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#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: Discover Fresh Music Releases By Aussie and Kiwi Artists

Written by Ryan O'Connor on 16th May, 2022
#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: Discover Fresh Music Releases By Aussie and Kiwi Artists

As the music industry continues to face the very real effects of the ever-evolving global health crisis, there has never been a better time to support the local music scene by getting stuck into some of the best new releases from local Australian and New Zealand artists.

We've curated our very own playlist full of fresh local music releases so that you can help support musos through this tough time. Check out some of our favourite new releases below.



New Releases: 


2step - Ed Sheeran ft. Budjerah

Rising Aussie favourite Budjerah has teamed up with the legendary Ed Sheeran on new '2step' remix. Budjerah's smooth and soulful vocals perfectly compliment Ed's signature pop style.

Listen to '2step' featuring Budjerah via Spotify.


Get Me Outta Here - G Flip

Singer, songwriter and producer G Flip has dropped a steamy new track 'Get Me Outta Here,' with the music video featuring partner and star of hit Netflix series Selling Sunset, Chrishell Stause.

Check it out via Spotify and catch G Flip at FALLS this New Year!


Melted Into Two - Dune Rats

Brissie rockers Dune Rats have premiered the official video for their grungy new banger 'Melted Into Two.' The track will have you jumping and headbanging into the week!

Get around 'Melted Into Two' via Spotify today.


Cry - Cat & Calmell

Sydney-based pop powerhouses Cat & Calmell are paving their way in the Aussie pop scene with the upbeat and catchy new single 'Cry.' The duo are also embarking on a tour in support of the #1 triple j Most Played track.

Add 'Cry' to your playlist via Spotify or catch Cat & Calmell live in Melbourne and Sydney.


Everything - Miiesha

The incredible Miiesha has dropped yet another masterpiece with her new track 'Everything.' The vibes are mellow, dreamy, and we can't get enough.

Listen to 'Everything' via Spotify today.


Killing It Off - Coterie

Perth-based four-piece Coterie are all funk on their new single 'Killing It Off' and will leave you longing to hear more.

Get into Coterie's new track 'Killing It Off' via Spotify.


Boy - Harvey Sutherland

Melbourne-based producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Sutherland has just dropped his debut album 'Boy,' a hypermodern take on funk music, along with a national tour in support of the album.

Listen to Harvey Sutherland's new album 'Boy' via Spotify or get tickets to see him live on tour!


Sort It Out - Beddy Rays

Aussie coastal rock favourites Beddy Rays have dropped their second single of the year with a punchy new track 'Sort it Out.' With crashing percussions and the band's signature gritty sound, the track will certainly get you in the mood to mosh!

Check out Beddy Rays' new single via Spotify.


Yours & Mine - Horrorshow

Sydney hip-hop duo Horrorshow have dropped a hot new track 'Yours & Mine.' With fire bars and a catchy hook, it is certainly one to check out. 

Listen to 'Yours & Mine' via Spotify or get tickets to see Horrorshow live at a venue near you.


Hollywood - Bessie

Perth-based artist Bessie has just released a whimsical new track titled 'Hollywood.' The song features ethereal vocals with a dreamy reverb, proving Bessie is one to watch in the local music scene.

Check out Bessie's new single 'Hollywood' from her upcoming EP via Spotify.


Mallrat - Surprise Me ft. Azealia Banks

Aussie indie favourite Mallrat has teamed up with enigmatic US rapper Azealia Banks on their new single 'Surprise Me.' Proving opposites attract, the song meshes both artists' totally unique styles into one hot track.

Get into 'Surprise Me' via Spotify.


White Flag Waves - Niko Walters

Up and coming New Zealand singer-songwriter Niko Walters has dropped his new album 'White Flag Waves.' With music in his DNA, being the younger brother of SIX60 lead singer Matiu Walters, Niko is showcasing his own signature hip hop and R&B sound to the world.

Check out 'White Flag Waves' via Spotify or catch Niko Walters live on his upcoming album release tour in New Zealand.


