As we roll into March, we’ve added ten new songs to our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our track of the week is “Messed Up” from Holy Holy and features rapper Kwame.
Holy Holy are a band that are always willing to experiment with new sounds and directions. They’ve certainly done that in “Messed Up” which is a ‘drum n bass’ delight, with Kwame’s confessional lyrics. It’s a taste of what’s to come in their upcoming fifth album, which promises to feature more collaborations. They have just announced a national tour in April and May – get all the details on their website HERE.
“Remnant”, the latest offering from Sydney punk hopefuls 51st Avenue showcases their potential in spades. It’s all complimented by some glossy guest vocals from the Inertia frontman Julian Latouche too.
Cub Sport are well and truly at the top of their game. “Songs About It” is a euphoric piano-driven dance track. It should become a fan-favourite of a band that continues to forge new territory.
“Aged Eyes” is the new single from UK artist Alfa Mist. The track, which features bass and vocals from longtime collaborator Kaya Thomas-Dyke, is from his forthcoming album Variables – out April 21st. It’s a beautiful, soulful number, thanks to Thomas-Dyke’s emotive vocals and those moving strings and piano melodies.
Fanny Lumsden is back with her first release of 2023, in “Millionaire”, a track that champions the things which bring joy to our lives. It might not be the literal million dollars. In the case of Fanny it was her first car, a Daewoo Ciello, and the freedom it gave her. “Give me a drive through the redgum forest and arvo at the river, lots of people, love and chaos around my kitchen table and I’m a millionaire.”
Daughter are back with “Swim Back”, another taste from their forthcoming album Stereo Mind Game. It’s a beautifully moody track, featuring an orchestra, and as always, the vocals of Elena Tonra are sublime.
Texas based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis taps into his inner folkie on new single “Gene” from his upcoming album Yesterday’s News (out May 19th). Written for his oldest son, the track is a rumination on our flawed and broken world; but one which insists on still finding the beauty and promise amidst the deluge of bad news and ugliness. Musically it is delightful in its subtlety and features some exquisite guitar work which brings to mind the likes of Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and others.
Acclaimed Norwegian musician, artist and producer Susanne Sundfør is back with a new album next month: blómi. Ahead of the album’s release Sundfør has shared two new songs, “alyosha” and “leikara ljóð”. It’s the latter we’re highlighting here. It’s a delightful and playful track, which an exquisite central vocal, some lovely birdsong interspersed throughout and a nod to the Norwegian traditional folk at the close. It’s bold, colourful and just so joyful.
Finally, today we have premiered the video for Katie Wighton’s “Narcissist”.
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Here’s the complete list of new additions this week:
Holy Holy “Messed Up” feat. Kwame
51st Avenue “Remnant” feat. Julian Latouche
Cub Sport “Songs About It”
Alfa Mist “Aged Eyes” feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke
Fanny Lumsden “Millionaire”
Robert Ellis “Gene”
Susanne Sundfør “leikara ljóð”
Daughter “Swim Back”
The Muster Point Project “Sailor’s Lament (Ode to a Ship)”
Katie Wighton “Narcissist” [Exclusive Video Premiere]