Saturday, May 12, 2018
Best new tracks Down Under #19
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.
THE BETHS - FUTURE ME HATES ME
The Auckland, NZ guitar-pop-punk quartet have just signed to New York's Carpark Records - who recently reissued their 2016 debut EP 'Warm Blood'. This title track from their forthcoming album out August 10, represents their infectious style of bouncy melodies with elements of 90s alt-pop. Catch live on tour in UK now: tonight (May 12) at The Victoria, London and on 14th at The Louisiana in Bristol.
HIGH TROPICS - WAIT FOR YOU
Queensland fivesome with a strong woozy, lo-fi character, follow 'You Never Made It Easy' with this latest. “‘Wait For You’ is about patience, longing, and moving forwar," says frontman Josh Steward (formerly of The Ninjas), "even if you’ve got that fear of the unknown in the back of your head or in the pit of your stomach, you’ve got to keep moving forward.”
TELESCREEN - CROWDED
Produced by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, MOSSY), the Melbourne four-piece formerly known as Lucerne Cr., return with the follow up to last year's debut single, 'Undertow', though the first under their new name, released May 9. A retro, 80s lo-fi sound with an indie edge. "This is the most important song I've written to date, especially for myself," says frontman Nic Schwarz. "It's a song that feels like it's right on the edge of exploding at any moment, yet keeps itself contained and restricted."
BOSS WITCH - SO PRETTY
We featured the debut track from this alt-rock trio from Hobart, Tasmania back in February. They've obviously now 'Got It Figured Out' and followed it with this new number, which still raw in a DIY vein, has an appealing quality.
THE MAY PROJECT - INFINITY
Auckland, NZ alt-electronic dreampop multimedia artist Katie Brown released this single on May 1. A spacey sub-four minutes of ethereal vocals and understated synth accompaniment, taken from her forthcoming debut album, due May 31.
RVG - A QUALITY OF MERCY
Retro post-punk styled title track by the Melbourne quartet Romy Vager Group, from their self-released debut full-length, which dropped earlier this year, and which will be released on May 25 via Fat Possum Records as a 12". Catch in the UK next week at The Great Escape on Thursday.