BAYNK - Adolescence

Kiwi electronic producer BAYNK has dropped his highly anticipated album 'Adolescence.' The record features ten stellar tracks and collaborations with incredible artists by the likes of Cub Sport, Tinashe, Cosmo's Midnight and more, making the perfect summer-sendoff soundtrack.

Listen to BAYNK's 'Adolescence' via Spotify and catch BAYNK on his Adolescence Australian and New Zealand 2022 Tour!


Clarity - Vance Joy

Aussie export Vance Joy has dropped a lively and upbeat new tune 'Clarity.' True to form, Vance Joy delivers another awesome track and we have no choice but to press repeat.

Get into Vance Joy's new single 'Clarity' via Spotify or catch him live in your city on The Long Way Home Tour 2022!


Exit Sign - Teenage Dads

Soak up the nineties and noughties nostalgia with Teenage Dads' new track titled 'Exit Sign.' The song sounds like it's straight off the soundtrack of an early 2000s movie in the absolute best way possible!

Listen to 'Exit Sign' by Teenage Dads via Spotify.


It's Been a Long Day - Spacey Jane

Show Perth's very own Spacey Jane some love by getting into their new track 'It's Been a Long Day,' showcasing the band's incredible talent and versatility.

Check it out via today via Spotify.


Woman - Confidence Man

Your favourite Aussie electro pop band Confidence Man are here to make you move with the release of their new track 'Woman' from the brand new album 'TILT.' Do yourself a favour and get into it!

Check it out via Spotify today or catch Confidence Man live.


Girl Sports - Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

Canberra's own four-piece Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers are giving punk-pop realness with their new gal power track 'Girl Sports.' Release all your pent up angst with this new banger!

Listen to 'Girl Sports' via Spotify or catch the band live at a venue near you.


Tickets - DICE

We promise it's not just the name of this song that has us excited! Perth's DICE band have dropped a fire new single 'Tickets' along with the release of their new EP 'Adolescent Arcade.'

Listen to the band's new EP via Spotify today.


bootleg jordans - Saint Lane

Kiwi-born rapper and singer-songwriter Saint Lane has dropped a new track 'bootleg jordans.' The song is a fusion of several genres, proving an anomaly just like the genre-blending man himself!

Check out bootleg jordans via Spotify today.


Superstar - Sycco

Aussie singer-songwriter Sycco is one to watch, and in case there was any doubt, she is proving it once and for all with her new track 'Superstar.'

Check it out via Spotify today or catch Sycco live at Jive Adelaide on Sun 10 April.


When You Feel Like This - Hermitude, The Jungle Giants

Blue Mountains hip hop duo Hermitude have joined forces with Brisbane indie rockers The Jungle Giants on their new track 'When You Feel Like This.' The song features glitchy production elements and infectious synths, making for an epic collab.

Listen to 'When You Feel Like This' via Spotify and get tickets to see Hermitude live at the Sydney Opera House in June.


UR Heart - Bag Raiders

Aussie electronic duo Bag Raiders aren't shy when it comes to showcasing their prowess as producers. Their new track 'UR Heart' certainly proves this as the entrancing beat builds and reveals the soundtrack to your next night out.

You can add it to your playlist via Spotify.


History - Mitch James

Kiwi singer-songwriter Mitch James will get you moving with his funky new track 'History.' If you love a classic, catchy pop song as much as we do, be sure to check it out!

Listen in via Spotify.


Sick To My Stomach - merci,mercy

Trending Aussie singer-songwriter merci, mercy has dropped a brand new track 'Sick To My Stomach.' Ironically, the song will make you anything but sick to your stomach with its catchy hook and super cool production.

Give it a listen via Spotify today.


Teeth - Mallrat

Aussie favourite Mallrat has released a punchy new single 'Teeth' after unveiling her debut album 'Butterfly Blue.' The track features 90s rock influences and feels like a totally fresh direction compared to Mallrat's signature indie sound.

Listen to 'Teeth' via Spotify or catch Mallrat live at Canberra's UC Refectory in April! 


On Your Own - Hayden James featuring Cassian, Elderbrook

Hayden James has teamed up with fellow Sydney musician Cassian and English producer Elderbrook on the electrifying new track 'On Your Own.' The song is upbeat, vibey and perfect for your next rave.

