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Ms. Thandi Returns With Class - Purple Sneakers Best New Music

14 October 2022 | 12:13 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

The best new tunes you need in your life from this week including Ms. Thandi, Yibby & Chub.e, Royel Otis, Kanada the Loop, Kinder & 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. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!

Ms. Thandi - Want It All
Burgeoning queen of Australian R&B Ms. Thandi has returned to the release radar dropping her new single Want It All. The track is smooth like butter and sees softly tapped keys combine perfectly with silky vocals, echoing melodies and a groove laden rhythmic section. The track is equal parts bouncy as it is sensual, hitting in all the right places, as every good R&B song should. 

Royel Otis - Kool Aid
So called Sydney indie legends Royel Otis have returned for their newest single and video Kool Aid. The track follows on from their EP which released earlier this year, Bar N Grill, and continues to build their gorgeous world of glistening alt-pop. Landing at the perfect time of year, the track is a glimpse into summer, where echoing guitar tones echo below Otis’ gliding vocals.

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KANADA THE LOOP has today announced his debut EP Toyota Reckless which is landing on the 11th of November. Alongside the good news, KANADA has released his newest single Nuh Uh. The track is a gorgeous blend of pop, hip hop and indie, further solidifying a sonic identity that is truly singular. It’s filled with eccentricities that give Nuh Uh a distinctly human and infectious feel. 

Kinder - Keep Up
Ghanaian Australian singer, songwriter and producer sibling duo Kinder have today shared their newest single Keep Up which is taken from their forthcoming EP Akwaaba which lands on the 11th of November. The track is house music inspired and sees the duo return to their euphoric club beginnings which combine perfectly with their now well established knack for slick pop hooks.

RAYE & 070 Shake - Escapism.
Singer, songwriter, producer, engineer and superstar RAYE has announced her debut album My 21st Century Blues will release on the 3rd of February next year. Alongside the good news she’s released two super fresh singles including Escapism ft. 070 Shake and The Thrill Is Gone. Escapism is a gorgeous cross-genre experimental exposé one riddled with ambition and sonic glory.

Fazerdaze - Thick Of The Honey
New Zealand singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, the mind behind Fazerdaze has released her first project in over five years, the emotionally powerful EP Break!. Early standout from the track list is Thick Of The Honey. Its psych-fused, up tempo, grungey instrumental sits perfectly below Murray’s floating yet confident vocal. 

Wrong Way Up - Try Before You Buy
Naarm/Melbourne based two-piece Wrong Way Up have debuted their projects debut single and video Try Before You By. After previous musical projects, the duo have created Wrong Way Up in order to channel vintage afro-disco and psychedelic boogie. Their opening single arrives firmly with this ethos in mind, with its contemporary yet unique groove and deeply addictive melodies. 

Joshua Amour - In My Mind
Meanjin/Brisbane based producer and DJ Joshua Amour has today announced his forthcoming debut EP I’m Trying will land on the 18th of November. Alongside the news he has released his newest single In My Mind which lands on the EP. The track is driven by its gorgeous melodic section, where melancholic pianos and pads flow gorgeously below shades of UK dance music.

YIBBY & Chub.e - Late Nights
YIBBY has returned with his newest single Late Nights in collaboration with producer Chub.e. The track acts as the lead single taken from their upcoming collaborative EP, which excitingly lands on the 11th of November. The track depicts the emotions of a late night and the stories that come from the golden hours of the morning. A beautiful compilation of both artists' respective sounds, the track is an uptempo, soul fuelled number.