Little Indie casts its ears and eyes over more of the latest sounds to emerge recently from Down Under.
THE PEPPERMINT CLUB - WARM AGAIN
First new material from Perth indie dreampop quartet in a while, and taken from their debut album to be released later this year. Frontman Chris Chen describes it as “a song about the contrasts of love; the joy and happiness found in being with someone special and then the heart-wrenching pain of separation and longing for older days. It’s quite a personal one for me and one of my favourite tracks I have written."
PLATONIC CARROT - EVERYONE'S GAY
Wry indie pop-punk from the Sydney-based Carrot, who say: "We wanted to write a song that was so happy, so queer, so fun & so lame that people from all persuasions would call it Gay. Feel free to say 'that song's so gay."
FLOWERMOUTH - SEROTONIN
Latest from the Perth grunge-punk rock band, released last week on Last Ride Records. Their first new work in two years, the four-piece take four minutes to lift the mood here.
WALLACE - BLACK LAKE
Lead cut from her debut EP 'Pole To Pole', out October 13, Sydney-based New Zealander Wallace Gollan is back with this Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) co-written, future-soul number, with an intoxicating marimba melodic riff, live drums and soaring strings, and her smooth and sultry vocal.
OVER UNDER - PARADISE BOUND
The Sydney four-piece follow 'The French Comeup' from earlier in the year, with more indie surf-dreampop.
HANDKERCHIEF THIEF - SALTED SKIN
Debut single from Melbourne artist Sam McLaren's, aka Handkerchief Thief (from his forthcoming EP, 'Hunting For Hummingbirds', out before end of year), is a mix of electro-folk, combining an ethereal production with ambient guitars and deep synth bass.