Young Melbourne four-piece Snakadaktal's debut album Sleep in the Water is up there as my favorite record of the year, and I'm evidently not the only one to think this. The recent release exceeded all expectations, swiftly scaling the local charts, and impressing even the most hardened critics.
Recorded on a rural property a couple of hours drive from Melbourne, the album really shows the band's growth and versatility. The previous two releases off the album ("Hung On Tight" and "Ghost") were vastly different in their make-up, and the third continues this trend.
"Fall Underneath" focuses on the vocals of Phoebe Cockburn (while Sean Heathcliff is featured on other tracks), with her warm tones paired expertly with sparkling guitar riffs and loose percussion. Think The xx mixed with Beach House -- yep, it's that good.
There aren't many acts that can piece together music this intelligently at such a young age, and I thoroughly suggest you get yourselves a copy of the album.