This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Loure, Tangents, The Ruminaters, Big White, Flowertruck, Neon Tetra, Letran, Hey Baby!, The Harpoons, Jarrow, Allume, Love Deluxe, Hymns, Em Burrows, Cable Ties, Going Swimming, Demon Days, Sarah Mary Chadwick, TV Haze, HTMLflowers, Courtney Barnett, Tiny Giants, HVNCOQ, Lehmann B. Smith, Your Girl Pho, and this week’s best new track by Tropical Fuck Storm.
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Cable Ties, Katie Dey, Loure, Middle Management, Ben Houghton, Golden Syrup, Gena Bruce, No Mono, Tetrahedra, Montero, Annie Bass & Christopher Port, and this week’s best new track by Jaala.
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 50 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Amaya Laucirica, Mildlife, Totally Mild, Snake & Friends, Stella Donnelly, Liam Parsons, Oscar Key Sung, Arthur Miles, Baby Blue, Mio, Courtney Barnett, Clarissa Mei, Tram Cops, Curves, MOD CON, Darcy Baylis, The Ancients, Donny Benet, Planète, Borneo, Hachiku, Primitive Motion, The Jim Mitchells, Rebel Yell, Lowtide, Cop Envy, Straight Arrows, River Yarra + Tom Baker, Flowertruck, Lee Hannah, Cabu, Horror My Friend, Kid Fiction, Dog Futon, Nice Biscuit, Dave O’Connor, Pussy In The Dark, and this week’s best new track by Couture.
The wizard trio behind the fantastic Daydreams parties are DJing at By The Meadow festival between the 6th-8th of April. The line-up is already stacked with awesome live bands throughout a variety of genres, and so having the Daydreams DJs spin tunes in the night is the perfect cherry on top.
There’s only 700 tickets remaining, so you know By The meadow will sell out soon. Especially once you hear Daydreams’ selections for their Trading Tunes feature. The theme is “a bunch of tracks from the 80s, plus a new one from a guy we love that also loves the 80s.”
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Sui Zhen, Bōnewoman, Tram Cops, Fantastic Man, Tetrahedra, Chiara Kickdrum, Arthur Miles, Albrecht La’Brooy, Distant Stars, Barking, Suss Cunts, Messy Mammals, and this week’s best new track by Katie Dey.
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Camp Cope, Dasler, Lowtide, Blaire, Hektor, Jules Sheldon, SIAMESE, and this week’s best new track by Nai Palm.
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Amaya Laucirica, Montero, Albrecht La’Brooy, Fantastic Man, Rings Around Saturn, Gamirez, Deer, and this week’s best new track by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
This is our updated weekly playlist of the 30 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Primitive Motion, K a r y m e, Doona Waves, Oscar Key Sung, Elizaband, James i.V, Telete, Tim Coggins, Corniglia, Solo Career, The Citradels, Pond, LETRAN, Oswolf, H.eund, Minor Premiers, and this week’s best new track by Donny Benet.
LOSSLESS consists of two of Melbourne’s most natural on stage male performers, Oscar Key Sung & HTML Flowers. If you haven’t seen either of them live, you’re either living under a rock or haven’t been to Collingwood at night time. Moving past the fact that the two artists went to the same high schools, there’s a sweet brotherly love presence between them while on stage. HTML Flowers provides fire, while Oscar brings the cool ocean breeze, creating this beautiful natural tension.
This Thursday sees the Southern Comfort presents Southern Sounds, a summer live music series inspired by the spirit of New Orleans visiting Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane this summer. A wide range of artists consisting of Oscar Key Sung, Silentjay, Mira Boru, Samsaruh, The Slingers and D’Arcy Spiller will perform across four venues in Melbourne. It’s another great and diverse event, keeping Melbourne exciting and full of activity choices.
Lossless actually performed last week, but in the spirit of communal support, HTML Flowers has sent us five tracks he’s currently digging.
