Good Listening: 5 new releases you need to hear

In need of some good listening? Being a Friday, we’re absolutely swimming in hot new singles, EPs and albums from around Australia and abroad.

If it all seems a little much for you, or you just love grabbing a few recommendations, we’ve picked out five essentials you should check out on your music rounds today.

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It’s Friday, which means there’s good listening ahead. Here are five brand new releases which caught our eye today.

Julia Jacklin – Comfort

It’s been nothing but net for Julia Jacklin lately, each single from her upcoming album Crushing  matched with a gorgeous visual co-directed by Jacklin and regular collaborator Nick Mckk. The latest, Comfort, is no exception.

Get your ears and eyes all over it below. Crushing is out February 22nd – pre-order your copy here.

Methyl Ethel – Triage

Every new album from Methyl Ethel is an absolute treat to devour, frontman Jake Webb never failing to deliver a few wonkily catchy moments through the band’s art-pop lens. From the first vox lines of opener Ruiner you’ll be completely entranced… but really, did you expect anything else?

The band have also announced a national tour to support the album, kicking off this June in Perth. Grab all the details right here.

Traffik Island – Nature Strip

A side project of Zak Olsen (ORB, HIEROPHANTS, The Frowning Clouds), Traffik Island’s debut LP released today through the unstoppable Flightless Records. If you’re a fan of Olsen’s other work, you’ll no doubt give it a thumbs up.

A neon-green vinyl pressing of the album limited to 500 copies has, you guessed it, already sold out. If you’re still keen on ol’ faithful black wax, grab a copy here.

Drugdealer – Fools

LA-based Drugdealer has dropped Fools, a new track that’s simply too damn easy to listen to. Every time that sax interjects, I just wanted to melt.

The single comes alongside news of Drugdealer’s brand new album Raw Honey, to be released April 19th via Mexican Summer. Pre-order the goods here.

Rex Orange County – New House

After showing Australian audiences what he’s got throughout the 2019 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival tour, Rex Orange County celebrated Valentine’s Day with the ultra-cute New House.

A surprise release, not to mention his first new music since October 2017, New House will be a welcome edition to just about anyone’s Friday.