In search of the next rush, one of our key passions is delving into the world of original work, unsigned talent, established acts and raw creativity across the many stages of entertainment we’re priviliged to attend. Each month we will be showcasing a curation of Australia’s best and brightest, upcoming and seasoned. This month’s new releases are a great mix of hybrid R&B, indie pop rock and electronic with something for everyone’s playlist! Supporting independent artists takes just one stream, one save, one share! Enjoy!
- NANDAD – PEACE OF MIND
Formerly known as Jeffreys Cabbage this Melbourne based trio are dropping singles left, right and centre. Dropping their pop style track ‘Peace Of Mind’ – drawing your focus to the impacts of lockdown life – this song really speaks to the lost soul in search of respite. Recorded and produced themselves, this track serves as testament to the growth of the group since their formation in 2011.
- FOURA – CAN’T GET MY HEAD AROUND IT
FOURA’s second single off her forthcoming EP, out late 2021. An instrumental track pairing chuggy, speed-garage percussion with slow-moving pads and atmospheric vocals. “This track is all about relationships, 3am feelings. Whether you’re lying awake thinking about someone or you’re in the rave and a song hits that just gets you right in the feels, this is that track. I made this track for people to dance to, to get lost to and to escape into. There’s a lot of my love for people in this track and my love for the club. I love those 3am emotional dancefloors moments that you just get swept up in, I love to really feel things and this track is an ode to that.”
- ELYSAÉ – ANGEL (WASH IT AWAY)
After hitting #4 on the AMRAP Regional Charts with her self-empowerment anthem, ‘Blinded,’ and recently becoming a semi-finalist in the Listen Up Songwriting Prize, Elysaé is back, stronger than ever with an artful expression of anger and pain. Co-produced by Luke Carra (Caravãna Sun) and Ian Prichett (Angus & Julia Stone, The Beautiful Girls, Kim Churchill), the edgy, indie pop track is rich with instrumental detail and hauntingly powerful vocals. Uniquely constructed with aggressive guitars, euphoric atmospheres and dynamic movements, the track perfectly captures the tension experienced when repressed emotions beg to be released.
- SHARINGAN – NOTHING AT ALL
Australian based trio ‘Sharingan’ hit the airwaves this July with their debut single ‘Nothing At All’. The members formed to create an alliance with one goal in mind; to concentrate “solely on writing grouse tunes and conjuring high level sonic jutsu, with no barriers or expectations”. The group derives their name from the infamous Sharingan of the Uchiha Clan belonging to the world of ‘Naruto Shippuden’ – created by Masashi Kishimoto.
- DAMAGED GOODS CLUB – SICK SAD GIRL
Boasting a musical bain-marie of tongue-in-cheek lyrics, floaty vocals and cute ‘n’ edgy vibes, Damaged Goods Club are the latest badass sad-girl band on the Melbourne music scene.
- BPMOORE – A LIFE TIME ROLLS BY
BPMoore (Ben Moore) is an English composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in London, United Kingdom. Heavily influenced by The Cure, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Lau, and Talk Talk, his music blends new age and neoclassical instrumentation with the sounds of ambient, post-punk, and pop. A skilled drummer and prolific composer, BPMoore’s output is characterized by a blend of electronic and acoustic instrumentation, with projects ranging from solo works to collaborative ventures with a range of musical artists, poets, film-makers, and animators. His critically acclaimed debut album Komorebi was released by Rhodium to an eager audience, garnering the attention of both Spotify (“Not Quite Classical”) and Apple Music (“Pure Focus”) and securing repeated radio play (KEXP, Soho Radio London, BBC) and significant press coverage.
- NURIA – HOT CHOCOLATE
Following a massive 2020 with the release of her debut album, Nuria is launching into the new year with no signs of slowing down as she prepares for the release of new music from her second album. Nuria, meaning “fire of the lord”, speaks of passion, boldness and captures a spirit unhindered by the constraints of growing up. With her soulful and enigmatic vocals wrapped up in the multi-textured elegant production work of Sam Phay, this emerging artist is stepping into an exciting new chapter.
- MAREYA – DON’T PLAY WITH ME
Mareya is a singer/songwriter/producer whose specialty resides in pop, rnb, grunge, rock & soul. Born and raised in NZ & now based in Melbourne, she’s been at the game since 4 years old when she blurted out her first original song for her Dad while accompanying her on the guitar.
- MY BABY – IT’S A SET UP
For those of you not yet familiar with the Dutch-New Zealand trio: they play roots and rock driven alternative dance. It’s a sound shaped by blues and slide guitar mixed with psychedelic riffs and rises. A true angelic but raw and heartfelt voice, and pumping and haunting organic beats. MY BABY mixes the rawness of rock and punk, the warm sounds of roots and blues, with a touch of EDM and big beat. All played on guitars and drums. They have been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance rave to the approval of audiences worldwide since 2012, featuring on renowned festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Isle of Wight (UK), Sziget (HU), Fusion (DE), Exit (RS), Lowlands (NL) and Pinkpop (NL).
- KID MASSIVE & SOUTH BLAST! – CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Proudly flying the flag for Denmark and electronic music, this international producer has had quite the impressive career to date. With productions supported by the big room dance elite such as Fedde Le Grand, Futuristic Polar Bears, Dannic, Don Diablo, Fat Boy Slim and Hardwell as well as underground champions like Mark Knight, Dennis Ferrer, MK, Prok & Fitch and others KM’s releases have been prominent fixtures on Beatport, Australian ARIA and UK Club Charts, with airplay on national and global radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM and clocking up over 7 million plays on Spotify further cementing the Dane’s position as an important part of the scene.His signature sound of driving and often vocal-driven Groove House has appeared on a host of major dance labels including Mark Knight’s Toolroom, Great Stuff Recordings, Strictly Rhythm, Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo, Hardwell’s Revealed and Ministry Of Sound, whilst also being stamped on official remixes for Warner Music, Sony Music and Universal Music artists in the UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan.
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