We’re changing things up with our Unearthed this this week. Instead of providning you with a weekend playlist, we’re now going to fill your office speakers with 5 tracks hand selected by our mate Spensor Scott.
Maddy Jane – People
Tasmanian singer/songwriter has dropped a catchy hit with the release of her new single ‘People’. Influenced by everyone from Little Birdy to Paul Kelly. It’s a songwriter-driven slice of indie-pop, with a little bit of roots thrown in. Maddy Jane’s voice is the real star of the show, with a unique tone that draws you in. Luckily the Chorus is there to help you sink in further, and stay in your head for days.
SOUNDS LIKE: Paul Kelly, Little Birdy
Sweater Season – Charley
Sydney four-piece Sweater Season are set to impress once again with their new song ‘Charley’. The band have just released their debut Self-Titled EP on Bandcamp. Featuring one half of the band Oslow, the band capture the same vibes, but throw a little more punk and 90’s vibes into the mix. ‘Charley’ demands that you take your flanno out and put it on, cause things are about to get a bit emotional.
SOUNDS LIKE: Dinosaur Jr, Oslow, Brand New
Samuel Dobson – I’m Sorry
The Hermitude Remix competition has officially closed. Over 700 remixes of Hermitude’s ‘Ukiyo’ were uploaded to triplejunearthed.com. From those 700, they have whittled it down to five finalists, which you can check out here.
Produced by P Major, and featuring Samuel Dobson & Kate Wadey, ‘I’m Sorry’ is one of the finalists, and deservedly show. It’s a fantastic track. It’s a message from Sam to his late grandfather (and bridge partney) who recently passed away. Lyrically it’s emotional, but it’s wrapped up in shimmering production that’s perfect for the radio.
SOUNDS LIKE: Draft, Seth Sentry
Deena – Turpentine
Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and an Irish father, now residing is Brisbane, Deena has a sound that’s eclectic as her upbringing. There’s a twisted, atmospheric take on some classic indie/blues sounds here.
Turpentine is a dark and brooding track. With aggressive shots in the chorus that come in like a kick in the teeth. It’s moody and vicious at the same time. If you want to catch Deena live, she’s stopping in Newcastle on Friday October 23 to play at The Cambridge Hotel alongside Musketeer & Dark Matters.
SOUNDS LIKE: KT Turnstall, Nick Cave
The Treehouse Children – Mr Cheetah
James Osborn is building a name as being a veteran of the Newcastle music scene, despite barely being in his 20’s. A few years back he was the winner of the Youth Rockin The Black Dog BOTB, landing him a spot on Fat As Butter. He’s since gone on to form The Treehouse Children after crossing paths with drummer James Edge back in 2012, and recruiting Jackson Besley on Bass.
Mr Cheetah is the latest single from the band; a breezy summer tack, with lots of jangly guitar, solid harmonies and upbeat catchy choruses. It’s one to dance to with all your mates.
SOUNDS LIKE: Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club
This list was compiled by Spencer Scott. Spencer Scott is a SuperUser on triple j Unearthed.