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.
METHYL ETHEL - REAL TIGHT
Taken from their forthcoming third album 'Triage' out February 15 2019 via 4AD, the Perth quintet share the record’s second single after September's debut of 'Scream Whole'. It's quite track, merging Jake Webb's - who describes it as a “surrealist love song" - vocals as he delivers the lines “I don’t want to behind... Well I cannot lie, I don’t feel right" over a resplendent array of popgaze, art-rock, and funk.
NEIGHBOURHOOD YOUTH - AIM FOR THE HEAD
Out on November 9, the new single from the Melbourne quartet who so impressed Little Indie two years ago with 'Atlantic'. Following their summer drop, 'Stay Safe', here Liam Jenkins makes his - distinctly Australian - vocal debut on a real ripper of a tune. The guitars are the biz and the catchy melodic flow is just perfect.
HOT WAX - QUIT YOUR JOB
The Gold Coast, Queensland rock quartet bring raucous intent to the follow up to their earlier debut 'Surfing's Not Cool'. With skate punk sensibilities and a 90s rock infusion, vocalist Nicky Swamp nails equal parts split 'n' spleen.
LILIA - BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
Released November 8, the debut single from Perth vocalist/guitarist Richard Lilje's new band. Richly melodic folk-rock, with Lilje's soaring vocals and blissful harmonies complementing the stripped back guitar. The artwork was put together by he and his mum too.
BEACHWARE - RESPITE
The first release - out November 2 via DRM - for the Auckland, NZ alt-pop quartet since last year's EP 'Twin Coast Disc Drive', fields shimmery guitars and dual vocals and harmonies from RJ Hartnell and Alexandra Selkirk-Hanna in a sub four-minute offering.
SLOW TALK - LIMBO