Saturday, March 03, 2018
Best new tracks Down Under #9
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.
INDIA SWEENEY - TO THE GROUND
With last year's debut 'Fly' bringing her to attention, the Wollongong, New South Wales-based singer-songwriter brings her soft vocals to this pop-electronica follow up, melded with piano chorus, and skittering beats.
NO MONO - TIDAL FIGHT
Taken from Melbourne duo Tom Snowden and Tom Iansek's forthcoming debut LP 'Islands (Part 1), out via Pieater on May 4. Following last September's debut 'Butterflies', this new track once again pairs Snowden's spine-tingling falsetto vocal with dark synths and subdued beats.
AU DRÉ - CHEAP CHAMPAGNE
With their second EP 'More Is More' released later this month, Melbourne duo - vocalist/ trumpeter Audrey Powne and keys/producer James Bowers - precede it with this single cut. Described as “a dark party anthem about bad decisions made after the initial bad decision of drinking too much bad champagne,” it admirably fuses jazz and hip-hop influences in an electronica /R&B soundscape.
SKYEPAINT - BURY US IN GOLD
Solo synthpop/electronic project of Newcastle, New South Wales-based songwriter and producer Amos Wellings. The follow up to last October's debut single 'Maybe It’s My Fault' sees him apply a similar lustrous shimmer to retro synths and snappy beats.
SO BELOW - CLOSE
Latest from Auckland, NZ pop songstress Madeline North, is this shimmering dark pop, dance number. A new single 'Visions' is already set to drop on March 9, along with EP, 'II', out the same day.
CARB ON CARB - IT'S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR
Released February 28, Auckland, NZ-based emo-punk duo, Nicole Gaffney and James Stuteley, drop an energetic sub-three minute number, lifted from their forthcoming second album, 'For Ages', out in May. A bittersweet sub-three minutes of power-punk riffs mixed with pop sensibilities.