Add it to your playlist via Spotify.


It's So Real - The Black Seeds

Kiwi eight-piece The Black Seeds have dropped a brand new single 'It's So Real,' teasing the release of their upcoming album in June. The track is funky, smooth and totally contagious!

Check it out via Spotify.


Marry Myself - BENEE

Fast-rising Kiwi popstar BENEE has released a fresh single 'Marry Myself' from her brand new EP 'Lychee.' The song is one of seven funky bops on the new release and deserves the full attention of your ears.

Listen to BENEE's new EP 'Lychee' via Spotify or get tickets to see her live at a venue near you.


Still Dream - Miiesha

Miiesha does it again, leaving little doubt she is one to watch in the Aussie R&B scene. 'Still Dream' is introspective and whimsical as Miiesha showcases her ability to transport listeners with her music.

Listen to Miiesha's dreamy new track via Spotify.


Selfish - GRAACE

Sydney singer-songwriter GRAACE has dropped a five track EP titled 'Self Preservation.' The release carries a somber tone throughout, particularly in the opening track 'Selfish' with its perfect harmonies and vocal layering.

Check out GRAACE's new EP 'Self Preservation' via Spotify or get tickets to see her live at Sydney's Oxford Art Factory this Wed 9 Mar 2022!


Say Nothing - Flume featuring MAY-A

ARIA topping DJ Flume and Aussie singer-songwriter MAY-A have dropped a fire new track 'Say Nothing.' Flume's unmatched production perfectly compliments MAY-A's powerful vocals, confirming the song as an absolute banger.

Check it out today via Spotify.


What Should I Do? - Budjerah

Budjerah has dropped a killer new track titled 'What Should I Do?' The song is giving serious electro-RNB vibes and we can't get enough.

Check it out today via Spotify or get tickets to see Budjerah live at a venue near you.


Stars In My Eyes - Ball Park Music

Brisbane's indie rock five-piece Ball Park Music will have you seeing stars with their new tune. Still riding high from their placement in last year's Hottest 100, the song marks the second single from their upcoming album 'Weirder & Weirder.'

You can listen to 'Stars In My Eyes' via Spotify. Prefer to catch Ball Park Music live? Check out tickets here.


Touch Back Down - Ocean Alley

From Sydney's Northern Beaches to hit Aussie rock band, Ocean Alley's new track 'Touch Back Down' is a cruisy and entrancing tune with impeccable production and vocals.

Listen to 'Touch Back Down' via Spotify or get tickets to see Ocean Alley live at Waves Wollongong in June.


Mirror - ASHY featuring Vallé

Christchurch artists ASHY and Vallé have teamed up for the catchy new bop 'Mirror.' The pair met at a local songwriting camp and it's safe to say they are certainly in no shortness of musical prowess.

Get your ears around the new track via Spotify.


Can't Do Without (My Baby) - Cosmo's Midnight

Disco vibes! You already know the 70s are totally back, and Aussie duo Cosmo's Midnight are helping you relive your best flared pants and platformed shoe fantasy with their new track 'Can't Do Without (My Baby)'.

Check out their new tune via Spotify.


I Keep - BROODS featuring Tove Lo

Kiwi pairing BROODS have teamed up with Swedish powerhouse Tove Lo to bring you the catchy and tranquil 'I Keep.' The song is an electrifying example of the many tunes you'll find on BROODS' brand new album 'Space Island.'

Check out 'I Keep' and listen to BROOD's new album via Spotify.


Double Espresso - DICE

Perth favourites DICE have returned with a sun-soaked summer anthem to help you live it up while the weather is still right. 'Double Espresso' is a catchy and upbeat, steering-wheel-tapping tune that is sure to get you up and about.

Listen to 'Double Espresso' via Spotify.


Our Love - Great Gable

Aussie indie rockers Great Gable have dropped a buzzy new single 'Our Love.' With swift, layered vocals and sway-inducing melodies, the song was made for your 2022 playlist!

Listen in via Spotify. Prefer to catch Great Gable live? Get tickets to see them at a venue near you.


