Flowertruck – I Wanna Be With You
Really impressive stuff from these Sydney-siders. Some splendid sunny day guitar pop with some really solid hooks, think 80s guitar pop with a modern yet lo-fi touch.
Atticus Beats – Decisions feat. Woodes
Atticus Beats has been busy perfecting his laid back beats for a little while now and perfect it he has. Featuring vocals from Melbourne singer Woodes, Decisions has a soulful vibe perfect for some dreamy daytimes, relaxing hangs or slow dancing nights. Setting a very solid expectation of what to expect in the future, drooling to hear more of Atticus’ work.
Andras & Oscar – Looking Back
Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung’s much anticipated body of work is due to drop. You never really know what to expect when artists of this creative calibre come together and there is always so much curoisity as to how it will work. I wasn’t really too taken by their last track Everytime I Go. Oscar’s silky vocals melted me in Everytime I Go as they usually do but I really felt a disconnect in the production styles and direction of the track. Thankfully, Looking Back really gels in every wonderful way and the little production nuances fit rather well instead of seeming out of place. I also highly approve of Oscars vocals over a slight disco trend.
Hopium – Dreamers feat. Phoebe Lou
Dreamers has actually been out for a long time and I was going to post it first of all but then I thought it was one of those tracks that will probably fade pretty quickly. Turns out the track has just been floating in my head since, stuck there making me like it more and more each time I hear it to the point I had to post it. Those huge synths, captivating melodies and dark brooding beats won me over in the end, as did Phoebe Lou (ex Snakadaktal) and her dreamy additions to the vocals and spoken word part.