While indie pop/rock singer-songwriter Josh Pyke is perhaps a new name for some here in the US, in his homeland of Australia it’s almost difficult to classify him as an up-and-comer, since he’s been a charting artist there for several years. His first three albums all hit the Top 5 on the ARIA charts, and his songs are regular fare on national radio Triple J over there.
It should come as no surprise then, to Aussies, at least, that there is plenty of anticipation already building for Pkye’s upcoming release The Beginning and End of Everything, set for a July 5 release date. The advance single “Leeward Side” is already generating a lot of buzz in the Twitter-verse, and with good reason: it’s really, really catchy. If this song is any indication of what the rest of the album is going to be like, this could very well be a breakout moment for him.
No official video is currently available for “Leeward Side,” but you can listen to the song on the video below. The second video is a teaser for the new album and features the opening track “Bug-Eyed Beauty.” Have a listen to both of them. You’ll be glad you did.