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Best Australian Music of the Week: March 18th-March 24th

Dive into fresh local releases from Lime Cordiale, Shanae, IJALE, Pnau, Gold Fang, Dune Rats, and ISHAN

Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale


Dive into Rolling Stone AU/NZ‘s weekly roundup of our favourite Australian music from the past week. Explore the freshest tracks from local artists in Australia between March 18th-March 24th below.

Lime Cordiale – “The Big Reveal; Ou L’Hypocrite” 

Lime Cordiale takes a theatrical turn with their latest track, seemingly inspired by classic French literature (apparently from an old play by Molière titled The Imposter; or The Hypocrite). But regardless of the highbrow inspiration, the band sticks to their strengths with catchy, infectious melodies. And just for kicks, bass player Felix throws in a huge circusy-cabaret organ solo in the accompanying music – because why not!

Shanae – “leave it” 

In “leave it”, Sydney’s rising R&B star explores breakup bitterness and the art of moving on. Her voice glides over a backbeat that’s both assertive and sparse, reminiscent of Jorja Smith’s soulful style. The music video, straightforward but effective, shows Shanae in the back of a car, changing outfits, probably scrolling through some disappointing DMs from her ex. 

IJALE – “Seaside” 

IJALE dreams up his ultimate escape with the smooth sounds of “Seaside” – sipping sweet chai, unplugged, off the grid, and beachside chilling. But don’t get too relaxed, because halfway through, the track kicks into high gear with an EDM-like drop and fiery flows, reminding us of the grind and hustle he’s putting in on the way to the top.

PNAU – Hyperbolic

The electronic trio’s long-awaited sixth studio album, Hyperbolic, is finally here following 2017’s groundbreaking Changa. With 12 dazzling dance tracks blending shimmering synth-pop and wild rave disco, it’s a star-studded extravaganza featuring guest appearances by Khalid, Troye Sivan, Bebe Rexha, and Empire of the Sun.

Gold Fang – “Replay” 

Gold Fang’s recent triple j Elton John cover hinted at his versatility. Now, he’s serving up some serious summer vibes with “Replay”. It’s got warm synths, hypnotic bass lines, and the kind of smoothness that’ll have you convinced the sun will never set.

Dune Rats – “Solar Eyes” 

The Brisbane trio swaps their rowdy punk anthems for the cruisy tempo of this shimmering pop-leaning track, as if they’ve traded the mosh pit for chilling in a hammock with a cold bevvy.

ISHAN – “My Mouth (la la la)”

The Melbourne busking sensation keeps the indie pop train rolling with another catchy track, diving into the universal struggle of fitting in. Following his debut EP, The Cycle of Codependence, which earned him props as “one to watch on the Australian pop circuit” from Tone Deaf, he’s proving he’s here to stay.