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.
DEAF WISH - FFS
Melbourne’s garage pop-punk four-piece return with the blistering lead single from 'Lithium Zion', their forthcoming fifth album, out July 27 (August 3 UK) via Sub Pop. A bruising rocker helmed by guitarist Sarah Hardiman's demanding vocals (“I feel like a fool/out playing pool / hitting on you”).
AUSTEN - TOO HIGH TO CRY
First release of the year for the Brisbane artist, following her debut single 'Faded' and last year's 'Storm'. A powering neo-pop track of catchy vocal with layered electronic instrumentals. "It’s definitely not a ‘sad’ song, it’s just poking fun at the way we as humans deal with things in super unhealthy, but at the same time often super fun, ways. This song is simply about the feeling of forgetting your problems for a while."
REPAIRS - SACRED
From the Auckland 'post-punk-with-elements-of-power-pop' trio's debut EP, 'Repairs! The Band!', which, after a soft release in New Zealand back in February, MUZAI Records are now releasing on cassette tape and on digital platforms in Europe on June 22.
ALIZARIN LIZARD - NO ONE COULD TELL
Follow-up to recent 'Back To Front' from the Dunedin, NZ quartet. This latest song -recorded in Bugs' lounge, with various background kitchen noises and chatter left in - brings in a multitude of sounds, fro jangling strings to vibraphone, trombone, a "one-thousand-voiced PC choir" and more.
FOLEY - TALK ABOUT IT
Second single, following last year's debut 'Settle', from the alt-pop production duo, Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett, from Auckland, NZ. Sharply produced shiny pop.
LOST WORLDS - WHAT YOU SAY
Driven by dynamic synths and guitar effects, Queensland garage rock two-piece (Lee McRae -lead vocals, guitar; Baby Blue on bass, and current session drummer Kyle Shipton) deliver their first punk energy-infused single off their debut album 'Fire Fire', out June 22.