Looking for some bangin’ new tunes to get you through your week? Georgie Wilkie is here to help you out, with the 3rd edition of Diary of an Unearthed Super User.
Emily Wurramara – Ngarrukwujenama
To put it simply – this track is breathtaking. I literally lost my breath and had to pinch myself to get back into the room. After capturing our attention and hearts with her track Black Smoke in 2016 – it’s so exciting to hear this release and know she’s got a debut album on the way this year. Ngarrukwujenama is sung entirely in Wurramara’s native language and is full of intricate harmonies and melodies. Despite not being able to understand the lyrics – the track somehow totally immerses you to feel every line as if it’s being sung just to you. On top of this being immensely beautiful, it’s also incredible to hear Indigenous Australians like Emily Wurramara and 2017’s golden boy Baker Boy writing and performing in their own languages – hopefully a trend that continues for a very long time!
For fans of: Odette, Thelma Plum, Baker Boy and Didirri.
Braille Face – Leave Your Heart Out
Braille Face, aka Jordan White never ceases to impress. After releasing an incredibly textural, stunning record in 2016, he is back with his first single of 2018 and to put it simply – it’s a sophisticated and elegant masterpiece. The production is slick and detailed – combined with his emotive vocal texture and the intricate bursts of strings throughout, it’s entirely captivating.
For fans of: Bon Iver, Lanks, Woodes, Lonelyspeck, nyck and Christopher Port.
Libby Steal – The End
Wow wow wow. There’s something about Steel’s unique vocal tone – the intricate and zesty production, and quirky lyrics that has me really excited about this glorious pop gem. Infused with funk and soul – the track fully embodies the meaning of sophistication but has a tinge of relatability and sparkly pop influences that complete it. Make sure you keep an eye on this soon-to-be popstar.
For fans of: Montaigne, Sia, Paramore and Asta.
CLEWS – Museum
CLEWS first introduced themselves to us in 2016, and it’s with open arms that we again welcome their indie pop/rock bliss again in the form of Museum. Their combined vocal harmonies throughout are absolutely charming and warming from the opening verse to the powerful climactic choruses. Their instrumentation is bang on too. What more could you ask for?
For fans of: Maddy Jane, First Aid Kit, Tia Gostelow and Ali Barter.