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.
CORNIGLIA - BLUE, PURPLE, GREEN
We heard the sublime tones of the Perth two-piece last year with 'I Don't Know What To Say'. This latest, from their January released self-titled album, is equally intoxicating, wafting on a wave of dreamy lo-fi electronica highlighted by Chloe De Paoli's angelic voice.
SHIVA AND THE HAZARDS - EAST INDIA EXPRESS
Lead single - out March 16 - from Melbourne psych groovers' forthcoming debut EP, 'Future Cult Classics' released on April 6. Strong Sixties-influenced, with dreamy soaring psych-rock vocals.
GIRLBOSS - BODY CON
Title track from the debut EP (out March 16 via Ball of Wax Records) by Wellington, NZ-based indie-pop quartet. Gossamer vocals float over steady drums, light guitar and keys. Guitarist Darian Woods (ex-Wet Wings along with vocalist Lucy Botting; Olivia Campion of Yumi Zouma and Douglas Kelly) says of the track: "'Body Con' has two definitions: one is a style of skin-tight clothing, the other means body conscious. The lyrics hint at the latter."
JAGUAR CLUB - ON YOUR MIND
Sydney's four-piece bring some verbed out guitars, heavy synths and engaging vocals to this new single, the lead cut from their forthcoming EP, and their first new material since first official single 'Clouded' in 2016.
MADLY - CLOUD NINE
From Auckland, NZ, Dahnu Graham and Suren Unka of Beach Pigs have collaborated on this new project, where Graham's melodic vocals complement Unka's piano-driven dance production. "The song was never written about or for some one. I have a hard time with paranoia and I guess this song is about that relationship, whether we would ever reach a 'Cloud Nine' at peace place with each other, " says Graham.
THE SAXONS - KIDS
Frenetic paced track with a touch of Britpop. Taken from the Launceston, Tasmania alt-rock quartet's self-titled debut LP, released February 27.