RELEASE: Rebecca Black Was Here

‘Rebecca Black Was Here’ marks the triumphant return of one the most recognised pop culture figures of the past decade. Since her debut at the age of thirteen back in 2011, Rebecca Black has travelled a long and winding road to get to where she is today. Taking back control of her own narrative and redefining her space, the singer/songwriter/queer creator, has launched a vivid and sonically diverse six-track project that shows remarkable musical growth and an exciting future.

FEATURE: CLEWS

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.

EP: Starters & Appetizers – Fancy Normal

Last month saw the release of Starters & Appetizers, the bountiful debut EP from Melbourne pop duo FancyNormal. Colourfully chronicling some of the most relatable pitfalls of our teenage years, Jules and Noni have taken ‘the most romantic musical era ever of ’80s synth pop’ and softened the awkward moments with a warm sparkling glow that makes it all okay.

FEATURE: Seabass

SEABASS, the indie-rockers from Adelaide, have recently released their debut EP Always Kidding. In seven tracks, the group have brilliantly showcased all extremes – from the hectic to the calm, blasting chords to gentle serenades, and outward boldness to introspective vulnerability. They’ve certainly given it their all. Read on as we take a look at the EP and hear about the group’s Albums of Influence.

EP: Before Dawn – Quiet Blue

Before Dawn, the debut EP from Melbourne-based artist Quiet Blue (a.k.a Nic Georgiou) is a ‘love letter to the night’. Describing himself as having ‘an intense relationship’ with the night time, Quiet Blue has curated a beautiful collection of tracks to capture the private serenity of spending time in the darkness with your own thoughts.

PREMIERE: Trace Decay’s debut EP ‘Monstrous Subconscious’

There’s something about Trace Decay’s sound that gives you the sense of standing alone in an arena and witnessing your own private spectacle. Their debut EP Monstrous Subconscious, officially released tomorrow, is a five-track experience full of cascading guitars and compelling vocals. The Melbourne indie-pop pair have deftly created a brilliant debut that plays with melancholy and hope. Read on for an early listen of Monstrous Subconscious.

PLAYLIST: The Bonnie Doons X Like Velvet Music

Last month, Brisbane’s The Bonnie Doons released their EP The Betweeners. Premised on making better decisions, The Betweeners is a four-track collection of delectably warm and funky tunes that lyrically explore reevaluating our lives and doing what’s best for us. As The Bonnie Doons continue to write music that has us excitedly throwing back to so many classic genres, we asked the boys to give us a list of some of their favourite tracks.

EP: Living In the Heat of It All – Andy Martin

Last month, Brisbane-based multi instrumentalist Andy Martin released his debut EP, Living In The Heat Of It All. He’s a musician who is certainly not afraid of big arrangements, and this EP proves just how boldly he’s willing to push his own boundaries. Andy manages to take from the familiar while bending the rules, constantly surprising us with unlikely little nuances. Read on as we take a look at each track of Living In The Heat Of It All.

EP: Normality – Tanya George

You just cannot argue with talent. You cannot fight with the kind of voice that has a range that pierces through the ceiling and bursts into the sky. You cannot deny the kind of vision it takes to create something from nothing but your own voice and the technical bits that actually bring that to life. Not many people take on that fight and come out on top, but busker Tanya George has smashed it out of the park with her debut EP Normality.

EP: Side A- Leisure

As New Zealand five-piece Leisure celebrate their fifth year together, we celebrate the release of their dreamy groove-filled EP, Side A. Side A is a soothing collection of psychedelic guitar, sparkling synth, tranquil reverb and calming vocals. It’s not always easy to create an EP that shines from start to finish with every single track clearly owning its own space – but that’s exactly what Leisure have achieved.