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Chitra creates transportive music that footnotes her contemporaries – Julia Jacklin, Angel Olsen, and Adrianne Lenker – and fuses their influences onto a bed of rousing rock, forged with an alt-folk twang. Praised for her ability to deliver sophisticated emotional complexity through her lyrics, on ‘Give Up’ Chitra details the dissolution of a relationship, amidst a tempo that picks up and shifts with each verse, before culminating in an entrancing storm of emotion. The release of ‘Give Up’ follows Chitra’s self-titled debut EP, which was released right at the dawn of the pandemic in February 2020. A three-year in-the-making endeavour, Chitra’s music is the vessel for an old soul growing up and navigating the world with a firm lens of the present. Growing up in the Bellarine Peninsula, her adolescence as a coastal kid – jubilant and carefree – shines across her vocals and production work. Though the instrumentation and melodies appear as breezy, catchy jaunts, Chitra’s magnetism lies in catching listeners off guard with her astute observations of relationships, the world, and her place amongst it all.
Melbourne indie-rock band Hot Glue is made up of siblings Lily and Pearl Harnath, with Henry Lucas on drums. Pulsing with a high energy guitar sound, punchy beats and catchy vocals, the band speaks of frustrations and reinventions that will double the size of your heart.
Local Derby is the songwriting project of Naarm/Melbourne duo Elsie Lange and Luke Henriques-Gomes. Their jangly indie-pop tackles late twenties/early thirties anxieties: regrets, fears, hopes, love, ‘figuring it out’. The duo’s debut single, ‘Forgive Forget’, was released in March 2023 and tells the story of an uncertain relationship and a road trip through central Australia.
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