We've been, we've seen and we've conquered the summer festivals, and how truly amazing most of them were. Memories of performances by the likes of FKA twigs (those dance moves) and St Vincent (that psychotic stare) at Laneway Festival, and Kim Gordon's Body/Head at Sugar Mountain festival will keep us sated during the cooler months, when all live music moves to the Northern Hemisphere and we have to be content with the recorded kind – and living vicariously via Instagram.
Hopefully you kept yourself safe while you were enjoying all this good stuff during summer, because Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. It's also the most common cancer affecting young Australians – you guys! – to the point where two in three of your mates will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. Head to Pretty Shady's website for more information about staying safe during summer.
Because you're going to be spending the next little while safe indoors, listening to your iPod (are these still a thing?) or your record player, but probably Spotify, we've picked out a few of our favourite songs that were released this past summer, but are more than appropriate for winter, and created a little playlist for you to have all of the fun in between this season's music festivals and next's. Enjoy!
Purity Ring: Push Pull
Read our interview with Megan James from Purity Ring
Pearls: Big Shot
Read our interview with Ryan Caesar from Pearls
Father John Misty: Bored in the USA
Rosie Lowe: Who's That Girl?
Read our interview with Rosie Lowe
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi Love
Courtney Barnett: Pedestrian at Best
Florence and the Machine: What Kind of Man
St Vincent: Bad Believer
Read our interview with Annie Clark AKA St Vincent
Joanna Gruesome: Last Year
Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
Read our interview with Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney
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