The middle of the year is officially here, and despite covid-19 disruptions, local artists are showing no signs of slowing down with ear worms dropping here, there, and everywhere! Bringing together the best beats in one place, our Monthly Munchies June edition features a collection of musical ear candies that have captured our hearts and ears from the end of May and throughout the month of June thus far! Read on for tunes we hope bring you good cheer…
INVERTEBRATE – SUPER MASSIVE
Super Massive bring the goods on newbie Invertebrate. Reminiscent of a 90s nightclub, this nostalgic track instantly pulls you in with its dark synths and pulsing pop vocals.
TOXIC HUMAN – BAMBOO BONSAI
Psychedelic, innovative and captivating, this gem of a tune has you hooked from the second you hear those chorus-filled guitar tones. A unique sound of its own, Toxic Human is a stand out piece from Bamboo Bonsai.
BACK TO YOU – FLAG DUTY
If you love The Jungle Giants and Ball Park Music, you’ll adore this beautiful number from locals Flag Duty. An indie-pop bop, Back To You will truly lift your spirits.
CARPE NOCTEM – ANCIENT CHANNELS
Driven by waves of distorted guitar and supported by powerful percussions, Carpe Noctem is a memorable track from punk-rockers Ancient Channels. The melodies grab you while the instrumentation explores experimental concepts.
GO SLOW – AYLA
A new, dark and experimental side for the Brisbane songstress, Go Slow presents the start of an era for Ayla. Working with Peking Duk’s Rueben Styles, the pair have been crafting a fresh sound that’s culminated in this stellar track.
PRESSURE – PURE MILK
Yet another golden gem from the Gold Coast outfit, Pressure showcases a lighter side of Pure Milk. Wholesome in every way, this is one for the car playlist.
DARKER SHADES – SARAH GOODWIN
An addictive pop bop set to a beat reminiscent of a pinball machine, Sarah Goodwin’s newbie Darker Shades delves into the colourful mirage many present to hide their inner darkness. Lively bubblegum-sounding lines belie the track’s own dark side, and we can’t get enough of it.
BURN IT ALL – LALKA
Lalka‘s Burn It All is a vibrant track that takes listeners on an introspective journey. Evoking lyrics and hypnotic vocals deem this treasure #repeatworthy.
PRISON CELL – PARKER SOUNDS
An uplifting tune with an edgy undertone, Parker Sounds‘ second single Prison Cell is a bop and a half. A solid offering from the Gold Coast quintet, that we can’t wait to see them build on.
LIE AWAKE – DORAH JACSON
Sunshine Coast’s sweetheart Dorah Jacson delivers a psychedelic-folk ditty in Lie Awake. A unique and bewitching single, Lie Awake immerses listeners in an electrifying trance.
WHY YOU GOING HOME SO EARLY? – MIDNIGHT FUCKBOYS (ALT-ROCK)
A relatable, wholesome and brutally honest track, Why You Going Home So Early? draws you in with joyous electric guitars and melodies, contrasted with emotionally driven lyrics and a kick-arse attitude. Midnight Fuckboys have truly outdone themselves on this anthem.
OPEN INVITATION – LOST GOAT FOUND
Brisbane four-piece Lost Goat Found drop an instant ear-worm in Open Invitation. Classic guitar tones blended with melodic hooks make us glad this lost goat was found.
ALL IN A DAY (REMIX) – IVEY & MISS LUCY
Gold Coast favourites Ivey take a dip into the remix matrix with their unique take on peer Miss Lucy’s debut single All In A Day. The clean and funky bassline complimented by subtle guitar and winding synths successfully honours the original while adding something extra.
GREENHOUSE EFFECT – ELDER
A departing single for the now no longer band, Elder leave behind a legacy of notable songs, including their latest track Greenhouse Effect. The lingering eerie vocals and gripping lyrics are moved by the wild tempos and time signatures, making this one a strong finish.
DIG 2 GRAVES – ARCVDIA
Singer-songwriter and producer ARCVDIA debuts her latest bold and fearless track, Dig 2 Graves. A lyrically driven track blended with catchy hooks and strong instrumentation, ARCVDIA’s strong sense of artistry shines through this track that deals with themes of revenge, betrayal and heartache.
IMMUNE – ROZ PAPPALARDO
Taking a stand as a strong, independent woman setting her course to success, Cairns native Roz Pappalardo is seriously on fire with her punchy new single Immune. The latest taste of her forthcoming album Sound The Alarm, Immune wraps up a period of self-reflection and self-development for the songstress, and we’re hanging out to hear what she does next.
Listen to these goodies all in one go, with our Monthly Munchies Spotify Playlist below.
MONTHLY MUNCHIES – JUNE 2020
Monthly Munchies is a monthly compilation of the best new single releases by Queensland acts. Updated Weekly.