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.
LAZY LOVE - SPEECHLESS
The debut single from Brisbane indie-rock four-piece, released earlier this month and taken from their upcoming EP, comes with an instantly attention grabbing opening, before its catchy hooks, powerful guitar lines flow around Chelsea Stirling's dulcet vocals.
GOOD DOOGS - WANT THAT
After making their entrance last year with debut single 'Tried My Best' and EP 'Life is Messy', the Perth indie punk - with a touch of surf rock on the side - trio now haul out the rhythms and buoyant riffs on this bouncy number that delves into more sombre themes of self-deprecation and consumerism lyrically.
MALLEE SONGS - DRINKING THE SEA
Melbourne psych-folk five-piece led by Michael Skinner, share the first single from their new album 'Suburban Horse', out on October 26 via Melbourne label Dusky Tracks. A slow-burning, mellow six-minute reflection.
BEC STEVENS - THEY DON'T BUILD CARS LIKE THIS ANYMORE
Released last week, a first taste of the Adelaide-based folk-punk artist's second EP, due early next year. "I wrote this song after my last big love," she says of the Track, filled with rolling, fast paced rhythms and her own dominant voice. "You know the part right after a long-term relationship has ended, when you have to re-learn how to be a human being? I got some songs out of it though! This song was one of those that just fell out unexpectedly, at a time when I needed it to."
WOMB - SATELLITE
A hazy, lazy slow reeling sound palette of ethereal dreaminess by Wellington, NZ psychedelic trio - Charlotte Forrester, Haz Forrester, Georgette Brown. Taken from their debut album 'Like Splitting The Head From The Body', out now via Sonorous Circle/Arcade Recordings.
FAIR MAIDEN - FIRE AND BLOOD
Credit: Elliot Oakes
The Adelaide-based four-piece have unveiled this latest bite of psych-folk-pop noir, released last week via Hysterical Records. Ellen Carey leads the way with lush vocal overtones, with layered harmonic textures from her revolving band line-up which comprises Stephanie Crase (Summer Flake, The Skids), Harriet Fraser-Barbour (Workhorse, Wireheads, Theta), and Hamish Baird (Workhorse).