Sticky Fingers is the first hypnotically sexy release from Melbourne-based drag queen, vocalist and producer, Dirty Versachi, and it is absolutely overflowing with deliciously steamy hooks. From the refined song production to the lush visuals in the official video, their execution is spectacular – and we can’t wait to see more.
With eight years of DJing under her belt and an enviable history of working alongside some of the biggest global artists of the day, Jesabel has today released her highly anticipated debut pop single, Gemini. An electrifying and exuberant track, Gemini is dripping head-to-toe in sheer sugary energy.
Well, if anyone has a knack for timing, it must be E for Echo. As Melbourne sinks into its first day of a new circuit-breaker lockdown, Sydney-based group E for Echo release their new single ‘Killing Time’ – a song that is all about life in a COVID-ravaged world (and no, we promise they’re not rubbing it in). With pyjamas as the dress code, the group have also released an official video clip. But instead of the masked population taking walks to spot cuddly toys in neighbouring windows, there’s a cute-but-angry life size teddy bear tormenting them from the street.
Sensational sister duo CLEWS have released their dynamic new EP, Loveluck Omens. Vibrant, exciting, energetic, and feminine – the four-track release is a powerfully punchy collection that is simply begging for a live show. While the EP is inspired by a lifetime of independence, the pair have put together an exclusive list of their Top 5 Break Up Songs for Like Velvet readers.
Brisbane duo Syrup (a.k.a Harry Pratt and Henry Anderson) have an ability to craft infectious bops that penetrate your system and instantly make you feel good. Full bodied and littered with grooves and hooks, the plucky guitar is a stand out in a track that has all the hallmarks of disco, dance and pop.
Together is a song that creates vastness in an enclosed space and provides a complete body shake up in a really tight production. Pulling from his ‘love of trance, house and progressive synths’, Perth artist Solsta has created an intense and understated track with a touch of lightness from vocalist BEXX.
Melbourne indie-rock group The Velvet Club are making their mark for serving up bright and jangly indie rock tunes. Their latest track ‘Everything’s Changing’ embodies the kind of infallible easy listening Aussie musicians craft so well, providing a relaxed beachy soundtrack to help you escape the upcoming winter.
Honey is the kind of song that you want to soak up on repeat. It’s full of warning signs, heavy self-reflection, and unshackling from fear of the unknown. Musically, it matches the journey. Gentle intensity is only the warm up for a song that triggers a spark of an unexpected energy before stripping right back to its rawness once again. Camp 8 (a.k.a. Reuben Apirana) has captured our heart and soul in a song that stunningly showcases heartache and the unanticipated gratification of change.
Paying homage to late rapper Mac Miller, Utah-based indie rock band Sunsleeper have released a stunning cover of Come Back to Earth. Breathing new meaning into a painfully beautiful song, Mac Miller’s lyricism is proving enduring in an unforeseen future, and Sunsleeper have exquisitely paid tribute to that without overstepping the mark.