#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: New Aussie And Kiwi Releases To Listen To This Week

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 9th April, 2021
#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: New Aussie And Kiwi Releases To Listen To This Week

As the music industry continues to face the very real effects of the ever-evolving global health crisis, there has never been a better time to support the local music scene by getting stuck into some new music from local Australian and New Zealand artists.

We've curated our very own playlist to share fresh local music releases so that you can help support musos through this tough time. Check out some of our favourite new releases below.

New this week:

EAST AV3 ft. George Alice - Do It All Again

Adelaide three-piece EAST AV3 have just dropped a brand new track in collaboration with local rising star, George Alice. Titled 'Do It All Again", the track has just the right amount of funky pop rhythm to get those arms and legs of yours moving. We reckon it's a match made in Adelaide heaven!

Listen to 'Do It All Again' HERE. Wanna catch EAST AV3 live? The outfit will be performing at Adelaide's Lion Arts Factory Sat 24 April to celebrate the single release. Score tickets HERE.

B Wise - Who?!

After dropping a fire single with longtime collaborator Manu Crooks earlier this year, the modern Hip Hop mainstay B Wise has backed it up with another fat track titled 'Who?!.' The single, which features on the rappers forthcoming album is a trap ladened masterpiece that we suggest you hit play on ASAP.

Listen to the new single in full HERE. B Wise will also be performing at next week's Yours & Owls Festival. Haven't scored a ticket? Nab one HERE.

Mazbou Q - Pour One Out

UK-born, Tamaki Makaurau based rapper Mazbou Q began the rollout of fortnightly single releases last month and his latest release 'Pour One Out' is an absolute vibe. Drenched in funky beats and powerful lyrics, this track is a must-listen. Give it a spin HERE.

Other noteworthy releases:

Teenage Joans - Ice Cream

triple j Unearthed High winners of 2020, Teenage Joans have just dropped their latest single 'Ice Cream', a track featured on their forthcoming debut EP. Despite now craving ice cream, this track is an absolute gem in our books. It's full of sun-drenched pop-punk guitar notes and super fun playful vocals.

Give the track a listen HERE.

Dallas Woods ft. Kee'ahn - Stranger

Local MC and rap extraordinaire Dallas Woods returns with a bangin' new single titled 'Stranger.' The track features stunning vocals from rising star Kee'ahn that blend seamlessly into Woods signature rap style. 

Listen to 'Stranger' in full HERE.

Cammy - Okie Dokie

Kiwi singer-songwriter Cammy has just dropped a brand new pop banger titled 'Okie Dokie' and we can't get enough of this catchy bop.

Listen to the new single HERE.

Telenova - Bones

Melbourne three-piece Telenova has released their debut single 'Bones' alongside a live performance video recorded at The Night Cat in Melbourne. The track is chock-full of all the good stuff, seamlessly fusing dreamy basslines with alluring and angelic-like vocals.

Listen to 'Bones' in full HERE. You can also catch the outfit performing their single LIVE at Sydney's Lansdowne Hotel next Wednesday night. Final tickets are available HERE

CRYSTAL - One Dollar Pizza

Emerging Wellington-based pop artist CRYSTAL has shared her first single of 2021 titled 'One Dollar Pizza.' The track follows on from her 2020 single 'The Chase' and celebrates CRYSTAL'S love for New York City, and subsequently NYC famous $1 pizza slices. 

Listen to 'One Dollar Pizza' HERE.

Lee Champion - The Misanthropist

Indie rock newcomer Lee Champion has hit the ground running with the release of his debut single, 'The Misanthropist.' It's the first track off his forthcoming debut EP 'The Sad Comedian', due out mid-2021 and were pretty keen to see what the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter has in store for us over the next few months. 

Listen to 'The Misanthropist' in full HERE.

Kirsten Salty - Limbo

Sydney-based singer-songwriter Kirsten Salty has just dropped her second single 'Limbo,' and if this track is anything to go off, we'll need to keep a close eye on her! In her new track, the rising star seamlessly blends warm and quirky beats with shimmering pop-infused vocals, accentuating the notions of restlessness when deep diving into new relationships.

Listen to Limbo in full HERE.

Merpire - Dinosaur

There's no denying how anxiety-inducing the past year has been. Melbourne singer-songwriter Merpire has beautifully captured this notion in her new single 'Dinosaur', a track full of strumming rock fulled guitar and brooding vocals. 

Listen to Dinosaur HERE.

Jacqui Siu - Celestial

Kiwi artist Jacqui Siu follows up her previous release 'Angels' with a brand new single titled 'Celestial'. The track features Jacqui's signature angelic vocals soaked in RnB charged beats. The perfect track to blast after a long hard day!

Listen to Celestial HERE.

Sycco - My Ways

Brisbane-based rising star Sycco is back with another fresh new single titled 'My Ways'. The track is laced with funky sundrenched guitar and super catchy pop-infused vocals. Give the track a listen in full HERE.

You can also catch Sycco live and in the flesh on her 'Dribble' Tour in April at the Lansdowne Hotel. Nab a ticket HERE.

Big Scary - Stay

After a long period of absence, four-plus years to be exact! Melbourne duo Big Scary are back, releasing a fun new single into the wild titled 'Stay'. This is the first track off their forthcoming 'Daisy' album, scheduled for release on April 30. Give the track a listen HERE.

Looking for ways to support artists through these tough times? Here are some simple ways you can help!

1. Buy some Australian and New Zealand music and merchandise directly from the artist's website or via Bandcamp.

2. Consider donating your refunds or a portion for cancelled shows to Support Act's The Sound of Silence fundraiser.

3. Spread the word and contact your fave radio station and ask them to play tracks from local acts you'd love to hear over the airwaves.

4. Buy tickets to artists rescheduled shows as soon as they become available.

Keep streaming your fave local acts on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music!