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.
BLEEDING GUMS - WASTING TIME
New single from the Sydney trio after last year's 'Had It'. A scuzzy, jump up and down, two and a half minutes of surf-punk-n-roll.
BLUSH RESPONSE - CRUEL
Adelaide shoegaze quartet bring out reverb-drenched fuzz guitars - along with Brodie Brümmer of Flyying Colours to help provide it - and lo-fi vocals on this top rank new single, taken from their debut album, 'Hearts Grow Dull', out next month.
DIRTY PIXELS - ON ICE
A fuzzy start soon leads onto a synth-ganza of fuzzed-out power-pop, from Auckland, NZ songwriter Ethan Moore's alt-pop project. The follow up to 'You Took My Mind', this is one side of a split single - w/ 'Transistor Lady'.
HANDSOME - SAVE SOME LOVE
Sydney's Caitlin Park creates what she describes as “tomboy pop and brooding electronica" and this recent single encompasses both. Electro-pop with with trap and alt-RnB influences and subtle vocal layers wash over you in this emotive number that tells of the need for self-love in trying times. The song is dedicated to her cousin Russ who took his own life last year.
HEY BABY! - KIDS
Brisbane's four ‘dirty indie-rockers’ unveil latest raucous single. Produced by Konstantin Kersting of The Belligerents, this was the first song frontman Kacper Majchrowski wrote when he made the decision to move from childhood home in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, up to Brisbane. A guitar-driven anthem about being young and living in the 'burbs.
MACH 81 - THE OVERSEER