Sunny Coast new releases to catch up on


Geez, go away for a few weeks, and the Sunny Coast releases more new music to catch up on. Here’s a handpicked selection of new material from Sunshine Coast artists over May, covering the heavy, the roots, the pop, and in-between.

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New Clear Vision - ‘This Is Not a Love Song’

NCV have had a series of line-up changes over the years, but would have to say the latest is the strongest yet. ‘This Is Not a Love Song’ brings the nu-metal chunk and grooves in droves, with big fella, Brad Bromfield up front and in your face.

Tess Fapani - ‘Circle’

A LOT of work has gone into the production of Tess Fapani’s ‘Circle’ - it’s a big, glossy indie-pop track, very much in the Florence and the Machine realm. Produced at Sydney’s 301 Studios by James K Lewis (Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Duffy and more), it’s haunting, and moving at the same time. If you dig this, check Tess Fapani at Solbar on June 16th

Mantis Empire - ‘Affliction’

Sunny Coast roots outfit get their pop on with their latest track, ‘Affliction’. Produced by Angus Woodhead, ‘Affliction’ sees the group get a more RnB vibe - reminds us of when NZ group, Kora, changed direction with their third album ‘Light Years’.

Big Whoops - ‘Criminal' (There Are No Friends in the West, Only Fiends and Family)’

Holy Crap… in honesty, we didn’t expect Big Whoops to come out hitting so hard with their latest offering. ‘Criminal…’ is rough, raw, in your face. This trio have definitely been listening to Alexisonfire, and hell, likely At The Drive-In. We’re loving this.

In Calico - ‘Time’

Ok, this is a pretty cute tune. If the Monday frowns are getting you down, breathe in this little ditty from In Calico. In the veins of The Lumineers and stripped back modern folk.