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.
TIMI TEMPLE - YOUNG MAN, OLD BOY
No stranger to Little Indie - who we last featured in February with 'Where Did The Good Guy Go' - the Sydney artist now unveils his latest upbeat, foot-tapping indie-rock single.
QUITE LIKE PETE - REGRET
MULHOLLAND BLOND - CONTROL
Self-produced debut single from the Sydney-based "sex-pop" musician. Sultry funk-pop with a 90s feel, and hushed vocal line. "With 'Control', I wanted to emulate the suffocating feeling of being so fixated or obsessed with a certain someone, whether you're madly in love with them or have only just met, that you entirely lose control in their presence. That idea to me is very romantic."
HEARTS AND ROCKETS - PSYCHIC POWERS
The Melbourne band (formerly known as Heat Wave) earlier this year released a split 7" with Piss Factory. Both two-minute punk affairs now come with videos by Hearts And Rockets' Kalindy Williams, who created the stop-motion animation clips for each. Our favourite, 'Psychic Powers', was made entirely from cut paper with each frame a separate photo.
THE KIDS - I JUST WANNA BE HAPPY
OLD CITIES - AGAIN
Pensive, stripped back piano ballad, the second single off the Sydney outfit's forthcoming EP, due out in August. Helmed by the passionate vocals of Israeli-born frontman Jordi White, it's an engagingly mellow slow-burner.