INDIE

XL’s new signing SMERZ deliver ‘Oh My My’

Norwegian duo Smerz have just forged new territory, releasing ‘Oh My My’ on XL Recordings overnight. A cluster of field recordings, close and lackadaisical vocal work – whisperings through warped sonic beats. Tapping into a rhythmic voyage in their own light, the duo started collaborating after their inspired move to Denmark. Quite frankly their music…

Stream Toro y Moi’s new album ‘Boo Boo’

Toro y Moi is nothing short of genius, and upon sharing his highly-anticipated album Boo Boo a day ahead on youtube the full Spotify stream has dropped. Clocking in as his fifth studio record, weve had tastes of ‘You and I’ and ‘Girl Like You’ to get us hooked right in. He told HS that his…

Kacy Hill releases new album ‘Like a Woman’

In 2014, GOOD MUSIC announced the signing of Kacy Hill…a beautiful ginger haired artist who had the tick of approval from Yeezy. Releasing her brand new album, the singer’s goal was to provide a dialogue with people and a conversation about being a peron, and having feelings. Kacy Hill took to instagram in a post,…

Toro y Moi’s emotional climax ‘You and I’

It’s like the feeling you have at the top of the rollercoaster…but before falling you’re cradled and slowly let down at a speed that makes you dazed, and never sets your adrenalin into survival mode. The buildups for Toro y Moi’s new track ‘You and I’ are real – directed by Harry Israelson the video…

Crooked Colours release Groovin’ album ‘Vera’

There’s some records that ‘groove you,’ and Crooked Colours Vera boasts those feels. After being cooped up in a studio for 18 months, the Australian comrades are ready to return to centre stage with their debut 10-track album. A concoction of indie and electronica, the album takes us back to the summer feels of Foals meets Rufus… With…

Matthew Young releases new single ‘Collect’

Today Matthew Young put out his first single of 2017, and we couldn’t be more elated to have him back. If you haven’t heard of him yet, it’s time to listen up. ‘Collect’ is a funky, gritty masterpiece. The R’N’B Prince-esque jam is somehow anthemic and laid-back simultaneously, blending the cleanest drums, distorted piano, and seamless melodies. Young’s abilities to paint a picture…

Flight Facilities make a grand return with ‘Arty Boy’

After teasing new music last week, Aussie producer boys Flight Facilities have released their first single in three years. ‘Arty Boy’ featuring Emma Louise is a smooth ode to a spontaneous crush. Silky synths float amidst nostalgic drum chops and Chic-esque guitar licks, the track is a warm welcome back for the guys who have been touring the…

Stream: Lorde’s album ‘MELODRAMA’

The anxiety that sits beneath a sophomore release can be the crushing or sprinkling of gold…and in Lorde’s case we’re feeling the tension ourselves. As we uncover the opening songs of Melodrama we’re reminded of the feelings we first felt discovering her website online, with no story, and simply a collection of the freshest sound we had…

Exposed: Jahra Rager (Interview)

When a practitioner is functioning at a high level, there is an undeniable poetry to movement and a real physicality to wordplay. If you can successfully bring these two disciplines together as one, the possibilities are jaw-dropping. Through her mixed-medium efforts in dance and poetry, West Auckland’s Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is well on her way…

Slept On: Fortunes ‘Focus’

The evolution of Fortunes vocalist Conor McCabe has been a miraculous thing to witness. Since reconnecting with his producer and Hamilton Boys High School friend Barnaby Matthews three years ago in Melbourne, Conor has headed straight to the beating heart of the hedonism of late night partying, and the brutal comedown of the morning after…