Apple Crumble - Lime Cordiale & Idris Elba

Perhaps one of the most surprising collaborations of 2022, Sydney's Lime Cordiale have teamed up with the legendary Idris Elba to create a very special project in the form their new EP 'Cordi Elba.' The EP features six tracks, each demonstrating a totally unexpected collaboration that just works so well. The opening track 'Apple Crumble' showcases Lime Cordiale's unique style, perfectly complemented by Elba's vocals. After one listen, you'll come to realise the pairing totally makes sense!

Check out the full EP via Spotify.


Safety Net - Coconut Cream

Emerging Aussie group, Coconut Cream, bring nothing but fresh vibes to the Australian indie rock scene. 'Safety Net' is a chill and catchy tune from their upcoming EP set to drop on Friday 18th Feb 2022, that will certainly have you keeping an eye and an ear out for the band.

Listen to Safety Net via Spotify.


Sitting Up - Spacey Jane

Fremantle's indie rock foursome Spacey Jane have dropped a breezy new track 'Sitting Up' following the announce of their upcoming album, due later this year. Get your ears around the fresh tune and get ready for their new album!

Check out 'Sitting Up' via Spotify.


Nobody Said - Trophy Eyes

Aussie punk rock quartet Trophy Eyes are back with a hot new single, 'Nobody Said.' The track is a hard hitting and emotive banger, building to a bold and explosive chorus.

Listen in via Spotify and check out the additional two songs featured in the single release, '27 Club' and 'Bittersweet.'


Your Love - Mallrat

Brisbane's very own Mallrat has launched into 2022 with a fresh bop titled 'Your Love.' The track boasts an urban flavour with a catchy hook and the vibes are simply... *chefs kiss*.

Check out her latest release via Spotify or catch her live at a venue near you.


Stranger Days - Skegss

Somber but uptempo, Skegss' new track 'Stranger Days' will have you unsure whether to dance or cry... or maybe both at the same time? Either way, the track has a fire bassline and is totally worth a singalong.

Listen in via Spotify.


Beach Boy - BENEE

Kiwi pop sensation BENEE has dropped yet another song to play on a loop in your head for the foreseeable future. This time, she's serving a fun, tongue-in-cheek track with a playful flare.

Check it out on Spotify before it becomes a Tik Tok trend next week, or get tickets to see BENEE perform live.


Vulnerability - Emma Dilemma

Christchurch native Emma Dilemma has dropped a bold new track, 'Vulnerability,' teasing the release of her upcoming album, 'Spit.' The song is a glorious example of everything we love about pop/rock, with it's empowering message and angsty tone.

Make sure to check it out via Spotify!


Drax Project - Crazy

 With their unique blend of jazz, R&B and pop flare, kiwi band, Drax Project, are kicking off 2022 with a fresh new tune, 'Crazy.' The song features a catchy hook with timeless pop-tastic production. 

Get stuck into your new fave song via Spotify.


Broods - Like A Woman

Kiwi duo, Broods, have made a stellar return to the charts with their rousing new single, 'Like A Woman.' With spectacular vocals and moving instrumentals, the track perfectly showcases the pair's contemporary indie flavour. 

Listen to 'Like A Woman' via Spotify, or catch them live at The Triffid, Brisbane and 170 Russell, Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.


Beddy Rays - On My Own

Revive your favourite punk rock vibes of the early noughties with Brisbane natives, Beddy Rays and their latest release, 'On My Own.' The track is a guaranteed banger with heavy percussion and a bold electric guitar carrying the angsty vocals.

Check out the track via Spotify or get tickets to see Beddy Rays live at a venue near you. 


Confidence Man - Holiday

Aussie electro-pop band, Confidence Man, are back with their latest electrifying release, 'Holiday.' The track is a vibrant, up-tempo anthem that will certainly get you in the mood for your next vaycay, and maybe a few margaritas!

Lsten to 'Holiday' via Spotify and get tickets to see the band live with PNAU, Allday and more at Sandstone Point Hotel.


Hayley Mary - Fall In Love

Former lead singer of The Jezabels and singer-songwriter, Hayley Mary, has launched her solo career with a bang. The recent release of her 'Fall In Love' EP births the punchy, upbeat title track of the same name. With a catchy hook and Mary's emotive powerhouse vocals, the song is guaranteed to be stuck in your head. 

