The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 6

The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 6

Check out the 10 best tunes from the week that was including new sounds from Crowded House, Erika de Casier, Great Gable, Partiboi 69, Pissed Jeans and more!

Image - Left: Erika de Casier (credit: Colin Solal Cardo); Right: Partiboi69 (credit: Diego Campomar)

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 Boler Mani, Crowded House, Darcie Haven, Erika de Casier, Glixen, Great Gable, Major Arcana, Partiboi69, Pissed Jeans and The Bures Band!

Boler Mani - Silence

Coming in hot this week was Melbourne-bred rapper, producer and engineer, Boler Mani with his new single of alt-hip hop, the beat-switching, eerie and intriguing Silence. Owing as much to the likes of Odd Future as it does to OG Memphis Horrorcore with a modern polish, the 22-year-old Boler explores being trapped with one’s thoughts through tongue-in-cheek, rapidfire rhymes.

Crowded House - Oh Hi

Award winning, ARIA Hall of Famers and all around Aussie legends Crowded House followed-up their 2021 Dreamers Are Waiting LP with an absolutely charming new single of mellow & melodic indie pop sounds. A playful cut, Neil Finn was inspired by his support for  So They Can, an international non-profit focused on building schools in remote parts of Kenya and Tanzania and packs a chorus that will be stuck in your head upon first listen. Out now via BMG.

Darcie Haven - Hollywood

A few years after we met her and her debut single I Wanna Be, Boorloo/Perth’s Darcie Haven returned this week with a wistful, floating cut of warm, hazy and downtempo indie pop. Produced by Aidan Hogg (G Flip, Hatchie, Eves Karydas), I Wanna Be is the latest taste of Haven’s forthcoming debut project.

Erika de Casier - ice (feat. They Hate Change)

Just a few weeks out from the release of her third album Still, Erika de Casier gave us another teaser in the form of funky, hip hop and r&b cut ice, featuring Tampa rap duo on the rise They Hate Change. Packing a g funk style bassline alongside some tasteful boom bap beats, ice sees THC flex their flow alongside de Casier’s sugary vocal hooks. Erika de Casier’s new album Still is out February 21 via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

Glixen - foreversoon

Hailing from Phoenix is heavy shoegazers Glixen, whose new single of fuzzy, slowcore-esque wall of sound addictive goodness, foreversoon, marked their first new music of 2024 this week. As satisfyingly crushing as it is melodic, heavily processed guitar tones sit alongside dreamy, whispery vocals from lead singer Aislinn Ritchie. Out now via AWAL.

Great Gable - Best Friend

Fan (and Pilerats!) fave West Aussie indie rockers Great Gable opened the book on their next chapter with a driving new single, in perfect timing for a particularly hot Australian summer, making things just a tad cooler. Packing huge vocal harmonies in its chorus, Best Friend sees the band exploring that magical feeling of realising you’re not only in love, but have a new best friend in what’s sure to become a new staple in live sets. Out now via Warner Music Australia.

Major Arcana - Jasper

Bringing the best elements of 90s hard rock and nu metal vibes into 2024 are Wollongong-based three-piece Major Arcana, who after played Yours & Owls festival last year and now this week released their heavy-yet-very-catchy new one, Jasper. Channelling the likes of everything from Deftones, Obsolete-era Fear Factory and even a hint of earlier Radiohead in the verses, Jasper was born out of turbulent times for the band as the explore loss and longing for comfort.

Partiboi69 - Playin'

Electronic music’s number 1 party boy - sorry, boi - and “ Australia’s spiciest export since INXS’s frontman” Partiboi69 finds himself on Gerd Janson’s legendary, influential and always on-point Running Back imprint on new single Playin’ ahead of a four-track EP in March. Taking things in a deep and epic direction, Playin’ sees Mr. 69 drawing on inspiration from classic rave tracks that would finish a set or festival and be stuck in punters head for days to come - mission accomplished. Partiboi69’s new EP Call of the Void is out March 1 via Running Back.

Pissed Jeans - Sixty-Two Thousand Dollars in Debt

Another record just a few weeks away is Pissed Jeans first album in 7 years, as they unveiled the latest cut from it, the short, sharp and sweet sounds of Sixty-Two Thousand Dollars in Debt. Packing a blistering guitar solo into its sub-two minute run time of chugging garage punk sounds, PJ’s new single is an ode to “ the heady excitement of shrinking debt-to-credit ratios”, all too timely in our current economic times. Pissed Jeans’ new album Half Divorced is out March 1 via Sub Pop.

The Bures Band - The Pilot

Stephen Bailey has been one of Boorloo/Perth’s most exciting songwriters and musicians for over a decade now, initially fronting atmospheric psych-rock heavy weights Mt. Mountain, going on to release solo records of gorgeous folk-influenced sounds. Last year he launched his latest project The Bures Band, an incredibly talented group of musicians crafting Americana folk rock and blues that wouldn’t sound out of place played alongside the masters of the 60s and 70s, as heard on their delightful new single, The Pilot. The Pilot is Side-A of The Bures Band’s new The Pilot / A New Day 7”.

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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