New Music Discoveries 30th September: Katy Steele, Elana Stone and more

Katy Steele

Ten more new tracks have been added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our final Track of the Week for September is “Feel So Bad” – the new single from the inimitable Katy Steele. Yes, that voice we all love so much from her days in Little Birdy is back with the gem that is “Feel So Bad”. Feeling so bad has never sounded so good. With distorted guitars and hooks to sink your teeth into, we can’t wait to hear her forthcoming album.

Katy has some upcoming shows in October and November in WA, Melbourne and Sydney. You can get your tickets HERE.

Compared to breakup songs, it’s much harder to write a love song that doesn’t suck. One artist who has managed it is Elana Stone with her latest tune, “Oregon”. It’s no surprise Elana has conquered the challenge, given the quality of her back-catalogue (one-quarter of All Our Exes Live in Texas), and the respect she has from her peers in the music world. The track is an ode to her partner Joel, who is an Oregon native.  Elana has a few gigs organised in October in Melbourne, Wollongong and Sydney to celebrate the release. Check her website for details.

French pop auteur Christine and the Queens has released “Rien Dire” from his forthcoming album, Redcar les adorables étoiles, out on 11th November. The album will be under his Redcar moniker. It’s all in French, and “Rien Dire” is French for “say nothing”.The falsettos in this masterful.

Closer to home, favourite sister duo Clews are back with “Everything is Heavy”. The track was produced by Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy. Of the track, Lily writes: “the people I love and the people around me have now been through more in life and those experiences are shaping us all. There’s been a big shift in my life and Grace’s where we’re starting to go through our first serious relationships, which has brought us closer together as sisters. ‘Everything Is Heavy’ is kind of about taking all that seriously and to heart instead of brushing it all off. The verses are about working hard for love and accepting that you’ve done all you can to make it work out, even when it doesn’t.”

“Mooney Tunes” is the latest single from Norwegian four piece Veps. The single comes from the Oslo band’s forthcoming debut album Oslo Park – out November 18th on Kanine Records. According to the band, the cheery slice of indie rock is about “being far away from someone you love”; it’s full of warmth and exudes a certain dreamy charm.

Eagle Ray is the solo project from Eora/Sydney-based musician Tom Kell (Peel). This week the project’s debut single was released. “Give It On” is an absolute joy of a track; a soft rock ballad that proudly bears its 80s inspirations – synths, soaring vocals and an abundance of raw emotion, it’s all there.

“Homesick” is the latest single to be released from Love Songs for Losers, the forthcoming album from Americana trio The Lone Bellow. The album was recorded at the possibly haunted former home of Roy Orbison; whilst “Homesick” was inspired by a dream about the late, great John Prine. We can’t wait to hear the rest of this record.

LA-based Aussie DJ and producer, GEM has the heartbreaking and riveting “RUINS”. You can hear more of this ethereal voice on her EP, Healing Feelings which was released today.

We wouldn’t normally be running a re-make of a classic, but with Paul Kelly it was hard to resist. A new recording of “To Her Door” has landed on his mixtape, Drinking which was released today. If you are lucky enough to be in Melbourne, then don’t miss his Making Gravy show on December 9. Get all the details HERE. Those of us elsewhere will weep into our cornflakes.

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Here’s the complete list of additions this week:

Katy Steele “Feel So Bad”
Elana Stone “Oregan”
Veps “Mooney Tunes”
Paul Kelly “To Her Door”
Eddie Island “Honey”
Christine & The Queens “Rien Dire”
Eagle Ray “Give It On”
Clews “Everything is Heavy”
The Lone Bellow “Homesick”
GEM “Ruins”