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.
‘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.
LAURA MAC, a loved-up duo living in the hinterlands, are creating fun, vibrant, tongue-in-cheek tunes. Laura Maclachlan and Zac Connely refuse to conform to genre-norms. Instead they’re throwing out the energy that they want to see and crafting music that exists completely in its own space. ‘Garage Full of Dreams’ will leave you sifting through all the music influences that come swarming into your mind, but it’s LAURA MAC’s vision of taking it a little further that sets them apart from the masses.
Georgia Fields, the lovingly dubbed ‘art-pop alchemist’, has released the official music video for her latest track Find Your Way Back. Premiering on LIKE VELVET Music today, the video clip, directed by award winning filmmaker Rohan Spong, captures Georgia’s lyrical storytelling through its scribbled picture-book style. With recurring motifs, it’s a visual experience that becomes deeper with each view and imparts a sense of incurable homesickness as Georgia reminisces on a place that never really existed in the first place.
Taylor B-W’s latest track ‘I’m So Broke’ is a conversational song primed with a plucky bassline, melodic R&B swagger and a signature West Coast whistle. Continuing her dedication to the ’90s revival – as we saw in previous track ‘Nunchucks’ – Taylor B-W is combining modern electro-pop influences with the nostalgia of ’90s hip hop and R&B to create bouncy, playful tunes that speak to you on both a physical and emotional level. Read on to stream Taylor B-W’s brand new single ‘I’m So Broke’ before its official release on 9 July.
Last month, Sydney-siders Oh My My released their cinematic track ‘Make Me Feel Alive Tonight’ as part of a double A-side drop including ‘We All Want the Lights Down’. The heart-racing, anthemic track is a bold take on our 20s, where the nights are often big, the choices aren’t always great, and the memories are like nothing else we’ll ever create. Today, the duo release an acoustic rendition of this passionate track, released exclusively on LIKE VELVET Music. Stripping right back to just two guitars and a powerful vocal line, this version packs a whole new emotive punch and offers a newfound tenderness.
Earlier this month, Brisbane singer/songwriter Tiarne unveiled her latest dreamy track, ‘Flora’. A song about ‘understanding how trauma has ultimately affected the way a person handles their relationships’, the delicate and minimalist track is a haunting, beautiful and honest piece of music. We spoke with Tiarne about her songwriting, what it’s like to bear her soul through music, and her dream dinner party.
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.
‘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.