Saturday, February 10, 2018
Best new tracks coming up from Down Under #6
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.
WOMB - HERE WE BEND (TO SMELL THE DIRT)
The latest teaser for their 'Like Splitting the Head From the Body' album, out March 1, by Wellington, NZ dream-psychedelic trio. The five and a half dreampop track works upwards from a stripped-back acoustic opening into hypnotic layers of vocals, pounding drums and percussion.
EILISH GILLIGAN - S.M.F.Y.
Melbourne's Eilish Gilligan follows last year's 'Creature Of Habit' with new single featuring a pulsing, electronic production - the track was co-produced by Gab Strum, aka Japanese Wallpaper - driving beat, and her soaring vocals, which has seen her compared to Lorde.
BOSS WITCH - GOT IT FIGURED OUT
First track from the alt-rock trio from Hobart, Tasmania who formed last year. It's a mellow, chilled affair with low in the mix vocals and delicate instrumentation.
MERK - LUCKY DILEMMA
New self-produced track from Auckland, NZ alt-pop artist Mark Perkins. Its catchy Casiotone-esque melodies and building foot-tapping beat, work around Merk’s signature vocal style. "'Lucky Dilemma' is about the paradox of choice - sometimes we have so many options it's crippling instead of empowering.
FLOWER DRUMS - NIGHT SWIMS
Self-produced latest from Melbourne-via-Perth duo, Aden Senycia and Leigh Craft. Taken from the album, 'Sunshine Terror Babies', released February 12, the track melds an electronic dreampop ambience with synth waves, big percussion and a soulful vocal.
CONTENDERS - TEENAGE CRYBABY
From the Hamilton, NZ punk quintet's just released 'React!' EP, mixed and mastered by United Blasphemy. A sharp, frenetic two and a half minutes of surf-punk with infectious bass line and helmed by Cilla's dominant, serrated vocal.