Hatchie, Flume, ASHWARYA & More: This Week's Best New Music

11 November 2022 | 4:37 pm | Emma Whines

Each week we track down the best new music around and curate it into our 'Hit List' playlist for all our readers to enjoy. Today, we've selected our top picks of the week to celebrate the songs that stood out in the crowd.

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Hatchie has released her new single Nosedive, a hard-pop electro number that channels some extreme '90s energy. Jumpy synths and heavy beats lay the bed for Hatchie's vocals, and it's clear that she's building the bridge into a new era. This is her first release since releasing her second album Giving The World Away, earlier this year 

Flume has given us a true gift this week in the form of his new single, Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV], to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his self-titled debut that launched the producer to superstardom. The single has been sitting on Harley Streten’s hard drive for almost a decade, and die-hard fans will instantly recognise it as an early Flume track, with his signature experimental synths and swooning vocal ad-libs.

ASHWARYA has also made the cut with her new single Best Friend. A sweeping synth-pop exploration about falling in love with your best friend. This is her first single since last year, and she's come back swinging, bringing out an international banger. 

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Kim Petras has recently been climbing the charts with her duet with Sam Smith, Unholy. Now she comes out with her own single If Jesus Was A Rockstar. A guitar-driven pop song that unveils a different side to Petras and showcases her years of experience as a songwriter. 

Winston Surfshirt and Dope Lemon have released a collaboration today titled, I Want You (To Be My Woman). It's the collab we didn't know we needed, with Winston Surfshirt's funky soul beats mixing seamlessly with Dope Lemon's easy cool swagger. The single comes from Winston Surfshirt's new album Panna Cotta, out today

Jen Cloher is also amongst the new releases this week, coming to us with a chilled Māori-style groove, Mana Takatāpui. The new track contemplates queer themes and relishes in the non-conforming spaces that other cultures have built (including Māori culture) outside of western civilisations. Cloher infuses a slow and soft feeling into the song that embodies acceptance and strength.