Track of the Week: Caroline Rose – Do You Think We’ll Last Forever Fiesty, funky, and brimming with anxiety-ridden braggadocio. It’s a slicked-back hubris, bassline driven piece that covers up a cracking veneer. “Do you think we’ll last forever?” Rose croons. Let’s hope this track does.
Alien Tango – Heavenly Probably the weirdest song you’ll come across this week. Somewhere between Alex Turner, the bee gees and your dad doing Karaoke, it’s quite an experience. Something to behold though. Like, I don’t think I’ve heard anything like it.
Ane Brun – Don’t Run and Hide A powerful message about isolation and equality coupled with a gorgeous video to boot. Ane Brun’s ethereal vocals are the icing on the cake. This is a beautiful release for fans of Imogen Heap or Aurora, and will definitely stick with you long after it ends.
CIEL – Days Dreamy guitar pop fills the air the moment you start playing ‘Days’, with its decently catchy hook taking centre stage. As brisk as it opening moments are, the track never seems to reach its big punching climax, with the dry production giving you the excitement you hope the song might bring. The new single from the trio comes ahead of their debut EP ‘Movement’.
Courtney Marie Andrews – If I Told Courtney Marie Andrews has a knack for creating beauty out of simplicity. On “If I Told,” the first single from her upcoming record, her voice carries effortlessly – as it always does – over gently strummed, double acoustic guitars creating a backdrop fit for a Spring we’re seemingly never going to get. If there’s one song you close your eyes and listen to today, make it this one.
GRAACE – Hard To Say (ft. I.E) A delicate delve into the emotions of Australia’s rising alt-pop star GRAACE. The medley of slow-burning beats and I.E’s rich rapping build to a sweet tribute that will bring that lump to your throat but a swing in your step.
ORCHARDS – Magical Thinking Orchards take the gentle touch on ‘Magical Thinking’, a stripped back and calmed out cut that feels happiest being played in the background. Its lyrics play out the classic too-and-fro of working out romantic feelings, with the percussive elements giving it spring-like warmth. It’s not hard to get on board with the appeal for the band that many of their growing fanbase have already clicked with.
Piran Aston – Blossom Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone took Aphex Twin’s ‘Stone in Focus’ to the serenity of the seaside? Well, that’s exactly what you get with Blossom. You can feel the wind rolling the waves in its drawn out melodies, its birdsong pecking at your goosebumps, and lungs filling with a breath of fresh air. Not only can he take good pictures for us, he can paint them so divinely in a track.
SKIA – IDWTAI It’s a 90s-girl-power, infectious piece of pop. Riddled with a punchy bass and a touch of synth, it puts her breathy vocals in the spotlight, and God, are they angelic. Centering around topics that we feel the need to skirt around sometimes (Exhibit A: what did I say to that guy last night prior to my cheesy-chips fuelled bliss?), it’s an up-tempo, dance-y tune which will surely go off at her upcoming shows (hint hint, Rodeo presents!)
Warm Digits – Feel The Panic(ft. The Lovely Eggs) Warm Digits and The Lovely Eggs team up to bring something that’s both delirious and fun. It’s Kavinsky on MDMA redecorating a storehouse filled with moonstruck electro agitprop.
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