Little Indie casts its ears and eyes over more of the latest sounds to emerge recently from Down Under.
IV LEAGUE - CHANGE MY MIND
Latest single from the Melbourne quartet, following March's 'Sylvia'. Lachie Gilmour and Bella Venutti combine their interests in alt-rock and prog pop to create big harmonies in a shimmering upbeat style.
GYMNASTICS IN THE SEVENTIES - TOO LONG
Title track, produced by Isaac Barter, from the Geelong, Melbourne indie rock quartet's newest EP, released July 21, the follow-up to last year's debut EP 'Daylessness''.
POOL SHOP - CAN YOU DREAM
Latest solo DIY dreampop bedroom cut from Jaimee Fryer of Brisbane band, Major Leagues. Four minutes of lo-fi ambience.
THE BABE RAINBOW - JOHNNY SAYS STAY COOL
Released July 21 from the Byron Bay trio, the second single from their self-titled debut album, out September 1. Plenty of riffs in a surf-pop-rock style with a touch of psychedelia. In UK for three dates in September: 4th - Hope & Ruin, Brighton; 5th - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham; 6th - Moth Club, London.
BATTS - LITTLE WHITE LIES
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tanya Batt follows 'For Now' from back in March (which she stated was the first song showcasing her new sound), with latest single, self-produced with Isaac Barter (see above). "It's about how pretty much every interaction with anyone seems to be filled with these little white lies, whether it's just easier to reply 'Good' when someone asks you how you are, or being late and making up a little white lie to cover your back. The world is filled with them and I don't think we even realise we are doing it anymore, whether it's a stranger or someone close to you, it just happens."
LAMEBO - MARIJUANA
From their recent 'Dreaming Away' debut EP, psych-surf rock trio from Newcastle, NSW get influenced by more than DMA'S, Hockey Dad and Tame Impala we think.