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daine – Bloody Knees

December 15

Melbourne-based newcomer daine unveils the long-awaited official version of ‘Bloody Knees’ (produced by Circle Pitt), her final offering of the year. Over the past year, the Filipino-Australian artist has been showcasing her delectable slices of pop with a string of singles like ‘Picking Flowers’, ‘My Way Out’, ‘Ascension’ and ‘Angel Numbers’ and an unofficial ‘nitecore’ version of the new single on her SoundCloud which caught the attention of Charli XCX. Check out ‘Bloody Knees’ here and keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.

ASHWARYA – BIRYANI

September 14

Introducing Australian singer/songwriter ASHWARYA (pronounced ash-waa-ree-ya) and her shape-shifting new single ‘BIRYANI’. Serving as the follow up to her striking debut single ‘PSYCHO HOLE’ which dropped this past summer, the explosive new single is accompanied by an hypnotic DIY music video which was shot in ASHWARYA’s garage during lockdown. Shifting between Hindi and English, ‘BIRYANI’ is a melting pot of blazing electronics, warbling bass and some killer vocals – check it out for yourself here.

Wafia – Flowers & Superpowers

October 25

Australian based Iraqi-Syrian singer/songwriter Wafia releases dreamy new single ‘Flowers & Superpowers’ and an equally charming video. Serving as the follow up to previously released single ‘Hurts’ which featured Louis The Child and Whethan, the Hit-Boy and Rogét Chahayed produced single is accompanied by a wonderful visual directed by Alexandra Gavillet. With an EP in the works, tuck into the stunning intonations of ‘Flowers & Superpowers’ here.

Sampa The Great – OMG

July 11

Zambian-born, Australia-based artist Sampa The Great unveils ‘OMG’ the vibrant and utterly hypnotising lead single from her long awaited debut album ‘The Return’. Produced by Kwes Darko, the blisteringly  energetic track which sees Sampa the Great blending together a myraid of sounds from Jazz and Hip Hop to spoken word and soul, is accompanied by an equally bombastic music video which is directed by Sanjay De Silva. Check out the visual and keep an eye out for ‘The Return’ which is out later this year.

Yumi Zouma – Bruise

May 28

Having completed their trilogy of EP’s last year, New Zealand outfit Yumi Zouma have shared a brilliant new standalone single in the form of ‘Bruise’. The club-ready track is a slight change of direction from the indie-pop trio’s signature sound, yet those pop nuances we’ve come to love and adore remain stronger than ever. The infectious melodies and soothing tones of vocalist Christie Simpson add a soft and hazy touch to the electronic-led production propelling the track forwards.