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.
Jordan Merrick’s latest song is a swooning blues track full of warm lazy slides, cozy deep vocals, and provokingly glum thoughts. Melodically, Lonelier Than You hovers somewhere between a barnyard slow dance while lyrically, it expresses a downward spiral into a bizarre reality. It’s a booze-soaked tune that is altogether simple, charming, witty and despondent.
Brisbane group Sunflower have released their shining new track Thin Skin. A sentimental track full of warmth, the vastness of an orchestra and the reliability of rock, Thin Skin is an all-encompassing, passionate piece of music. Accompanied by the official video that takes a dreamy stroll through varying scenes, Sunflower have captured the freeing feeling of finally letting things go.
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.
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.
South-African born and Queensland-based MiCCY has dished up a deliciously catchy tune in Tug of War. A vibrant and playful track that’s almost impossible to sit still with, it’s sensuously slick with effortless glamour. The clever conflation of genres and unique vocal phrasing sets MiCCY a step apart, helping the tune happily linger in your head for days.
Brisbane alt-pop outfit Syrup have returned with their latest exploration into more funk-laden and bass-driven tunes. Bottled up as an instant mood-shifter, Turn is demanding an audience that will sing, clap and dance along with it. On the path to becoming the ultimate festival track of the season, this is a tune to celebrate with – so pop the cork and keep the good times flowing.
Sarah Saint James is beaming with confidence and bubbling with vindication in her latest track BIG BOY. It’s not just an outpouring of frustration, nor is it just a celebration of finding empowerment – it’s a downright party about leaving the dream-squashers and time-wasters floundering at the starting line.