Top Ten Picks of 2016 (#2)

I’ll take you for a drive.

#2 Glades – Drive

Kiss me on the corner with your hands in mine.

OoooooOooooOooooOooooOoooOoooh.

This track undoubtedly has made a huge impact on the Australian musicscape since it was released in January. The Sydney outfit must have known they were onto a good thing when they made this one.

Drive is an earworm that I could listen to all day. And I’m sure it is going to feature highly in the Hottest 100 come January 26. And they damn deserve it!

Tomorrow on New Year’s Day I’ll be announcing my #1 pick, so see you then!

Top Ten Tracks of 2016 (#3)

Time for the top three and my next pick is from a Melbourne artist who recently won an Unearthed comp to perform at the 2016 Beyond the Valley. There’s also been much love for her tracks ‘Daggers & Knives’ and ‘The Thaw’ this year. But I’m here to give my top three place to another track. That’s right, she’s Woodes and the track is…

#3 Rise – Woodes

This song never fails to captivate me. Elle Graham’s vocals take centre stage with an amazing choral support. And it’s so uplifting.

A lot as been said about the icy Melbourne artist, but clearly Woodes has a fiery side to her too. This year has seen her thaw, and out of the fire, Rise.

That’s why Woodes, and particularly her track ‘Rise’ has made my top three tracks of the year. All the best for 2017!

Top Ten Tracks of 2016 (#7)

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird!

What a band name and what a year it has been for the abbreviated CTBNF. ‘Melbourne Bitter’ started it off and then the Melbourne band continued with the good stuff with ‘Make It’ and ‘Cool Parties’.

#7 Melbourne Bitter – Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird

This one still occupies a soft spot. Whenever it comes on the radio it only takes a second before you know you’re in for four minutes of blissful CTBNF. That’s why this makes #7 for me this year.

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Top Ten Tracks of 2016 (#8)

Continuing to countdown the top 10 tracks of 2016, we’re moving on to Number Eight.

#8 Inside Voices – Mallrat

Mallrat’s ‘Inside Voices’ is firmly inside my top ten Unearthed tracks of 2016. The Brisbane artist has produced something undeniably relatable with this one. Who doesn’t get that sinking feeling that everyone’s politeness is just a mask for what they really think of you? Just me? Oh. Well I’ll just sit by myself in silence.