Our mate Spencer 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.
Bugs – Tinnies
Triple j Unearthed recently put up a feature on Connor Brooker; a Brisbane songwriter that has been delivering on all fronts this year. Brooker currently has four different projects on Unearthed, and each one is better than the last. You can read all about him here.
Bugs is the name of one of his projects, which he described as “punk, guitar-laden hook pop”. ‘Tinnies’ is an unofficial Aussie anthem, a noisy tribute to getting smashed with your mates, with some absolutely killer melodies, and a chorus that will be with you for days.
SOUNDS LIKE: Spiderbait, Violent Soho
Gordi – Can We Work It Out
Gordi played at Newtown Social Club recently, as part of a showcase put on by triple j Unearthed as part of ARIA week in Sydney. Gordi opened the night, but still enjoyed a packed out crowd that had people lining up waiting to get in.
‘Can We Work It Out’ is the latest in a string of solid tracks from Gordi, as she prepared to drop her debut EP. It features influences from the folk world, but soaked in synth and electronic production. Gordi’s vocals are mesmerizing, and the layers only add to it.
SOUNDS LIKE: Bon Iver, Laura Marling
Tamper – Take It In
Coming from Australia & Northern Ireland, but current residing in Brooklyn, New York; Tamper are self-catagorized as “downtempo indietronica”. The duo of John Gribbin (Lyrics/Vocals) and Aaron Barnard (Multi-Instrumentalist) have created some groovy and interesting productions.
‘Take It In’ has some interesting choices in the beginning, including this large degrading synth that bubbles over the mix. But once you Take It In (sorry) you will find a lovely little track.
SOUNDS LIKE: Alt-J, Boo Seeka
Wasters – Rollercoaster
Sydney four-piece Wasters have been playing up and down the East Coast since forming in 2014. Their latest single ‘Rollercoaster’ is a real heartbreaker, with what might be some of the finest use of a glockenspiel you will hear this year. It’s got great harmonies, sad lyrics, and a catchy chorus. What more do you want?
If you want to see Wasters live (glockenspiel may or may not be included), they’re playing at The Lass on December 5th with Barfunkle and Easy Street.
SOUNDS LIKE: Weezer, Say Anything
King Social – Hypocrite
It takes a lot of guts to put your genre as “Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Roots”. Luckily Romy has got a ton of guts. Look no further than her debut track ‘Wild Heart’.
It’s a sultry and defiant track, featuring clean pop production that lets her voice and style shine. Romy has already worked with artists such as Akon and T-Pain. So it’s no surprise that this song sounds slick as hell.
SOUNDS LIKE: Beyonce, Rhianna
This list was compiled by Spencer Scott. Spencer is a SuperUser on triple j Unearthed.