Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

Maple Glider – You’re Nonetheless the One

‘Silky and hovering’: Maple Glider’s tribute to Shania Twain

For followers of: Julia Jacklin, Lucy Dacus, Angie McMahon

It begins with darkness and emerges, slowly, into the sunshine. Minor-key acoustic strums make manner for a delicate, superb rendition of Shania Twain’s traditional 90s love track, heaped with luxurious harmonies. It’s easy, however therein lies the sweetness – Melbourne musician Tori Zietsch has a soothing manner of singing that creates a sense of full emotional security, with vocals silky and hovering. Lengthy stay love – and that’s coming from a cynic who would possibly simply consider once more after listening to this. – Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

For extra: Hearken to Maple Glider’s 2021 album, To Get pleasure from is the Solely Factor.

Straight Arrows – Quick Product

For followers of: Osees, Wavves, Stiff Richards

Straight Arrows’ new observe comes 4 years since their final file – and isn’t any much less punchy

4 years since their final album On Prime!, Sydney storage quartet Straight Arrows make a welcome return right here. And so they’ve misplaced none of their vim or vigour since their charming 2010 debut, It’s Taking place: Quick Product marches out of the gate faster than that album’s favorite Unhealthy Mood. The sound is cleaner, however it’s nonetheless catchy, economical and addictive – because the refrain amps up, you simply eat it up and spit it out once more (then hit repeat). Their purpose is true. – Andrew Stafford

For extra: They’ve simply launched an album of stay tracks – carried out at Sydney’s Lansdowne in 2021.

Cub Sport – Preserve Me Secure

For followers of: Fragrance Genius, Moses Sumney, Wolf Alice

Cub Sport’s new album Jesus on the Homosexual Bar is out Good Friday

Love, for Cub Sport, has at all times been a spiritual act, leaving you so drunk on devotion that it impedes any logical manner of being. On Preserve Me Secure, lead singer Tim Nelson revisits the love that has outlined their life and profession: their relationship with bandmate Sam Netterfield, which started as a repressed crush earlier than blooming into their music. “I simply wanna die in our heaven,” a pitched-down Nelson warbles – a paean to the intertwined ecstasy and agony of need. – Michael Solar

For extra: Their new album – the appropriately titled Jesus on the Homosexual Bar, is out in April … on Good Friday.

Teether and Kuya Neil – RENO

For followers of: Billy Woods, Wu-Lu

The Melbourne duo’s newest single is their ‘most direct nod to mainstream rap’ – although even the mainstream is much from the centre.

The newest single from Melbourne rapper/producer duo Teether and Kuya Neil is a pointy left flip, discovering Teether rapping over frantic breaks and an irregular, heart-palpitating beat that feels indebted to footwork. There’s an atmospheric seaminess to proceedings right here that wasn’t current on the pair’s 2021 mixtape Glyph. On the identical time, it seems like their most direct nod to mainstream rap but, although it comes in-built with the acknowledgment that this music is coming removed from the centre: “If we had money, we might get all of it constructed.” – Shaad D’Souza

For extra: Their new mixtape Stressor drops 3 February. Within the meantime, take heed to their 2021 mixtape Glyph.

Lachlan Denton – Lose

For followers of: the Ocean Social gathering, the Clear, the Feelies

Lachlan Denton’s new single ‘affords easy recommendation we might all profit from’.

The prolific Melbourne musician returns with a sanguine single that probes a particular up to date conundrum: how one can shield your self from the burden of the world’s ills. Directed to a good friend in a hunch, overwhelmed with the unrelenting chatter round them, the track affords easy recommendation we might all profit from: “Shut your laptop computer / name a good friend / don’t allow them to take you ‘around the bend.” The track is charming and ebullient, stuffed with brisk jangle riffs, easy melodies and easy, pressing lyrics that get to the center of the matter. – Isabella Trimboli

For extra: Hearken to Emma Russack’s and Denton’s sensible 2021 file, titled One thing Is Going to Change Tomorrow, At present. What Will You Do? What Will You Say?

