New Music / Playlist

Our monthly Hotlist for May

Here's another list of bangers from our New Music team this month.

These recommendations keep just getting harder to ignore, have a listen to the latest additions to the hotlist below and see what you think.

Roy’s Tune by Fontaines D.C.

Irish punks Fontaines D.C. have locked down the position of my favourite musical discovery of 2019, and just one quick spin of their debut album Dogrel will prove why. All the singles leading up to it promised white-knuckle ferocity (and they deliver it in spades) but it’s the more melodic, tender moments like Roy’s Tune that really showcase Fontaines D.C. as brilliant songwriters. It’ll get ya right in the feels. Gloria

Colors by Black Pumas

If you’re looking for a new soul track to get addicted to, this is the one. Trust me, I’m dying to hear the album. Sian

Rhythm in the Dance by Miller Blue

I recently stumbled upon Miller Blue’s track “Rhythm in the Dance” and have since been loving his EP Cotton. It’s smooth, creative and all self-produced. Natalie

You And I by Owl Eyes

I just love this track. Jackie

Beliefs and Prayers by Middle Kids

Was lucky enough to see Middle Kids perform this song live on Thursday night (the night before they officially released it) and it blew me away then, but the studio recording brings something even more special to the song. Last year’s debut album Lost Friends was one of my favourites for the year, but the strides the band are showing with their new material pushes them leaps and bounds ahead of that. Once their forthcoming EP drops and they crack into full-length number two, Middle Kids just might be one of the biggest – if not the biggest – rock bands in Australia. Gloria

Darjeeling by Barrie

I’ve been enjoying Darjeeling by New York outfit, Barrie. The track feels like a warm cup of tea – much like the name suggests. Their LP Happy To Be Here, dropping this Friday 3 May, features this track and many more indie-pop bops. Natalie

Circles by Yours Truly

A super catchy, upbeat tune from this Aussie pop-punk outfit that have every chance of being the next big thing. Sian

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