#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: A Playlist Of New Aussie And NZ Music Perfect For Self-Isolation
With the music industry already facing the very real effects of the ever-evolving global health crisis, there's never been a better time to support the local music scene!
We've curated our very own playlist (#keepyourdis-dance) to share new music releases from local Aussie and NZ acts in a bid to help you with your self-isolation music discovery journey. Check out some of our favourites so far below.
Kota Banks - Snip Snip
Sydney pop powerhouse Kota Banks is back in a big way with her latest track 'Snip Snip'. The song dives deep into Banks' social life and the negative impacts people in her life have had on her mental health. Stream Kota Banks 'Snip Snip' HERE.
Jade Imagine - Coastal Pines
Melbourne outfit Jade Imagine have just dropped their brand new single 'Coastal Pines' and it's giving us major Summer withdrawals. The track is the perfect summer road trip tune, infusing super groovy guitar riffs with dreamy sun-drenched vocals. Listen to Jade Imagine's 'Coastal Pines' HERE.
Tkay Maidza - Shook
Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza returns with her latest release 'Shook', her first release since 2019. The track brings a brand new sound to the table, reminiscent of OG Missy Elliot. Listen to Tkay Maidza's new track 'Shook' HERE.
Genesis Owusu - Don't Need You
Local Aussie rapper Genesis Owusu has dropped his first piece of new music for 2020 and it's got us wanting more. 'Don't Need You' is one of those tracks that make you want to get up and dance around your living room. It's a huge yes from us! Check out the track HERE.
ONEFOUR ft. A$AP Ferg - Say It Again
Mt Druitt hip-hop outfit ONEFOUR has come back stronger than ever in 2020, despite last years infamous tour shut down by the NSW Government. The group have dropped an absolute banger of a collab with international heavyweight A$AP Ferg. We say bring on more ONEFOUR!
Stream 'Say It Again' HERE.
Tired Lion - Waterbed
Aussie alt-rock outfit Tired Lion has hit one out of the park (or bed rather) with their latest track 'Waterbed'. This track is the first new music for the band in two years. The single features dynamic pop hooks with their signature snarly punk-infused vocals. This is certainly one lion we'll never tire of.
Watch the official video for 'Waterbed' HERE.
Alex the Astronaut - Lost
Sydney singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut dropped the first single 'Lost' off her forthcoming debut album and we honestly can't wait for the rest of the album to drop. The single is about trying to find your way and accepting the fact that there's so much that's out of our control. Seems a fitting tribute to all the craziness going on in our lives right now hey!
Alex the Astronaut's debut album 'The Theory of Absolutely Nothing' drops on Friday 21 August. Listen to her first single 'Lost' HERE.
Boo Seeker- Take a Look
Newcastle electronic duo Boo Seeka have just dropped a new single off their upcoming second album, due out later this year. The track is a little different to their last release, bringing a super moody vibe to the table that we can't wait to hear more of.
Check out the official film clip for 'Take a Look' HERE.
May-A - Green
Sydney-based songwriter MAY-A started writing music at the humble age of 12. With over 100 demos under her belt, MAY-A shares her latest single 'Green'. This single is the perfect windows down, volume up, road trip song (once we can go on road trips again that is!). Buy/stream 'Green' HERE.
Float Therapy - Gaffer Tape
19-year-old producer from Brisbane, Float Therapy recently dropped his debut release 'Gaffer Tape' and it's a yes from us! The heavy rock ladened guitar riffs and explosive vocals in this track are a huge vibe, that's for sure!
Listen/buy 'Gaffer Tape' HERE.
Adult Art Club - I'm OK, I'm Fine.
Local experimental electronic duo Adult Art Club's recent release 'I'm OK, I'm Fine' has the Moshtix team majorly missing our regular sweaty club sessions. It's the perfect track to take you back to the good ole days, where dancing and hugging your mates on the d-floor at 3 am was a weekly occurrence.
Check out 'I'm OK, I'm Fine' HERE.
Looking for a little Funk in your life? Well, look no further than local Melbourne outfit Karate Boogaloo! Their latest release 'Carn the Boogers' breathes a whole new life into instrumental funk, adding a playful injection of soul and hip hop influences. The group definitely have our vote for this year's Premiership!
Stream/Buy 'Carn the Boogers' HERE.
Jaguar Jonze - Diamonds & Liquid Gold
Rising Brissy based artist Jaguar Jonze continues to push the boundaries with her debut EP 'Diamonds & Liquid Gold. The EP features a refreshing blend of powerful yet calming vocals combined with cosmic rock-infused guitar riffs.
