Happy Listening: this week’s 5 best new releases

The weekend is almost upon us and this week has been a big one for new music. Sit back, relax and let us tell you about the five best new releases from the week!

From homegrown psychedelia to some of the world’s most electric new hip hop, we’ve got it all. Read on for the good word.


Put your headphones on and let us take you through the best new music releases of the week – singles, EPs, albums and videos.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – And Now For The Whatchamacallit

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again; Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are going to be the next big psych act out of Australia. Now three albums in, their songwriting has coalesced into something that’s far more refined than their early work, yet still sounds like there’s a thousand fucking volts running through every riff.

And Now For The Whatchamacallit  is the Porn Crumpets, but mightier. Dive into the album below.

Kate Tempest – Holy Elixir

Songwriter, poet and playwright Kate Tempest is an artist who really can change people’s lives with a song. Her first two albums were both shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize, and now approaching her third LP The Book of Traps and Lessons it’s clear her standard has not slipped.

Holy Elixir is the second single from the upcoming album. Check it out below.

Jack River – Sugar Mountain Deluxe

Jack River’s glittery debut album Sugar Mountain dropped last year to massive acclaim, but today she’s unveiled the deluxe edition. Featuring new single Adolescent, acoustic versions of Fault Line and Fool’s Gold, and a sublime Neil Young cover, it’s well worth a listen for JR fans.

Tonight she also kicks off her Sugar Mountain Ball tour with a show at The Tivoli in Brisbane. Head along if you’re in town.

TOTTY – Lucky

Wollongong-based legends TOTTY are back with a blinder of a new tune in Lucky, a message bearing positivity in the face of a shitty, shitty day.

Speaking of the track, frontwoman Kelly shared, “Lucky is written as a response to anyone who has ever told you that you shouldn’t be proud about your achievements or hard work.”

Denzel Curry – ZUU

If anyone in the hip hop game has momentum right now, it’s Denzel Curry. Capitalising on the hype from his chart-busting 2018 record TA13OO, Curry has wasted no time in getting another body of work out to the world.

New album ZUU is wall-to-wall with heavy beats and uncontainable vocal energy. Give it a listen below.