Hello friends! Welcome back to a beautifully lazy post, one of my favourites, songs you don’t know but should. For those of you just joining us, it’s a small lil baby post, where I just dump a bunch of new songs I’ve discovered, onto the page and call it a day. I get some quick content out for you all, you guys discover some new tunes, it’s a win/win.
That said, there’s always more tunes to discover, and where better place than on the aptly named songs you should probably hear playlist?? You can follow me on Spotify HERE, and you can find the playlist HERE.
Here’s the latest pickings from the playlist, enjoy!
One Time – Antoine Catharsis – Gareth Donkin Let You Know – a2k, Noah Vernon, Kobe White Henny in the Hamptons – Bren Joy TAKE YOUR TIME – BOY SODA Lola – A.GIRL Hiatus – King Sis Sarah – c a n d i d ! Good Fit – Billy Reeves Only You – Taka Perry, Gia Vorne Growing – Szn’s facetime (4g LTE) – Paul Russell, Kuwada Vibrate – Jerome Farah there’s something going on – Hearteyes Dino – Payday
Let me know if you found a new fave OR, even better, throw me some suggestions of songs to listen to, I’m always in the market for new additions.
I know what you’re thinking. I know, I live in suburban Melbourne, the occurrences where I find myself ‘driving in the desert’ are slim to none on an annual basis. However, just because they’re slim, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Sometimes, you find yourself on a super duper long ride with your friend Tess on the way to an unheard of festival on a farm that none of your other friends wanted to come to, and you just need…the vibe??
Here’s the vibe.
We’re doing another deep dive into one of my Spotify playlists, driving in the desert, which you can follow here. This is one of the playlists I created during the midst of Melbourne’s first lockdown last year, and here we are now in 2021, still thriving with this playlist, going strong. I love it like a child.
Here’s a list of my favourite songs from the playlist, but be sure to head to my Spotify to check it out for yourself!
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons Wasteland, Baby! – Hozier Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club – The Beatles Cherub – Ball Park Music Godspeed – Frank Ocean Beach Baby – Bon Iver Sleep On The Floor – The Lumineers Drive – Ironess Badge And Gun – John Mayer I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James Forever You and Me – The Teskey Brothers Sundress – A$AP Rocky River – Leon Bridges
That’s just a few of the tunes from the driving in the desert playlist, and there’s plenty more where that came from. One of my 2021 goals is to really get the Spotify up and going, more-so than it already is, so throw us a follow and like the playlists because I’ll be regularly updating them all with new songs that fit the vibe just perfectly.
Welcome to this month’s Local Radar, where you’ll get your monthly dose of the incredible music coming out of Australia and New Zealand. Hopefully you enjoy these tunes and these artists as much as I have!
TEEKS – Waves
TEEKS, without a doubt, has been one of my favourite voices to ever come out of New Zealand, and there have been a lot of them. Waves comes from I, the first instalment of his upcoming debut album, The depth of this man’s voice is untouched, and he’s able to hold so much power and strength, while showing an incredible amount of restraint and control, and this song is an immaculate example of that. Without much more than an acoustic guitar, some strings, a beautifully delicate horns section and some light percussion, TEEKS’ voice is front and centre, and there’s not much more you can ask from the singer.
MAWiE – Last Night
MAWiE, a South-Sudanese born, Brisbane-based musician counts artists like Michael Jackson, Usher and Chris Brown as some of influences, and you can get a taste of these artists, perfectly mixed in with the singers own style and finesse. Last Night is the second in a string of singles released this year, and it combines a strong confidence with a sense of delicateness that works perfectly for this pocket of RnB and hip hop he is sitting in. From the sounds of things, MAWiE’s shaping up to deliver some incredible music, that’s well worth keeping an eye out for.
Essie Holt – Wanna Stay Up With You
Your indie-pop heart is about to flutter with this single from Australian singer, Essie Holt. A strong guitar riff contrasts with super cute and playful pop synths and Essie sprinkles her delicate and ethereal vocals over the track. It’s such a sweet and simple track, which is what makes it so enjoyable to listen to. It’s like the audible sound of a ray of sunshine and we are here for it!
RIIKI – Share Your Love
Pumped for this track, simply pumped. RIIKI is a 20-year old newcomer from New Zealand and if this track is anything to go by, she’s got a lot more coming our way. The hook on this track is so catchy and effortless, and fans of Kali Uchis, BENEE or Charli XCX should definitely keep an eye on this one. The singer’s vocals are super controlled and tender, all the while matching the energy of the production that really ties the track together. A strong bass line, atmospheric synths and a groove pocket deep enough to swim in make this one of my favourite tracks right now. RIIKI’s created the perfect tune to have a dance and single along to, all the while effortlessly cementing her as one to watch.
