Nothing is Impossible for The Fresh & Only

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ATMOSPHERE: You reach out for him, he flinches and walks away. You think “Who is “he”? Why won’t he acknowledge me?” You watch him on stage, he’s cool and confident. You wish you knew what he was thinking. He’s a closed book. You meet him out back where the band is packing up for the night. He’s leaning on the side of the van, smoking a cigarette and look up at the building next to you. You take his hand, he looks at you and pulls away as he jumps in the drivers seat. He doesn’t say goodbye, he just leaves you with a long and lingering look. 

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San Francisco outfit The Fresh & Only release the highly anticipated single ‘Impossible man’. With its guitar laden, driving beats and a melodic chorus, this track is one hell of a good time. A brooding song of Ramone-esque riffs and The Cure’s melon collie pop sensibilities, you can’t help but hit repeat on this one.

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Go Wild Honey and Break Away

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ATMOSPHERE: Light streams through your window, you wake up and remember – today is the day. You shower, and grab your big bag and run out the door. You see airplanes everywhere, you wonder if any of them are yours. You are happy; you’re finally leaving. You are looking for your gate. You check your ticket and look up – you run into her. She spills her coffee. You apologise and grab her another. You smile at her and offer to walk her to her gate… she’s good about the whole thing and you walk to the gate together… you’re on the way to the same place.

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What a beautiful indie gem from Wild Honey. This guitar soaked tune is so optimistic, it’s blinding, but not in a corny way. You can taste the summer festivals, the salty beach, and feel the sun on your skin. It’s simple and strong; the Sydney outfit have created an anthem for the summer.

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Watch out for this one: Billie Eilish

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re sitting on top of an abandon city rooftop. Watching him down there, having a cigarette on his balcony. You have your phone in your hand “Call him” says your heart. “Don’t you dare” says your head. This battle in your head goes on for hours, until you are so highly strung you THROW your phone and you hear a small smash on the ground. You wish you could do the same to your body, but you just get up, and walk away.

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Cannot stop listening to this pop gem. Billie Eilish brings out the feels with this breathtaking track. The song’s moving lyrics are beautifully expressed sung Billie’s sweet but striking voice. It feels like a summer heartbreak with a hint of comfort.

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I Know Leopard Let Go and Fly High

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ATMOSPHERE: Waves crash on the shore, you pick up all your things and walk back to the car. You’re a bit woozy, sleeping on the beach is not how you wanted to spend your Sunday night. Now you have to rush to work. You search your mind; you feel regret about what you did, but you feel relief that it’s all over. You turn up the music and drive on. Smile on your face, sun on your skin and a warm feeling that everything is going to be ok. 

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This dream pop 70s  inspired gem leaves a little tingle in your spine. My favourite part: the vocals – The mix of  broody lead and dreamy backing vocals bring out all kinds of goodness. No doubt, this quartet is one outfit to keep an eye on.

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Have a Drink on Methyl Ethel

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ATMOSPHERE: A song for those afternoon trips in the car, with your mates, to the country-side. You see a beautiful clearing and rolling hills. You stop, you all get out and wander through long grass and chase each other. You decide this is the perfect spot for afternoon tea. You roll out the picnic blanket, crank up the tunes, pour wine, eat cheese and toast to being the only beings on earth.

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Methyl Ethel deliver a tune fit for a sunny afternoon. Whatever you are doing, it feels like a song best shared with friends and a glass of red. The poly-vocal track mid-song and the overlapping ’round’ style at the end fade, distinguishes it from other indie tracks currently making its rounds. No wonder these guys are one of the top played on triple j.

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It’s all about Haiku Hands


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ATMOSPHERE: You’re at a club, with your three best friends, when all of your exes walk in together. You ignore them and you and your girlfriends get up and show the room you are the best crew there. Your song comes on, you start jumping and letting your hair go wild with the epic dance moves. The boys look on, wondering what they’re missing. 

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Wow! What a banger – and I mean that in the ‘cool’ sense of the word. This track is perfect to restart this blog after a very long hiatus. “It’s Not About You” should be every female crew’s anthem for a good night out. Filled with catchy ‘shout it out’ lyrics and pulsating beats, this track is sure the launch Haiku Hands into indie/club/pop stardom.

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