Radio Fodder Blog Managers Carmen Chin and Christina Savopoulos are back this week to share their favourite new releases from the last week. As many UniMelb students start to submit their final exams and assignments, here are some tracks to accompany this newfound freedom.
Alexia Shaw introduces you, our dear reader, to the whirlwind that was this past week for Australian music. From indie rock hero Julia Jacklin’s latest music to Sydney-based grentperez’s affecting acoustic number, this week’s curation may just be your gateway to discovering the best Australia has to offer this winter.
The former One Direction star’s latest 13-track record may not grab you on first listen the way his previous solo albums did, but the strength of ‘Harry’s House’ lies in its ability to slow peel back layers of intimacies with each repeated listen.
Emma Xerri ushers in the first week of winter this year with a mellow, carefully curated playlist of her own handpicked songs to soundtrack this chilly weather.
Christina Savopoulos has curated a list of ten new releases from the last week. We return to a track from Harry’s House, get a taste of the Stranger Things soundtrack to get you all in the mood for their newly released fourth season, and also some new songs from several Australian artists.
Blog managers Carmen and Christina divulge the best-kept secrets of this week’s new music—from radio-friendly pop and animated movie soundtracks to gut-wrenching deep cuts, this playlist has something for any listener willing to expand their listening horizons.
Isabella Ross shares a 10 track peek into her favourite new releases from the last week (or so). Buckle in as we bounce around Australia discovering home grown talent before heading to Ireland and beyond for a few international tasters.
For the first week of May, Beatrix Brenneman has curated her own playlist of the best releases this week.
In their new album ‘Cooties’, Brisbane trio Bugs dive into their sound evolution now combining surfer-punk music with a powerful pop-umph. The combination creates incredibly catchy songs that use 2000’s pop-punk radio classics to frame the feelings of toxic masculinity and loneliness that inhabit our twenties.
For the final week of April, Lochlainn Heley curates his own playlist of the best releases this week has had to offer.
Radio Fodder’s Benley Nguyen shares his ten picks from the best releases this week has had to offer; from Korean singer-songwriter BIBI to Aussie rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
Melbourne-based neo-soul collective Velvet Bloom serve up familiar yet simultaneously fresh sounds on their debut EP ‘Glimmer’, a testament to their instinctive experimentation in mixing and melding different musical styles.
Olivia Ryan shares a 10-song glimpse into her playlist to help you start the mid-semester break by discovering new music and artists.
Aeva Milos shares a 10-song glimpse into her playlist to give you some new music and artists to listen to in April.
Nostalgia, happiness, melancholy. Australian music producer 44 Ardent weaves these together in ‘pieces’, making for a musically and emotionally complex single resisting easy characterisation. Radio Fodder speaks to the musician on his artistry, creative processes and what’s in store for the coming year.
Carmen Chin shares a 10-song glimpse into their playlist of laid-back indie, chugging pop-punk and the obligatory Harry Styles return single to usher in the month of April.
Chelsea Rozario shares their personal picks from this past week’s hottest music releases, from classic feel-good pop to hard-hitting future bass.
‘Crash’ is a masterclass in subverting female pop expectations and dives headfirst into territories of unknown soundscapes: mainstream chart-toppers are the industry’s unstoppable force, and Charli XCX is the immovable object in its way.
Padmo Widyaseno shares his personal picks from this past week’s hottest music releases, from classic feel-good pop to hard-hitting future bass.
Go and listen to Gang of Youths’ most recent album angel in realtime., before you keep reading for soaring strings, cinematic atmospheres, and an evolution of euphoria.
Brisbane-based musician Lemonade Baby talks his latest single ‘Electric Girl’, his artistic inspirations and the best cosmic locations to listen to his music.
Maia Everist-Migliore dishes on her picks for the best new music this week, for Radio Fodder’s weekly Top Ten column.
Your 2022 Radio Fodder Blog Managers compile their picks for the must-hear punk anthems across the decades.
Soft, dark and haunting. Kiwi artist Julius Black is back on the alt-pop scene with his latest EP, ‘Together We Go Down In The Dark’, an episodic visage of one’s descent into a toxic love-induced madness. Julius Black tells Nishtha of his creative process, themes and thoughts on the new release.
Fodder Blog staff writer Sherry Tay unveils her ten best picks for this week’s new releases, ranging from Charli XCX’s signature hyper-pop to ‘Euphoria’ soundtracks.
For the week ending February 27, Fodder Blog writer Tanisha Khan shares her picks for the best releases this week—from Troye Sivan to STAYC, there’s something for everyone.
We’ve all felt the threat of being replaced and been guilty of drawing comparisons. So when Rodrigo vocalises this insecurity, we all feel heard. We can’t help but cry and release all the pain that is repressed within.
Big Thief’s new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, is a 20-track record that surveys love and landscape in its most primal, most road-trip form.
