Catching “The Temper Trap” and “Coldplay” at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night was a dead-set privilege and will surely be considered when it comes time to select my favourite gig of the year, in a few weeks time.
But onto #MusicMonday.
Pretty simple equation this week. A Swedish/Aussie pop collaboration with a killer opening kicks off, followed by the return single for a much loved US act and three great new tracks out of the land Down Under.
Click, listen, enjoy.
1. “Northern Lights” – Kate Boy
The opening bars of this wicked track from the largely unknown Swedish/Australian act “Kate Boy”, are now my ringtone. Say no more.
2. “Beta Love” – Ra Ra Riot
The ever changing, ever evolving, much loved “Ra Ra Riot” are back with the new synth-driven title track from their new album, due Jan 22.
3. “Breathe” – New Navy
Aussie act “New Navy” released this sweet, funky, upbeat cover of “Telepopmusik’s” chilled hit “Breathe”.
4. “Your Words” – Battleships
Loving these guys right now. Their debut EP “To You” is fantastic & there will be more of their singles to come on here!
5. “Waste Me” – Charlie Mayfair
Another fantastic local find via the Triple J “Unearthed” initiative. Check out lots more great new Aussie acts for yourself here.
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#MusicMonday 2013 playlists
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Image credits: Background image by Daniel Paxton (Flickr).