As everyone emerged from lockdown earlier this month, Queensland artists have ramped things up, showing us what they’re made of and what they’ve been working on during isolation. Bringing together the best beats in one place, our Monthly Munchies July edition features a collection of musical ear candies that have captured our hearts and ears this month! Read on for tunes we hope bring you good cheer…
MY LOVE IS GOLDEN – THE DOLLAR BILL MURRAYS
A love song with psychedelic undertones, The Dollar Bill Murrays have gifted us with this heart-warming gem of a track. With a message of ‘love conquers all’, the song reminds us that the power of love can get you through everything. A cruisy and light-hearted, indie ballad with a melodic line that’ll be swirling around your mind, this track will put a smile on your dile.
SYMPHONY – SHEPPARD
Uplifting and inspiring, Sheppard are back with their stand-out bubbly track Symphony. Diving into themes of self-discovery, the track serves only major chords, resonating a vibrant sound throughout. A joyous record with a positive message, Symphony sounds like sunshine.
CAN’T BE FRIENDS – PIPIN
Toe tapping Can’t Be Friends, is an electronic dream featuring bass heavy synths pulsing throughout. Pipin sings about outgrowing friendships in this piece with well-articulated and artistic lyrics complimenting the groovy dance track. With a similar sound to pop icons Mallrat and King Princess, Pipin has really brought her A-game with Can’t Be Friends.
MIDWEST – GOLDEN VESSEL
A road trip wrapped up into one song, Golden Vessel’s Midwest encapsulates a nostalgic sound. Moving and emotive, Golden Vessel has given us a glimmer of what is to come on his upcoming album due in 2021.
THE FUTURE – JAMES MARTIN & BELLA PATON
A progressive and thought-provoking electronic piece, James Martin and Bella Paton present their collaboration track The Future. The song touches on themes of isolation and mental health issues that were inspired by recent times of Covid-19. A unique combination of synths contrasted with Bella’s delicate vocals, The Future is worth a listen.
MIND READER – ISABEL WOOD
Instantly drawing you in with soft-spoken melodic vocals, Isabel Wood dazzles listeners on her sparkling new single, Mind Reader. Spruiking a positive message through honest lyrics, Mind Reader encourages listeners to speak their mind. A graceful pop piece, this is one to pop on your playlist.
ROSE EYES – TIARNE
Blooming from her hiatus, Tiarne is back with a stunning new track Rose Eyes. Taking her rose coloured glasses off, Tiarne introduces a new side to her music. A self-produced track with an array of electronica and organic soundscapes, Rose Eyes marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Brisbane artist.
VERY SOON VERY FREQUENT – WOLFJAY FEAT. AUSTEN
An Indie super duo, Wolfjay and Austen team up for an exciting collaboration. Very Soon Very Frequent is a wonderfully crafted alternative ballad that captures the essence of isolation from the last three months. An easy-listening and day dream track, Very Soon Very Frequent will have you in the palm of its hand.
UNAVAILABLE – ANNIE JOELLE
Bubble pop and electronica hybrid Annie Joelle, introduces her bold and edgy track Unavailable. Catchy and melodic with a stand-out instrumentation mix, the track explores themes of lust and lost feelings. Lyrically driven with powerful vocals, Annie Joelle is making her mark in the pop scene.
TRUTH – FINGERLESS
Featuring waves of synths morphed with distinct guitar tones weaving in and out, Fingerless’ Truth takes you on a heavy blues and psychedelic journey. An outstanding piece, Truth has an authentic live feel throughout and is an outstanding ode to the band’s varying taste in music.
FALLING – ZANDER RHODES
A wholesome and feel good track, Zander Rhodes delivers an inspiring and sentimental single. With soft acoustic guitars and wanderlust vocals, Falling takes you to another place. Captivating and admirable, this song will steal your heart.
ENEMY – DAMIEN JOHNSON
An electronically driven track with soaring synths and an important lyrical message, Damien Johnson captures the emotions of these dire times. With melodic hooks that draw you in and a beat that resonates throughout, Enemy is a thought-provoking electronic bop.
OCEAN – MISS LUCY
A vibrant and warm track, Ocean takes on a 70s persona and will have you top tapping and grooving throughout. Produced by Konstantin Kerstring in Brisbane, the song oozes lush synths and groovy soundscapes. A polished sound, Gold Coast’s Miss Lucy has delivered a banger.
LOOK FORWARD – SARAH GOODWIN
With a rhythm and subtle synths that tie nicely together, Look Forward is a stand-out pop ballad with a heartfelt undertone. A warm-hearted and dazzling track, Sarah Goodwin bestows us a joyful song that shines throughout.
PART TIME LOVER – MARDI WILSON
Combining light-hearted instrumentation and lyrically profound themes, Part Time Lover is a wholesome track that takes you on a journey of being a friend with benefits. With a catchy chorus and a driven harmony, Mardi Wilson has delivered a striking indie-folk anthem.
FOUR EYES – SAMMM.
A hypnotic indie-centric track with intense emotion and a melancholic undertone, Four Eyes sets the tone for Brisbane-based artist Sammm.. Inspired by two entangled outlooks in one’s mind, the track explores themes of substance abuse and its effects on relationships. An emotive and moving track, Four Eyes was worth the wait.
STOP N THINK – AMY ELISE
Emerging Gold Coast artist Amy Elise, makes her mark with her latest punk inspired single Stop N Think. Diving into themes of losing yourself and indecisiveness, Stop N Think draws you in with compelling lyrics and edgy lead guitar tones. This song will you stop you in your tracks and get you thinking.
PRETTY – HAYLEY MARSTEN
A heartfelt ballad with a compelling message, Pretty reminds us to look within and embrace our flaws. A magical piece with flawless vocals accompanied by soft harmonies and deep, emotive lyrics, Hayley Marsten delivers a stellar track.
MEMENTO – SOAP
With waves of uplifting guitars and a rhythm section that has your body in a groove, Brisbane based SOAP bring it home with their latest single Memento. With themes of finding yourself and the essence of time, Memento is an exciting taste of what is to come from the group.
Listen to these goodies all in one go, with our Monthly Munchies Spotify Playlist below.
MONTHLY MUNCHIES – JULY 2020
Monthly Munchies is a monthly compilation of the best new single releases by Queensland acts. Updated Weekly.