From North-West Adelaide are Raging Serfs, a group of dudes whose latest tune ‘Two Sides of Me’ is anything but pleb-like.
Underpinned by this aggressive edginess in their sound, verging on arrogance, its clear to see where the ‘Raging’ part of their name originated. However, it’s not arrogance if you have the riffs to back it up, and Raging Serfs are delivering a punchy rocky sound that I can’t get enough of. Deservedly climbing the Triple J Unearthed charts, ‘Two Sides of Me’ is sure to make itself at home on your playlists.
Sydney’s finest, Jenny Broke the Window, are back with a crazy good brand new track called ‘We Could Have Done This Grant’.
If you thought ‘Rum n’ Cola’ was poppy and fun, then strap yourselves in for ‘We Could Have Done This Grant’. Armed with that same rolling guitar that steadily builds throughout the track, this indie pop gem firmly cements JBTW as one of the indie scenes rising stars. Hopefully, these guys will have a celebratory tour, because they are one band who definitely want to see live.
Magic Hands is the new project of Alex Badham and Lucy Roleff, and ‘Limousine’ is their funky and exciting debut track.
There is so much going on in this track, and so much to love. If you’re a sucker for vocal interplay, then the alternating deep male vocals with Lucy’s smoky high notes is bound to make your ears melt. Add the eclectic mix of ambient driving percussion, haunting squelching organ-like synth and generalised woody undertones and you have a genre defining pop song that you just want to listen to again and again. I cannot wait for more from these two, there is a lot of exciting potential here.
Aussie DJ extraordinaire KLP has plied her trade with Zhu’s debut tune ‘Faded’, to take the already worldwide hit to new levels.
Adding an extra layer of vocals and knocking the tempo down on an already chilled tune has created an ambiance that I have never heard, but I freaking love it. I think that KLP’s slightly edgy vocals add a real essence of vulnerability to the tune, that just combines with the maze of electronic beats to just create a much more mysterious vibe. Which given the notoriously evasive nature of Zhu himself, makes it seem all the more appropriate.
‘Dreamers’ is the second single from Melbourne duo Hopium, and it is one of the raddest indie electro tracks to come across my ears this year.
Showing shades of other breakthrough Aussie artists like The Kite String Tangle, Oliver Tank and Vancouver Sleep Clinic, this tune has just nailed the production one on super smooth synth dream ride. ‘Dreamers’ also features the stellar vocals of Phoebe Lou, perhaps best known for the now immaturely deceased band Snakadaktal. Her dreamy vocals just add that extra dimension to a song that is so freaking cool and chilled that it could quench your thirst on a hot day, whilst also wanting you to break out your moves on the DF. A truly awesome follow up to debut single ‘Cut’ from April this year, that definitely leaves you wanting wanting more.
Following on from the infectious break through single ‘Brontosaurus’, is Tkay Maidza’s latest aural offering, ‘U-Huh’.
There is no warm-up with ‘U-Huh’, it kicks off with loud eclectic beats and just keeps going from there, and will be surely be lighting up dance floors around the country. It’s the ultimate mix of hip hop and synth dominated electro, something like Iggy Azalea getting mashed by The Presets or a more mellow Skrillex. I am just blown away by how many looping sounds this tune has, and how flawlessly they come together. Tkay Maidza has made a big fan out of us with this gem of a tune.