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.
AVERAGE ART CLUB - HAPPY PILLS
Brisbane alt-rock four-piece return with follow up to last year's 'Unfold'. A woozy, slow-burner of some gorgeous guitar and the skewed vocal of lyricist Lisa Murr: "I wrote this song after years of trialling various prescription drugs to deal with my head. For me, I found the whole process and the drugs themselves really overwhelming and mostly ineffective, at times causing me to feel more ill on them, then off."
HAIRCARE - YOUNG MUSCLE
Recently-formed quartet from Fremantle, Perth unveil their slightly electronic tinged, blowsy synth, dreamy-gaze first single, released this week, from their forthcoming EP.
WHALEHOUSE - SEXY WHALE BEACH PARTY
There's a bit of a buzz building up in Brisbane over this new wave gal punk trio and this debut single. A fast, frenetic two minutes of impossibly catchy DIY punk.
HANS PUCKET - STRAIGHT TO MY HEART
Wellington, NZ-based indie pop DIY trio (Callum Devlin, Oliver Devlin and Jonathan Nott) released their debut album 'Eczema' this week, from which comes this "introspective, angsty ballad".
WAX CHATTELS - CAREER
Featured last month with 'In My Mouth', Auckland, NZ post-punks drop another darkly hypnotic track from their self-titled debut album out May 18 via Captured Tracks/Flying Nun Records. The keys, bass and drums trio start with a gentle opening with Amanda Cheng's tender vocals, gradually building up with crashing of drums and odd synth entries.
WILDERGLOW - MY DAYS
Title track from the alt-rock Melbourne five-piece band's debut EP, released March 30. It's easy to tell in their sound that they take inspiration from Oasis.