Balu Brigada – photographic memory
Well this is a cute one isn’t it? It’s sure to get you grooving and you’ll be smiling every time you catch another sweet lyric in the mix. Synths, soaring backing vocals and a ridiculously catchy hook make this an absolute tune, and is sure to get you super excited about these boys from New Zealand. It’s a song that immediately gets your head nodding and your toes tapping. Fans of ROLE MODEL and Gus Dapperton will really get around Balu Brigada, and I can’t wait to see what else they give us in the future.
Hopefully you found a new track to have a boogie to, let me know which if these artists you added to your playlists!
Hello and welcome to a new series I’m committing to; The Local Radar, where I plan on doing my part to share the incredible talent coming out of Australia and New Zealand.
Each month I’ll be sharing five artists who you definitely need to check out, and to kick it off I’ve got some incredible tracks and musicians.
Mia Wray – Work For Me
Mia Wray is a Melbourne singer, who released her single, Work For Me earlier this year. Fans of vocalists like Florence Welch and Bishop Briggs will adore Mia’s voice and how strong and present it is. She dances over this track so seamlessly, letting layers and layers of harmonies provide the framework for this track. The song is incredibly dynamic and over the course of just a little more than three minutes you go from this simmering siren call vocal set-up to an anthem building on a killer horns section and electric guitar. The vocals keep soaring, and it’s a hook sure to get stuck in your head.
Liyah Knight – Mine
The next track is called Mine, and it’s the first single from Sydney-born artist, Liyah Knight. This track alone is enough to get you keen to hear whatever Liyah decides to deliver next. It’s a bite-sized track, but there’s plenty of soul injected into it, giving you Mahalia or SZA energy in a beautifully unique way. Liyah’s voice is front and centre, only enhanced by a simple guitar riff and some synths, even at the songs climax. Not one to miss, for sure.
BLESSED – Something To Believe In
Earlier this month, Western-Sydney rapper, singer and producer BLESSED released his single, Something To Believe In. It’s hard to put the track into a box, genre-wise, as it pulls together these indie-rock sounds into a pop/rap space to create a uniquely intimate and honest track that hits you in the gut with it’s production and humble vocal performance. It’s a song that breaks down genre barriers and definitions and BLESSED just pulls it off so effortlessly.
PLGRMS – Limbs
I first spoke about PLGRMS back in 2018 when they opened for Dean Lewis. They’ve popped back on the radar since then, with a bit of a comeback single in their track, Limbs, which came out in early September. Limbs is a cinematic and dynamic, ever-growing track that completely envelopes you in the best way possible. Synths, intricate pockets and soaring vocals really combine magically on this track, it’s one of those ‘driving through a tunnel’ kinda songs, if you know what I mean.
MiCCY – Tug of War
If funk, soul and everything in between is what you’re after, MiCCY, a 21-year old from Queensland, has truly got you covered with this absolute tune of a single, Tug of War. If a neck-breaking bass line and disco-synths aren’t enough to keep and capture you, her vocals most definitely will, with MiCCY literally swimming over this track. The track is the perfect combination of influences that pull from funk, soul, RnB with some throwback 80s sounds in the mix. It’s everything you could ever ask and if it’s any indicator of what MiCCY’s got in store, it’s well worth waiting for.
Keep an eye out – I’ll have more amazing artists with more amazing tracks coming your way soon! In the meantime – get around all the socials so you don’t miss anything and let me know if you find a new tune for your playlists!
Quick post today – I wanted to share another funky feature that Spotify have added to the mix. Honestly, at this point, I should be expecting my Spotify sponsorship already.
It’s called your ‘Forever Favourites‘ and I love the idea. We all know I’m a sucker for a good playlist, and this is just another fun little feature to get you making a playlist of your own!!
It’s essentially just a template to help you curate a playlist of only five songs, (I know, I struggled), that are meant to be relevant to defining moments of your life, which you can then share on your other social medias. Right up my alley.
Here’s what Spotify said in a blog post;
“Through the app, listeners can create a playlist with their five most meaningful songs and/or podcast episodes and easily post it on their social channels for everyone to see—and bask in the memories,”
It’s super easy to create, you just have to jump on to your Home page and tap the ‘My Forever Favourites’. PLUS, you can choose whether you include only songs, only podcasts or a combination of the two!
