Friday Fresh Five #009: King IV, Paper Thin, Swamp…

This week we’ve been enjoying some folk, some futuristic R&B and some great indie notes out of Australia and New York. From KingIV in Melbourne to EZTV out of the US, we’ve got you covered with this edition of Friday Fresh Five.

Josh Rennie-Hynes (Sunshine Coast)


Out of Woodford, Josh Rennie-Hynes has been fast garnering a reputation for himself as a talented writer and an entertaining performer over the last few years. He released his debut album February back in 2014, highlighting a promising potential – blending folk and country together seamlessly, Josh made an impressive mark. A gifted storyteller, there has remained a poignancy to his music we’ve been loving in the music on his latest album, 2016’s Furthermore.

Josh launches Furthermore at The Spotted Mallard tonight!

Keep up to date with Josh HERE.

Paper Thin (Newcastle)

Photo: Josh Andersons Photography

Newcastle punk rockers Paper Thin produce music cut from the same cloth as the likes of Taking Back Sunday and The Smith Street Band. There’s a way of channelling angst, heartache and reinvigoration through music, and these guys have gotten it down-pat. Their debut EP was released this year in August and have been solidly building up a live reputation for themselves since. Having only been making music since April 2016, Paper Thin are quick to build momentum and December will see the band continue to tour and bring their new music to crowds down the east coast.

Don’t miss ’em.

Catch Paper Thin performing at the following venues this December:

December 2nd | The Tote (Upstairs), MELBOURNE
December 3rd | Crown & Anchor, ADELAIDE | Afternoon Show, AA
December 15th | Hamilton Station Hotel, NEWCASTLE
December 16th | Blackwire Records, SYDNEY | AA
December 17th | Phoenix Bar, CANBERRA

Keep up to date with Paper Thin HERE.

KingIV (Melbourne)


Melbourne artist KingIV has produced a brilliant tune in “No One” – the production is awesome and the song itself, evocative. A slow burner, the single aches in its melody while demonstrating the 19 year old producer’s keen ear for both electronic and alternative-pop music. It’s an insight into KingIV’s debut EP, due out early next year and we’re keen.

Keep up to date with KingIV HERE.

Swamp (Melbourne)

Photo: El De Vito Photography

Melbourne four-piece Swamp have only been kicking around for a year, but their sound is already sounding fleshed out and exciting. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Courtney Barnett and Mac DeMarco, their latest tune “Don’t Need It” is a short but sharp injection of jangly guitar pop. They’re launching it down at Melbourne’s Bar Open next week – definitely get along see them in flight.

Swamp launch “Don’t Need It” at Bar Open on December 1st.

Keep up to date with Swamp HERE.


EZTV (New York, US)

Photo: Daniel Topeate

New York indie rockers caught our attention with their latest music video, “Reason to Run” and from there, their new album High In Place. A great handle on pop music, the band has toured with the likes of Real Estate, Merchandise and Jenny Lewis, EZTV have flexed their songwriting muscle proudly and the results definitely shine.

Follow the band HERE.


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