Happy listening: the 6 best new releases of the week

The weekend is within reach and this week has been a big one for new music! So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy our latest instalment of Happy Listening.

From Melbourne-based producer Roland Tings’ illusive new single, to internationally acclaimed artist Clairo’s debut album, alongside Client Liason’s latest banger, we’ve got all bases covered.

It’s almost the weekend, so chill out and absorb some Happy Listening. Let us take you through the best new releases of the week; singles, EPs, music videos, albums… the lot.

Roland Tings – Always Rushing ft. Mild Minds

Roland Tings’ latest single Always Rushing featuring Mild Minds is a pulsating track with seamless layering, infectious beats and subtle vocal lines.

The track’s production is flawless, bristling with ’80s vibes and shimmering synths that heighten the melody line, making it a surefire dancefloor banger.

Client Liaison – The Real Thing

Retro lords Client Liaison have returned to the airwaves and dropped their latest track The Real Thing, an uplifting and groovy single that upholds their signature charisma and feel-good vibes.

They’re hitting the road in October for a headline tour, so get ready to dance, Australia.

Clairo – Immunity

Boston-born singer Clairo has released her debut album Immunity, and its subtle beats, hushed vocals and dream pop elements make it an ingenious collection.

With singles including Bags, Sofia and Closer To You on the album, others such as North and White Flag complete the whimsical aura and lush vibes.

Thom Yorke – Not The News Rmx EP

If you thought Thom Yorke was done with releasing new music this year , you’re wrong, because he’s just released a new EP solely dedicated to remixes of his song Not The News off his album ANIMA, which dropped in June.

Not The News Rmx EP features an Extendo Mix as well as remixes from Mark Pritchard, Equiknoxx, and Clark.

Baked Beans – Avalon Speedway

Geelong outfit Baked Beans have released a lively new single Avalon Speedway. It’s fast paced and fun, with hazy vocals and dissonant electric guitars.

Their garage psych sound perfectly compliments the visuals of their the music video, which features mud fights, a revved up motorbike, a farm dog and a hectic bonfire.

The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow

The Teskey Brothers’ sophomore album Run Home Slow is a collection of songs that overflow with soul, intense passion and that good ol’ Motown sound that brought them to everyone’s attention.

The versatility of the album is apparent, with every song showcasing a different instrument, tempo and timbre, accompanied by raw lyrics and soulful vocals.