1. Seeker Lover Keeper - "Even Though I'm A Woman"
All-Australian all-female supergroup featuring Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltman. This song is outstanding. Seriously, if you don't listen to it, I will be irrationally upset with you. I really think a certain singing midwife would simply adore this group.
2. The Jezabels - "Endless Summer"
First single from the eagerly awaited debut record. Again, Australian and again, absolutely amazing. The lead singer, Hayley Mary is this tiny little thing and yet she belts out these amazing and huge notes. Their sound is intense, their choruses massive, and her lyrics are outstanding. NYC folks, they're playing in New York within the next week or two; I'd highly recommend seeing them live. Mind-blowing. This band is so young, I cannot wait to see what they become.
3. Gotye ft. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
This song has topped the Triple J nightly request poll nearly every night since the song dropped over a month ago. It is ridiculous to even pretend anything else will be no. 1 on the Hottest 100 this year. An amazing post break-up song. Gotye is a fucking genius, and has such a unique style, and I cannot wait for the new record.
4. Boy & Bear - "Feeding Line"
No words can sum up this song.
5. Kanye West & Jay-Z ft Otis Redding - "Otis"
Old. SCHOOL. Cannot wait for this album. "Sounds so soulful don't you agree?" I'm in love with this song. Album drops in two days. I'm stupidly excited.