A little boy from Darwin went to a couple of medium music festivals in Melbourne (See: Groovin’ the Moo) and came out with a big appetite for electronic music, recommending the stylings of Cosmo’s Midnight and Lane 8. Maybe he takes one step up this year and goes to Earthcore?
If you know a local band, chances are AB knows their entire catalogue off by heart. She showed us feminism’s answer to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, aptly named Lizard Queen, as well as the queer pop band, Crystal Myth. Stop listening to those mainstream artists on Spotify, download SoundCloud and support your local acts. Maybe skip those SoundCloud rappers though.
Our social media whiz is currently paying tribute to one of the all-time greats, Avicii. She starts her morning with ‘Wake Me Up’, walks up the stairs in campus centre to ‘Levels’, and smashes ‘The Nights’ specifically at the Nott on a Thursday. Feeling nostalgic yet?
Xavier was hard pressed to find artists to recommend, so he pulled out his phone and scrolled. He began convulsing as he passed over the likes of XXXtentacion, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and all the other Lil shits in rap nowadays in favour of some wiser choices. He finally settled on group Brockhampton and solo artist Duckwrth, opting for some good old-fashioned, non-mumble rap.
Fresh off the claim that he only watches Italian cinema, Joseph’s recommendation is Ludovico Einaudi, an excellent pianist and composer more listenable than Smooth FM. If you’re after some relaxing tunes to go along with your espresso and bagel at St. Ali’s, look no further.
Jake went over to the University of Wisconsin for exchange and told everyone that it “changed his life”. It also showed him to the American funk band, Vulpeck, a mixture of synths, organs, soulful vocals and lots of bass. Like a lot. ‘Wait for the Moment’ is the perfect slow jam to boogie to as you ignore going to lectures and completely neglect the outside world.
Attempting to match his oscillating post-exam mood, Jeremy is switching between the sombre mood of the Paper Kites’ new album, On the Train Ride Home, with the upbeat stylings of rapper SABA. Who knew crying and laughing and crying again about uni could have a soundtrack?