Cairns-based artist Jelly Oshen has added his own personal reflection to the growing list of pandemic-inspired tracks. The 21-year-old’s self-described genre of ‘island-flava’ – a mix of indie-pop and R&B – is on full display in Bordalonely as he bottles up a mix of lockdown misery and blissful music.
New Zealand’s own Matthew Young has released a sparkling new alt-pop track that tackles the hard realities and consequences of substance abuse contrasted against a bright and euphoric tune. ‘Like Falling’ looks at good times gone too far in a song that’s wrapped up in teen-nostalgia, instantly creating an emotional connection.
Multi-instrumentalist FKJ today releases ‘Greener’ – the first delectable track off his upcoming second studio album ‘V I N C E N T’ (out 10 June). The enviable collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana combines Santana’s signature Latin American jazz infused rock ‘n’ roll with the modern hues of ambient electronics, and the result is luscious sophistication.
In less than two and half minutes, Bri Clark will draw you into an cavernous spiral that bleeds with overwhelming intensity. ‘Waiting’ simultaneously explores the torturous mindsets of love, heartache and living with chronic illness, weaving through a tumultuous journey and cleverly culminating in a sense of frustrating incompleteness.
NZ-raised, LA-based musician Ny Oh has released her latest enchanting track, ‘Garden of Eden’. With her delicate vocals dancing around a captivating folk melody, Ny Oh continues to awe us with her spellbinding songwriting ahead of her forthcoming EP ‘Ny Oh’s Garden of Eden’ (due 11 March). Exploring the complexities of life while reveling in the simplicity of having love amongst the chaos, Garden of Eden is a stunning song that delves deeply into trying to understand the world around us.
Turtle Skull, a band of the self-appointed ‘flower doom’ genre, are gearing up to play at Young Henrys Best Served Loud in January. With a catalogue of immersive psychedelic music behind them, Turtle Skull provide an all-in experience. We had a chat to the group about their album Monoliths and what’s ahead in the next 12 months.
The Young Henrys Best Served Loud Mini-Fest has been rescheduled for 8 January 2022. Boasting a killer line-up and ‘mates rates’ drinks, this is one sure-fire way to kick off the new year. Young Henrys has also announced that they’re taking over Wayward’s at Newtown’s Bank Hotel each Friday in December with free music and drinks specials. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve even launched a brand new G+T tinnie. Read on for more details.
‘Dreamworld’ is a track that oozes with a familiarity that you want to chase down and hold onto tightly. Andy Martin’s pop-rock songwriting is just as nostalgic as it is exciting and new. He continues to deliver surprises as his rhythmic progression travels between vibrant and punchy, and his latest track Dreamworld is no exception. With his energy never dwindling, any heartbreak or angst addressed by Andy resonates musically through unifying lyricism and feel-good melodies.
Join Ali Barter, Montaigne, Ainslie Wills and Nadeah as they kick off the first EP from So Frenchy So Chic’s YÉ-YÉ 2.0. Serenading us in French and embodying a modern twist on the classic ’60s yé-yé sound, these four artists have brought their own magic to well-known tracks to reignite your inner French passions.