The Child Laroi – I Can’t Go Again to the Means It Was (Intro)

For followers of: Juice WLRD, Lil Peep, iann dior

Since his early teenagers, the Child Laroi has been turning angst right into a spectacle of stratospheric proportions: taking the zonked-out melancholia of his SoundCloud forebears and arming it with a fleet of stadium-ready hooks. That is the primary style of his new album (his debut, after a trio of mixtapes) and in true Laroi type, it’s lugubrious and self-effacing, lamenting each misplaced friendships and childhood trauma – earlier than ballooning outwards at breakneck velocity, with thundering drums and a gospel choir straight out of Euphoria. – Michael Solar

For extra: the Child Laroi’s album The First Time is out later this yr. One other single, Love Once more, is out now.

Babitha – Brighter Facet of Blue

For followers of: Huge Thief, Cowboy Junkies, Gillian Welch

‘Good nation vernacular’: Sydney singer Babitha

A mild and bittersweet ballad, Brighter Facet of Blue is a spotlight from Sydney songwriter Babitha’s (actual identify Imogen Grist) debut file of the identical identify, which crops itself someplace between alt-country and rock. With tender vocals that crackle with melancholy, Grist sings about somebody afraid to comply with within the footsteps of troubled, flawed mother and father – and the way one would possibly tear themselves away from this trajectory. It’s rendered in good nation vernacular – with traces about swallowing one’s delight and refusing to really feel defeated. – Isabella Trimboli

For extra: Hearken to Babitha’s debut album Brighter Facet of Blue.

Memphis LK – Too A lot Enjoyable

For followers of: Pinkpantheress, Mallrat

‘No naggy ex ever deserved such a terrific kiss-off’: Memphis LK’s masterfully foolish new breakup anthem

Too A lot Enjoyable channels the free-associative, barely absurdist looseness of a post-breakup bender. Over a wistful two-step beat, Melbourne producer and songwriter Memphis LK warns she’s “having an excessive amount of enjoyable now you’re gone” and proceeds to show it with a verse that’s each illustrative and masterfully foolish: “Actual ache for my sham mates / Poppin’ champagne with my actual mates in your absence.” No naggy ex ever deserved such a terrific kiss-off. – Shaad D’Souza

For extra: Her EP of the identical title is out now.

Mo’Ju – Cash

For followers of: Genesis Owusu, Sampa the Nice, Jen Cloher

Cash is the second single forward of the discharge of Oro, Plata, Mata, the fourth album by the artist previously referred to as Mojo Juju. It’s fairly in contrast to the up to date, snapping 70s funk of its predecessor Change Has To Come, however nonetheless extremely confident and imaginative, constructed on layered, burbling synths and one other magnetic vocal efficiency, with Mo’Ju interrogating how even probably the most dedicated artists are inescapably enmeshed inside end-stage capitalism. It’s an outdated subject, maybe, but additionally a really recent take. – Andrew Stafford

For extra: Oro, Plata, Mata is out on 24 March. Mo’Ju might be performing the album in its entirety with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on 21 February, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on 17 March.

Huntly – My Limits

For followers of: Banoffee, Caribou, Billie Eilish

‘Like a tender blanket’: Huntly’s new track My Limits. {Photograph}: Yaseera Moosa

Auto-Tune isn’t usually referred to as tasteful, however it’s an apt strategy to describe its use on Melbourne digital duo Huntly’s new single. Alternating between the manipulated and the pure, Elspeth Scrine sings tenderly about honouring boundaries – your personal, different individuals’s – over a mattress of glittering synths. Midway via, the sonic panorama expands, luscious and dreamlike, with refined, tinkling keys. Like a tender blanket, this track invitations you to settle in and take your time. – Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

For extra: Huntly’s second album, Sentimental Nonetheless, is out 3 February.

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