Southern Sounds events in Melbourne – Thursday, January 18: The Night Cat: Oscar Key Sung, Silentjay (live) & Mira Boru The B.East: Samsaruh The Grace Darling Hotel: The Slingers The Spotted Mallard: D’Arcy Spiller
Lil Zubin, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – ‘Overdose’
“I’Il still wanna be bad with you, even though you never really asked me to.”
When you stay up late, window open, naked in bed in the burning summer, looking at that text, that selfie from that person with whom you never quite quenched that crush. Drowning in a dream of them. Lusting summer nights. Wicca Phase comes in off a wobbling spectral synth, singing out of key and reminding me of my own heart, while Lil Zubin holds it down start to finish, singing like the embodiment of straight
lime cordial. “I might overdose on you.”
Eilish Gilligan – ‘Creature Of Habit’
“I think that you should know when I see a horoscope, I’ve been checking yours, and checking mine.”
I’m about to run out the door screaming, looking for strangers to fight, strangers who don’t live for Eilish Gilligan when she dips from high notes down to low notes in her narcotic voice. Honestly I am ready to go to war if you’re not supporting Eilish Gilligan, damn. Full offence. She creates fever dreams for earth signs and my Taurus rising can’t get enough.
HABITS – ‘Shame/Desire’
This track holds me up when I’m walking barefoot to 7/11 to restock my Red Bull supply in nothing but a very long t-shirt at 3am. I’m always working on some painfully personal project and listening to Angel croon “My insecurity isn’t cute anymore” before a club kick comes in to invade my fragile heart, helping me feel strong even though the world rejects me. Mohini appears like a ghost lost in a torrent of metallic violence to remind me that it’s ok to disappear into myself. HABITS’ debut album could never come to soon.
Ah Mer Ah Su – ‘Klonopin’
“I think that I might have a problem, but I still ain’t hit rock bottom.”
The synths talk to the drums in the same way your heart talks to your mind when you’re lost in a pill haze, knowing you have a problem but feeling so elevated you can’t feel disappointed in yourself. Last year, I started AA & this year I went clear of all drug use. I’m going to wake up early this summer & let Ah Mer Ah Su lead me into the sun. Not to forget but to remember and heal.
Uli K – ‘Airplane Mode’
I love the way this song is produced. The production niclas has made is so sensitive and minimal, yet feels full and has strong rhythm. This (in part) is because of the flow of Uli K’s lyrics. It’s so sick when a track can have a strong groove without drums. Songs like this which are made up of cheap sounding VST synths (like a beat clearly made on a laptop) and earnest naturally delivered vocal auto-tuned, to me are kind of like the 2018 equivalent of a simple song accompanied by acoustic guitar.”
Looking back on the year that’s been, 2017 has been exceptional. So many of our Aussie artists have exploded overseas, exposing the amazing talent we have here. The element of live performance has also evolved, as we see more and more the creative and the adored putting on insane performances that leave us all in awe.
It is truly an inspiring time in Australian music to see the growth and abundance of talent.
Therefore, as is tradition, we have compiled what we hope to be a comprehensive, exciting and awe-inspiring list of great Australian music.
The list doesn’t just feature a diverse range of genres. It is rightfully made up of many different artists from all walks of life. We’re absolutely delighted to see such a spectrum of artists receiving the attention they deserve!
To help accommodate (and celebrate) as many great tracks as we can, we have decided to limit our annual Australian Top 100 Tracks list to only one song per artist.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who emailed and submitted music, liked, shared, retweeted or @tagged this year. It means a lot to the whole Ripe team. Let’s do it all again in 2018!
100. Doona Waves – ‘Come Around’
99. Kaiit – ‘2000 n Somethin’
98. Mount Trout – ‘Home’
97. Sloan Peterson – ‘105’
96. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’
95. Georgia Mulligan – ‘Any Given Day’
94. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’
93. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’
92. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’
91. Godtet – ‘Take Off’
90. Michael Beach – ‘I Never Had Enough Time With You’