Bridget Hustwaite

Sounds Of: November

Bridget Hustwaite
Sounds Of: November

In no particular order, some of my favourite sounds from November...

BAYNK – What You Need {Ft. NIKA}

I’ve been digging what this guy has been punching out this year and “What You Need” sees a more chilled tempo in comparison to his previous offering “Find You”. There’s some really cool warpy sounds in here that remind me a bit of Flume’s earlier work and the vocal chops of fellow kiwi NIKA make for a very welcome addition. One to watch. 

HOLY HOLY – Elevator

If you’ve caught HOLY HOLY live in the last 12 months you more than likely would have heard this during their set and like me, perhaps you thought “Shit, that’s a good tune but I can’t find it anywhere?!”. Well, here it is. Elevator is the second taste of their forthcoming album due early 2017 and sees a gradual yet direct build of guitars, drums and some arpeggiated synths. Take note, budding indie-rockers.

elkkle – Soft Erasure

“Soft Erasure” sees the Melbourne producer encapsulate texture, tension and beauty through an experimental electronic tale of heartbreak. There’s some twist and turns that will keep you on your toes but elkkle’s soulful vocals still guide you throughout what is quite an emotive adventure.

Day Wave – Wasting Time

Another breezy, dreamy chill-wave number from California’s Jackson Phillips aka Day Wave, who you may have seen support Gang of Youths on tour back in April. There’s nothing particularly ground-breaking about this song, but it makes for some really nice guitar-pop that will have your ears blissin’ out. 

FØRD – Oblivion {ft. Rya Park}

The 18 year old producer from Byron Bay is showing some great promise with new song “Oblivion” which I feel has a similar vibe to Mura Masa or even Elk Road. It contains that catchy, almost tropical electro-pop vibe and this time sees guest vocals from Rya Park. Very appropriate for that summer playlist. 

HUSKY – Late Night Store

HUSKY have been one of my favourite local acts for quite some time now so I’m pretty stoked to be greeted with new tune “Late Night Store” after a lengthy absence due to overseas touring. Fittingly, there’s an evident nocturnal vibe to this song, that soft groove sits nicely behind a beautifully crafted narrative influenced by their time in Berlin. 

PNAU – Charmeleon

 “Charmeleon” marks a colourful comeback for PNAU who have not graced our dancefloors with new music for a good 4 years. Featuring the vocals of Shakira Marshall, it’s our first taste of their upcoming 5th studio album which is basically guaranteed to be a total mood enhancer. Keen AF.

Washington – Saint Lo

Another much loved Australian act returning with new music is the lovely Megan Washington. Her first release in 2 years, “Saint Lo” is a simple yet haunting arrangement of swirling synths and drifting keys, laced with Washington’s ethereal vocals. I think this is her best work to date.

Arima Ederra – Temporary Fixes

Born in Atlanta, raised in Las Vegas and now based in Los Angeles, Arima Ederra is a singer songwriter taking you on a journey of self-exploration through the recent release of her blissful and expansive 10-track EP, Temporary Fixes.

The follow up to her 2012 debut EP Earth To Arima, Temporary Fixes sees Ederra gently croon through, as the title would suggest, temporary experiences of healing, love and vulnerability. The result is a tranquil collection of gentle vocals, jazzy melodies and soul warming alternative RnB arrangements. Check it out in full below:

Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity

Personal faves include Foreign Affair {Ft. Tina Area} = ICONIC. And also Off White Limousine. Just listen to the whole dang album.