The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 4
Check out the 10 best tunes from the week that was including new sounds from Big Scary, Bullion, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kobie Dee, Justice and more!
Image - Left: Kobie Dee; Right: Yirinda
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 Scary, Bullion, DJ Nino Brown & POOKIE, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kobie Dee, Justice, Mildlife, Northlane, Yirinda and Wisp.
Big Scary - Something to Remember
Acclaimed Aussie duo Big Scary are back after a couple of years hiatus to announce their sixth studio album Wing with the release of lead single Something To Remember, alongside B-Side A Ribbon To Hold Us. A majestic cut of exploratory indie pop, falsetto vocals and a bed of warm synths underpin the single before unexpected and delightfully propulsive drums enter the mix and up the energy of the hooky chorus. Big Scary’s new album Wing is out February 16 via Pieater.
Bullion - Rare feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Check out what we said about Bullion's new single and album announce here.
DJ Nino Brown & POOKIE - Like Me
Pile fave POOKIE just keeps on killing it, this time linking up with Aussie hip hop royalty DJ Nino Brown for a slick and sexy new cut. Sampling and flipping the iconic lead synth from Benny Bennassi’s Satisfaction, Like Me pairs trappy drums with deep bass lines while POOKIE flexes her lyrical prowess delivering ice cold bars.
Hiatus Kaiyote - Everything's Beautiful
Check out what we said about the funky return of Hiatus Kaiyote here.
Kobie Dee - Statistic
Gomeroi rapper proudly based in South Sydney’s Maroubra Bidjigal Land, Kobie Dee returns for 2024 with an extremely powerful, storytelling hip hop cut that details personal observations that contribute to “devastating statistics that impact Aboriginal people and communities every day.” Pairing striking piano with tasteful strings and synths, Statistic’s production leaves plenty of room for Dee’s striking, honest and emotional lyrics to cut through the mix. Out now via Bad Apples Music.
Justice - One Night/All Night (Starring Tame Impala)
Check out what we said about the huge new collab + Justice album announce here.
Mildlife - Yourself
Dual ARIA Award-winning Naarm/Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz outfit Mildlife announced their highly anticipated third studio album with the silky smooth sounds of Yourself, a light slice of soft-psych-jazz-rock that shows off the bands instrumental (and vocal!) prowess. Mildlife’s new album Chorus is out March 1 via [PIAS] Australia.
Northlane - Miasma (feat. Winston McCall)
The first taste of their forthcoming Mirror’s Edge EP, Aussie heavy faves Northlane link up with the one and only Winston McCall from Parkway Drive for an absolutely blistering new single that blends djent and deathcore vibes into a heavy-yet-melodic and downright addictive slice of heavy goodness. Northlane’s new EP Mirror’s Edge is out April 12.
Yirinda - Nyun (Brother)
Meanjin/Brisbane duo Yirinda deliver the third single from their upcoming self-titled debut album in the form of new single Yirinda (meaning ‘brother’ in vocalist Fred Leone’s language of Badjtala/Butchulla). A sweeping, majestic and ethereal composition, Yirinda pairs all manner of epic strings with Leone’s warm, captivating vocals and choral harmonies. Yirinda’s self-titled album is out February 16 via Chapter Music.
Wisp - See You Soon
Nineteen year-old Shoegaze wunderkind Wisp released her third single and showed just why she’s one of the most exciting emerging rock musicians with See You Soon. Reverberated lofi vocals meet fuzzy, distorted guitars and a commanding rhythm section as the single builds in tension to its epic and satisfying climax. Out now via Interscope.
Enjoy all these tunes as well as a stack of other new music we've been feeling in our Spotify playlist.