A playlist for fans of Triple J, Triple J Unearthed and 4zzz who love supporting Australian Music.

Spring is nearly at an end, and there’s no doubt that throughout this heavenly season Queensland artists have been blossoming. Bringing together the best Australian music in one place, our Monthly Munchies November edition features a collection of recently released musical ear candies that have captured our hearts and ears this month. Sure to be on the airwaves of stations like Triple J Unearthed soon enough, read on for local tunes you’ll love…

>>> Spotify playlist is located at the end of the article, so you can listen to these goodies all in one go!!! <<<

NINE TO FIVE – VIVIEN AISI
(RNB)
Australian singer Vivien Aisi
A down tempo RNB track with a soul flair, Nine To Five pays homage to Viven Aisis journey of battling the challenges of the 9 – 5 and job uncertainty during covid-19. Sure to resonate with listeners as it dives into the raw emotion of the year that has been, Nine to Five is delicately crafted and humbly uplifting.

WHAT YOU WANT – DANII
(RNB)
Australian singer female Danii
Visual artist and singer-songwriter Danii introduces her bold and moody single What You Want. A tangle of sounds influenced by a new wave of alternative-pop, What You Want is an empowering and fearless track, lyrically articulating a relationship breakdown full of unkept promises. For all those who’ve suffered romantic disappointments, this is the tune to play when you’re ready to dust yourself off and get back up.

OYSTERS CAN DREAM – THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS 
(INDIE)
Australian band The Double Happiness

Sun-soaked outfit The Double Happiness harvest a new wave of indie psychedelic-pop on their wistful number Oysters Can Dream. A stellar single drenched in reverb and complemented by a 1960s aura, Oysters Can Dream whisks your heart away. Oysters Can Dream is taken from the band’s vibrant debut album Surfgazing, which is well worth a listen.

POWER – DAMIEN JOHNSON
(ELECTRONIC)
Australian singer Damien Johnson

Setting fire to old ideals, industrial electronica artist Damien Johnson rouses crowds on his politically charged, new anthem Power. Inspired by anger towards police brutality and racial inequality, Power is a moving track that unites listeners and shares an important message: that power has, and always will, be with the people. It’s hard not be motivated by this stirring piece (oh, and we guarantee you will be playing this on repeat)!
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MY HEARTS NOT BEATING IN TIME – ANDY MARTIN (POP)
Australian singer Andy Martin
 Andy Martin delivers a guitar-whirling, infectious psyche-driven pop bop on My Hearts Not Beating In Time. A candid single that belies a sensitive story of anxiety and depression, My Hearts Not Beating In Time is about paving new paths whilst working through the past.
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YOU’RE NOT FOR ME – RAW DEEP
(ROCK)
triple j unearthed raw deep
Oozing psychedelic influence and retro elements, Raw Deep are bursting the bubble that is ‘superficial reality’ on their dreamy new number You’re Not For Me. Inspired by the stylistic soundscapes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, rugged guitar riffs and emotive vocals soar throughout, creating a harmonic symphony of rock. In the vain of art imitating life and life imitating art, you can count on Raw Deep to continue to keep it real.
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DROWNING FOR THE GOLD – ALETHEIA
(POP)
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A euphoric track with soul flourishing harmonies, Aletheia evokes an ethereal mood with her debut single Drowning For The Gold. Captivating and elegant, Drowning For The Gold tells the tale of an artist’s sacrifice, colloquially known as the ‘artistic struggle’. An encouraging and passionate release, this is only the beginning for Aletheia.
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DON’T SLEEP – SEQ
(ELECTRONIC)
triple j unearthed seq

From Brisbane newcomer SEQ comes Don’t Sleep – an electro-pop dream full of flourishing melodies and lyrically emotive themes. Inspired by the chaos of 2020, Don’t Sleep explores the dualities that exist in the world and expresses gratitude for living in a place like Brisbane during such an intense time. Sensitive and mesmerising, Don’t Sleep marks the exciting first chapter in SEQ’s discography. >> Read full review here <<

TAKE U IN – L.A
(POP)
triple j unearthed LA
Post-party-pop princess L.A pushes boundaries with party anthem Take U In. An immersive hit featuring velvet vocals and an alluring beat, Take U In sees L.A continue to carve out her own path. Fusing noughties influences with sassy flair, Take U In is made for nightclub sound systems and dancefloor antics. >> Read full review here <<

