The 12 Best Tunes of the Week | 2023 Week 9
This week saw some welcome returns from the likes of Alter Boy, Bad//Dreems, Great Gable, Nabihah Iqbal and a stack more
Image: Top - Great Gable, Bottom - Alter Boy
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 13 favourite tunes from the week that was from the likes of Alter Boy, Bad//Dreems, Cub Sport, DEBBY FRIDAY, Great Gable, Kahil El'Zabar & Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Lonnie Liston Smith, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Mal de Mer, Mandy, Indiana, Momma, Nabihah Iqbal & Party Dozen remixed by billy woods!
Alter Boy - Like Home
Boorloo-based Alter Boy make their return with powerful new single of boundary-pushing electro-pop as they announce an Australian tour during March.
Bad//Dreems - See You Tomorrow
Adelaide-based rockers announce their new album Hoo Ha! (out May 19) in fine style with driving new single of post-punk sounds, featuring some biting, satirical, witty and just downright hilarious lyrics.
Cub Sport - Songs About It
Cub Sport go euphoric piano-house on the latest single from their brilliantly titled, soon-to-be released fifth album, Jesus At The Gay Bar (out April 7).
DEBBY FRIDAY - HOT LOVE
The latest single of low-slung, bass-heavy, abrasive & addictive sounds from DEBBY FRIDAY'S forthcoming debut album GOOD LUCK (out March 24).
Great Gable - Pumpernickel
Ahead of their national support tour with Matt Corby, W.A. four-piece Great Gable release their first single for the year, in the form of the jangly, shimmering new single Pumpernickel.
Kahil El’Zabar & Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Degi - Degi (feat. Dwight Trible, David Ornette Cherry)
Hypnotic, spiritual afrocentric jazz from master percussionist El'Zabar's collaborative forthcoming tribute to Don Cherry album (out April 21).
Lonnie Liston Smith, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Cosmic Changes (feat. Loren Oden)
The latest cut from Younge & Muhammad's influential Jazz Is Dead series sees them teaming up with jazz-funk pioneer Liston Smith & vocalist Loren Oden for a single of uplifting, smooth as silk sounds.
Mal de Mer - You Said
Boorloo musical chameleons Mal de Mer keep us on our toes as they fuse funky indie-pop with big, hooky rock & roll on their distinct & catchy new single.
Mandy, Indiana - Pinking Shears
Combining rapid-fire rhymes, off-the-wall percussion and distorted, bone rattling sub bass, Manchester's Mandy, Indiana announced their debut album i've seen a way (out May 19) in emphatic fashion with this compelling new single.
Momma - Bang Bang
Bringing the best of grungy 90s alt-rock kicking and screaming into modern times, Brooklyn three-piece Momma follow-up their acclaimed debut album Household Name
Nabihah Iqbal - The World Couldn't See Us
Five years on from her incredible debut album Weighing Of The Heart, London-based polymath Nabihah Iqbal has announced her second LP Dreamer (out April 28) with shoegaze and post-punk influenced new single.
Party Dozen - Earthly Times (billy woods rework)
Featured on last year's The Real Work LP (that made our top 10 Aussie albums of 2022) experimental duo Party Dozen tap prolific, influential MC billy woods for an altogether too dope remix that suits woods' iconic timbre and flow perfectly.
Enjoy all these tunes + our other favourite singles of the week that also had dope music videos in our Best Tunes of the Week 2023 playlist, updated every Friday!