Delena – I Need You Tonight
‘I Need You Tonight’ is the latest in what’s been a prolific year of electro-pop anthems from the fast-rising European pop artist, Delena.
Lyrically suggestive, it’s an ode to the initial, exciting stages of a relationship. Set to the foundation of contemporary pop production, it’s another gem going above and beyond the high expectations set by Delena.
Sounds Like: Dua Lipa, Halsey, Call Me Loop, Charlie XCX
Marie Lang – Don’t Wanna Go Back
Trying her hand at a more pop-oriented track, ‘Don’t Wanna Go Back’ by Marie Lang is another stunner, with lyrical candour, creating a constructive narrative about Marie’s romantic life and tales of love, connection, and everything in between.
A classic friends-with-benefits situation, Marie once again takes a personal story and turns it into a vibrant piece of R&B and pop.
Sounds Like: Mickey Valen, Noé, Mafalda
daste – What If?
The dreamy ‘What If?’ introduces us to the smooth vocals and rhymes of three-piece, daste.
With neat production elements with a touch of nostalgia, the track considers the thought of what could have been.
Sounds Like: Men I Trust, Tora, Parcels, Toro Y Moi
ELME – Kids
Melbourne-based ELME draws musical inspiration from a diverse selection of sources, musical and otherwise.
With a vocal character rooted in singer-songwriter origins, his sound has evolved to blend elements of electronica and pop with his love of acoustic guitar and piano.
Listen to the fearless ‘Kids’ below.
Sounds Like: Tiny Ruins, Tamas Wells
Abraham Tilbury – So R
Another Australian gem, this time from Abraham Tilbury, who is looking back over the last few years living in Melbourne in his latest single, ‘So Right’.
Now living in Brisbane, the solo artist is determined to focus on writing music under his own name instead of ghost-producing. The result is a fine piece of electro-pop.
Sounds Like: Jackson Dyer, JVLY, Friends in Paris, Georgia Mae
Grant Knoche – Sorry for the Honesty
At just 17 years old Grant Knoche self-produces, writes, records, arranges and plays all his own music.
With seven years already under his belt, this youngster perfectly balances pure pop tendencies with a modern take on R&B.
Sounds Like: Troye Sivan, Noll, Nikless, Kenzie, In Real Life, XXXTentacion
Maude Latour – Lovesick
Maude Latour‘s new single is an exploration of the anguish and physical wear and tear related to heartache.
Latour’s self-assured vocals, lyricism inspired by ancient Greek poetry, and her elegant yet unconventional structure make ‘Lovesick’ her boldest effort to date.
Sounds Like: Zella Day, Léon, Empress Off, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek
TONI&MASH – I Want It
German / British duo TONI&MASH teases us up with the first track from their debut EP ‘I Want It’. Going full on acid and synths, the track will take you through their world and warm you up for the full EP.
With a wide range of influences that includes everything from Abra to Patti Smith, and Grace Jones to The Sugababes, TONI&MASH have developed a DIY aesthetic with a riot girl attitude that borrows just as heavily from their retro inspirations, as much as more contemporary ones.
Sounds Like: Icona Pop, LCMDF