WRISTBANDS – HARRY PHILLIPS
(POP)
australian singer male harry phillips
Keeping the spirit of music festivals alive, Harry Phillips regales a pastime that feels like a distant memory in covid-19 times on his anthemic new single Wristbands. Expressing the loss and suffering of the music industry and live music lovers alike, Wristbands evokes powerful emotions via light-hearted instrumentation contrasted with aching, take-me-back lyrical themes. This one is sure to stoke the fire of nostalgia in every live music lover.
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CELLAR DOOR – THE ATOMIC BEAU PROJECT
(PROG ROCK)
australian band the atomic beau project
Supernaturally-tinted to reflect a dark reality, Brisbane’s newest prog/heavy powerhouses The Atomic Beau Project journey into dark places on their latest single Cellar Door. Written to parallel the eeriness of Halloween, Cellar Door explores lyrical themes of wanting control over other people and is intended to be reflective of what some men in positions of power do. An ominous and outstanding single that will send tingles down your spine.

PARANOIA – ACEKAYS
(POP)
triple j unearthed acekays
Ipswich newcomer ACEKAYS graces listeners with her debut single Paranoia. Inspired by the likes of Maggie Rogers and Vera Blue, Paranoia is an electro-pop piece that features eerie undertones and sparse soundscapes. A captivating debut, this track is a great first taste of what ACEKAYS can do.

CUTS – JOSH KING
(POP)
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A new wave of pop rises with Josh King and his fresh single CUTS. An infectious melody complemented by lyrically compelling themes, CUTS regales a story of heartbreak and growth, offering hope that all wounds have the potential to eventually heal.

HOLLOW – SAINT BARAE
(POP)
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Baring his soul in a soundscape that feels like a technicolour dream, is Saint Barae on his latest gem Hollow. A mesmerising piece full of shimmering 80s influence and angelic drenched vocals, Hollow is a raw and deeply emotive track close to the Gold Coaster singer-songwriter’s heart. Moving in its powerful conviction, Hollow is a must listen.

TWO LOVERS – TIA GOSTELOW
(INDIE/POP)
triple j tia gostelow
An 80s dance-floor anthem transposed for the modern pop era, Tia Gostelow’s vibrant new single Two Lovers sets the bar high. Beaming in from her new album Chrysalis, this standout single blends lyrically poignant storylines with driving instrumentation to create what’s best described as a harmonic dream.

BLACK SUMMER – LISA MAPS
(ACOUSTIC)
triple j unearthed lisa maps
Lisa Maps creates captivating imagery on candid release Black Summer. Brimming with grace and empathy, Lisa shares stories of, and pays tribute to those affected by, Australia’s black summer. This beautiful song is sure to make you tear up.

TREMBLE – CHORES FEAT. LALKA
(ELECTRONIC)
australian singer female lalka
An anthemic track, Tremble rumbles with thudding baselines and bubble-pop vocal performances. EDM powerhouse Chores crosses genre borderlines collaborating with Brisbane pop icon LALKA. A duo for the indie-pop ages, Tremble is an experimental and sweet synth release.

2020 – LEONIE KINGDOM
(FOLK)
triple j unearthed leonie kingdom
Upbeat production and an electronica feel, 2020 is a lush indie track from Queensland artist Leonie Kingdom. Reflecting on the challenging moments of the past 12 months, Leonie takes a light-hearted approach to the chaos, tying the year up nicely. 2020 is a musical silver lining for the year that is/was.

KISS AND TELL – INDIA DUPRIEZ
(POP)
triple j unearthed India Dupriez
Tropical coast rising pop songstress India Dupriez makes her mark with latest single Kiss And Tell. Collaborating with Boom Dice, the release is an up-tempo style ballad with whirls of lyrical sass and harmonies. Kiss And Tell is a flamboyant teen-pop anthem.

THE BOOGIE WOOGIE – THE BLACKWATER FEVER
(ROCK)
australian band blackwater
Blues driven rockers The Blackwater Fever are back with gritty new single The Boogie Woogie. A true form of modern rock with a sinister stylistic twist, The Boogie Woogie introduces a progressive alt sound for the Australian outfit. An intrinsic dark river anthem, The Blackwater Fever are making a stance against Australia’s drug epidemic.

Listen to these goodies all in one go, with our Monthly Munchies Spotify Playlist below.

MONTHLY MUNCHIES – NOVEMBER 2020

Monthly Munchies is a monthly compilation of the best new single releases by Queensland acts. Updated fortnightly.