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Live Review: Pink Matter, Golden Vessel, Austen: Best Songs of The Week

14 August 2020 | 12:05 pm | Staff Writer

All the best new singles from this week including fresh releases from Pink Matter, Golden Vessel, Austen, Eluera and 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!

Pink Matter - You'll Never Know

Pink Matter return with a whole stack of good news this week with new music out and a newly inked global record deal. Signing with Untitled Group's Daily Nightly, 'You'll Never Know' sees the trio once again work with Harvey Sutherland for a soul-infused disco cut. All about empowering those around us to see themselves for the beautiful beings they are, 'You'll Never Know' is easily Pink Matter's best song yet (and that's saying something). The disco breakdown towards the end has us ascending to a higher place. LOVE IT!

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Golden Vessel - littlebitwild (Ft. Mallrat)

Taken from his forthcoming new album, colt, out mid-October, Golden Vessel taps Mallrat for 'littlebitwild'. Showcasing the sonic diversity we have come to expect from the Brisbane producer, 'littlebitwild' adds another exciting piece to the puzzle for colt, highlighting everything we love from both artists as they work together in perfect harmony.

Austen - Worse Things

Alt-indie-pop's Austen returns with a new sense of identity on 'Worse Things'. Working with Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma) and Luke McDonald (Holiday Party) for co-writing and co-production, she channels her early idols like Sky Ferreria and Lily Allen for a sonic switch up we are absolutely here for!

Eluera - Moderation

It's two for two this year Central Coast rising star, Eluera. This is a slinky, fun new bop that shows there's plenty more to see from her. She's also set to play her first ever live show on 28 October (permitting the whole pandemic thing) at Oxford Arts Factory, and something tells us this will be a rare moment to see her up close and personal before she well and truly blows up!

Okenyo - Anthropology

OKENYO makes a huge statement with her latest single, 'Anthropology'. Hard-hitting drums perfectly complement her unbeatable flow as she delivers an unapologetic reflection on "her personal experience on identity and the struggles she has faced in relation to her own blackness." It's an arresting, bold and brazen new release and we are absolutely here for it.

Leisure - Spark It Up

New Zealand collective LEISURE return with a blissful new release titled 'Spark It Up'. It's easy, mellow and pairs those now quintessential silky-smooth LEISURE vocals with down tempo, psychedelic-tinged guitars that whisk us far away. Shot on a writing trip in the serene French countryside just outside Paris, if we were holidaying in the French countryside we reckon it'd sound something like this.

Running Touch - Signs

Marking the start of a new era, Running Touch swaps electronica for indie stylings with his new single, 'Signs'. Given his role as a key member and founder of Ocean Grove, it should come as no surprise that this song hits in all the right ways. Maintaining that meticulous attention to detail we've come to know and love from Running Touch, we've also seen the 'Signs' and are welcoming this new chapter with open arms.

Hope D - Common Denominator

Hope D is one of this year's most promising stars, and with 'Common Denominator', she confirms she is well and truly on the up. It's a tight, punchy, witty, pop-y, rock-y number that is just so FUN to listen to. She's set for big things, and 'Common Denominator' is all the proof you need. Get on board now.

Craterface - Big Wheelin'

Alt-rap duo CRATERFACE confirm there's plenty left in the tank with their new single, 'Big Wheelin''. This single follows a string of singles we've heard from the Novocastrians including the Fritz/Aquinas featuring ‘-12°’ and the teddie collab, 'call me', and shows them once again channeling the likes of JPEGMAFIA or early BROCKHAMPTON with their frenetic energy, vast creativity and ambition to move into new sounds you might not expect.

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