12 New Music Discoveries – January 2023


Melbourne musician Qeeran not long released ‘RIGHT HERE’ – a song that hits all the best tones, all the best notes and all the best emotions. Amongst the music he made all by himself, there is the underlying blend of R&B and Lofi in which he masters flawlessly.

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Sunny Days – Pallas Athene

In ‘Sunny Days’ by Pallas Athene I get to explore the beauty of my favourite genres; bedroom pop and dream pop. There’s this utterly gorgeous connection between the meaning behind the song and the way it makes us feel as listeners, and you’ll notice this straight away upon hearing it.

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Stained – Katie Tantrum

Taking her musical studies and influences, Katie Tantrum adds significant layers to her music, and has presented this in her latest single ‘Stained’. The song has this powerful sense to it as well, complimenting the deep vocals.

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A Rose – Ben L’Oncle Soul

As we are all awaiting the release of Ben L’Oncle Soul’s album ‘Is It You?’, we can sit back and listen to the acoustic strings of ‘A Rose’. With a music video accompanying the astounding vocals and smooth tune, it’s clear the artist knows exactly how to craft the mood in his music.

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Evoken Fate – Tasja Cathrin Rosé

Dramatic and suspenseful in all the correct places, ‘Evoken Fate’ shows that triple threat Tasja Cathrin Rose is not afraid to experiment vocally. Like a cinematic Kate Bush, the singer builds up momentum to the almighty sounds ‘Evoken Fate’ holds.

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Make Believe – The Lovelines

Orlando sibling duo The Lovelines work together as singer and songwriter/instrumentalist to create songs the indie community will fall in love with, just like ‘Make Believe’. And with smooth sailing instrumentals and silken vocals it’s no surprise their songs spark interest.

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dance on the moon – Reina Subramanian

I love hearing music from artists who are at that point where you just know their music career is about to skyrocket. Reina Subramanian’s ‘dance on the moon’ has all the components for success. It’s got the naturally breathtaking vocals, refined melody and articulate lyrics, which is especially inspiring from such a young artist.

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Crash – The Mercy Stone

The Mercy Stone may not have pinned a genre to their work but they have undoubtedly pinned a warmth and profundity to it. I adore the way they leave us unsure of the direction ‘Crash’ goes in, but suddenly the music blossoms into an almost indescribable melodic bliss.

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Romantic – Conor Matthews

Just when I was looking for an energising tune, Conor Matthews comes along with his single ‘Romantic’ and all its high notes and slick sounds. The chorus is beyond addictive, taking us on a smooth ride of Matthews’ lyrical storytelling.

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Neighbours – King No-One

From the moment I heard ‘Neighbours’, I knew king No-One would steer us in the direction of a heavy rock chorus. However, I did not anticipate such thrilling energy, and nor did I expect such a high level of catchiness. If this is what we’re hearing now, I can’t wait to hear from the new EP out this February.

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Ocean – Peach Luffe

Toronto based solo project turned quartet soothe our ears with ‘Ocean’. And whilst it is so beautifully relaxing that we could be lulled to sleep, we don’t want to when we could intently hear the many layers of delightful sounds waving undisturbed amongst the music. I could go in depth again and again about this song, but I’ll leave the rest of the melody to your imagination.

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Evolution – Braids

Art rock trio Braids released ‘Evolution’ this month, where we travel through an instrumental made of bracing production, not realising how close we are to the lyrics that really get us thinking. With the word ‘fall’ acting as a motif for the song, we are left to ponder the rhetorical question ‘Do you really think we’d fall off?’.

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