You can listen to the full EP, including the recent single 'Fall In Love' via Spotify.


Miiesha - Damaged  

ARIA Award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter, Miiesha, returns with the release of her brand new EP 'Smoke.' With exquisite production and silky smooth vocals permeating through not only the lead single 'Damaged,' but the entire EP, there is no doubt that Miiesha is an undeniable talent to be reckoned with in the Australian, and indeed, global R&B landscape.

Listen to 'Damaged' and Miiesha's 'Smoke' EP in full via Spotify.



TEEKS - Oil & Water

Maori sensation TEEKS knows his way around a soulful tune. With the release of his latest album 'Something To Feel' comes the moody and moving track 'Oil & Water.'  

Treat your ears to the full album via Spotify or catch TEEKS live at Rhododendron Lawn in Waikato (NZ) in Feb 2022. Tickets are on sale now.



Other noteworthy releases:

     

Budjerah - Wash My Sorrows Away

Rising star Budjerah has knocked one out of the park with his latest release 'Wash My Sorrows Away'. The heartfelt track features a stunning mix of soulful vocals and funky low-key basslines. 

Check out the track in full via Spotify. Prefer to check out Budjerah live? Catch him in 2022 at Yours and Owls Festival, Splendour in the Grass and on tour with Vance Joy.


Hobsons Bay Coast Guard - Tubular Swells

Just between you and me, this release has got to be up there with Moshtix HQ's faves of the year. The Melbourne outfit dish out a healthy dose of sundrenched indie-rock sounds that are guaranteed bad mood busters! 

Give Hobsons Bay Coast Guard's new album a listen via Spotify.


Dirty Pixels - Reading My Lips

Hailing from Auckland, Dirty Pixels brings super sexy and dark indie rock vibes to the table with their brand new track 'Reading My Lips'. We're having a total moment listening to this one...BRB.

Listen to Dirty Pixels new track via Spotify.


CHAII - Pineapple Pizza

Thinking of ordering pizza tonight? Kiwi singer-songwriter CHAII has you sorted! Dig into her brand new EP 'Pineapple Pizza', an explosive melting pot of poppin' RnB sounds with Iranian flare. 

Listen to the EP in full on Spotify.

 

CXLOE - New Trick

Singer-songwriter CXLOE has just released her fourth track for the year and as far as dark pop bangers go, it's certainly up there with the best of 2021. The track was written with fellow pop-powerhouses Jess Kent and Charley and features CXLOE's signature emotion-filled dark pop sound.

Give 'New Trick' a listen via Spotify.



Mashd N Kutcher - On My Mind

Electronic duo Mashd N Kutcher have just unleashed an absolutely massive hit into the wild. The track titled 'On My Mind' ticks all the right boxes in our minds, bringing 2 minutes and 11 seconds of high-energy disco groove to your earholes... Let's face it though, would it really be a Mashd N Kutcher release if it weren't an absolute dancefloor banger?

Listen to Mashd N Kutcher's new track via Spotify.


Flight Facilities ft. Your Smith - Heavy

Aussie duo Flight Facilities have released the final single from their forthcoming album 'Forever', which drops next week. The new single 'Heavy' features the dreamy raspy vocals of Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), paired beautifully with the duo's low-key funky synth basslines.

Listen to Flight Facilities' new track via Spotify. You can also catch the duo performing the album in full on their national tour in 2022. Find out all you need to know via Moshtix.com.au.



BENEE - Doesn't Matter

We've been eagerly awaiting this release from Kiwi pop-powerhouse BENEE and it has certainly lived up to the hype and more. The single, titled 'Doesn't Matter' is the fourth release of the year from the global star and is a huge melting pot of emotions. Opting for a raw stripped-back sound, BENEE opens up about her mental health struggles faced over the ongoing lockdowns last year, something we can all relate to that's for sure!

Listen to BENEE's new single via Spotify.


