Frills – Dam Girl

One listen of this dreamy, summer pop anthem by Frills and you’ll be hooked. Dam Girl certainly hits the spot.

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Kult Kyss – I Am The One

Kult Kyss successfully differentiate themselves in a genre that is literally flooded with talent right now. The electronic music duo, hailing from Melbourne, are giving away I Am The One here, and you’ll want to take advantage of the offer. This song has vocals reminiscent of Fever Ray and the fun, upbeat of a PNAU track, with elements pulled together to make a distinguished Kult Kyss sound.

 

N.E.R.D. – Lemon

After a seven year hiatus, N.E.R.D. are back and I am excited! In Lemon, Chad, Pharrell and Shay team up with Rihanna for a track that takes me back the early naughties, a time that I will strongly argue was Pharrell’s hay day. Let’s hope that we don’t have to wait as long for the next track.

Shamir – Straight Boy

After finding out through a Youtube comment that the director of the video for Straight Boy, Ryan Carpenter, has been accused of rape, Shamir immediately removed the video and replaced it. The new clip opens with Shamir saying “Fuck sexual abuse. Fuck rapists.”

Shamir does not stand with rapists.

Fever Ray – To the Moon and Back

After an eight year hiatus, The Knife‘s Karin Dreijer, aka Fever Ray, is back! To the Moon and Back‘s film clip is a bit creepy, a bit kinky and a lot weird, (but would you expect anything less?), featuring a person being awaking after being cryogenically frozen (maybe a metaphor for the “re-awakening” of Fever Ray??) and then attending a BDSM tea party.

Liza Anne – Paranoia

What better time to listen to a song exploring anxiety than in the midst of the The Big Anxiety Festival? Nashville singer-songwriter, Liza Anne, has been coping with anxiety for much of her life, and through songs like Paranoia, she educates others about her experiences and reminds us that such conditions don’t completely define a person.

Zen Panda – Ego

Six musically-talented brothers and sisters from Adelaide, South Australia join forces to make Zen Panda. Showing strokes of psychedelic rock, pop and indie, they’ve gone from supporting acts like Bec Sandrige and the Jungle Giants to releasing their first EP this year and officially making themselves a band to watch.  Grab Ego for free here.

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