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Purple Sneakers' Best New Music - August 5th

5 August 2022 | 11:14 am | Parry Tritsiniotis

The best new tunes you need in your life from this week including Ashli, Forest Claudette, BBGB, Hooligan Hefs, Mall Grab & more

Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!

Ashli - Dance Again
New Jersey born, Western Sydney based artist Ashli is already blowing minds, with her sophomore single Dance Again, proving her staying power as an incredible emerging voice in Australian music. Dance Again is a hypnotic, grooving hybrid of R&B and alternative dance music. Her pop and songwriting nuances and sensibilities shine through gorgeously on the track, as she sings evocatively over the synth driven, 4/4 beat. 

Forest Claudette - Gone Without A Trace
Rising alternative R&B star Forest Claudette has released his sophomore single, Gone Without A Trace. Another incredible second single, Forest portrays his songwriting maturity, wearing his influences on his sleeve while remaining truly individual in his sonic realm. He reflects on the pain felt after loss and the nostalgia felt in the aftermath of breakup, over a gorgeous arrangement driven by a flurry of melodies. 

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BBGB - Knock Knock
Collective supergroup BBGB have combined for their bouncy, abrasive and infectious new single Knock Knock. The single proves that the group are here to stay and while they’re here, they’ll burn down every bridge, every ceiling and every boundary in their way. It’s an exciting time for Australian new music, as a collective of creatively inspiring individuals rap confidently in a tasteful way, reversing the narrative of Australia’s tall poppy syndrome narrative.

Hooligan Hefs - Handle It
Sydney based icon Hooligan Hefs has released another banger Handle It. With Handle It, he continues to forge one of Australia’s most identical sounds, rap music that is made to hakk and gabber to. It’s another perfect single from Hefs, whose delivery is one of the best in the country.

Mall Grab - Patience (feat. Nia Archives)
Mall Grab has released his highly anticipated debut album, What I Breathe. The album is Mall Grab's most polished body of work to date, as he toes the line between DJ tool, mind bending producer and reflective, somber songwriter and crafter. It features Brendan Yates of Turnstile, Novelist, D Double E and Nia Archives, and sees him turn to an emotive brand of dance music that evokes love, infatuation and euphoric desire.

GAUCI - Back 2 When
Electronic-pop supergroup GAUCI have returned with their new single Back 2 When. The single marks a new era for the band, as they unveil the first vignette of a stream of new music. The emotive tale is wrapped in a glaze of massive hooks, booming bass and waving synths, exploring the glitzy and glossy corners of their distinct sonic identity.

Willaris. K - Melt
Naarm-based producer Willaris. K has released his latest, thumping and mind-bending new single Melt. Melt was co-written and produced with Seekae's George Nicholas and mixed by Ewan Pearson. It sees Willaris. K return to his original sound, one that is inspired by late night adventures and wrapped in a glaze of ethereal yet hard hitting production.

Felivand - Stolen Seats
Felivand has released her debut record Ties. The album is an abundant, lovely collection of gorgeous chords, samples, bass lines as she reflects on a journey of self-care and healing. As the record waves between curiosity and introspection, Felivand showcases her songwriting ability, one that creates lasting, sonic memories.