Happy Friday Staff Picks: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Water From Your Eyes, King Krule and many more

Welcome back to Happy Mag’s Staffs Picks, where every Friday we highlight our favorite 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 the highly-anticipated new album from Water From Your Eyes, to stunning new music by YARA and The Murlocs, we have got some real treats for you today; so without further ado, let’s get into that sweet sweet music.

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise — Stop Drop Roll

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the genre-bending Nashville quintet, have released a new single titled “Drop Stop Roll.” The song, a fan favourite previously played live by the band, features a catchy chorus, hypnotic harmonies, and psychedelic touches.

Water From Your Eyes — True Life

Brooklyn duo Water From Your Eyes drop an animated video for ‘True Life’, the second single from their latest album. The track features ping-ponging guitar riffs and a drop-tuned bass, with a nod to Neil Young. The band describes it as a quasi-nu metal stomp, and the song deals with life’s complexities and material world.

King Krule — Seaforth

King Krule announces his fourth studio album, Space Heavy, set to release on June 9th via XL / Remote Control Recordings. The album showcases King Krule’s artistry and growth, with dynamic and captivating tracks that reveal new depths with each listen. The album’s first single, ‘Seaforth,’ arrives with a charming and surreal music video directed by Jocelyn Anquetil, featuring two golden retrievers and the dreaming mind of King Krule.

Budjerah — Therapy

ARIA award-winning artist Budjerah has dropped a live recording of “Therapy (Live On The Ed Sheeran Tour),” recorded at Adelaide Oval during Sheeran’s Australian stadium tour. The video features live and BTS footage, including moments with Sheeran.

YARA— Bad Behaviour

YARA drops “Bad Behaviour,” the second single from her upcoming debut project, with a scorching message: sometimes being the bigger person is overrated. With devilish swagger, she embraces the freedom of not holding back her bitterness towards someone who took her generosity for granted. YARA’s lush vocals float over a shimmering sonic landscape, contrasting the deceptively sweet sound with her audacious words. “Bad Behaviour” is a powerful showcase of YARA’s talent and a must-listen for fans of brooding and unapologetic pop.

The Murlocs — initiative

Melbourne-based band The Murlocs set out to create a classic country-rock album with their latest LP Calm Ya Farm, but ended up infusing it with their signature garage-punk sound and surrealistic musings on the chaos of modern life. The result is a free-flowing and invigorating take on the genre. wrap your ears around their latest single ‘initiative’.

Shy Martin — Glued To The Floor

Swedish pop sensation shy martin has unveiled “glued to the floor,” the latest single from her upcoming album late night thoughts. The song, which shy says sums up her state of mind while writing the album, deals with her experiences while starting antidepressants. The track follows her previous single “late night thoughts,” which earned praise from outlets like Clash and BBC Radio 1.

Ashnikko — Weedkiller

Ashnikko is releasing her debut album “Weedkiller” with the third single being the title track. The album explores the destruction of a faerie civilization by machines and the protagonist’s quest for revenge by becoming part machine. The album promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of Ashnikko’s creative vision.

The National — Your Mind Is Not Your Friend

The National teams up with Phoebe Bridgers on their latest track, “Your Mind Is Not Your Friend,” the final release before their upcoming album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, drops on April 28th via 4AD/Remote Control. The song dives into the entanglements of the habitual mind and the overwhelming nature of scrutiny, with Matt Berninger’s haunting vocals complemented by Bridgers’ distinct grace. “Don’t you understand? / Your mind is not your friend again / It takes you by the hand / And leaves you nowhere,” the duo sings in this idyllic offering.

Syfr — Scars

Get your tissues ready and your heart wide open, because singer-songwriter Syfr has delivered an emotional punch with their latest release “Scars.” Blending vivid storytelling with simmering trap production, Syfr takes us on a journey through the dark depths of self-doubt and heartbreak. With each verse, the pain becomes more palpable, the lyrics hitting you like a ton of bricks. But fear not, for Syfr’s soulful voice and undeniable talent for crafting a memorable melody keep you coming back for more. “Scars” is a must-listen for anyone who has ever experienced heartache, and a testament to Syfr’s power as a storyteller and musician.

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