Thank goodness the silly season is almost upon us. While internally, we’re still processing July, we truly cannot wait for the end of the year. In Australia, things are looking up for Summer as we gear up for revised live music (fingers crossed). While large gatherings are banned in a select few states, there is a glimmer of hope that the seasoned tradition will once again come alive during the warmer months.
In the meantime, we’re finding escapism in new music in a bid to ease our anxieties on the upcoming US election – did you know Kanye West released his first campaign ad just three weeks before the all important vote? In other music-driven news, The Vamps released its comeback album this month, where we spoke about their “rebirth” into the industry. LANY too released a new album, and New Zealand artist Stan Walker has unveiled a new memoir.
If you’re looking for more music to get into in October (you can also listen to our September playlist here), scroll below.
‘Drive thru the night’ by petit biscuit
Sunset lover, Petit Biscuit has returned to the sound waves with a new single ‘Drive Thru The Night’. The French producer, composer, and songwriter has stepped into the role of assured frontman on his project off his forthcoming LP Parachute which will be released on October 30. Think of this single as ‘chill dance’.
‘YOU READ MY MIND’ BY GL
After a four-year hiatus, Melbourne-based indie duo GL have endured the struggles of 2020 to release sophomore album You Read My Mind. Featuring 10 tracks, it is the distinctive sound of GL but with an expansion of trance-like sensibilities.
‘more life’ by torren foot feat. Tinie & L Devine
Following a remix of ‘Take My Hand’ in June, Melbourne producer Torren Foot has released a new vocal edit of his huge club anthem ‘More Life’, featuring UK royalty Tinie Tempah, and L Devine who has co-written with the likes of Rudimental, Icona Pop, Rat Boy. It is the perfect track to play when you’re down for a socially distant dance.
‘does it make you feel good?’ by joesef
Glaswegian artist Joesef is back, this time with EP Does It Make You Feel Good? As all of his music, this one in particular is the perfect collection of tunes to wind down from a stressful day. But his second EP was written after he got back together and consequently broke up with the subject of his debut EP. “It’s a bit darker for me,” he explains.
‘overtime’ by maina doe
Brand new on the music scene, since Maina Doe’s 2019 debut single ‘Delusion’ and then follow-up track ‘Unwritten Laws (feat Genesis Owusu)’, the artist is back for ‘Overtime’. An exclusive single published to YouTube. The buttery harmonies and smooth melodies is another track to wind down with.