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.
ALEXA CASINO - RED
Little Indie introduced Wellington, NZ chillwave delight Alexa Weatherall here back in 2016, now she unveils the video to 'Red', taken from last year's 'from the cloud' collection, and precedes her forthcoming album 'Big Feelings', to be released later. "The song was from a time where I couldn’t shake seeing red everywhere, I was obsessed. One of my favourite colours, there is a special power harnessed by the colour red," she says.
HOLIDAY PARTY - DREAM STATE
Describing it as a “lush, junkyard pop anthem”, the Brisbane dream-electronicateo-piece released this new single on February 13. Mel Tickle's honey dripping vocal helms glistening melodies, strings, a few chimes and silky synths.
SYMPHOLILY - NO SLEEP
A stripped back teen ode, taken from the debut EP 'Lights', released on February 17, by Auckland, NZ singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist and cellist, Cecilia Lily, now based in Melbourne. Sparse arrangement, subtle keys and ethereal vocal.
THE MOVING STILLS - NINETEEN
Latest surf-garage single from the alt-pop-rock quartet from New South Wales. Slacker pop nostalgia, recorded with Syndey producer Ian Pritchett, and inspired by their two years post-high school.
YUKON ERA - FEEL
Auckland, NZ post-punks share their first song in over a year. Released February 16, vocalist Christian Dimick says it "is a song that touches on personal issues within my life. Feeling absent from others as well as myself, along with feeling crushed by the weight of peoples expectations of me. When in reality it doesn't matter, which I can say now. But while writing the song my mind was in another place." The quartet head to the UK in May to play The Great Escape.
OCTOBER - 1000 EYES
Follow up to last year's 'All She Does Is Stare' from 20-year-old Auckland, NZ-based electronic pop artist Emma Logan. Pulsating power, driving rhythm and big chorus. Catch her at SXSW festival in Texas in March.