Nicky Bomba - Food & Shelter

It's been a hot minute since reggae-funk-ska-roots mastermind Nicky Bomba released his last album back in 2009, but he's back and bigger than ever with his second solo album 'Food & Shelter'. The album is a wonderland of musical expression, taking you on a funk and reggae hybrid journey through the sounds of Ethiopia, Morocco and Malta. 

Listen to Nicky Bomba's latest album via Spotify.


Velvet Bloom - Run

Local Melbourne neo-soul project Velvet Bloom has released their first bit of music for the year and we were blown away with the sheer volume of talent oozing out of this release. The single titled 'Run' serves as the first taste of the project's long-awaited debut EP, featuring the captivating vocals of the project's founder Maddy Herbert, backed by the chilled-out soul-driven instrumentals of fellow band members Alex Marko, Anthony Rennick and Nic Morton.  

Listen to Velvet Bloom's new single 'Run' via Spotify.



RÜFÜS DU SOL - Surrender

Aussie electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL have just released their most exciting album yet. The new album, titled 'Surrender', is 53mins and 26 seconds of roaring electronic goodness, drenched in the trio's signature synth-driven multi-layered sound and elongated echoey vocals.

Listen to the trio's new album via Spotify.


Complicated - Winston Surfshirt ft. Young Franco

Aussie outfit Winston Surfshirt are back with their third release of the year, this time collaborating with DJ and producer extraordinaire, Young Franco. The track titled 'Complicated' is the perfect feel-good tune and has us pumped for a hot vax summer!

Listen to the outfit's new track via Spotify. The outfit are also performing at the inaugural Rolling Hills Festival at Queensland's Eatons Hill Hotel on Sat 5 March 2022. More info and tickets via Moshtix.com.au.


Emma Dilemma - Spit (Side A)

Kiwi rocker Emma Dilemma has just shared the first six songs off her forthcoming debut album. The special EP release, titled 'Spit (Side A) is bursting with playful punk-rock energy. It gets a yes from us!

Listen to Emma Dilemma's EP via Spotify.


George Alice - Mid Years

Rising singer-songwriter George Alice has returned with the release of her first original track for 2021 and it's got us wanting more. The track is the perfect mixture of soothing vocals and dancefloor-approved synthpop instrumentals. Fun fact... this track was also co-written with Alex Lahey and Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper).

Listen to George Alice's new track 'Mid Years' via Spotify. Wanna hear the track performed live? Catch George Alice at The Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney on Sat 22 January 2022. More info and tickets via Moshtix.com.au.


Jaguar Jonze - WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?

Okay, we're calling it, Jaguar Jonze's fierce new track 'WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?', is hands down THE track of 2021. The song sheds light on the singer-songwriters incredible and ongoing advocacy for victims of sexual assault and harassment in the Australian music industry. It features an ironic sample of former Sony music Australia chief executive Denis Handlin intertwined with Jonze's powerful pop-infused vocals and catchy high-energy synth-driven beat. 

Listen to Jaguar Jonze's new single via Spotify.


Becca Hatch - Safety

Aussie vocalist Becca Hatch has been on our watchlist for a while now and we've been absolutely loving all the tracks the powerhouse has been releasing lately. However, her latest feat 'Safety' takes our love for her sound to the next level, serving up a killer dancefloor-worthy RnB à la jungle banger. 

Listen to 'Safety' in full via Spotify.


MISSY - Major Arcana

Off the back of her 2019 EP 'Strange', Kiwi singer-songwriter MISSY aka Abigail Knudson is back in a big way in 2021, releasing her debut full-length album titled 'Major Arcana'. The album dishes out a delightful blend of dark and cinematic electronic-led dark pop sounds. Definitely, one we recommend listening to from start to finish!

Check out MISSY's debut album in full via Spotfiy.


Lévyne - Losing Sleep

Rising Kiwi artist Lévyne has just released her first track of 2021 and it is everything we hoped for. The song, titled 'Losing Sleep' is the kind of sparkly pop ballad that you could certainly dream the day away to. 

Listen to Losing Sleep via Spotify.



Nik Brinkman - Secret Stairs

Kiwi artist Nik Brinkman recently dropped his debut solo album titled 'Secret Stairs' and we're completely mesmerised. This bedroom pop, indie-rock hybrid is full of warm strumming guitar notes and ultra dreamy vocals. 

