5 Unearthed tracks we’re listening to this week

Our mate Spencer Scott is back with another list of tunes that will have us grooving around the office all week. Check em out and fill up your playlist.

Malo Zima – ‘Til It’s Gone


Malo Zima are an atmospheric alt-rock group out of Brisbane. The band has gone from sharehouse jams, to recording in bedrooms, studios, and even an abandoned post-office, and the results are worth it.

‘’Til It’s Gone’ is all about atmosphere; from the jungle drums to the captivating and soaring vocals. The dual-guitar attack and layers and layers of texture to the track, taking you away and on a journey.

SOUNDS LIKE: Radiohead, Florence + The Machine

Split Feed – King & Queen


Hometown three-piece Split Feed are straight out of high school, exploding with an unrelenting energy as only teenagers can. The band has already built a solid following both only and around town, and their respective 18th birthdays can only mean bigger things.

‘Underground’ is a punk-tinged rock track with a huge chorus. Those wanting to hear it live can head out to The Lass O’Gowrie on Friday November 13th, where the band will be playing out of their first 18+ shows alongside Flick The Bean and Zappo

SOUNDS LIKE: Foo Fighters, Violent Soho

Brendan Maclean – Tectonic


Recently performing in the cabaret Velvet alongside Marcia Hines, and gaining the admiration of Amanda Palmer after their Australian tour together, Brendan Maclean is back with another single that will leave you singing along for days.

‘Tectonic’ is a pop banger. Layers upon layers of synth lines, a dominant vocal, and catchy hooks all around. It’s time to bust out your best bedroom dance moves.

SOUNDS LIKE: Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Presets

Nooky – The Greatest (ft. Jimblah)


Nooky (formerly Yung Nooky) was raised in Nowra but currently resides in Sydney. He’s been building a name in the hip hop scene, supporting artists such as Briggs and The Daily Meds, as well as collaborating on tracks with The Herd and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas).

‘The Greatest’ is a lofty title, but Nooky backs it up on the this track. Produced and featuring Jimblah, it’s a track that goes all out, and doesn’t let up until the song is over. Nooky is spitting hot fire all over this one.

SOUNDS LIKE: The Herd, Childish Gambino

DENNI – Wolves (ft. Kuren)


Unearthed recently wrapped up their Falls Festival competition, picking three artists from around the country to open the festivities in each Falls Festival city. Kicking things off at Marion Bay will be Tasmania’s own Denni. An electronic-influences singer/songwriter from the north of Tassie.

‘Wolves’ is the latest track from the Indigenous artists, and it showcases her unique sound. Featuring local artist Kuren, it’s a song that has a light folk influence, and showers it in synths and hip-hop beats. Letting her voice sink into the track, never relying too much one instrument. Richard Kingsmill heaped on the praise for this track too, saying “Love the drama and the slow build on this one.”

SOUNDS LIKE: Lorde, Sarah Blasko

This list was compiled by Spencer Scott. Spencer Scott is a SuperUser on triple j Unearthed.

Written by Spencer Scott

Spencer is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle. He's also a Triple J Unearthed Super User and writes for many national publications.

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