It’s ch-ch-ch-ch-choons time, kids. Here are the belters of the week according to your pal Tim Lambert.

Ali Barter, Cigarette

On the back of announcing her hotly anticipated album Suitable Girl, Melbourne lass Ali Barter has shown off another new track, Cigarette. Barter’s sassy confidence layered in-between screeching guitars has me hanging out for the rest of her debut record.

 

Gang Of Youths, What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? 

Sydney lads Gang Of Youths have dropped the first single from their recently announced album Go Farther In Lightness. What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? is part Springsteen with a sprinkle of Arcade Fire and all-over effortlessly heartfelt, thanks to superfrontman David Le’aupepe’s signature touch.

 

 

Syd, All About Me 

Thank you for going solo Syd, do you know how hard it is to search “new music from The Internet”?

 

Stormzy, Big For Your Boots

Grime king Stormzy has silenced all those trying to claim his crown with the savage first taste of his new album Gang Signs And Prayer – out Feb 24.

 

Middle Kids, Never Start & Edge of Town 

Between a brand new EP just around the corner, being the most hyped local band in recent memory, and being announced as the support for saddest man in the world Ryan Adams, it’s time for you to get acquainted with Sydney three-piece Middle Kids. I couldn’t split their two latest tracks, so I snuck both of them in here for you. Shhh… don’t tell my boss. [RAAR I AM SUPREME EDITOR I CRUSH YOU -Ed.]