Category Archives: Australia

PANAMA – HOPE FOR SOMETHING (Alt/Indie – Australia)

Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.

As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.

Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.

More info and music on Panama’s official site or Facebook. Buy on BandCamp or

CUT COPY – HAIKU FROM ZERO (Alt/Electro – Australia)

Australian synth-pop powerhouse Cut Copy is back with a their fifth studio album, Haiku From Zero. First single “Airborne” was released in July as a teaser for the new record, closely followed by the mesmerising “Standing in the Middle Of The Field” and more danceable “Black Rainbows”, which you can stream below.


Released via Cut Copy’s own imprint Cutters Records (licensed to Astralwerks in the US), Haiku From Zero is the band’s first full-length release since 2013’s Free Your Mind. Less immediately danceable than some of their previous work, this new release still features the kind of 80s-throwback vibes that have come to define Cut Copy, with electronic grooves and psychedelic synths featuring prominently from start to finish.

More info and music on Cut Copy’s official site or Facebook. Buy Haiku from Zero now on

OSCAR OSCAR – SEE MYSELF (Indie/Electronica – Australia)

After the success of his recent debut single “Hey Ho”, Brisbane artist Oscar Oscar returns with his next release “See Myself” (Majestic Casual Records), which is a brooding daydream-like experience of melodic electronica.

This track is about introspection and reflecting on the things that really matter in your life. Let yourself be captivated by the music as the synths circle smoothly and drown you in a hypnotic soundscape.

More info and music on Oscar Oscar’s SoundCloud or his official Facebook. Buy “See Myself” on

HAYDEN JAMES – NUMB (Pop/Electro – Australia)

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Hayden James returns with his new single ‘Numb’, featuring GRAACE, out now on Future Classic. Hayden’s previous singles “Permission to Love”, “Something About You” and “Just a Lover” garnered worldwide love and attention – reaching top spots on Hype Machine, getting hotlisted on indie radio Triple J, and earning millions of streams on SoundCloud and Spotify.

Hayden James is set to kick off a massive 11-date US tour next week in Chicago. Check out his official site or Facebook for more info. Now, why don’t you do yourself a favour and download his new single now on

ELKKLE – FRAILS (Electronica -Australia)

Melbourne artist Elkkle (Callum Baker) has been getting a lot of attention in the past few months; he collaborated with Aussie songstress Woodes and also co-wrote Golden Vessel’s ‘Shoulders’. And now he has a brand new single ready for your listening pleasure.

“‘Frails’ is about the relationship between mental and physical health. Sometimes when one begins to slip, it’s very easy to let it drag the other one down. It describes feelings of fragility, hopelessness, and isolation. Albeit with a desire to be better.” – elkkle

This new tune follows on from Elkkle’s critically acclaimed singles “Soft Erasure” and “Diderot”, released in June 2017 and November 2016 respectively. He is now working hard on his debut solo EP, which should hopefully be released before the end of the year.

Find Elkkle on Facebook and SoundCloud. Buy the music on