Left-leaning pop artist Austen has today announced her new single North South East West, a gorgeous track about blossoming love, out today – April 29 on Tank Top Records.  Austen has also released a stunning clip to accompany the track, featuring an all-Austen band performing on a ‘60s talk show, filmed by Teel Studios (JOY., Nyxen, Miss Blanks). 

North South East West feels evocative of alt-pop forces Clairo and King Princess with a Mark Ronson-esque beat and production – but also exhibits something uniquely Austen.  Perfectly summery, with gentle, rolling percussion and lush, full instrumentation that highlights Austen’s quietly assured vocal, North South East West is a woozy track that feels just like falling in love.  Co-written by Evan Klar and Hailey Collier, and co-produced by Evan Klar and Jono MaNorth South East West is a beautiful addition to Austen’s impressive discography, as she explains, North South East West is about that easy type of love where it feels like you’re living in a hazy dream, exploring new territory and not having to force anything – a love letter to the honeymoon period. I’d written a lot of songs about toxic love and I wanted this one to be the polar opposite…it’s a love song to simple, flirty love.”


Andy Bull
Okay, so Andy Bull has been a force in Aussie alt pop since 10 years ago, and after having a break from releasing music I was so excited to see that he started putting out songs again last year. His sound is nostalgic, quirky, masterful, clever pop – a must-listen.

Audition Tape
This Melbourne band are completely fresh on the scene and put their first song on Triple J Unearthed this week, but I’m already obsessed with their dreamy synth-pop. Lauren and Hamish are both such great musicians and writers as individuals, and them coming together in this project tells me to expect huge things.


Cry Club
This band has one of the most fun / explosive live shows I’ve ever been to! I also love that they make their shows such a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. Their music is a pop-punk musical theatre post-rock hyperpop hybrid and it’s so good.

Sycco’s music is such a vibe every time. She’s so good! I love that you can hear her personality come out so much in her music, and she has a really unique voice.

Memphis LK
Memphis’ style is more dance inspired, but her earworm toplines and pop hooks make her a definite fave for fans of dance or pop alike. To me it’s like the perfect combo of UK Garage and Aus electronic with something special & unique.