Welcome back to Happy Mag’s Staffs Picks, where every Friday we highlight our favourite new music releases from the past week.
Another Friday comes to pass and the weekend awaits, we’ve made it friends! Before we clock off and crack a cold one, we have got another week’s worth of amazing new music releases to share with you.
From melodic musings of Velvet Bloom, to the doomsday punk album from DZ Deathrays, to a funky frenzy from Butter Bath, we have got some real treats for you today; so without further ado, let’s get into that sweet sweet music.
The Jungle Giants — Rakata
From Australia to Mexico and beyond, The Jungle Giants team up with RENEE for their latest single, ‘Rakata’. With lyrics in English and Spanish, this dreamy groove blends R&B flows with trap-inspired beats. It’s a love letter to Mexico, its people, and the adventures The Jungle Giants have had. Let the universal language of music take you on a captivating journey.
P Money — Wagwarn Mumsy
P Money, the grime OG, is back with a bang! He just announced Money Over Everyone 4, his latest album dropping on June 30. And he’s already treated us to the infectious single ‘Wagwarn Mumsy’ featuring Jme, D Double E, and Frisco. Brace yourself for the grime royalty collab and get ready to groove! The grime scene is about to explode once again, and we can’t wait!
Miles Away — Velvet Bloom
Victorian neo-soul local icon Velvet Bloom has graced us with a release so stunning that it might temporarily blind you with its beauty. With a discography that consistently reaches new sophisticated musical heights, it’s no surprise that ‘Miles Away’ continues the captivating trend we have come to expect from the Mornington Peninsular gang.
Chemicals — Butter Bath
Glittery and groovy barely touches the surface when describing the eclectic new release from Sydney funky guy Butter Bath. The new track ‘Chemicals’ is completely lathered saucy style, and is the kind of song that you walk down the street strutting to. It’s possible the rising star is Kevin Parkers long lost cousin, or 4th member of Khruangbin, or perhaps some funky third thing.
R.I.F.F — DZ Deathrays
Coupled with the announcement of a killer tour, DZ Deathrays have just dropped their most experimental pursuit yet with their dynamic and highly anticipated album R.I.F.F. Holding nothing back, the gang delve into a plethora of post-punk flavoured subject matter, covering everything from surveillance paranoia , existentialism, and Mordor adjacent doomsday-ary.
Over And Over — Becca Mancari
Employing the BV assistance of our favourite sad girl Julia Jacklin, indie rocker Becca Mancari has unveiled the euphoric new release ‘Over And Over’. With a truely inspired sense of inane intuition, the track possesses this gorgeous balance of emotion and drive that makes it instantly singable and memorable. The track comes a precursor to Becca’s upcoming album Left Hand, a collection sure to tug at our heartstrings.
Speedracer — Teenage Dads
With a healthy dose of retro romance, our fav adolescent adults have gifted us with an eclectic fusion banger, and a modest 30 show national tour. Going 1000 miles an hour, the fellas have captivated us with funky baselines and glittery synths in a release destined to give you the green light in saying ‘I love you’ 3 months too early to that person you’ve been seeing.
Wet & Crumbs — Claud
When we think of ‘wet crumbs’ a pleasant textural image doesn’t come to mind, but Claud has magnificently surpassed any imaginary discomfort with their poetically dense bedroom pop duo release. Packed with vulnerability, the two releases provide an intimate insight into the artists uninhibited psyche, generously sharing a piece of Claud’s heart, and generating a worthy anticipation for their upcoming album ‘Supermodels’.
Sittin’ On Top Of The World — Burna Boy
Burna Boy has us blushing with a taste of his romantic side in his old school hip-hop release Sittin’ On Top Of The World. The Afrobeat award winner entices us with sultry lyricism bound to get anyone experiencing the cozzie lives crisis to sweat “When you mine you get anything you want”. With countless and international praise, Burna Boy is still just at the beginning of what we can assume is going to be a long groovy career.
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