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Best Australian Music of the Week: April 29th-May 5th

Stay up to date with all the standout tracks released last week with Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s weekly roundup




Every week, Rolling Stone AU/NZ dives into our favourite Australian music released from the past seven days. Today, explore fresh tracks from RINI, Willaris. K, Hockey Dad, Peter Bibby, Yours Truly, ISHAN, Flight Facilities, Emma Russack, Hiatus Kaiyote, Great Gable, Vv Pete, Kaiit, and Polish Club.

RINI – “Miracle” 

Fresh from supporting 6lack on his New Zealand and Australia tour, RINI has returned with “Miracle”, his first single in over a year. The Melbourne-raised artist has always impressed with his silky R&B and smart choice of beats, and “Miracle” is unsurprisingly smooth listening, produced by Malay (Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean). The bittersweet release finds RINI singing about ending a relationship that shows no signs of improvement.  “We need a miracle / Think we’re reaching our pinnacle / And I don’t want to let you go / But I think we should / Let it go.” 

Willaris. K, The Presets – “World Collapsing” 

The Melbourne techno powerhouse checked off a bucket list moment with a massive collaboration alongside Aussie dance music pioneers, The Presets. Their warm ambient track blends The Presets’ signature sound with Willaris. K’s gritty industrial style, resulting in a danceable track with existential themes.

“The Presets were the first electronic music that I fully immersed myself in,” shares Jack McAllister, AKA Willaris. K. “They’re one of the most formative bands of my life. I’d reached out saying I wanted to work with them, didn’t expect much back, but turns out Julian was down. ‘World Collapsing’ is my own take on Apocalypso – honoured to be able to share it with Julian, one of the most iconic voices in Australian music.”

Hockey Dad – “Safety Pin” 

The New South Wales favourites bring a breezy gem from their upcoming album, Rebuild Repeat, dropping June 14th. With sunny guitar strums, lively percussion, and a seriously catchy hook, they express gratitude to the person you can always rely on: “Be my safety pin / Clip the ratchet in / When I fall to bits, you hold my contents in.”

Peter Bibby – “Terracotta Brick”

Could this be Australia’s new tradie anthem? “Terracotta Brick” is described by Bibby as a tender lament, drawing from his experiences and observations as a bricklayer’s labourer. He explains: “I came up with this little ditty while I was working as a brickie’s labourer. I took a direct quote or two from the boss, he was full of great lines. He was also full of piss on a regular basis, and it got me thinking about the connection between the building industry and flat out, celebrated alcoholism.”

Yours Truly – “Sour” 

The Sydney pop-punk crew bring all the angst on their latest track, which also serves as the announcement for their upcoming album, TOXIC, dropping on August 16th via UNFD.

ISHAN – “Her Boyfriend’s House” 

More catchy guitar-pop from the Melbourne singer-songwriter takes a turn for the worse when he realises he’s dropping his crush off at her boyfriend’s house. 

Flight Facilities –  “Days of the Week” (ft. Enumclaw)

Their recent Coachella stint seems to have rubbed off on the Sydney DJ duo, who are now living their best influencer life in Los Angeles on this tongue-in-cheek dancefloor track. Expect mentions of Erewhon smoothies, Runyon Canyon hikes, and cold plunges.

Emma Russack – “Everything Is Big” 

The rattling lead single from the folk-pop artist’s upcoming sixth full-length solo record, About the Girl, out Friday, August 22nd via new record label Dinosaur City. With fuzzy guitar vibes, Russack ponders life’s big questions with a simple wish: “I just wanna see you around.”

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Telescope” 

The Australian funk-soul group venture into celestial realms with their ethereal new song, featuring all their signature elements: echoey distortion, Nai Palm’s poetic lyrics, including a nod to Sun Ra, and expertly crafted production. ‘Telescope” gives us a taste of their upcoming album, Love Heart Cheat Code, dropping on June 28th.

Great Gable – “Think Again, Motherf*cker” 

As they gear up for a massive tour across the UK and EU in May and June, the Australian indie rock outfit are bringing more summer-soaked anthems. “Think Again, Motherf*cker” delivers exactly what it promises: high-energy, guitar-driven grooves that will get you moving.

Vv Pete – “Mashallah” 

Another ferocious track from the Mount Druitt-based Sudanese rapper. “Mashallah means blessings and high vibrational energy. I wrote this song to convey my achievements and how far I’ve come in my career. I’m so proud of myself, Mashallah.”

Kaiit – “Space” 

Neo-soul artist Kaiit returns with her latest single, “Space”. Signed to Big Sis Energy Records, she’ll debut at the Sydney Opera House on May 24th for Vivid LIVE. The song captures her personal growth, featuring soulful vocals and introspective lyrics, inviting listeners into a moment of contemplation.

Polish Club – “Manila” 

The Sydney duo find fresh ground with “Manila”. After parting ways with a major label, they’ve taken on self-management, celebrated marriages, and supported singer David Novak through open heart surgery.“Manila” departs from the ARIA-nominated band’s usual brash garage style, offering a more dreamy and reflective tone. Inspired by Novak’s family roots in Manila, the capital of the Philippines holds a wealth of personal memories and emotions.