Here’s mine to get you started!
Let me know if you create your playlist – feel free to send me your curations on Instagram, I’d love to see them!
For today’s post I wanted to check in and share some of my favourite recent releases.
Big up’s to the hoardes of Australian artists who are really stepping up and filling the music space within our country right now, especially with so many COVID restrictions still in place that have brought the music industry to a bit of a halt. So many incredible artists and so much incredible music. All of the artists featured on this list are Australian artists and if they’re not enough to give you a bit of an idea of how elite the music coming out of this country is, I don’t know what is.
It seemed only a matter of time until I made this post, right? Considering how many times I regularly reference the app as my source for discovering new songs that I love and want to share with you, it seems only fair that I dedicate a whole post to the tunes of TikTok, and share them all in one post!
To be fair, a lot of these songs are ones that I already knew or had listened to before, but a huge reason as to why they got added back onto any of my playlists comes down to how often I was hearing them on TikTok. That said, there’s plenty of songs on this list that I definitely credit to TikTok and TikTok only.
Here you go!
That’s a pretty hefty list, just to give you a rough idea. We all know it’s much longer than that and I’m sure you’re sick of me constantly referencing TikTok as my source for new tunes, but that’s just the way it is unfortunately. I’m not mad.
Have you discovered any new tracks thanks to TikTok? Let me know in the comments!
Part 23??? Really??? If this specific post doesn’t highlight how lazy I truly do get sometimes, I don’t know what does. I’m currently the emoji of the chick putting her hands up and shrugging her shoulders.
Once again, in celebration of me not having the slightest iota of energy left in me to draft a complete blog post, here’s a dump of songs you probably don’t know and definitely should.
Best Interests – Carmanah Phone Number – Tom Bailey Keke Boy – Duggy Dupe War Outside- Churh & AP Dreams – grentperez Radio Song – Simpson Lonely in Love – Abigail Barlow Little Things – TRQS The Link – Jordan Dennis, JUJO PSYCHO HOLE – ASHWARYA Stuck in the Middle – Tai Verdes Funny Thing – Thundercat
I’ve been waiting to share this post for some time. I’ve already done one of these before, you can find it HERE, but for some reason I decided to sit on four completed rolls of film for a little while, and then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and I was unable to get into the city to have them developed. Finally, I have them developed, and I love these rolls so much.
Absolutely cherish every single photo – all 146 of them.
I don’t know if it’s because the photos are that cute, or just because I had to wait so long to have them done, like I’m talking months, but I love them and that’s all that matters.
Here’s some film photos, and some tunes to go along with them.
Hands – Brandt Orange nursery – bbno$, Lentra Glimmer – Mako Road
Switch Off – Milan Ring Broken – Lund
Searching For A Feeling – Thirdstory
Bridges – Johnnyswim
The Land – Hoodzy
Be Like You – Whethan, Broods
Doing Better – Jamie Isaac
Your Favourite Song – Eighty Ninety
Philospher – Iris Temple
By Myself – Christian French, Triegy
Thirteen Sad Farewells – Stu Larsen
Ms Understood – Vintage Slims
Alladat – Church & AP
things change – Arno Faraji
Junk Food Forever – The Amazons
Brighter Than the Sun – Reuben Stone
Hope you’re all well, today I have a fun post for you all!
Its no secret that I love Spotify. Heck, quite a few of my recent posts have been dedicated to my Spotify, my playlists and the changes I’ve been making to them, especially during the last few months of isolation.
It’s also no secret that I’m a sucker for some good Spotify statistics. Anything that can give me a reflection of my listening habits, what I’m spending my time on, who I’m spending it with, I love it. Of course, you have the annual Spotify Wrapped, which I’ve blogged about every year since it’s inception. Then you also have Festify, a lesser known one that collates your listening habits over a variety of time periods, and creates your very own personalised ‘festival lineup’. That one is definitely fun.
However, one of my favourites has and always will be, Visualify. It was one of the first alternatives to the Spotify Wrapped-style statistic provider, in that, as the name suggest, it’s entirely visual. It crunched down your listening habits and showed you your most listened to artists and songs over a period of time and presented it to you in a way that was just … *chef’s kiss*.
And then the site crashed, and we lost access to it for a little while, until today I discovered – it’s back!
So, what better way to celebrate it’s return than with another Visualify Update? I don’t think I’ve ever seen my listening habits over a period of time, so accurately depicted. I’ve been listening to some tasty, tasty tunes my friends.