Listen to the album in full via Spotify.


GRAACE - Sentimental

Warning, you're going to want a box of tissues on standby when you listen to Aussie singer-songwriter GRAACE's latest track 'Sentimental'. The emotionally charged indie-rock ballad perfectly encapsulates the notion of accepting our flaws in order to permit ourselves to grow. "Once I forgave myself and others for mistakes and our pasts, I grew closer with people and suddenly felt freedom for the first time in years. I'm always going to be a sentimental person, but the biggest thing I've learnt from my early 20's is that memories are just lessons for the future," - GRAACE.

Listen to 'Sentimental' via Spotify. Want to see GRAACE performing the track IRL? Catch her at Sydney's Oxford Art Factory and Adelaide's Lion Arts Factory this November. More info and tickets via Moshtix.com.au.


Azure Ryder - Ladder To The Moon

Sydney's fave indie-pop darling Azure Ryder is back in action, dropping the title track from her forthcoming third EP, set to be released on October 29. The track is just what we needed to kickstart our work week, featuring some incredible layered vocals that ooze with raw emotion. We can't wait to listen to the rest of Ryder's EP when it drops!

Listen to Azure Ryder's new track via Spotify.


Xavier Rudd - We Deserve To Dream

Hot off the release of his single 'Stoney Creek', Xavier Rudd has shared a second single from his forthcoming tenth studio album, due for release in March 2022. The track titled 'We Deserve To Dream' is an acoustic fulled melting pot of emotions that perfectly sums up how we're all feeling right now about pandemic life. If you're a Xavier Rudd fan, this track certainly won't disappoint!

Listen to the new single via Spotify. Wanna hear the song in the flesh? Catch Xavier Rudd performing live at Queensland's Caloundra Music Festival this weekend and Bluesfest 2022 next Easter Long Weekend.


Miiesha - Price I Paid

We've been big fans of singer-songwriter Miiesha for some time now and her recent release 'Price I Paid' is a real doozy. It's the third single taken from her forthcoming double EP project, 'Smoke & Mirrors' and we're absolutely loving the raw and emotional R&B energy this song brings to the table. 

Listen to Miiesha's latest single via Spotify.


InDuna - Strange Fruits

New Zealand-based artist InDuna's latest release 'Strange Fruits' is a killer melting pot of high energy rap and simplistic rhythms that really let the lyrics speak for themself. Huge vibes all around for this one!

Listen to InDuna's new single 'Strange Fruits' via Spotify.


Mo'Ju - Wave

Last week singer-songwriter Mo'Ju shared the lead song from her upcoming EP 'O.K'. It's her first single of the year and if it's anything to go by, the EP is going to be HUGE. Paired back production throughout the track really allows Mo'Ju's vocals to flourish in an electronic synth-filled R&B wonderland.

Listen to Mo'Ju's latest single 'Wave' via Spotify.


Summer Thieves - Saturday Night

NZ party starters Sumer Thieves are back in action with the release of their latest single 'Saturday Night'. The track really leans into the band's unique indie-rock sound, incorporating some groovy funk-inspired riffs for good measure. It's a yes from us!

Listen to Summer Thieves new single via Spotify.


Navvy - Rock Bottom

Watch out Dua Lipa, there's a new queen on the block! 'Rock Bottom' is the latest dark-pop bop from New Zealand's fastest rising star Navvy. This track is the perfect heartbreak anthem, seamlessly fusing a killer 80s-inspired synth-pop bassline with high energy vocals. 

Listen to 'Rock Bottom' in full via Spotify.


Great Gable - Hazy

Perth four-piece Great Gable have just released their first piece of new music for 2021 and we're eager to hear more! The new single 'Hazy' is a surf-rock wonderland of sparkling guitar riffs and sun-drenched vocals that masterfully transports you straight to the most perfect sunny day laying poolside on summer vacay. 

Listen to Great Gable's new single via Spotify. You can also catch them performing live across Australia and New Zealand early next year. Check out full tour dates and ticket info via the Moshtix website.


Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me

Iconic Melbourne punk outfit Amyl and The Sniffers have done it again, gifting our earholes with yet another cracking album full of chaotic, high-energy vibes. If you're having a crap day, we suggest maxing out the volume of your speakers and giving this album a spin.

Listen to Amyl and The Sniffers 'Comfort To Me' album via Spotify.


The Buoys - Lie to Me Again

Aussie all-female outfit The Buoys have shared a brand new single titled 'Lie to Me Again'. It's the first release from their forthcoming EP 'Unsolicited Advice for Your DIY Disaster' and if it's any indication of what the EP has in store for us then sign us up! The vocals throughout this track are seeped in the kind of raw emotion that instantly transports you back to that moment when you finally broke free from that shitty relationship you had in your early 20's. 

Listen to The Buoys new release via Spotify


Simona Castricum - Grateful for the Heartache

Iconic Melbourne electronic artist Simona Castricum has released her first single of 2021 titled 'Grateful for the Heartache'. The new track pays tribute to late collaborator and friend Daphne Camf and it's 100% what we all need in our lives right now. A truly heartfelt track that stays true to Castricum's multi-layered technopop sound.

Listen to Grateful for the Heartache via Spotify.


BROODS - Piece Of My Mind

Kiwi sibling duo BROODS are back in full force, dropping their first single in two years. The track titled 'Piece Of My Mind' is a synth-pop wonderland that compels you to dance around your living room like a madman. 

Cop a listen to BROODS new single via Spotify.


Hallie - Lip Balm

Rising star Hallie has shared a new tongue in cheek single that is the perfect break up anthem you need in your life. Her infectious melodies, paired with playful and witty lyrics are a match made in lip balm heaven.

Listen to Hallie's single 'Lip Balm' via Spotify.


Ngaiire - 3

We're absolutely blown away by singer-songwriter Ngaiire's latest album release titled '3'. Ngaiire masterfully delivers the most powerful and honest record we've heard in a while, immersing listeners in a neo-soul wonderland.

Listen to Ngaiire's third studio album in full via Spotify. Wanna see the album performed live and in full? Catch Ngaiire on her album tour across Australia and New Zealand later this year. Visit the Moshtix website for more info.


Cosmo's Midnight - Titanic

We've got some serious summer road trip withdrawals after listening to Aussie duo Cosmo's Midnight latest release 'Titanic'. The single is the perfect funky bop that we know you've all been yearning for this year.

Listen to 'Titanic' via Spotify. You can also catch the duo performing at The Jynx House festival in November. More info and tickets via the Moshtix website.


Children Collide - Time Itself

After an almost 10 year hiatus, post-grunge trio Children Collide are back in a BIG way, dropping their fourth studio album titled 'Time Itself'. The album takes you on a rock fuelled adventure ladened with punchy drum beats and fuzzy guitar riffs. 

Listen to 'Time Itself' in full via Spotify. The 3-piece have also just announced a 13-date national tour happening this November and December. Visit the Moshtix website for more info and tickets.



Jordan Rakei - Clouds

New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter Jordan Rakei has shared his third single from his forthcoming third studio album and it has us eagerly awaiting the rest of the album which drops Fri 17 September. Rakei's new single titled 'Clouds' packs a punch, tugging on our heartstrings from the onset with his angelic vocals and raw lyrics.

Listen to Jordan Rakei's new single 'Clouds' via Spotify.


Nganeko - Facade

Off the back of her 2020 debut 'Serious', rising Aotearoa R&B singer-songwriter Nganeko has dropped a beautiful new single titled 'Facade'. The track features glistening pop-inspired vocals, accompanied by a stripped-back beat. 

Listen to Nganeko's new release via Spotify.


Looking for ways to support artists through these tough times? Here are some simple ways you can help!

1. Buy some Australian and New Zealand music and merchandise directly from the artist's website or via Bandcamp.

2. Consider donating your refunds or a portion for cancelled shows to Support Act's The Sound of Silence fundraiser.

3. Spread the word and contact your fave radio station and ask them to play tracks from local acts you'd love to hear over the airwaves.

4. Buy tickets to artists rescheduled shows as soon as they become available.

Keep streaming your fave local acts on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music!

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