The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 9

The 10 Best Tunes of the Week | 2024 Week 9

Check out the 10 best tunes from the week that was including new sounds from Cigarettes After Sex, Confidence Man & DJ Boring, Joan & The Giants, St. South and more!

Image: Confidence Man & DJ Boring (Credit: @_sullman)

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 Cigarettes After Sex, Confidence Man & DJ Boring, Indigo Blaze x Late 90s, Joan & The Giants, Keli Holiday, Lotte Gallagher,  moktar, Rowena Wise, St. South and Sycco!

Cigarettes After Sex - Tejano Blue

American dreamy indie poppers announced their first album in five years with a gorgeous, downtempo new cut that sees them further refining all the sounds that make them so iconic. Alongside the album announcement came news that CAS will be touring Australia and New Zealand in March 2025. Cigarette’s After Sex’s new album X is out July 12 via Liberator / Partisan.

Confidence Man & DJ Boring - Forever 2 (Crush Mix)

After collaborating with underground electronic legends Daniel Avery and then DJ Seinfeld last year, this time around Confidence Man teamed up with fellow Aussie, lofi house lord DJ Boring, for a poppy, trancey new cut of four-to-the-floor clubby goodness. Out now via I Oh You.

Indigo Blaze x Late 90s - Unbound

From one Aussie collab to another in a completely different genre, Boorloo-based bands Late 90s and Indigo Blaze linked up and there’s no denying the 90s vibes at play here, with Unbound oozing nu metal and grunge influences in addictive and furious fashion.

Joan & The Giants - Born In The Wrong Time

What better way to celebrate their biggest shows ever than with a rollicking new single! Ahead of their support slots for Tones & I and Pink this weekend, Joan & The Giants have done it again on upbeat indie-rock-bop, Born In The Wrong Time.

Keli Holiday - Horsepower

It’s been a hot minute since we caught up with Keli Holiday to chat about his debut album nearly two years ago. That’s not to say he hasn’t been busy - we’re talking about Adam Hyde of Peking Duk here after all - and amongst his busy schedule he’s found time to ready some new KH goodness, this week welcoming us to his new sound - a textured and layered cut of Britpop meets downtempo beats bliss.

Lotte Gallagher - Gray

After releasing her awesome debut single 'Adam' last year, Unearthed High finalist Lotte Gallagher follows-up in fine style with a fresh cut of soaring indie pop, building to big, anthemic choruses tastefully balanced with mellow verses. Lotte Gallagher supports The Beaches around Australia this May. Out now via Liberation Records.

moktar - Haraka "حركة" (Featuring Saad El Soghayar)

Pioneering Egyptian-Australian producer and DJ went upper tempo on his new cut of traditional North African music meets modern dance floor production, flipping Egyptian singer and actor Saad El Soghayar’s wedding staple ‘Hatgawez’ into a footwork and jungle influenced slice of dancefloor madness. Out now via Astral People Recordings.

Rowena Wise - We Are Nothing

After ringing in the new year, Naarm/Melbourne’s Rowena Wise returned this week with an enchanting new single of atmospheric indie rock that comes with a friendly reminder to live in the now - easier said than done, but thanks for the inspiration, Ro! Out now via Beloved Recordings.

St. South - Didn't Need You

In a week that saw the long awaited return of St. Vincent, our other fave musical St. also made a return, as Perth-born and now Sydney-based singer-songwriter St. South also released their first music in four years. Pairing lofi style programmed drums with ethereal synths and subtle guitar strums, South’s heavenly vocals float above the mix. Out now via Nettwerk.

Sycco - I'd Love To Tell You

First Nations songwriter and producer Sycco (pronounced ‘psycho’) entered her next chapter this week with a vibesy new cut of UK Garagey pop, produced by Styalz Fuego (Troye Sivan, MUNA, Khalid) and co-written with Grace Shaw of Mallrat. Out now via Future Classic.

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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