Maple Glider – You’re Still Alone
For fans of: Julia Jacklin, Lucy Dacus, Angie McMahon
It begins in darkness and slowly emerges into the light. Acoustic strums in his minor key give way to a gentle and glorious rendition of Shania’s Twain’s classic ’90s love of his song, complete with sumptuous harmonies. It’s simple, but that’s where the beauty lies. Melbourne musician Tori Zietsch has a silky, uplifting vocal with a soothing delivery that creates a feeling of complete emotional safety. Long-lived love – and it comes from a cynic who might just believe again after hearing this. Giselle Ounien Nguyen
For many: Listen to Maple Glider’s 2021 album, To Enjoy is the Only Thing.
straight arrow – fast product
For fans of: Osees, Wavves, Stiff Richards
Four years after their last album On Top!, Sydney garage quartet Straight Arrows are here to make a welcome comeback. And since their glamorous debut in 2010, they haven’t lost their vigor or vigor. It’s Happening: Fast Product goes out of the gate faster than that album favorite Bad Temper. The sound is cleaner, but still catchy, economical and addictive. Their purpose is true. – Andrew Stafford
For many: They just released an album of live tracks at Lansdowne, Sydney in 2021.
Cub Sport – Keep Me Safe
For fans of: Perfume genius Moses Sumney, Wolf Alice
For Cub Sport, love has always been a religious act, intoxicating with devotion and preventing a rational way of life. In Keep Me Safe, lead-her singer Tim Nelson revisits the love that defined their lives and careers. His bandmate Sam is his relationship with Netterfield. “I just want to die in heaven,” Nelson lowers his voice, an anthem to the entwined ecstasy and pain of desire. – Michael Sun
For many: Their new album – aptly titled “Jesus at the Gay Bar” – will be released on Good Friday in April.
Teaser and Kuya Neil – RENO
For fans of: Billy Woods, Wu Lu
Melbourne rapper/producer duo Teether and Kuya Neil’s latest single is a sharp left turn, with Teether rapping over frantic breaks and ragged, pounding beats that feel like they’ve benefited from their footwork. . There’s an atmospheric seam here that wasn’t present in the pair’s 2021 mixtape Glyph, and at the same time, despite the built-in awareness that this music is so far from the center of the mainstream It feels like the most direct nod to his rap. ”- Shaad D’Souza
For many: Their new mixtape Stressor will be released on February 3rd. In the meantime, listen to the 2021 mixtape Glyph.
Lachlan Denton – Lose
For fans of: Ocean Party, The Clean, The Feelies
The prolific Melbourne musician returns with an optimistic single that explores a particular contemporary conundrum: How to save yourself from the weight of the world’s disease. Overwhelmed by the constant chatter all around him, he offers simple advice that we can all benefit from. The song is charming and vibrant, full of brisk jungle riffs, effortless melodies, and simple, pressing lyrics that get to the heart of the matter. – Isabella Trimboli
For many: Listen to Emma Russack and Denton’s fantastic 2021 record, Something Is Going to Change Tomorrow, Today. what will you do? what would you say?
The Kid Laroi – I Can’t Go Back to the Way It Was (Intro)
For fans of: Juice WLRD, Lil Peep, Ian Dior
Since his early teens, Kid Laroi has turned anxiety into a spectacle of stratospheric proportions. He’s taken the melancholy mood of his SoundCloud ancestors and armed himself with a fleet of stadium-ready hooks. This is his first taste of his new album (his debut after three mixtapes), and in true Laroy his style, lamenting both lost friendships and childhood trauma. , in true Laroy style. And a gospel choir straight out of Euphoria. – Michael Sun
For many: Kid Laroi’s album The First Time is out later this year. Another single, “Love Again”, was released.
Babisha – Bright Side of Blue
For fans of: Big Thief, Cowboy Junkies, Gillian Welch
A gentle, bittersweet ballad, Brighter Side of Blue is a highlight of Sydney songwriter Babitha’s (real name Imogen Grist) debut record of the same name, and sits somewhere between alternative country and rock. With tender vocals that crackle melancholy, Grist sings about someone afraid to follow in the footsteps of a troubled and flawed parent, and how to be pulled from this trajectory. It is expressed in perfect national language with her lines about swallowing her own pride and refusing to feel her defeat. Isabella Trimboli
For many: Listen to Babitha’s debut album Brighter Side of Blue.
Memphis LK – too much fun
For fans of: pink pantherless, marat
Too Much Fan conveys Bender’s free-associative and slightly absurd looseness post-breakup. Melbourne producer and songwriter Memphis LK is illustrative and brilliant in her wistful two-step beat, where she warns, “I’m having too much fun now that you’re gone.” Start proving it with silly poems. Poppin’ champagne with real friends while you’re away. ” No nagging ex deserves a better kiss-off than this one. – Shaad D’Souza
For many: An EP with the same title has been released.
Mo’Ju – money
For fans of: Genesis Owth, Sampa the Great, Jen Kroher
Money is the second single prior to the release of Oro, Plata, Mata, the fourth album by the artist formerly known as Mojo Juju. Far from the updated ’70s funk of its predecessor, Change Has To Come, it’s incredibly confident and imaginative, layered with rolling synths and another magnetic vocal. Built for performance. We are inevitably caught up in apocalyptic capitalism. It’s probably an old topic, but it’s also a very fresh take. – Andrew Stafford
For many: Oro, Plata, Mata will be released on March 24th. Mo’Ju will perform the entire album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on February 21st and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on March 17th.
Huntley – My Limits
For fans of: Banoffee, Caribou, Billie Eilish
Auto-Tune isn’t very classy, but it’s a good way to describe Melbourne electronic duo Huntly’s use on their new single. Alternating between the manipulated and the natural, her Elspeth Scrine gently sings about respecting boundaries between ourselves and others over a bed of shimmering synths. Along the way, a sonic landscape unfolds, luscious and dreamy, accompanied by subtly jingling keys. Like a soft blanket, this song calms you down and invites you to take it easy. – Giselle Ounien Nguyen
For many: Huntly’s second album, Sentimental Still, will be released on February 3rd.