Updated: Oct 11, 2020
We've got another bunch of fresh new local tunes for you to unpack this Friday! Start your weekend off right with six songs from some of the nation's brightest talents; whether it's established stars or fresh unearthed finds, there's something for everyone, and plenty of new music for you to enjoy.
Sonny Fodera - 'Wired'
Sonny Fodera teams up with UK star Ella Eyre on this groovy house jam. With a pulsing beat and an infectious hook delivered by Eyre, it's a tune to remember and an absolute lock for the soundtrack of the summer to come.
Bitter Lakes - 'Destructive Summer'
A totally different kind of summer soundtrack, this punk/emo number's passionate performances and soaring chorus ensures that we will "remember it all". This Melbourne-based quartet present a modern take on the 90s emo scene, with an exciting debut EP to come next month.
Ninajirachi - 'Opus'
Ninajirachi and Kota Banks release their second collab single of 2020, and it’s a banger with attitude. With boastful, empowering lyrics rapped over stuttering hip-hop percussion, this is definitely - as Nina puts it - "one for the girlies".
Sawmill - 'Branches'
Sawmill a.k.a. Nick McMillan makes hazy, lo-fi indie music that's perfect for a sleepy Sunday afternoon. This is the second taste of his upcoming debut album, and it's fully on brand with steady guitar strumming, relaxed melodies and some lovely pastoral imagery from the lyrics.
Millie Tizzard - 'Oblivion'
Stripped back and serene, 'Oblivion' channels this talented singer-songwriter's feelings of loneliness and despair during a difficult period of lockdown in Melbourne. The song exposes the harsh realities of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the impact it has had on people's mental health. It reminds us in these tough times that it's ok to not be ok, and that's something we all need to hear at the moment.
Kid Blue - 'Broken Bodies'
Another rising star in the Australian trap-rap scene, this kid is one to watch out for. The young up-and-comer delivers his third single, featuring a verse from established trapper wifisfuneral. It's dark and moody, with Kid Blue's melodic sing-rapping and a chanted chorus backed by brooding synths and rattling hi-hats.
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