New Music Discoveries 8th July: Isabella Manfredi, Kav Temperley and more

Ten more tracks have been added to our Discovery playlist on Apple Music and Spotify; including our Track of the Week – “Naive” from Isabella Manfredi. “Naive” is the second single from Manfredi’s upcoming album, izzi, which has just been announced, and will be released on Friday, 2nd September. The track features Nigerian-born-Australian-based singer-songwriter rapper Pricie. Reflecting on falling in love again, and wanting to make the most of being a wife, a mother and an artist, the single captures perfectly the moment when optimism and joy grip feverishly and blissfully.

Also on the playlist this week we have “Part of the Band” the brand new single from The 1975. The single is the first to be released from their forthcoming 5th album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, which is out October 14th.

“Home Song” is the latest track from Perth-based Joan & The Giants. A fitting release for Naidoc week, it was written by Grace Newton-Wordsworth to her partner, Aaron Birch, a First Nations artist of the Nimanboor/ Nyul Nyul nation. Birch was home in West Kimberley at the time, mourning the death of his grandmother, a woman of the Stolen Generation.

Eskimo Joe‘s Kav Temperley has teamed up with the fabulous Katy Steele to create the dreamy “Graduation Day”, a reflection on Kav’s own graduation growing up in Fremantle. Steele’s vocals are always distinctive and a delight to hear. Kav has announced a national tour in July and August, so catch that if you can.

Sydney’s Dear Seattle continue to impress, with the latest single “Hear to Say” from their highly anticipated album Someday (out 2nd September). The track is about acknowledging past sins and vowing to make better in the future.

“Thank You” is the new single from Australian artist Jamie-Lee Dimes. It’s a beautiful slow burner of a song; quite stripped back, with a sublime vocal performance at its centre. You’ve also got some lovely atmospheric guitar just to fully complement to the whole vibe of the piece. 

Sydney singer-songwriter Pete Campbell released his new EP a second glance earlier this week. “Waltz For The Common” is one of the release’s stand out tracks. Firmly rooted in the folk/Australiana genre, the track features a delightful combination of guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. There are also some beautiful guest vocals from Maya Simmons.

Accomplished Sydney dance-pop trio Art Vs Science return with, “I Saw You”, the lead single from their first studio album in seven years. Complete with live drums and airy vocals over driving beats and soaring synths, the first taste is promising. Finally, we also have “True Love”, the latest single from Tassie rockers Verticoli is one to get you out of your seat and onto the dancefloor from the moment you press play. Edgy riffs, fast drums and dominating vocals make this a certified banger.

Catch the new music updated every Friday on Apple Music

and on Spotify:

Here’s the complete list of additions this week:

Isabella Manfredi “Naive”
Jamie-Lee Dimes “Thank You”
The 1975 “Part of the Band”
Joan & The Giants – “Home Song”
Kav Temperley and Katy Steele – “Graduation Day”
Pete Campbell “Waltz for the Common”
Mad Rush “Lancaster Euphoria”
Dear Seattle – “Here to Stay”
Verticoli “True Love”
Art Vs Science “I Saw You”

Header Image: Brittany Lucas