In the couple of weeks since the countdown, my thoughts on the number one spot have ebbed and flowed, often conflicting each other. Perhaps in your house “should have been higher” was a blasphemous refrain on the day. But now we have let our opinions marinate—and it’s time to put them on blast.
Aeva Milos brings you ten hand-picked new releases ranging from punk bangers and alt-rock to feel-good pop, for the week ending February 20.
In The Dream, alt-J firmly plant themselves in the American landscape, in all of its heat-stroke and bluesy glory. The record is like basking under Californian sun, perched between debauchery and the luxury of Chateau corridors, before plodding through the Wild West. There is a lucrative richness to the harmonies and guitars, a slowness that can only be paired with ice-cold Coca Cola and a slew of buzzing flies.
Tables full of aunties and uncles with grayed hair, wearing traditional clothing and keeping their hands folded across their laps, beam up at Parvyn. This is pride, this is love for a culture that spans generations, evolving but never becoming watered down. We’re all whole.
When it comes to clichés, we’ve yet to experience another occasion that fully encompasses the word more than Valentine’s Day does. Low and behold: Radio Fodder’s playlist of songs sure to make you cringe and swoon simultaneously.
Alexia Shaw brings you ten hand-picked new releases ranging from punk bangers and alt-rock to feel-good pop, for the week ending February 13.
Radio Fodder is introducing a brand-new weekly segment for new music to add to your tumbleweed-ridden playlists, here’s Rhea Chatterji’s picks for the week ending February 6, 2022.
Formed in 2017, Aussie duo Dekleyn are no strangers to the music industry. Having amassed over 5 million streams on Spotify over the last 3 years, the two have made a name for themselves in the realm of memorable, irresistibly catchy and skilful songs. Inspired by the beat from their 2021 single ‘Over Again’, ‘Save My Name’ is a heartfelt song that delivers a sincere yet uplifting emotional narrative through the duo’s reliable roots in electronic pop.
Every so often, an artist comes around with an almost supernatural ability to capture the mutability of adolescence in their work. will hyde does exactly this, weaving a powerful, emotional story of youth throughout his sophomore EP ‘nothing ever changes’.
In the midst of a time that seems to make little sense, MAY-A’s debut EP Don’t Kiss Ur Friends is like a steaming mug of tea to soothe the soul—its title an ironic nod to the distance we are forced to keep from the people closest to us.
I wanted to better understand the experience of creating music-related content for this platform, and how the YouTube experience strays from that of other, now increasingly popular platforms such as TikTok.
Such is the power of the bedroom music, having helped preserve a lively, albeit socially distanced, music scene over the past year and a half. With a multiplicity of streaming platforms for artists to upload to and focus on lo-fi DIY, the genre’s prominence has never been greater. It has democratised music, removing the industry’s gatekeepers and granting artists like Chey the chance to share their work with the world.
Believing that some people are happier spending their spare money on vinyl and their spare time on niche internet forums is not wrong; it’s pretentious in a way that many music fans would like to be—a means of possessing and guarding the things they care about.
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, Meadow 2020 was cancelled only days before it was planned to go ahead. Cam was on his way to a friend’s wedding when he realised he’d have to drop a whole years work.
The album’s strength lies in its instrumental prowess and rich orchestration. Batterham and his talented collaborators combine piano, strings, guitar, percussions, woodwind and brass with sincere and haunting lyrics, resulting in a striking interplay of shadow and light.
The year is 1977 and a surprisingly convincing Stevie Nicks impersonator act accidentally kills the real Stevie Nicks in a car crash. After making the decision to swap the bodies, she lives as the front woman for Fleetwood Mac at the height of their fame … but at what cost?
What is it about those songs? You know the ones I mean. They grab your attention, seem a little jarring, or a bit quirky. You’re not quite sure why they appeal but they do.
It was late November 1986, school was out forever, and I was about to travel to Surfer’s Paradise for Schoolies. With my Robert Palmer T-shirt in my travel bag and the case of West Coast Wine Coolers waiting by the door, all I had left to do was prepare my mix tape.
Melbourne’s music industry has shown resilience and adaptability. With live events now subject to Coronavirus restrictions, local venues and promoters have creatively accommodated to capacity limits in the face of ongoing strife.
Are the nausea-inducing ads depicting beautiful couples exchanging expensive gifts over outrageously-priced meals getting up your nose? How about those anxiety-inducing dating scam app advertisements? We hear you. Here at Radio Fodder, we say ‘boo sucks’ to Valentine’s day and commercialised romance. Take a stand with us and enjoy our list of anti-romance songs.
Kylie’s 15th studio album brings a newfound sense of self to a genre that she knows better than perhaps any of her contemporaries. The result is a disco-pop album that feels familiar at first, but this time—and surprisingly for the first time in her career—on her own terms.
The Australian Indigenous music scene is growing rapidly. From acoustic jams to silky smooth pop, hip-hop and all the avenues between, First Nations musicians have got you covered. This playlist is one that will hang around for my life.