“Mother & Father’ by Broods: Brother-sister electropop duo Broods has made a big splash in their home country, New Zealand, but have yet to make it big in the United States. The lead single from the duo’s debut self-titled album, “Mother & Father,” peaked at No. 12 on the New Zealand charts, and for good reason. The song, featuring powerful drums and midtempo synth, tells an emotional story of looking back at childhood. Members Caleb and Georgia Knott miss the time they lived under the care of their parents and “knew what it meant to be loved.” Catchy and relatable, “Mother & Father” is perfect for fans of Lana Del Rey, Haim and Lights.
“Gooey” by Glass Animals: Members of English indie band Glass Animals knew each other since they were 14 years old, but only started making music after finishing high school. During their time at Oxford University, the band released its debut EP, but it wasn’t until after they received their college degrees that they released their first full album, “Zaba.” The album’s second single, “Gooey,” stands out among the rest, with its minimalist instrumentals and soaring falsetto notes. Check this song out if you like Chet Faker, Vampire Weekend and Lorde.
“Beware the Dog” by The Griswolds: Four-piece Australian band The Griswolds is a self-described “tequila-inspired party pop” group. Signed to Wind-up Record, the band has played at numerous festivals across Australia and has received moderate success with its single “Beware the Dog.” Despite having an upbeat and happy sound, the song is about losing someone close. Fans of MGMT, Of Montreal and Neon Trees should definitely check it out.