For the final time this month we have updated our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music with nine new tracks, including a song we exclusively premiered earlier in the week. Our Track of the Week is “Hunter”, one of two new singles released this week by Sahara Beck.
“Hunter” is a golden slice of synth pop. It’s an emotive adroit tale of what it feels like to being prejudged. There’s a little bit of darkness here coupled with infectious dancefloor vibes. It will be on her forthcoming album produced by the legend Kon Kersting. It’s been a big week for Sahara, as she collected two gongs at the Queensland Music Awards. 2023 should be a massive year for the artist.
Georgia Fields follows up her 2022 album Hiraeth this week with new single “Snakes and Ladders”. The delightfully kitschy slice of alt-pop was originally recorded back in 2012 but never made it onto an album. But, thankfully it’s now been remastered and been released out into the wild today – it’d have been terrible for this one to have been confined to the cutting room floor. Melbourne fans will have a chance to catch Georgia play a full-band hometown show at The Gasometer Hotel on April 13th. Tickets are available HERE.
Katy Steele has teased another single, “Come And See Me” from her forthcoming album, Big Star, due on the 9th June. The track has a euphoric feel to it, with Katy’s signature vocals. She has also announced a national tour to celebrate the release of the album, kicking off on the 6th July in Newcastle. Head to her website HERE for all the details.
“Button-Up Shirts” is the recently released new single from Perth’s Alannah Chapman. The stunning jazz inflected track is from Chapman’s forthcoming debut EP Heated, which is due for release in May through Hush Puppy Records. This one is just a fantastic vibe, with some beautiful vocals and those horns! Alannah Chapman is one to keep your eye on!
Another track for the dancefloor this week is “Dumb it Down” from HANDSOME. It’s her first release for 2023, and she worked with producer and songwriters Chloe Dadd, and Olive Rush from EGOISM. It’s an exciting release, cinematic and danceable with epic production.
Sydney punk quartet, Gully Days bring thudding bass and ripping riffs with the title track from their new EP Strange. If you like fun rock jams with a bit of grunt that you can sing along to then this is for you.
Cowboy Junkies are back with their first original material in five years. The lo-fi Canadian band are comprised of siblings Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins and lifelong friend Alan Anton. “What I Lost” reflects upon conversations Michael had with his father in his battle with dementia. I saw Mary Coughlan perform a couple of weeks ago, and this track reminded me of her gift for vivid storytelling.
Finally, we have an exclusive premiere this week from Aodhan.
Catch the new music updated every Friday on Apple Music:
and on Spotify:
Here’s the complete list of new additions this week:
Sahara Beck “Hunter”
Georgia Fields “Snakes and Ladders”
Katy Steele “Come And See Me”
Alannah Chapman “Button-Up Shirts”
HANDSOME “Dumb it Down”
Onyi Moss “Show Me The Woman”
Gully Days “Strange”
Cowboy Junkies “What I Lost”
Aodhan “All That I’ve Wasted” [Exclusive Video Premiere]
Header image credit: Joel Deveraux