News 24 February 2023

#NewMusicFriday: Gorillaz, The Strokes, Quinnie and more!

Discover some of the best new music this week...

#NewMusicFriday: Gorillaz, The Strokes, Quinnie and more!

Gorillaz have released their eighth studio album Cracker Island. Notably, the album contains collaborations with other artists such as Stevie Nicks, Thundercat, Tame Impala and Beck. Gorillaz are no stranger to the ARIA charts, with Plastic beach (2010) topping #1 and three times platinum album Demon Days (2005) reaching #2 on the ARIA Album Charts. Their platinum single, Feel Good Inc., also peaked at #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart in 2005.

Food for Worms is the third album released by English post-punk Shame. The album sees Shame confidently embrace their flaws and resign themselves to the messy, beautiful chaos of their live shows. Food for Worms is near forty minutes of creative rock, grounded in their post punk and art rock roots but with plenty of added sonic exploration.


The strokes have released a box set collecting the group’s electrifying early singles. It contains 10 unforgettable singles from the band’s first three albums - Is This It (2001), Room on Fire (2003) and First Impressions of Earth (2006). In recent years, The Strokes have had three albums listed in the top 5 ARIA Album Charts, with Angles at #1 in 2011.

Filipino-Australian artist, Daine, has released their second EP titled Shapeless. On the mixtape, Daine has stated that it is “the biggest embodiment of my personal growth thus far - a huge leap forward in confidence and artistic development … It is a testament to my transcendence of physical and social barriers - using the experiences of disability, heartache and hardship”.

Gracie Abrams’ debut album Good Riddance is a display of autobiographical songwriting, where she translates the guilt and doubt of young love turned sour in her music. The album contains 12 tracks, and as stated by Abrams, “It’s definitely the most formative changes in my adult life that I was processing, thus far, in real-time as I was writing. I think a lot of the songs helped me release and let go of versions of myself that I stopped recognizing”

Singer/songwriter Quinnie has released her first debut album Flounder, consisting of 11 tracks. The album explores the notion of ‘trying to be a trusting person in a world that often feels heavy’ through lyrical candor, expressive instrumentation and dreamy beat-craft. The album features her hit single ‘Touch Tank’.