Spring is in full swing, and as the flowers and trees bloom in the Southern Hemisphere, Queensland artists have been slinging off their winter blues and emerging with some bangin’ new tunes. Bringing together the best beats in one place, our Monthly Munchies Spring edition features a collection of musical ear candies releases throughout September-October that have captured our hearts and ears thus far. Read on for tunes we hope bring you good cheer…
MISS ME YET? – BECKY RHODES
Daring, bold and sassy, Becky Rhodes enchants listeners with her new gem Miss Me Yet? Featuring soaring harmonies and a rhythm with a jazzy twist sure to make toes tap throughout, the song explores the relatable theme of heartbreak. A feel-good song with a catchy chorus, Miss Me Yet? is a striking single.
TAMAGOTCHI – OH BAILEY
An electronic dream-pop number with a metaphorical tale, Oh Bailey introduces her stand-out single Tamagotchi. Mesmerising whirls of synth with a lyrical journey of yearning, Tamagotchi is a vibrant and bold piece that will leave you nostalgic while making you move to the beat.
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – MATT HSU’S OBSCURE ORCHESTRA (ALTERNATIVE)
A soul-inspired and valuable message, Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra latest track Welcome To The Neighbourhood is a response to the ongoing global issues of fighting racism and unethical treatment. A beautifully crafted piece with community at its core, Welcome To The Neighbourhood is the exact track 2020 needs.
FAR AWAY – GEORGIA DUTTON
Captivating and warm, Georgia Dutton delivers an indie-ballad in hypnotic beauty Far Away. With minimalist instrumentation that continues to grow and surprise the listener, Far Away is a wonderfully crafted piece of art that puts a unique spin on pop music and adds to Georgia’s already impressive discography.
SECOND HAND SOUL – RENE LEFEUVRE
Rene’s delicate vocals rest atop graceful acoustic guitar, delivering powerful lyrics that tell a story of fighting battles. A fitting track for 2020 that can be felt with a heavy heart, Second Hand Soul cuts through the noise to give an authentic voice to poignant issues.
SAILIN’ – ATHENA JOY
Enchanting powerhouse track Sailin’ feels like a new era for Gold Coast artist Athena Joy. Welcoming her new EP Into The Wild, her euphoric single Sailin’ explores themes of escapism and self-reflection. A stand-out chorus with soaring harmonies, this single cuts deep.
BABY PLEASE – THE ENGLISH RAIN
A chirpy and colorful piece, The English Rain bring their latest release Baby Please to life, in support of their new album Echoes Of You. The catchy acoustic tune feels like a warm hug with whirls of instrumentation and upbeat rhythms. We can’t get enough of this bop!
RABBIT HOLE – DOLLY ZOOM
Pulsing rhythms, melodic synths with chorus of vocals, Rabbit Hole lights a fire in our electric hearts. The Brisbane four-piece have delivered a stellar-intergalactic piece that feels like it is straight out of an 80s thriller. Fun, energetic with an eerie undertone, Dolly Zoom have truly sent us out of space with this track.
IT WORKS – MONIQUE CLARE
The theatrical and folklore single It Works welcomes listeners into Monique Clare’s wonderful and luscious world of sonic textures and soaring vocals. The alternative-folk track is a unique and stunning one that stands as its own island of music. An impressive and magnificent single, It Works instantly captivates.
GREEN BADGER – DARYL JAMES
A piece that continues to evolve, Green Badger draws you into a sonic vortex of an adventure. The ever-growing layers of acoustic instrumentation hypnotises and immerses you into this multi-textual track. The rugged vocals tell a pure story and showcase a new side of Daryl James.
HOLD YOU IN – ELLA BELFANTI
The songstress tells a story of heartbreak, exploring themes of self-discovery with her latest single Hold You In. The intimate release evokes emotion with gentle acoustic guitars and delicate harmonies, Ella Belfanti shows courage and raw feelings with this beautifully crafted track.
STANDARDS – BECKAH AMANI
A single that delves deep and carries a very important message of racial discrimination and suffering, Beckah Amani’s Standards will send shivers down your spine. Delicate with a raw emotional energy throughout, the powerful lyrics and the lesson they instil will stay with you.
THE LAST TIME – MIMI BAILEY
Enchanting pop songstress Mimi Bailey brings it home with stellar track The Last Time. The wonderstruck single strikes a chord with its ethereal reverb electric guitars and soft ballad instrumentation. Evoking a 90s soft-rock energy, The Last Time is perfect for those late night drives.
RABBIT HOLE – ALISHA TODD
The radiant and graceful track Rabbit Hole instantly captivates with an emotionally driven theme and gentle instrumentation. Alisha Todd’s vocals soar and mesmerise, with lyrics that create an added layer of depth. Ethereal, ambient, and organic, Rabbit Hole is a winner.
Listen to these goodies all in one go, with our Monthly Munchies Spotify Playlist below.
MONTHLY MUNCHIES – SPRING 2020
Monthly Munchies is a monthly compilation of the best new single releases by Queensland acts. Updated fortnightly.