WAFIA SHARES NEW SINGLE ’83 DAYS’

Photo taken by Ta-ku.

Australian vocalist and songwriter Wafia returns with her new single ’83 Days’, which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano. Co-written with Ben Abraham and produced by Toro, ’83 Days’ is the is her first solo release since her debut XXIX EP in 2015 and the first track from her forthcoming EP set for release via Future Classic in 2017.

Wafia says of the song, “This song comes after someone I love wouldn’t stay. I developed an obsession with noting down the ways their absence was so loud and present. How intangible they had become. How intangible the memories I was left with are. How I reminisce on only the highest points of the situation that I know were so bad for me. How something that ceased to exist anymore could be felt constantly.

83 Days’ is the most recent release from the 23 year old Netherlands born, Brisbane-based Wafia Al-Rikabi, which follows the collaborative (m)edian EP with label mate Ta-ku and the duo’s subsequent world tour. Watch their performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert here.
83 Days’ is out now via Future Classic.

TEISCHA DEBUTS SINGLE ‘MIDNIGHT HOUR’

Meet Teischa, the young Perth-based, self-taught pianist and vocalist, who debuts her single, ‘Midnight Hour’ which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano. Taken from her debut self-titled EP, ‘Midnight Hour’ is at once commanding and calm, gripping you with powerful vocals across bold production. Listen below:

Combining her love of classical and soul music, and inspired by female voices like Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, Teischa delivers a full debut EP including tracks ‘Move’ and ‘Oh Brother’ that offer up a silky, contemporary spin on classical technique, with each song as understated and charming as she is. Growing up in Thailand and pretending to read sheet music when instead learning by ear via YouTube videos on repeat, Teischa writes songs that tell stories of cultural dislocation and finding one’s place in the world.

Having performed at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest and Groovin The Moo, Teischa has supported the likes of Vera Blue, Vallis Alps which is just the start of an impressive resume that she has mustered for her age.

H U S K Y

After winning Triple J Unearthed in 2011, Husky’s debut album, Forever So, has been a favourite amongst the indie music scene. Since then the band has continued to reach new heights, winning hearts with sold-out shows across the country. The band has previously toured with the likes of Neil Young, Gotye, Mumford and Sons, the Shins as well as a year of touring throughout the USA, the UK and Europe.

With a such a successful beginning to their career it comes with great excitement that the band are back, and have officially released their first single, I’m Not Coming Back. The bands entire album is scheduled for a Spring release and in the mean time the band will touring nationally across Australia promoting the new single. The song, and the dates, are below:

https://soundcloud.com/liberation-music-oz/husky-im-not-coming-back-1/s-OhyNO

M A R M A L A D E – G H O S T

Starting out as a basic means for curator Ed Tripodi to share songs he wrote in his bedroom, Marmalade Ghost has since began to gain plenty of interest within the independent Melbourne music scene.

Singer and song writer Ed Tripodi, created Marmalade Ghost with the intention to produce a stripped back, minimalist approach to conventional recording and writing, whilst maintaining a heavy emphasis on the art of story telling.

The debut single from Marmalade Ghost, This Chest of Drawers, will be officially launched at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne on the 2nd of July. Be sure to check out the work of this budding Melbourne artist.

This is Chest of Drawers is available for free to download at Marmalade Ghost‘s  Triple J Unearthed page.

J E S S E – D A V I D S O N

“I had a friend who kept buying food at lunch time, he was trying to lose weight but kept buying donuts, and we kept on saying, ‘Oh you know, big boys ‘gotta eat!’ I named my demo after that, and then I couldn’t think of a better name for it so I left it as Big Bois Gotta Eat.” Rip It Up.

Triple J Unearthed High finalist (2012) Jesse Davidson is celebrating the release of his debut EP Ocean. The 18 year old Adelaide teen will be touring on his own across June and July, after already having accompanied Ball Park Music on their last tour around the country. Bringing along some special, as yet unannounced guests, this latest bright spark is definitely worth seeing live.

 

I K N O W L E O P A R D

Introducing I Know Leopard, an indie pop outfit hailing from Sydney. Daisy Eyes is the latest single released from their debut EP Illumina, and is distinguished in its melancholic melody. The five piece bands vibe is beachy, mellow and sweet. Coupling dreamy instrumentals and sharp rhythms, I Know Leopard nostalgically ignite 70s inspired pop beats.

The soft melancholic vocals and chilled melodies of Daisy Eyes is enchanting, giving its listeners a breath of fresh heavenly air. The track is refined and mastered beautifully making for a pleasant introduction to Sydney’s I Know Leopard.

“Luke O’Loughlin’s dense and enchanting vocals drifting in and out, coupled with the glittering mass of dreamy melodies and up tempo riffs and percussion is the work of a quality track; and if Illumina follows the same recipe for the rest of the EP then it’s sure to be a solid release, deserving of some serious air-time.”AdamNotEve

S N A K A D A K T A L

Snakadaktal – Treasures – 2010 – 2014

Although today was announced as being the end of Snakadaktal, our favourite Triple J Unearthed winners will continue to pull at our heart strings. Their fuzzy synths and dreamscapes will not only timelessly exist but will always make us dancebear.  Here’s an insight to Snakadaktal, complete with unreleased tracks, recordings, demos, studio experiments and ideas. Enjoy.