Welcome back to Happy Mag’s Staff Picks, where every week we highlight our favourite new music releases.
Another week 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 releases from All Time Low, Good Morning, and d4vd to the infectious ‘Adam’ by Lotte Gallagher we have got some real treats for you today; so without further ado, let’s get into that sweet sweet music.
Doc Ish ft Joe Budden, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, ChrispyD – Is It A Dream Pt 2
Despite being released in 2023, Is It A Dream Pt2 transports listeners back to the Golden Years of hip-hop in the smooth flow and the consistent, stripped-back bass line.
“I always wanted to do another version of this song because Joe, Talib & Sean P (RIP) unleashed so many dope bars”
All Time Low ft. Avril Lavigne – Fake As Hell
It’s time to bust out the purple hair dye, black eyeliner and wardrobe full of band shirts, docs and black skinny jeans to celebrate the kings and queen of punk-pop coming together to create the emo anthem of 2023, Fake As Hell.
Oliver Cronin ft Lil Xxel – I Need You
Oliver Cronin has teamed up with rapper Lil Xxel to release the infectious dark-pop song, I Need You.
The upbeat, tropical feel makes it perfect for upcoming summer parties.
Harry Carman – Buzz
Harry Carman’s latest release, Buzz walks the line of early 2000s rock (think The Strokes) and an indie, twee-movie soundtrack (think Juno).
Ed Prosek – The Foreigner
Ed Prosek explores his place in the world in his latest EP The Foreigner.
The EP discusses his search for identity and belonging in a melancholic, folk sound; “cause I’m a foreigner in my own self”
The Boy Of Many Colours – Gondwana
Keeping it short but very sweet, The Boy Of Many Colours combines gritty vocals with infectious beats in his latest single Gondwana in anticipation of his debut album ‘Take Me Back’.
Durry – Suburban Legend
The sibling duo, Durry, has released their debut album, Suburban Legends, which has a heavy nostalgic punk-pop vibe.
Courtney Courtney – Overthinking
Courtney’s latest release, Overthinking, continues with the soulful and tender voice that she is known for, accompanied by a simple guitar riff and percussion.
The delicate simplicity allows you to completely soak in each and every part of the song.
Good Morning – Dog Years / Queen of Comedy
Good Morning’s double single Dog Years / Queen of Comedy is a beautiful mix of string and horn instruments that put you immediately in a relaxed, meditative state.
d4vd – The Lost Petals
d4vd’s latest release The Lost Petals serves as a continuation of his debut EP, Petals to Thorns, released in May of this year.
The EP has a more intimate feel focussing on mental health themes.
KiNG MALA – never wanna know
KiNG MALA is giving off true unbothered queen energy with her latest release ‘never wanna know’, a song about moving forward with her life.
“Some people check on their exes, I never wanna know”
Lotte Gallagher – Adam
Triple J Unearthed High Finalist, Lotte Gallagher has begun making her name in the Australian music scene with her debut single Adam.
The song is reminiscent of Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Barnett.