The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 16

The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 16

Check out the 10 best tunes from the week that was including new sounds from Jamie xx, Milan Ring, Human Movement, Full of Hell, Rowena Wise & more!

Image: Left - Milan Ring; Right - Rowena Wise.

With so much new music coming out each and every day, it can be hard to listen to everything, but we'll be damned if we don't try. Here are our favourite tunes from the week that was from the likes of Big Orange Boreal Sun, Full of Hell, Ghost Piss, Glixen, Hana Vu, Human Movement, Jamie xx, Milan Ring and Rowena Wise!

Big Orange - This Won't Hurt A Bit

Longtime local fave Daniel Davis’ Big Orange indie rock project announced their sophomore album this week in fine style with bold new single, This Won’t Hurt A Bit. Fusing trip hop style drums with string-esque synth sounds and warm guitar strums, This Won’t Hurt A Bit sees Davis exploring some relatable subject matter, being his “deep insecurities. It came from my dark subconscious, and the trepidation of the world in which I was cast. I think many people could relate to this”. Big Orange’s new album The Perils of Desire is out August via Blue Grey Pink.

Boreal Sun - Horizon (Now Is The Time)

British broken beat wizards Boreal Sun AKA vocalist Liselotte Östblom and producer/multi- instrumentalist Matt Roberts (known for his work with Cleo Sol and SAULT) delivered the last single ahead of their debut EP next month in the form of Horizon (Now Is The Time). A groove laden, funk-infused jam, Horizon (Now Is The Time) takes cues from the masters of 70s jazz fusion like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter with the bruk innovators of the 90s. Out now via Bridge The Gap.

Full of Hell - Coagulated Bliss

One of the most consistent and interesting (consistently interesting?) bands in metal, grindcore lords Full of Hell have been gearing up for their first album in three years with a string of singles and this week they gave s the album’s title track - one-and-a-half minutes of thrash metal influenced goodness, thematically exploring the concept of seeking the unattainable… because of course you understood the lyrics, right? Full of Hell’s new album Coagulated Bliss is out April 26 via Closed Casket Industries.

Ghost Piss - See Ya!!!!

Ahhhh Ghost Piss. Rarely has an artist's name and aesthetic vibes (scope the Bratz style artwork) belied the music they make quite so much as the Portland-based electronic bedroom pop artist. Her new single See Ya!!!! is an entrancing combination of drum machine and vocals with little need for much else until the middle eastern-style synths kick in. An anthem to not letting shitty boys get a girl down, See Ya!!!!! is the latest taste from her new album out in a few weeks. Ghost Piss’ new album Dream Girl is out May 3 via Sockhead Records.

Glixen - Lust

Arizonan heavy shoegazers on the rise Glixen continue their hot streak, following up previous single foreversoon with a new cut of weighty, fuzzed out goodness, Lust. Distorted and dissonant yet dreamy and delectable, Lust sees Glixen using some nostalgic nu-metal style guitars to great effect and leaves us very excited for their forthcoming EP. Out now via AWAL.

Hana Vu - 22

Ahead of new album Romanticism out next month, L.A. indie rocker’s new one is a wistful, melancholic exploration of missing someone when you’re at that magical age of 22 - feeling the pressures of ‘growing up’ while also still feeling like a child (a concept still relatable at 35, to be quite honest…). Hana Vu’s new album Romanticism is out May 3 via Ghostly International.

Human Movement - Sub Subtle

Deep, lush pads? Check. Electro-style drum programming? Check. Tastily chopped breaks? You know it. Trippily processed throwback r&b sample? Of course. Delectable dancefloor goodness all around? Yepppp. Aussie producer and club mainstay Edward Macdonald returns as Human Movement with a new percussive weapon for the floo, written while on tour in Amsterdam with the goal of moving away from “the typical UKG elements that I was leaning on in my previous works.” Ed, ya nailed it. Out now via Gallery Recordings.

Jamie XX - Baddy On the Floor feat. Honey Dijon

While we might not have featured many collabs this week (check out our 10 Best Music Videos of the Week here), the one we do have is a bit of a monster. Indie dance innovator Jamie xx teams up with GRAMMY Award-winning DJ, producer, and fashion icon Honey Dijon for a funky new cut of disco-influenced house goodness, packing plenty of piano and horns and sure to lead to many a body (and baddy) doing their thing on the dance floor. Out now via Young / Remote Control Records.

Milan Ring - Leo

Celebrated Eora/Sydney R&B musician, producer and engineer Milan Ring’s album rollout for her sophomore LP Mangos has been absolutely killing it, with previous singles Quicksand and Photograph making our best music features on release, and third single Leo is no exception (obviously, as you’re reading the feature now…). Disco and funk is on the menu once again, with Milan Ring fusing hip hop and her unique brand of r&b with danceable vibes and a show stealing walking bass line. Milan Ring’s new album Mangos is out May 10 via Astral People Recordings.

Rowena Wise - Gone

Melbourne/Naarm-via-Margaret River artist (and big Pilerats fave) Rowena Wise has been teasing a new album with some awesome singles, and this week she finally announced her brilliantly titled Senseless Acts of Beauty LP alongside a new single. An emotional, contemplative affair, Gone sees a gorgeous combination of piano and Wise’s tender & touching vocals alongside some tasty production tricks filling out the stereo field in wondrous fashion. Rowena Wise’s new album Senseless Acts of Beauty is out May 24 via Beloved Recordings.

Enjoy all these tunes as well as a stack of other new music we've been feeling in our Spotify playlist.

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