Multi instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist Annie Bass is the newest addition to the UNDR Ctrl roster. She just signed a label deal with Sweat It Out, and released ‘Step Aside‘ — the first single from her forthcoming EP. Check out the visualiser video, with more new music coming your way across 2021.
Abby Bella May
In May, Abby released her Debut EP ‘I Am Sensitive’, and sold out her EP Launch show at Oxford Art Factory. The EP featured new tracks ‘Alien‘ and ‘Day Job‘, as well as single ‘Bindii Patch‘, produced by Taka Perry. Her next single is set for release in October, along with some soon-to-be-announced live shows.
Bag Raiders are currently bunkering down in the studio, whilst gearing up for some XL tours in the coming months. They’re hitting the road as main support on The Jungle Giants national tour in September, before heading to the USA for a 30+ date tour with UK legends Erasure in early 2022. In the meantime, get ready for a dancefloor ready remix to drop very soon.
Cassian is having a huge year of music following the release of his debut album LAPS in 2020 by mixing the new Rüfüs Du Sol single ‘Alive’ and producing/mixing the new single by Hayden James ft. Crooked Colours – ‘Rather Be With You’. Look out for his own hot originals and global collabs coming up next. Cassian’s July AU tour was on track for a full sell out, before border closures and COVID restrictions put an end to that. He’s since returned to the US to kickstart a huge 6 months of touring.
Following a string of dance pop singles in 2020 including ‘Over Here‘ and ‘Saving Bugs‘, Chase Zera is back with a brand new sound. Disco-pop anthem ‘Supernova‘ is the beginning of a new era for CZ, it’s explosive, dynamic and dance floor ready. The video clip is a must-watch, showcasing her dance and performance background in all its glory. Watch this space!
Close Counters started the year with a huge (2000+ tickets) show at Sidney Myer Music Bowl with the Murlocs, followed with supports for Confidence Man and their own on-going national tour in support of their incredible EP ‘FLUX‘. The band recently launched their own podcast series ‘Close Counters Collective Radio‘, shining light on local artists they collaborate with & admire.
Golden Vessel & 1tbsp
In April Golden Vessel released an epic 10 minute track ‘getforward‘, accompanied by a cinematic video clip filmed in the UK during lockdown. Around the same time Max released ‘kanashi’ – the debut EP for his low-fi house side project 1tbsp. Keep an eye out for new music from both projects in the later half of the year.
Just A Gent
After releasing his AUTOPILOT EP late last year alongside singles ‘Fire‘ and (Nerve collab) ‘Tulips’, there’s no slowing down for JAG in 2021. Ahead of dropping his debut album ‘Planet Oasis’, JAG has so far released two singles from the LP ‘No Time Left‘ and ‘Aliens‘ with ‘Island Forever’ coming on Friday. Elsewhere JAG teams up with long-time-friend What So Not for a mega remix of ‘The Change’ feat. DMA’s.
Vol.1 the debut EP received international attention from the likes of Disclosure, Tensnake and Folamour. ‘Santa Catarina‘ was featured in The Inspired Unemployed Gucci collab and their remix of ‘Voodoo?’ By L’Imperatrice has clocked up over 1.2m streams and counting. Lazywax will be supporting The Jungle Giants on tour next month with FOTSUN, King Street Carnival + more shows to be announced soon.
Luen recently played a seriously heaving set for Boiler Room at Lost Sundays in Sydney, alongside DJ Boring. Her set impressively featured 5 original tracks in 45 minutes, including her recent release ‘Meow‘. All proceeds from the song on Bandcamp are being donated to the Children’s Ground charity, led by First Nations communities in Aus.
It’s no secret Set Mo have some some solid tracks under their belt – ‘White Dress‘, ‘I Belong Here‘ and ‘See Right Through Me‘ recently receiving certified Gold status, and the boys have been locked away in the Studio for 12 months working on new music. The first single is due to drop very soon, with plenty of festivals locked in for the summer. Stay tuned for more info..
The Aston Shuffle
Vance is here from the US, and has been smashing out a national tour over the past few months, navigating ever-changing border restrictions! Brand new track ‘Enough For You‘ ft. Liz Jai dropped last week on Spinning Records, and ‘Clouds‘ released earlier in the year received high rotation on Triple J. The legendary Friday Night Shuffle show continues on the JJJ’s, running for over 10 years now, wow!
Sydney based trio The Nights return with their hot new single ‘Worlds Collide‘, the band’s first release since signing an international label deal with Ultra Music. There’s plenty more new music on the way this year, following their stunning 2020 releases ‘Closer‘, ‘Without You‘ and ‘Woman‘.
Tim Ayre recently dropped his stunning ‘Modern Life’ EP, released via French tastemaker label Kitsuné Musique, feat. singles ‘Mexican Holiday‘, ‘Miami Drive‘ and ‘So Long‘. The EP was accompanied by must-see video clips, directed by long-time collaborator Ollie Birt. Last week Tim dropped ‘Overdrive’ – a lush and summery international collab with European legends Kraak & Smaak.