The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 8

The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 8

Check out the 10 best tunes from the week that was including new sounds from Bullion, Emma Donovan, Glass Beams, Grace Cummings, Armand Hammer, Prefuse 73 & more!

Image - Left: Glass Beams; Right: Grace Cummings

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 Bad Weather, Bullion, Emma Donovan, Glass Beams, Grace Cummings, Hatis Noit feat. Armand Hammer, JessB, KETTAMA & Real Lies, Prefuse 73 and Riley Pearce.

Bad Weather - The Man or the Boy

Boorloo emotional indie pop duo deliver a sweeping new single of wistful sounds, pairing up front drums with atmospheric strings and emotive vocals. The Man or the Boy saw Bad Weather team up with Michael Bono (MJB Sounds), known for his work with the likes Avril Lavigne and Blink 182.

Bullion - A City’s Never (feat. Panda Bear)

British producer follows up his last single featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, this time around teaming up with Animal Collective’s Panda Bear for a driving new single of new wave influenced sounds. Bullion’s new album Affection is out April 26.

Emma Donovan - Til My Song Is Done

Announcing her first solo album in 20 years this week was country soul queen and revered Indigenous singer-songwriter Emma Donovan, with the striking sounds of affecting new single, Til My Song Is Done. Emma Donovan’s new album Til My Song Is Done is out April 19 via Cooking Vinyl Australia.

Glass Beams - Mahal

Naarm/Melbourne’s Glass Beams signed to Coldcut’s legendary Ninja Tune records and dropped the title track of their forthcoming EP this week. An intoxicating combination of Eastern and Western sounds, both traditional and modern permeate the band’s work and Mahal is no exception, inviting the listener on a spiritual journey through an aural desert oasis. Glass Beams’ new EP Mahal is out March 22 via Ninja Tune.

Grace Cummings - Common Man

After recently announcing her third album with the beautiful single On And On, Melbourne’s Grace Cummings followed it up with a new slice of alt-country meets bluesy indie rock as Grace sings about just how scary it is to be the “common man”. Grace Cummings new album Ramona is out April 5 via ATO / Virgin Music Australia.

Hatis Noit - Jomon (Preservation Rework) feat. Armand Hammer

Sounding a bit like if Philip Glass’ more experimental works were to be interpreted with experimental vocals, Japan’s Hatis Noit crafts some truly captivating, spiritual sounds with only her voice. A year and a half on from the release of her phenomenal last record Aura, we’ve been blessed with something pretty special, as billy woods’ collaborating producer Preservation reworks album cut Jomon into a cosmic, spaced out beat, with none other than Armand Hammer  (billy woods and Elucid) jumping on to spit bars. Incredible. Out now via Erased Tapes.

JessB - Come Find Me

Aotearoa party starter JessB fuses r&b, hip hop and moombahton-inspired club sounds on addictive new single Come Find Me, written and recorded in and recorded in Europe with acclaimed producer M.O.W Music. An ode to discovering the power of knowing yourself, Come Find Me showcases Jess’ range and signature vocal flow. Out now via Warner Music Australia.

KETTAMA & Real Lies - Purple Hearts

Galway meets London as Irish producer KETTAMA links up with English duo Real Lies for Mall Grab’s influential Steel City Dance Discs. A fusion of KETTAMA’s breaky, bassy sounds with Real Lies’ visceral, emotional spoken word vibes, delivering a late night ode to those little purple pills.

Prefuse 73 - The End of Air

Influential, chameleonic producer Guillermo Scott Herren AKA Prefuse73 draws on spaced out jazz and dusty beats on gorgeous new single inspired by the surreal landscapes of post-Covid era New York. Prefuse 73’s new album New Strategies For Modern Crime Vol. 1 is out March 22 via Lex Records.

Riley Pearce - Indefinitely (feat. Liang Lawrence)

Boorloo/Perth-based singer-songwriter announces his new album with a tender and mellow yet uplifting and soaring new single of spacey indie folk sounds, featuring some really touching two part melodies alongside UK singer-songwriter, Liang Lawrence. Riley Pearce’s new album It’s Your Turn Now is out June 28 via Nettwerk.

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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