Check out Jaguar Jonze's stunning debut EP HERE.
Donny Benét - Mr Experience
We have developed a little soft spot for Sydney based post-disco artist Donny Benét over the years and we honestly can't get enough of his latest single 'Mr Experience'. It's a track you can really get your living room groove on to in iso times. Oh, so seductive and groovy, reminiscent of a mid-80's disco wonderland.
It's time for a new addition to your Saturday Night Fever playlist. Check out 'Mr Experience HERE!
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel
I remember seeing King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard for the first time at a Cheap Monday rooftop party in Fitzroy in 2013 and my 19-year-old self was honestly blown away by how talented they were (and still are!). With 16 albums under their belt since then, the Melbourne based psychedelic rock outfit has hit another one out of the park with album no.17 - Chunky Shrapnel.
The album accompanies the groups feature-length documentary, 'Chunky Shrapnel' and features a bunch of their live performances from across the world including Madrid, London, Berlin and Milan. The album also features three unreleased tracks, 'Evil Star', 'Quarantine' and 'Anamnesis'.
Check out the full album HERE.
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
If the chats latest debut album release doesn't get you fanging for a good ole fashioned pub feed and a couple of goon sack pre-drinks before ya cousins' best mates' girlfriends uni mates' house party, we don't know what else will. The album is the epitome of Aussie culture and has left us truly shook with how accurate they've depicted a whole bunch of Aussie "personalities".
We certainly can't wait to chuck a mosh alongside these legends when lockdowns are done and dusted!
Cop the album and merch HERE.
Yorke - Liberosis
Byron Bay-raised muso Yorke recently released her debut EP 'Liberosis' and we reckon it's pretty special! The modern-day alt-pop inspired sound carried throughout the EP gives us major nostalgic vibes, transporting us back to a time more carefree and full of life lessons to be made.
Check out the EP on all your fave streaming services HERE.
Ocean Grove - Flip Phone Fantasy
Melbourne nu-metal outfit long-awaited album Flip Phone Fantasy (released on the 13 March), has got to be their best release yet! The tracks are reminiscent of an early Green Day mixed with a touch of Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, A Day To Remember and Nirvana.
Our fave track has got to be Baby Cobra, it gives us all the warm and fuzzies in a time where we all need a little comforting in our lives. It's also the perfect demonstration of the band's versatility and ever-evolving sound!
Buy the album HERE.
Georgia Lines - Self Titled EP
Independent Kiwi alt-pop powerhouse Georgia Lines continues to kick goals, and her latest self titled EP is no exception. The tracklist takes you on a journey full of indie-pop and disco-inspired flavour. Our personal fave is 'Vacant Cities'. Check it out below!
Buy the digital album HERE.
Cable Ties - Far enough
Far enough is the latest album from Melbourne punk trio, Cable Ties. The eight-track album channels their feminist punk attitude and political rage we all secretly have deep down inside of us. Each track is full of restless rhythm and defiance, that we can't get enough of!
Score the album and other killer merch HERE.
SUPEREGO - Nautilus
Calling all hip-hop fans, if you haven't heard of freo-based experimental hip-hop outfit SUPEREGO, then we suggest you get stuck into their latest EP Nautilus ASAP. Nautilus features a genre-bending mix of hip-hop and R&B with jazz-centric brass, electronic beats and powerful spoken word.
We're big fans of the track O.B.S featuring the powerful rap vocals of the one and only Sampa the Great. Check it out below.
Nadia Ried - Out Of My Province
NZ's angelic singer-songwriter Nadia Ried has pulled another rabbit out the hat with her third album 'Out Of My Province', showcasing the true depths of her sound.
If you're a sucker for dreamy folky acoustic tunes, then this is the album for you. Get a taste of the good life with her track Get The Devil Out below.
You can cop the digital and vinyl versions of the album HERE.
Looking for ways to support artists through these tough times? Here are some simple ways you can help!
1. Buy some Australian and New Zealand music and merchandise directly from the artist's website or via Bandcamp.
2. Consider donating your refunds or a portion for cancelled shows to Support Act's The Sound of Silence fundraiser.
3. Spread the word and contact your fave radio station and ask them to play tracks from local acts you'd love to hear over the airwaves.
4. Buy tickets to artists rescheduled shows as soon as they become available.
Keep streaming your fave local acts on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music!