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.
ILL SYLVESTER - BAD BRAIN
Released June 8, the raucous noise follow-up to February's debut 'Zapped', taken from the Newcastle, New South Wales "surf garage thrash" trio's upcoming EP.
J.F.K - FEEL IT AGAIN
"Fast-paced, energetic garage rock banger," is how the Perth five-piece describe this number from their forthcoming second EP. “This single reflects my thoughts during a relationship, it’s about wondering if you’ll still feel the same about the person when everything goes wrong," says lead vocalist James Knox.
BLOOD KNOWS - HALO
Credit: Luisa Hansal
Chilled, melancholic indie-pop
debut single from the new alt-dream ambient solo project from one half of Melbourne-based Flower Drums duo, Leigh Craft.
SENTIA - BRUISIN'
First of a series of upcoming releases from the Melbourne-based alt-rock five-piece, out June 15. A 90s influenced dark synthscape incorporates an organic blend of instruments with electro sounds and emotive vocals.
YOMAEZ - DREAMING
Adelaide music producer Tom Mahony was formerly part of electronic duo Water Park, before this side project. Following debut single 'One More Night', this new mellow track fuses an engaging vocal with lush guitar strains.
RACING - DEVIL'S WORK
Second single from the Auckland, NZ quartet's upcoming debut self-produced full-length, mixed by Dave Eringa (UK), known for his work with Kylie Minogue and Manic Street Preachers. A psych-tinged groove led by singer Ed Knowles' high, high falsetto over a trop-disco base.