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Best Australian Music of the Week: May 13th-19th

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



Zosia Francka

Every week, Rolling Stone AU/NZ dives into our favourite Australian music released from the past seven days. Today, explore fresh tracks from Chanel Loren, Chris Lanzon, 3%, Eves Karydas, King Ivy, GRXCE, annelise., Ben Lee, CXLOE, and Ninajirachi.

Chanel Loren – “Ring Ring”

Chanel Loren is gearing up for her debut EP, BETWEEN2WORLDS, releasing on July 12th. Alongside this announcement comes her new single and visually stunning video, “Ring Ring”,  where Loren takes on rap for the first time.

Chris Lanzon – “Lilo” 

Chris Lanzon’s “Parallel Line” is gentle and heartfelt. The Sydney local sings about bittersweet feelings for loved ones who are far away. This soft, tender song is a preview of his upcoming EP, Angel Litany.

3%  – “Coming Home”

A striking new release from the Blak collective 3%, “Coming Home” showcases the talents of First Nations artists Nooky, Dallas Woods, and Angus Field. Sampling “Royal Telephone” by Jimmy Little, the first Indigenous artist to achieve mainstream success, this track touches on themes of family, mental health, and connection to country. 

Eves Karydas – “Take 2” 

Eves Karydas keeps it light with her newest single, the third from her upcoming album Burnt Tapes, out July 5th. It’s all about finding humour in life’s awkward moments, like having a spat in the supermarket condiments aisle. As she puts it, “sometimes you just have to laugh at your own drama.”

King Ivy  – “Closure/Putto”

From Brisbane/Meanjin, R&B artist King Ivy shares a raw and personal double A-side release titled “Closure/Putto”, exploring themes of self-sabotage.

GRXCE – “Someday” 

GRXCE has released the closing track from their upcoming debut EP. With honest lyrics and a powerful chorus, the track serves as a fitting final message for the Sydney indie-pop quartet, encouraging listeners to embrace themselves in the present moment, just as they are.

annelise. – “Mumma Gave Me” 

This Mother’s Day release from the Western Sydney artist brings her empowering R&B style to a song all about confidence and resilience, inspired by advice from her mum.

Ben Lee – “Heavy Metal” 

Ben Lee has announced his new album, This One’s for the Old Headz, set for release in September via his company Weirder Together. Alongside the album news, he dropped a new single, “Heavy Metal”, inspired by his childhood obsession with Mötley Crüe.

CXLOE – Shiny New Thing 

CXLOE, one of Australia’s most-watched music exports, continues to reinvent herself while keeping us hooked since her 2017 debut. Her first album, Shiny New Thing, delivers dark alt-pop with addictive choruses, memorable hooks, and solid production.

Ninajirachi – girl EDM 

Ninajirachi has dropped her new EP, girl EDM, following up on her well-received  2023 EP 4×4. This time, she’s exploring the EDM sounds that first inspired her to make music. As Ninajirachi says, “It’s just girl EDM… You get it or you don’t.”