With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.
CAKES - EUCALYPTUS
Lead track and single cut from the Gold Coast alt-punk duo's EP, 'Prescription Bugs', released January 25. Crashing, energetic waves of experimental sound that straddles hard rock.
CAMP COPE - HOW TO SOCIALISE MAKE FRIENDS
The Melbourne lo-fi rock trio share the second and title track from their second album, 'How To Socialise & Make Friends', out March 2. Georgia Maq once again vocally and lyrically on point.
THE LEERS - I CAN'T COPE
Auckland, NZ-based alt-pop quartet follow 2016's 'Are You Curious?' album, with 'Time It Takes' EP, released January 12 in US/Europe. This lead single with its fresh guitar and unrelenting bassline, has already been a home territory hit, picking up over 200k Spotify streams.
HOCKEY DAD - I WANNA BE EVERYBODY
New single from the Windang duo, taken from their upcoming album, 'Blend Inn', out February 9 via Kanine Records. Singer Zach Stephenson says the song "came together after a few frustrating nights out where I just couldn't understand people. It's about being a bit uncomfortable in scenarios where people just seem so relaxed and worry-free."
KIMBRA - HUMAN
Auckland, NZ's two-time Grammy winning Kimbra Lee Johnson's, latest R&B infused track off her forthcoming third album, 'Primal Heart', out April 20.
UKIYO - SOMETHING LIKE THIS (feat. FEELDS)
21-year-old Fremantle multi-instrumentalist/producer Tim Arnott, joins up with FEELDS for vocal duties on this new single, released January 18. A laid-back groove enveloped in a languid, R&B production alongside stammering percussion, the track is a first taste of his 'Fantasy' EP, due out later this spring.