2SER New Music Report! (February 19 – 25, 2024)

Welcome to the 2SER New Music Report – featuring all the new music hitting your 2SER airwaves over the coming week across your 2SER Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs


Big Scary – Wing (AU)
Brittany Howard – What now (OS)
Helado Negro – Phasor (OS)
Little Simz – Drop 7 (OS)
Molly Lewis – On the Lips (AU)
Omni – Souvenir (OS)
Post – Fitzville (OS)
Yirinda – Yirinda (AU)


Bikini Body – Mr Tinnitus (OS)
Chanel Beads – Idea June (OS)
Hooper Crescent – Wrong Direction (AU)
Ibibio Sound Machine – Got to be who you are (OS)
Jessica Pratt – Life is (OS)
Magnets – Speak (AU)
Total Tommy – Microdose (L)

February continues to be an exciting new month for music, both homegrown and from elsewhere. Kicking off the week, UK/Australian duo Big Scary have released their sixth studio album, Wing. Filled with pulsing synths, wide open space and gentle vocals, Wing explores the concept of love and relationships through a lens of curiosity and honesty. The record is the final in a trio of albums written and recorded in the same session, the others being 2021’s Daisy and 2022’s Me and You.

Next up is multi-award winning Little Simz with her surprise brand new EP, Drop 7. Opening with the track ‘Mood Swings’, Simz (real name Simbiatu “Simbi” Abisola Abiola Ajikawo) immediately creates an infectious rhythm with club-oriented beats, interwoven with her razor-sharp lyricism. The stripped back garage feel and grime influences once again highlight Simz’s ever-evolving style and desire to carve out her own path.

Atlanta GA trio Omni are also back this week with their fourth studio album Souvenir. Filled with their trademark choppy guitar riffs and staccato beats, the record is all at once dynamic yet tight and compact at the same time. Weaving guitar and bass lines together, Souvenir is a contemporary post-punk marvel, perfect for fans of Fontaines DC and Rocky.

If you’re more into avant-garde electronica, Meanjin duo Yirinda’s eponymous debut album is one to look out for. Hauntingly atmospheric and the Feature Album at 2ser this week, Yirinda pulls elements of freeform jazz, IDM, and experimental electronica to share beautiful stories and culture spanning across generations. The record also features the spellbinding vocals of Fred Leone, one of three Butchulla Songmen – a song and language custodian for the Butchulla people who hail from the Fraser Coast region of Queensland. Combining Leone’s vocals – sung in the endangered Butchulla language – with breathtaking experimental soundscapes, Yirinda is modern yet unmistakably rooted in thousands of generations of Indigenous history. Leone was also just interviewed on 2SER Breakfast if you’re curious to find out more.

With a slew of new singles this week, one to look out for is ‘Microdose’, the debut single from Eora/Sydney’s own Total Tommy. Pitched as “living somewhere between the rawest depths of a teenage journal, the rough-hewn yet passionate cut-and-paste collages of a DIY zine and 10 Things I Hate About You”, the track pulses with delicious tension and nervous energy. Alongside Total Tommy, fellow Aussie acts Hooper Crescent and Magnets make this a week chock-full of releases to sink your teeth into.

*Are you a musician or producer and looking to have your music played on 2SER? We’d love to hear from you.
Please send it through to Submitmusic@2ser.com with a downloadable link (in wav or 320 mp3 format). Be sure to include the release date, your location and any bio, epk links

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