#KEEPYOURDIS-DANCE: A Playlist Of New Aussie And NZ Music Perfect For Self-Isolation
With the music industry already facing the very real effects of the ever-evolving global health crisis, there's never been a better time to support the local music scene!
We've curated our very own playlist (#keepyourdis-dance) to share new music releases from local Aussie and NZ acts in a bit to help you with your own self-isolation music discovery journey. Check out some of our favourites so far below.
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
If the chats latest debut album release doesn't get you fanging for a good ole fashioned pub feed and a couple of goon sack pre-drinks before ya cousins' best mates' girlfriends uni mates' house party, we don't know what else will. The album is the epitome of Aussie culture and has left us truly shook with how accurate they've depicted a whole bunch of Aussie "personalities".
We certainly can't wait to chuck a mosh alongside these legends when lockdowns are done and dusted!
Cop the album and merch HERE.
Yorke - Liberosis
Byron Bay-raised muso Yorke recently released her debut EP 'Liberosis' and we reckon it's pretty special! The modern-day alt-pop inspired sound carried throughout the EP gives us major nostalgic vibes, transporting us back to a time more carefree and full of life lessons to be made.
Check out the EP on all your fave streaming services HERE.
Ocean Grove - Flip Phone Fantasy
Melbourne nu-metal outfit long-awaited album Flip Phone Fantasy (released on the 13 March), has got to be their best release yet! The tracks are reminiscent of an early Green Day mixed with a touch of Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, A Day To Remember and Nirvana.
Our fave track has got to be Baby Cobra, it gives us all the warm and fuzzies in a time where we all need a little comforting in our lives. It's also the perfect demonstration of the band's versatility and ever-evolving sound!
Buy the album HERE.
Georgia Lines - Self Titled EP
Independent Kiwi alt-pop powerhouse Georgia Lines continues to kick goals, and her latest self titled EP is no exception. The tracklist takes you on a journey full of indie-pop and disco-inspired flavour. Our personal fave is 'Vacant Cities'. Check it out below!
Buy the digital album HERE.
Cable Ties - Far enough
Far enough is the latest album from Melbourne punk trio, Cable Ties. The eight-track album channels their feminist punk attitude and political rage we all secretly have deep down inside of us. Each track is full of restless rhythm and defiance, that we can't get enough of!
Score the album and other killer merch HERE.
SUPEREGO - Nautilus
Calling all hip-hop fans, if you haven't heard of freo-based experimental hip-hop outfit SUPEREGO, then we suggest you get stuck into their latest EP Nautilus ASAP. Nautilus features a genre-bending mix of hip-hop and R&B with jazz-centric brass, electronic beats and powerful spoken word.
We're big fans of the track O.B.S featuring the powerful rap vocals of the one and only Sampa the Great. Check it out below.
Nadia Ried - Out Of My Province
NZ's angelic singer-songwriter Nadia Ried has pulled another rabbit out the hat with her third album 'Out Of My Province', showcasing the true depths of her sound.
If you're a sucker for dreamy folky acoustic tunes, then this is the album for you. Get a taste of the good life with her track Get The Devil Out below.
You can cop the digital and vinyl versions of the album 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!