info and tickets via the Moshtix website.
Proto Moro - PROTOSYNTHESIS
Rising Melbourne psychedelic jazz outfit Proto Moro have just released a belter of a debut album that we can't get enough of. The band break all boundaries with the album, bringing a stellar blend of jazz, funk, hip-hop and psychedelia to the table.
Listen to Proto Moro's debut album 'PROTOSYNTHESIS' via Spotify.
Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band - Danger Has Been Kind
Iconic Australian rockers Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band have just released a new single titled 'Danger Has Been Kind'. It's the first original release off the forthcoming album, due out later this year. The track features Perkins smooth rock-inspired vocals paired with a country-esque flare and killer electric guitar riffs.
Holy Holy ft. CLEWS - The Aftergone
Indie rock duo Holy Holy have just released a brand new track titled 'The Aftergone', which will feature on their forthcoming album 'Hello My Beautiful World'. The track features guest vocals from sister duo CLEWS and brings an energetic and EDM-driven sound to the table, with some punchy electric guitar riffs in there for good measure.
Mako Road - Stranger Days
Kiwi alt-indie faves Mako Road's new single 'Stranger Days' takes you on a psychedelic journey infused with enchanting flanging guitar riffs and whimsical vocals.
Baker Boy ft. G Flip - My Mind
Yolngu rapper Baker Boy has released a dope new track in collaboration with none other than Melbourne drumming legend G Flip. The single titled 'My Mind' which features on Baker Boy's long-awaited debut album 'Gela', is a feel-good funky vibe, drenched in punchy pop-ladened vocals and playful synth sounds.
Listen to 'My Mind' via Spotify.
Sydnee Carter - Bruises
Since winning the 2017 WAM Song of the Year, Perth based singer-songwriter Sydnee Carter has continued to reach new heights, collaborating with the likes of SLUMBERJACK and WasteLand. Her latest release 'Bruises' is channelling some serious Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES) vibes. It's the perfect chilled-out pop track to ease into the workweek.
Listen to Sydnee's new single via Spotify.
Spacey Jane - Lots of Nothing
Perth indie-pop darlings Spacey Jane released their first bit of new music for the year the other week and we can't get enough. The new single titled 'Lots of Nothing' gives us serious summer FOMO, showcasing the outfit's signature playful guitar-laden sound and infectious vocals.
SACHI - Down On Your Luck
NZ duo SACHI have just released a serious party starter of a track titled 'Down On Your Luck'. You're gonna want to crank the volume up for this one!
Listen to SACHI's new release via Spotify.
Barkaa - King Brown
Malyangapa, Barkindji artist, Barkaa has just dropped a HUGE new track titled 'King Brown'. The single is the first track off her forthcoming debut EP and we're vibing hard. The single shows a new side of the rising star that's cheeky and comical as all hell.
Listen to Barkaa's new single 'King Brown' via Spotify.
Mi-Kaisha - Brand New
Mi-Kaisha is a rising singer-songwriter we're eager to hear more from. Her latest release titled 'Brand New' gives us all the feels, featuring chilled-out trap rhythms paired perfectly with Mi-Kaisha's spine-tingling RnB/soul-inspired vocals.
Listen to Mi-Kaisha's new song 'Brand New'via Spotify.
Unknown Moral Orchestra - Weekend Run
Kiwi psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra have just dropped a new song titled 'Weekend Run'. This is the outfits first single release since their 2018 full-length 'Sex & Food'. The track is full of funky basslines and their signature blissed-out vocals, a perfect way to start your work week off right!
Listen to 'Weekend Run' via Spotify.
Waiata Jennings - My Way
Late last year Auckland teen Waiata Jennings blew up after her song 'Glitter' went viral from a 15-second video on TikTok. Jennings has just realised her latest single titled 'My Way' and we reckon it's on the way to viral-city!
Give Waiata Jennings new track a listen via Spotify.
San Joseph - Blink Twice
San Joseph, a fresh face on the alt-pop scene has certainly caught our attention after dropping his debut single 'Blink Twice' earlier today. The Melbourne-based artist brings all the warm and fuzzy vibes we've been yearning for to the table with this single. It's a toe-tapper and a half!
Give San Joseph's debut single a listen via Spotify.
Aldous Harding - Old Peel
Darling Kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is back in business, releasing her first piece of original music in two years. The piano and guitar-driven new single titled 'Old Peel' is an alt-rock wonderland, showcasing Harding's signature quirky style.
Listen to the new single in full via Spotify. There's also a cheeky acoustic version to indulge your earholes in!
Bluey Green - Colours
After dropping his debut single 'Morning Sunshine' earlier this year, Mount Maunganui based songwriter Bluey Green has since released another two fabulous, indie-pop fueled tracks. His latest release, titled 'Colours' gives us major 80s' synth-pop nostalgia, featuring oh so dreamy vocals and hyper-melodic synth sequences.
Listen to 'Colours' in full via Spotify.
The Goon Sax - Psychic
Aussie trio The Goon Sax have just released the first track off their forthcoming album 'Mirror II'. The single, titled 'Psychic' is overflowing with Goon Sax goodness, drawing from gloomy '80s indie sounds.
Listen to 'Psychic' in full via Spotify.
RICEWINE - Already Gone
Talae Rodden aka RICEWINE is one emerging act that's caught our attention. The Thai-Australian singer-songwriter just dropped his first single of 2021 titled 'Already Gone' and we're big fans. Full of dreamy keys, sun-drenched guitar riffs and soothing vocals, this track is a must-listen.
Check out RICEWINE's latest single via Spotify.
Mansionair ft. Yahtzel - Don't Wait
Indie-electronic trio Mansionair have dropped the second single from their forthcoming second record. The track, titled 'Don't Wait' features dreamy beats from Sydney-based producer Yahtzel, which perfectly compliment the band's playful energy. Their accompanying video clip is also a HUGE vibe.
Thandi Phoenix - Overdrive
Okay, we're having a little moment over here after listening to Thandi Phoenix's new track 'Overdive'. We're obsessed with the 1000/10 energy Thandi dishes out in this club approved banger. Need we say more?
Listen to 'Overdrive' by Thandi Phoenix in full on Spotify.
Rops1 - No Cap
Lyrical genius Rops1 has just dropped a dope new track that has us wanting more. 'No Cap' is a must-listen for any hip-hop and rap aficionados out there, infused with just the right amount of trap-inspired beats and heavy-hitting rhymes.
Godlands - TY4R (Thank You 4 Raging) EP
Rising star producer Godlands has brought an absolute heavy-hitter of an EP to the table titled 'TY4R - Thank You 4 Raging). The EP features some fire collaborations with Adelaide favourites EAST AV3 and mysterious producer/club witch BRUX. We highly recommend getting stuck into this EP this weekend!
Listen to Godlands latest release in full on Spotify. You can also catch the rising star performing live on her Thank U 4 Raging Tour this July in Adelaide and Perth. More info and tickets on our website.
Looking for ways to support artists through these tough times? Here are some simple ways you can help!
1. Buy some Australian and New Zealand music and merchandise directly from the artist's website or via Bandcamp.
2. Consider donating your refunds or a portion for cancelled shows to Support Act's The Sound of Silence fundraiser.
3. Spread the word and contact your fave radio station and ask them to play tracks from local acts you'd love to hear over the airwaves.
4. Buy tickets to artists rescheduled shows as soon as they become available.
Keep streaming your fave local acts on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music!