Favourite Releases of the Year 2013


That time of the year has come once again, formulating lists of favourites from the year. In truth, 2013 has been a year of many exciting new artists/releases that I haven’t got around to checking out. The following is a selection of releases that particularly impressed in my opinion and they are very worthy of your attention.

12. Oathless – Inhale / Exhale

11. Surf Dad – Unholy

10. Female – Female

9. Bearcubs – Honest

8. Odesza – My Friends Never Die

7. TMPST – Serpentine

6. Benihana – Patterns

5. Ishome – Confession

4. TWOS – Feel


2. Gacha – Album

1. Winter Flags – Winter Flags



Since arriving on the scene, the Melbourne-based electronic artist Female (aka Darcy Thornycroft) has been nothing short of prolific in his consistent delivery of impressive electronic treats. His latest, ‘Night‘, is an absolute stunner with its incredible, moving vocal work and crisp production. The track is available via bandcamp. Female is definitely becoming a firm favourite.

Female – Night



Female is the latest addition to the ever-expanding crop of talented electronic musicians residing in Melbourne, Australia. With two glorious tracks released to date, Female is definitely one to watch. Both ‘Her Too‘ and ‘Air // 159‘ evoke feelings of warmth and sun-soaked, emotive vibes. The latter is a staggeringly beautiful electronic opus with rolling synth work and moving vocals. Grab both tracks via soundcloud.

Female – Air // 159