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.
CACTUS BAND - YOU
Gold Coast psych-blues rock four-piece, formed last year, follow recent debut single 'In the Dark' with this latest, both to appear on their debut EP, out later this year.
JINCO - HITCH (feat.VALENTINE)
Emerging new singer-songwriter from Margaret River, Western Australia, Paige Valentine, who with producer Joel Quartermain - who having heard her extraordinary vocals, suggested they work together - created her first EP, 'Worlds We Keep', in five weeks of writing and recording, set to drop shortly. This dance-electronica track is a co-write collaboration with US artist Jinco, and a change of style from her acoustic.
BAKERS EDDY - GOOD DECISIONS
Taken from the new EP, 'I'm Not Making Good Decisions', released April 20, the Melbourne-based punk-rock New Zealander quartet get "loud, fast and dirty" on this energetic, 100mph track. Vocalist/guitarist Ciarann Babbington has a John Eatherly (Public Access T.V.) way about him, and as these guys head to the UK next month, watch them take off.
ALTA - NOW YOU WANT ME
Latest single from Melbourne electronic duo, following last year's ‘Sentiment‘ and ‘Fix It‘. Hannah Lesser’s soulful vocals flow over layers of modulating synths, samples and snappy beats.
MATTHEW YOUNG - FIX ME UP
Auckland, NZ-based rising RnB artist releases his 'Fruit' EP on May 25, from which comes this emotive, meltingly-vocalled new track.
PETER GILBERT - PETTY MATTERS
Self-produced, mellow debut single from Melbourne via Atherton, North Queensland electronic/alt-pop singer-songwriter.