New Music Discoveries 1st September: Hannah Cameron, Clews, The Terry’s and more

Hannah Cameron

As we roll into spring in the southern hemisphere, we’ve added ten new tracks to our Discovery Playlist on Apple Music and Spotify, including two tracks we exclusively premiered this week. Our Track of the Week comes from Naarm/Melbourne’s Hannah Cameron and her new single “The Wrong Way”.

If ever you have felt like you’ve been investing in a relationship that isn’t going to be reciprocated then this is the track for you. Described by Hannah as “five years of therapy in song form”, the track is a perfect antidote for those that have been forking out emotional energy without a return. That conversation just isn’t going to end well! We’ve long been a fan of Hannah at the AU, so it’s music to ears that her forthcoming album, Holding Pattern,  is about to drop on 22nd September. Hannah is also performing at BIGSOUND – at Soapbox (5th Sep) and Stranded Bar (6th Sep). If you are lucky enough to be there, don’t miss her.

“Strange” is the new single from Australian alt-folk songwriter Lawson Hull. Written during a period of uncertainty, this beautifully tender track, is a pretty relatable meditation on personal growth and that ever nagging fear of failure. Atmospheric, soulful, and full of warmth, there’s something wonderfully comforting about Hull’s music, and “Strange” is no exception.

The Terrys are a favourite in the AU office. We see a new single from the boys from Gerringong, we’re going to share it with you. So, here’s “Silent Disco” — the band’s latest release and the first taste of their forthcoming album. Delivered with a swagger that’s infectious, “Silent Disco” is a carefree, catchy and punchy little number that’s just a whole lot of fun. We expect it to be a crowd favourite on the band’s tour in New Zealand and Europe.

“Jordan and the Nile” is the new single from Austin-based singer-songwriter Jason Hawk Harris. The striking gospel-esque track is the first single from Harris’ forthcoming new album Thin Places, which is due out next month via Bloodshot Records. According to Harris, it is one of those tracks that perhaps nearly never was: “The chorus of ‘Jordan and the Nile’ came to me in a random burst of writing in about 10 seconds, the rest of the song took four years, three recording sessions and 12 musicians to complete. During the process, we were interrupted by natural disasters, life-threatening medical emergencies and the first pandemic in 100 years”.

“Underachiever” is the second single to be released from Any Girl, the solo project for singer/songwriter Reija Lee. If ever you’ve felt like you’ve been faking it, that you are suffering from imposter syndrome, then you will be able to resonate with this track. It has an upbeat country tinge to it, a richness and honesty to it and some sweet guitars. The track was co-written with producer and guitarist Jesse Pattinson from The Delta Riggs.

Also this week we also mark the return of Sydney duo Clews, with their new single “Can’t Be Real”, as well as Bornean-Australian multi-disciplinary artist Omar Musa with the inclusion of his new track “Fire on the Hills”. Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Eilish Gilligan has also released “I’m Not The One”.

Finally, we have two exclusive premieres, from KHAOS EMRLD and Concrete Surfers.

Catch the new music updated every Friday on Apple Music:

and on Spotify:

Here’s the complete list of new additions this week:

Hannah Cameron “The Wrong Way”
Lawson Hull “Strange”
Eilish Gilligan “I’m Not The One”
The Terrys “Silent Disco”
Any Girl “Underachiever”
Jason Hawk Harris “Jordan and the Nile”
Clews “Can’t Be Real”
Omar Musa “Fire On The Hills”
KHAOS EMRLD “not the same” [Exclusive Video Premiere]
Concrete Surfers “Control”  [Exclusive Video Premiere]