Sydney five-piece Jackie Brown Jr have followed the release of their latest track ‘Happy (you wanna be)’ with a confetti-filled, prop-laden video clip. Matching the cheerful and contagious energy of the track itself, the fast-paced clip will get your feet moving, your smile widening and your insides bubbling over with happy liberation. Take this as your cure to the midweek slump – it’s guaranteed to spark some fun in your day.
LASHES (a.k.a Ballarat local Yohanna Bright) has released an emotive track about the unrequited love that sometimes stems from friendship. ‘Heavenly’ is a song that is fiercely passionate and awakens your senses. Instead of retreating under the crushing weight of someone else’s decisions in a soured fling, LASHES is reflecting on the impressions left behind.
Crossing into the realm of baroque-pop, the dark and moody debut track from Victorian singer/songwriter Tia Tamora has allowed her to quickly assert her grasp on her own brand of ‘Australian Gothic’. ‘Picnic’ immediately throws the listener off guard, as maniacally laughing birds intertwine with a haunted kind of merry-go-round tune. We invite you to get to know Tia Tamora a little more as she tells us about her dream dinner party and the trends she wishes never went out of style.
Ethereal Tasmanian singer/songwriter Nuria has created a stirring and vivid composition in her latest track ‘Closer’ which is premiering exclusively on LIKE VELVET Music today. Continuing to evoke a sense of fantasy against soul piercing beauty, Nuria’s heavenly songwriting is becoming bolder and thunderously spectacular.
Spanish-born and Sydney-based, ANGE is crafting her neo-soul style with emotive pop and sparkling synths. Her latest track, ‘Antidote’ is an ode to unrequited love and is steeped in a slow and sensual glow. Effortlessly moving between Spanish and English, the romance of the Latin language only bolsters the mystique and flirtatiousness of the song to create a weightless, dreamy composition.
Sydney singer Abby Fuller has released a funky shower of sunshine in her latest track, ‘Good Mood’. It’s a lively song with a simple message – use the good times to recharge so that you can shine your light through the dark times too. With an R&B/chunky funk crossover that absolutely pops and a rolling chorus that forms one juicy hook, Good Mood lingers long after it has ended.
Victorian duo Square Dance Caller (a.k.a brothers Mick and Brendan Etherington) have taken a heightened rock approach to their debut track ‘Swimming Pool’. It’s a refined production full of uncomplicated elements, drawing on both classic songs and modern indie rock influences. The result is an unforgettable tune that’s a little bit dreamy, a little bit dark, and a whole lotta dirty.
‘Suffer and Swim’ is based around a Latin-style groove with vibrant jazz influences. Evoking the warmth of the setting sun and the ambience of the late afternoon light, the Cafe del Mar vibe of Sampology’s latest track puts you straight into vacation mode. Featuring the effortlessly breezy vocals of Allysha Joy and guitar work of Beau Diako, Suffer and Swim is a poised production that incites easy movement and laid-back bliss.
Anna Cordell is going to hold an extra special place in the hearts of ’80s and ’90s kids. She has a stunning command over the best of indie-folk and ’90s rock, while equally capturing the creeping influence of the ’60s and ’70s. Listening to ‘The Children’ is like plummeting into a decades-long time warp, with each moment bringing a new blast of nostalgia and the desire to sink into a pile of records for hours on end.
‘Wonder’ is the latest release from American future-funk producer Yung Bae that forcibly demands your attention in all the right ways. Amidst a sonic waterfall of magic, and a bit of that signature James Bond-style soundtrack intensity, Wonder is absolutely glowing. Throw in the infatuating vocals of Californian rapper Channel Tres, and you’ve got an orgasmic whirlwind of chunky beats that is undeniably lustrous.