Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Best new tracks Down Under #50


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.


Adelaide three-piece Choosing Sides follow up 'Breakfast' from earlier this year, with a new slice of melodic pop-rock. "This song is about a toxic relationship I was going through in the past,” says vocalist/guitarist Will Wright. “The lyrics describe how disappointed and annoyed I was at this person to the point where I wanted to move to another town to avoid them. Additionally the song describes that feeling of longing for something ‘real’ and the need to escape city life for something a little grittier." 



Canberra-based Peach Lane share new alt-pop offering, 'Rolling', ahead of an EP expected next year. Swirling indietronica, with fluttering synths and rich percussion. "This song is about those times when you maybe drank too much and woke up in your shoes without much memory of the night before," says vocalist Madeleine. "Sometimes it's fun but sometimes you just take it that little bit too far." Facebook



Dunedin, NZ's Neive Strang's new single 'Sick Love Tick' is a sophisticated and soulful track alternates between the soft rolling gait of neo-country indie, and gritty choruses which showcase Neive's powerful voice. Originally written on piano, Neive remarks "the song naturally became more rocky with the band, but you can still hear the original piano line reminiscing in the background." Facebook 


We heard Wellington, NZ's Estère Dalton's hypnotic R&B/neo-soul sound last month with 'Mad About Your Sea', now she drops the third single from her upcoming third album, 'Archetypes', released on January 22 2021. 'Animal Pleasure' is a steamy soul-funk groove, about, she says, "recognising my own instinct as a female, human, ANIMAL and acting upon it without fear or shame.” 



Sydney-based artist Mulholland Blond releases dreamy, heartfelt new single ‘Stay’, which fuses silky vocals and alt-pop guitar against a synth backdrop. "'Stay' was written after I almost lost someone very close to me," he says. "It was a tough time and writing about the experience proved cathartic. Although the song has its own connotations in line with my experience, I wanted it to be universally relatable. By keeping it lyrically indirect, I hope the listener can find their own meaning and pair it with resonating themes within their life." 


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