The 10 Best Aussie Tracks of August '22
Check out the best Australian music from the month that was, from uplifting dancefloor euphoria to intimate, emotional indie pop and throwback garage rock
As we enter September, it’s time to round up 10 of our favourite tracks from August, which, as usual, saw a stack of dope & diverse fresh Aussie sounds released, including a few big albums.
Check out our picks from Ausecuma Beats & Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, Jennifer Loveless, Julia Jacklin, Mall Grab, Noah Dillon, Stella Donnelly, Thelma Plum, Tired Girl, Wildfire Manwurkk and Workhorse!
Ausecuma Beats & Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange - Tropical Storm feat. Gotopo
One of the coolest collabs of the year so far sees two Melbourne/Naarm merchants of vibes teaming up, with afrobeat collective Ausecuma Beats teaming up with funky soulful electronic maestro Ziggy Zeitgiest for an irresistible slice of funky afro house.
Jennifer Loveless - Fall In Love
Lifted from her forthcoming Around The World EP due out on the influential Butter Sessions label on September 16, Naarm’s Loveless turns in an irresistibly uplifting chilled slice of house music euphoria, packed with sparkly synths delivering big major chords for them feel good vibes.
Julia Jacklin - Be Careful With Yourself
A standout cut from her stunning recent PRE PLEASURE album, Jacklin shows why she’s one of the most interesting and exciting artists in the broader indie sphere in 2022.
Mall Grab - Breathing
Jordon Alexander continues to conquer the dance music world as Mall Grab with his debut album What I Breath (a recent Pilerats AOTW) having just dropped, featuring Breathing, a relentless, dark, rolling breakbeat infused slice of tech house goodness .
Noah Dillon - Broken But It’s Working feat. Illuminati Hotties
Perth/Boorloo fave continues his rise through the indie rock ranks with this anthemic standout from his accomplished debut LP, featuring L.A.’s legends Illuminati Hotties.
Stella Donnelly - Cold
Three years on from catapulting to the global stage with debut album Beware of the Dogs, Stella just dropped her sophomore record flood, an album that shows her natural progression as a songwriter and features highlight, Cold.
Thelma Plum - The Brown Snake
Lifted from her new Meanjin EP, a collection of songs dedicated to her hometown (let Thelma tell the full story in our recent interview here), The Brown Snake shows plum at her infectious best with this summery, upper tempo country-inflected indie pop jaunt
Tired Girl - Giving You Up
Liz Tillman steps out from her work with duo TEES in solo mode as Tired Girl. Giving You Up, lifted from her debut EP Internal showcases her skills both as a producer and vocalist, crafting this addictive dreamy electro pop journey.
Wildfire Manwurkk - Lonely Bangardi
Straight outta Arnhem Land come Wildfire Manwurrk, with their throwback Aussie garage rock sounds making a mark on the Lonely Bangardi, the first taste of their forthcoming The Next Future EP.
Workhorse - Mary Maiden
From their enchanting No Photographs album, Adelaide’s Workhorse deliver a beautiful remiamining of Joan Baez’s River in the Pines, complete with an appropriately medieval fair filmed music video, shot on beautiful Super 8.
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