New Music Discoveries 9th September: Hailey Beavis, Conrad Sewell, Surf Shop Cops and more

Another ten tracks have been added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, including two singles we exclusively premiered earlier this week. Our Track of the Week is “Crow” from Scottish indie-folk artist Hailey Beavis. 

The release of “Crow” accompanies the announcement of Beavis’ debut album i’ll put you where the trombone slides, which is out November 4th on OK Pal Records. According to Beavis, the song was written in a moment of clarity, and the realisation that instead of trying to fit the mould and to conform to other’s expectations, you should “accept your own true nature instead of trying to make it small and hidden.”

The single is a gorgeous slice of indie folk. It’s full of warmth and built around rich and modulating instrumentation, capped off by an idiosyncratic and affecting vocal performance from the Edinburgh artist.  

“God Save the Queen” is the first new music from Conrad Sewell since his debut 2019 album, LIFE. Described as a departure from his previous sound, the single is high-octane rock and roll, and a riot of energy.

Perth trio Surf Shop Cops have just released their debut album Constant State. The album follows a coming-of-age narrative, with songwriter Michael Slitenbachs reflecting on the hard truths of growing up and the things he dislikes about his younger self. It’s an album that’s full of swagger, style and intensity. We’ve added the album’s title track to the playlist this week, but any of the album’s ten tracks could make the cut.  

Following stand out performances at BIGSOUND this week we’re also adding recent tracks from Full Flower Moon BandBanjo Lucia, and Adam Newling to the playlist.

Finally we also have the new singles from Newcastle alt-rockers Slow Cinema and psych rockers Tug, both of which we premiered earlier this week.

Catch the new music updated every Friday on Apple Music

and on Spotify:

Here’s the complete list of additions this week:

Hailey Beavis “Crow”
Courtney Marie Andrews “These Are The Good Old Days”
Conrad Sewell “God Save The Queen”
Surf Shop Cops “Constant State”
Dry Cleaning “Gary Ashby”
Full Flower Moon Band “Hurt Nobody”
Banjo Lucia “Lion Boy”
Adam Newling “Leather Face”
Slow Cinema “Balta” [Exclusive Single Premiere]
Tug “Emanate” [Exclusive Single Premiere]

Header Photo: Hailey Beavis by Greg Ryan