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Best Australian Music of the Week: June 17th -June 23rd

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



James Hartley

Every week, Rolling Stone AU/NZ highlights our favourite Australian music released over the past seven days.

Explore previous coverage on RÜFÜS DU SOL, DICE, Empire of the Sun, The Buoys, and Hayden James, and dive into fresh tracks from SPEED, Tobiahs, e4444e, Gut Health, Bobby Uncle, The Dharma Chain, What So Not, Beddy Rays, Eves Karydas, Snowy Band, and Raised As Wolves below. 


Sydney’s SPEED keep the intensity high with the third preview from their upcoming album. “DON’T NEED” is a bold anthem about staying true to themselves and their hardcore roots.

Tobiahs – “Alone” 

With over 60 million streams to his name, Lebanese-Australian dance producer Tobiahs is one to watch. Following his viral song “Lifetime”, he’s back with a new upbeat club track that shows his knack for warm synths and creative sampling. 

e4444e – Soft Sighing Dusk I Never See You 

Newcastle’s e4444e – aka Romy Church – has dropped a surprise new EP, Soft Sighing Dusk I Never See You. Taking a DIY approach, the 8-track collection, out via indie label Dinosaur City, was recorded using a four-track cassette recorder. The result is an experimental blend featuring acoustic guitar, Church’s raw vocals entwined with fuzzy strums, and dreamy synths throughout.

Gut Health – “Separate States” 

Melbourne’s Gut Health make classic post-punk with modern invention. They’re back with their first track of 2024, “Separate States” which the band say is as their most experimental song yet.

Bobby Uncle – “Coffee”

Sydney’s Bobby Uncle has brewed up “Coffee” – a fun pop single about sleepless nights over a crush who doesn’t feel the same way.

The Dharma Chain – Nowhere

Byron Bay psychedelic rockers are making waves from their new home in Berlin with the release of their debut album, Nowhere, via Berlin label Anomic Records. The ten-track album blends neo-psychedelia, post-punk, and shoegaze influences, drawing inspiration from bands like Ride and Slowdive.

What So Not, Benson, Lucy Lucy – “Lights Go Out” 

Currently touring across the country, What So Not and Benson have teamed up for “Lights Go Out” featuring Lucy Lucy. Tested at nightclubs and festivals over the last two and a half years, the massive track has quickly become a fan favourite in their sets.

Beddy Rays – “Hold On” 

Brisbane’s Beddy Rays are revving up for a big regional tour this August with their new single “Hold On”, reminding us to appreciate our supporters. The song speaks about overcoming life challenges and battling inner demons.

As the band puts it, “Sometimes when the road gets rough you gotta pull over whack it in 4 wheel drive and keep on tracking.”

Eves Karydas – “Hair Down” 

Eves Karydas is letting her hair down on her latest single. It’s about feeling secure in a relationship, setting the tone for her reflective upcoming album Burnt Tapes, out July 5th.

“There’s this idea that sex appeal is inherently aloof and mysterious, but I know I speak for a lot of women when I say attraction comes from being with someone who cultivates a feeling of complete trust and safety,” Karydas says.

Snowy Band – “Looking Back” 

Melbourne’s underrated Snowy Band have released “Looking Back”, an upbeat jangly guitar tune where musician Liam “Snowy” Halliwell embraces double meanings and catchy, straightforward choruses.

“A double meaning about a double of oneself; disbelief at the person reflected back (“In the mirror out of sync with the vision…”), the luxury of hindsight (Insight, In time, In the eyes of the other guy…), regret and shame. Ultimately it’s a song about forgiving, not forgetting,” Snowy says.

Raised As Wolves – “Mirror”

“Mirror”, the new song from Raised As Wolves, is cathartic, brimming with frustration and anxiety – and that’s precisely the intention.

I think it’s one of the heavier, darker songs we’ve ever written,” says singer/guitarist Brad Colley ” It’s about being overwhelmed, and then letting that wave wash over you and coming out the other side of it all.”