Need new music fast? Here's three new artists to get on your radar

Need new music fast? Check out the hauntingly beautiful Kailee Morgue, dreamy indie-rockers Erthlings, and the fabulous Jaguar Jonze

Phoenix-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Kailee Morgue has been a (not so) secret favourite of mine since she dropped her hauntingly beautiful – and ridiculously catchy – debut single ‘Medusa’ last year. Since then she’s released a string of tracks, and worked with the likes of Whethan and Quinn XCII. Now she’s dropped a tune that I rate just as highly as her debut. ‘Siren’ is also inspired by Morgue’s interest in Greek mythology, and while it still holds the same pop sensibilities as her debut, the off-kilter production gives ‘Siren’ an unsettling feeling. Ethereal vocals layered on top of slinky production set Morgue up to be a dark-popstar in the making. She’s really hit her stride here.

Wrap your ears around Sydney four-piece Erthlings, pronto. Their debut single ‘Bridges’ is upbeat, dreamy indie-rock at its best. With biting lyrics, breezy harmonies, and an infectiously catchy – and at times groovy – rhythm section, this track combines all my favourite musical things. The promise here is big for Erthlings, and to top it all off, they’re only 16 years old. They’ll be debuting their live show at Bigsound this year, so if you’re around Fortitude Valley I recommend popping in and seeing what Erthlings might deliver next.

Not only does she make music under a ridiculously cool name, but on her debut single Jaguar Jonze has absolutely blown it out of the park. The Japanese-born, Brisbane-based artist has spent the last two years bunkered down in a basement in Brisbane and a studio in Jakarta working on her tunes – and now we’ve got the first taste in the gorgeous ‘You Got Left Behind’. Dripping in nostalgia, and with a jangly Western-tinge, we can only guess what’s next for Jonze. Without a single show under her belt, Jonz has already been invited to perform at Music Matters Festival in Singapore and the International Indie Music Festival in Indonesia later this year. That’s a pretty ace start if I’ve ever seen one.

By Gloria Brancatisano