#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.
New this week:
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.
Other noteworthy releases:
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.
Isabella Manfredi - Jealousy
The Preatures lead singer Isabella Manfredi has dropped her very own debut single titled 'Jealousy'. The release comes after her departure from the band. If this track is anything to go by, Manfredi is on her way to a very successful solo career. The single is full of energetic pixie dream girl energy with a heavy dose of 80s synth-pop sprinkled on top.
Listen to Manfredi's debut single via Spotify.
Marcus Whale - Undead
Singer-songwriter Marcus Whale has just released their first song of 2021 and we think it's pretty red hot. The single titled 'Undead', features a unique blend of industrial experimental pop sounds and haunting vocals.
Listen to 'Undead' in full via Spotify.
LEISURE - Take You Higher
New Zealand five-piece have just unleashed their groovy new track titled 'Take You Higher', featuring their signature dreamy vocals and funky basslines.
Give the outfit's new single a listen via Spotify.
Vetta Borne - Emelia
Melbourne singer-songwriter Vetta Borne aka Maribelle Anes has gifted fans a stunning new soulful RnB-meets-pop EP titled 'Emelia'. The EP eloquently depicts Borne's emotional journey of personal growth, dishing out a magical blend of soulful tunes perfect for a long car trip to the seaside this weekend.
Listen to Vetta Borne's EP via Spotify.
Banoffee - Tapioca Cheeks
Following her 2020 album 'Look at Us Now Dad', Melbourne hyper pop artist Banoffee has dropped her first track of 2021 titled 'Tapioca Cheeks' and we're totally vibing the unique pop-fulled electronic sound the singer-songwriter has brought to the table.
Listen to 'Tapioca Cheeks' in full via Spotify.
Louis Baker - Brighter Day
Kiwi modern soul master Louis Baker has shared a deeply emotional new single titled 'Brighter Day'. The single features a blend of powerful vocals, playful keys and chilled out guitar notes.
Listen to 'Brighter Day' via Spotify.
Proto Moro - THE 63
Starting out with a little flute hook played inside of a tiny room in Coburg, Melbourne-four piece Proto Moro have dropped the first track off their forthcoming album PROTOSYNTHESIS. 'The 63' is a beautiful melting pot of psychedelia, jazz, funk and everything in between. A dance-floor certified hit in our opinion!
Listen to the new track in full via Spotify.
Camp 8 - Honey
If you don't have Camp 8 on your radar, then we suggest you start paying attention. the Melbourne-based, Christchurch born songwriter dripped his toes into the scene in early 2019 and has since climbed up the ranks, releasing his debut EP in 2020 and this week a brand new single titled 'Honey'. Camp 8's sound is a delightful mix of downtempo beats and spine-tingling vocals, packed full of raw emotion.
Listen to Camp 8's new track 'Honey' HERE.
CXLOE - Cry & Drive
I'm not crying, you are! Dark-pop singer CXLOE just released a new single that has brought us to tears. Titled 'Cry & Drive', the track is steeped in the intense emotions after losing a loved one. The song also features a short voicemail from CXLOE's grandmother who recently passed, adding an extra personal dimension.
Listen to 'Cry & Drive' HERE.
REMI - Fried
Australian Hip Hop duo REMI (Remi Kolawole and Sensible J) have played a pivotal role in the new era of Aussie hip hop and have just released their third, full-length album titled 'Fried'. The album marks the creative end of the duo, who bow out of the music partnership after producing a massive catalogue of tracks together.
Listen to the album in full HERE.
Milan Ring ft. Che Lingo - BS
Multi-instrumentalist Milan Ring is causing a stir in the Mosh office after dropping her new single 'BS'. Featuring London rapper Che Lingo, the track demands your attention right from the onset, with the duo's voices unleashing a unique and powerful joint sound.
Abby Bella May - I Am Sensitive
Sydney dream-pop artist Abby Bella May has dropped a brand new EP titled 'I Am Sensitive' and we reckon it's a bit of alright. Each of the seven tracks featured on the EP features Abby's signature lo-fi sound, combining floating vocals with quirky electronic driven beats.
Listen to the entire EP HERE.
Harper Finn - She Said
Rising Kiwi singer-songwriter Harper Finn showcases his incredible electro-pop sound in his latest release titled 'She Said.'
Bliss n Eso ft. Kasey Chambers - Good People
Hip hop legends Bliss n Eso have today revealed their brand new single titled 'Good People'. The track features iconic country music singer-songwriter, Kasey Chambers. Along with the single announcement, the trio also announced their 2021 Send It Tour, kicking off this June/July. More info HERE.
Listen to Bliss n Eso's new single HERE.
ASHWARYA - To The Night
Melbourne rising star ASHWARYA is back in a big way in 2021, dropping a huge new single in collaboration with hip hop heavyweight, Vic Mensa. The new single is the singer-songwriter's first release of the year and we can't wait to hear more!
Listen to the track in full HERE.
Swaine Delgado - Brushed
Aussie producer Swaine Delgado has just dropped a shiny new EP titled 'Brushed'. The entire EP is stuffed to the brim with dreamy vocals and smooth funky electronic beats. A must listen in our books!
Give the EP a listen HERE.
Suza - Oracle
We're absolutely obsessed with Kiwi singer-songwriter Suza and her latest release titled 'Oracle'! The dark-pop track is infused with just the right amount of moody vocals and emotionally charged electronic beats.
Give 'Oracle' a listen HERE.
EAST AV3 ft. George Alice - Do It All Again
Adelaide three-piece EAST AV3 have just dropped a brand new track in collaboration with local rising star, George Alice. Titled 'Do It All Again", the track has just the right amount of funky pop rhythm to get those arms and legs of yours moving. We reckon it's a match made in Adelaide heaven!
Listen to 'Do It All Again' HERE.
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!