sound of australia

Can We Work It Out | Gordi

gordi, can we work it outConfession: The fact that I'm always stumbling upon new emerging artists from the land down under is no coincidence. I have this thing for Australia, its accent, its men, and its music. What can I say, they seem to breed them to my taste on the other side of the world, especially in the music gene department.

So this month's #STUMBLEOFTHEMONTH, I'm still calling it a stumble, even though it's from an Australian musician. To my defense, I did technically stumbled upon the track by way of my current favorite Aussie band, Little May.

Gordi is an indie folk artist that has been repeatedly haunting my thoughts with her current single 'Can We Work It Out.' With her nostalgic husky voice she lingers about the inner dilemma to keep thinking about that person that's always in your head, that you so hopelessly want in your life forever, that's become something you need more than something you want, and that you so desperately want to work it out. And yet, you know its best to open your eyes because there's better days ahead than behind you.

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Jungle | Panama

panama the band, panama, jungle, single, electronic, indie-electroNot really a #stumbleupon but anything new from Panama is as good as brand new in my book. I was introduced to their music two years ago by a long lost love and ever since I've always been craving for new material to continuously lose myself in their nostalgic electronic sounds. Panama is an electronic band from Sydney, Australia best known for their single 'Always' and to this date have only released two EP's. The band has gained and lost members since being formed but recently have settled on a two piece set formed by Jarrah McCleary (keys, vocals) and Tim Commandeur (drums). They recently released a new single 'Jungle' and, of course, I've had it on constant repeat. (It's even included in my ALWAYS SUMMER playlist!) Give it a listen below, enjoy the summer playlist, and if you crave for more check out their EP's on Spotify. Believe me - you won't regret falling in love with this band like I've done, and, to that long lost lover - Thank You Always.[soundcloud url="" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Little May | Northside Festival

little may, liz drummond, hannah field, annie hamilton, concert photography, northside festival, rought trade, music show, indie folk, musician, girl band, live music show, concert, sound of australia, australian band, australian music "This song is about when you like someone and they like you back but not enough because they go snuggle someone else" is how Hannah from Little May introduced their current US single Hide. The whole audience pretty much knew what she was talking about - especially all the girls. Little May is an indie-folk band from Sydney, Australia formed by Hannah Field, Liz Drummond, and Annie Hamilton. I first saw them live last year during CMJ Festival and now again for Northside Festival in Brooklyn, where I pretty much rekindled my girl crushes. They had me at Liz's finger picking on that gorgeous burgundy acoustic guitar, Annie's silver purple hair, and Hannah's "I know I can't danced but I don't care" moves. I hadn't felt like this about a girl band since Haim. It's refreshing to discover ladies that create sweetly harmonized, vulnerable music and do it with such an impeccably sense of self. Even further, they have that "girl band" look nailed to the core - silver purple hair, noise rings, multiple ear piercings, layered nineties necklaces, skinny black jeans with laced-up black platform booties, teared up tees, and loads of black eyeliner. No wonder I'm crushing over them.