New Music Discoveries 6th May: Alta Falls, Jaguar Jonze and more

We are easing into May with another nine tracks added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, including one exclusive premiere. 

Our Track of the Week is “Trust Me”, the new single from Brisbane electro pop duo Alta Falls. The track, the duo’s first of 2022, was inspired by a ‘bittersweet’ trip to the 2017 AFL Grand Final for Adelaide Crows supporter and lead singer Nathanael. Recorded with producer Aidan Hogg (Jaguar Jonze), “Trust Me” is brimming with ambition, with a big sound, well crafted lyricism (which you’d never think was about AFL), on point vocals and some strong 80s vibes. 

“PUNCHLINE” has dropped today from creative powerhouse Jaguar Jonze. It’s an on-point observation about the lack of colour, and the added challenges of ‘making it’ as a marginalised person. Her debut album has also been announced. BUNNY MODE will be released on the 3rd June.

“bleed me out” is the new single from Seattle/Portland band MARBLE. The third single from their forthcoming debut LP the shadow in me, the song is described by the band as being about “love, grief, self-sacrifice, and exhaustion in the shadow of a decades-long relationship” and the closest they’ll get to writing a love song. It’s a moody and atmospheric piece, with a sublime vocal performance from singer/guitarist Chantel Bailey that’s reminiscent of the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Lana Del Ray.

One of the bright young acts tearing up the north of England is post-punk Cliché Cult who hail from Leeds. “Plastic World” is the fifth single from the band, and is bound to appeal to fans of The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. Local fans of Johnny Hunter should also be able to relate.

New Zealand’s Wallace has released a nostalgic look at young love in “Arcade Queen”. She too has announced her debut album, And Other Colours, to be released on 10th August. She has shows in June in Sydney and Melbourne – check her website for details.

Also added to the playlist are new tracks from French folk singer-songwriter Jeff Mailfert; Denver psych pop artist Graffiti Welfare; as well as the atmospheric new single from European group Who Are You Lutra Lutra??

Rounding out the list is “Love’s Not Enough” from Big Orange  (premiere).

Catch the new music updated every Friday on our Apple Discovery Playlist:

And on Spotify:

Here’s the complete list of additions this week:

Alta Falls “Trust Me”
Jaguar Jonze “Punchline”
MARBLE “bleed me out”
Cliché Cult “Plastic World”
Wallace “Arcade Queen”
Graffiti Welfare “Just Follow”
Jeff Mailfert “Let Me Travel”
Who Are You Lutra Lutra ?? “You Don’t Know More”
Big Orange “Love’s Not Enough” [Exclusive Video Premiere]