I guess you could say that the Lorde has delivered us a spectacular bunch of new tunes in what has been another pretty exciting month in the music world. June\/July has arguably been a standout month with more new album releases than you could possibly listen to. From big names like Lorde, Phoenix, Katy Perry and Alt J, all the way to some of the blossoming Aussies like Kilter, Crooked Colours and Tora. We\u2019ve had a bunch of great records hit our mailing list and without putting a dent into that list, here\u2019s a wrap up of some of our most loved for the month ahead. This is a Month In Music - July. \r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\nThis Month In Music \u2013 June 2017\r\nThis Month In Music \u2013 May\u00a02017\r\nThis Month In Music \u2013\u00a0April 2017\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/5sKJVFqCanzRmmLSpOm2fo\r\nToro Y Moi - Girl Like You\r\nAmerican singer\/songwriter Toro Y Moi has made a brilliant return with his new single \u2018Girls Like You\u2019. Taking a slightly more RnB approach than usual, the single seems to ditch some of the raw indie elements of his previous material for a soft, lush 80s groove. While Toro Y Moi has established his sound in his own right, \u2018Girls Like You\u2019 could almost pass as an impossible collaboration between Drake and Phoenix.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/06u5LrUpbosQlQ1QJFhPpG\r\nSZA - Drew Barrymore\r\nIf you haven\u2019t come across neo soul singer SZA (pronounced \u2018Siza\u2019) over the past month or so, she\u2019s about to rule your world. After gaining some well-deserved attention in 2014 for her \u2018Z\u2019 EP, she\u2019s returned a few years later with a debut album featuring the convenient label-mate Kendrick Lamar. Among an overall incredible album, it is \u2018Drew Barrymore\u2019 that\u2019s an instant favourite on the record. There\u2019s something about SZA that delivers both confidence and vulnerability in each and every song, and it\u2019s this that makes \u2018Drew Barrymore\u2019 so likeable. We\u2019re already calling this one a contender for one of the best albums of the year.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/1qmMkomyEV6TRbYHuS6ZdM\r\nFlight Facilities \u2013 Arty Boy feat. Emma Louise\r\nSydney producers Flight Facilities are widely known for slow-dripping their music, but when they do, you know it\u2019s going to be something special. The guys had previously been busy touring the globe supporting their album, all before playing a couple of massive shows with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. While it\u2019s been 3 years since we\u2019ve heard new material, it seems they\u2019ve finally found the time to work on the next phase of their journey. Recruiting Emma Louise who featured on their previous album and on stage, \u2018Arty Boy\u2019 follows the Flight Facilities mould, allowing room for commercial appeal.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/18admrko96XeSCmgD76wlM\r\nPortugal. The Man \u2013 Rich Friends\r\nSo you\u2019ve scrolled through the first few tracks and nothing is quite gritty enough for your liking\u2026well here is what you\u2019ve been looking for. Alaskan band Portugal. The Man have been slogging it away, delivering their 8th album in over 10 years, and this might be their best fan album yet. \u2018Rich Friends\u2019 is the safe-bet track on the album, that\u2019s not to take anything away from the highly appealing guitar riffs and easy flowing chorus.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/3cRQnpGJ2pJEjQxBIdbKZP\r\nThe Killers \u2013 The Man\r\nOkay, let\u2019s get things straight to avoid any disappointment. This is not the \u2018Mr. Brightside 2.0\u2019 you were hoping for, but The Killers have returned with \u2018The Man\u2019, a fast paced, highly addictive stomper that rekindles all the lost love for The Killers. Combing electronic elements, funky bass guitars and a punchy Brandon Flowers, The Killers are back at their adventurous best. Speaking to BBC Radio 1\u2019s Annie Mac, Flowers desrcribed the track as "Sonically, it's pretty funky, funkier than we've ever done before," Flowers said of the new tune. Looking back at The Killers discography, there has always been some second guessing after a new album single is launched, and this is no different - and as always, over time the good music prevails.\u00a0\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/1kgws2l8gsvDhtsVyzWbu9\r\nParcels \u2013 Overnight\r\nIt\u2019s not everyday an Aussie band teams up with French electronic powerhouse Daft Punk. Made up of 5 Berlin based Aussies, Parcels who have been putting out some great music over the past year, even earning a slot to open for French powerhouse Phoenix, have gone one better and ticked off a major dream collaboration. \u2018Overnight\u2019 was co-written and co-produced by the masked duo, and their influence is immediately noticeable in the opening notes of the track. We\u2019re not jumping on the Daft Punk hype-train on this one, but the track is a genuine pleasure to listen to.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/6EYPILmBNY7NLUk2nbHezF\r\nLanks - Comfortable\r\nYou may have heard the mature tones of Lanks recently after featuring on Kilter\u2019s \u2018Count On Me\u2019. Now the Melbourne based singer has stepped up with a new solo single in almost a year with \u2018Comfortable\u2019. The track supposedly tackles the misconceptions and struggles of mental illness from the perspective of a close friend who works in mental health. Having previously been influenced by more electronic sounds in his music, \u2018Comfortable\u2019 flips the script to showcase his indie side. The maturity in production and delivery clearly propels this young talents recognition as a singer\/songwriter into the big time.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/6lEb8W1OIF1Zd5IxziH4Oc\r\nTeeks \u2013 Never Be Apart\r\nListening to NZ artist Teeks, it\u2019s hard to believe that something so deep, soulful and beautiful is coming from a 23 year-old artist. \u2018Never Be Apart\u2019 is a soulful bop characterised by guitar plucks, a gospel organ and Teek\u2019s instantly signature vocals. His EP \u2018The Grapefruit Skies\u2019 is a worldly debut, and we\u2019re pretty sure we\u2019ll be hearing a lot more of this youngster in the years to follow.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/2yy0tdZT3XKcAKGu0RCAgx\r\nCrooked Colours \u2013 Plymouth\r\nAnother \u2018Album of the Month\u2019 contender is from Aussie electronic trio Crooked Colours. The lads balance the fine line of electronic dance and indie throughout the album, offering something as emotional as it is boppy. By now you may have heard \u2018Flow\u2019 doing the rounds online or on the radio, but it\u2019s \u2018Plymouth\u2019 that\u2019s our pick of the bunch. \u2018Plymouth\u2019 is a certified crowd pleaser made up of a smooth fusion of indie songwriting and plucky guitars with electronic basses and a re-pitched vocal riff. What makes this album so great is the versatility of each and every track, which somehow seamlessly converts into their exciting live shows.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/album\/4JeJPyNnsB3tqnHR7RL5v5\r\nAlbum of the Month: Lorde \u2013 Melodrama\r\nIf you\u2019ve been anywhere near planet earth for any part of the past few weeks, you would have been aware that Lorde has dropped her highly anticipated album \u2018Melodrama\u2019. With a highly acclaimed album under her belt, the release of mega-hit single \u2018Green Light\u2019 gave us the reassurance we needed, proving that this album wasn\u2019t going to be victim of the second album syndrome. Keeping in mind that she\u2019s only 20 years old, the New Zealand Singer\/Songwriter is proving her originality and capabilities to record a hit under her own terms, not selling out with fancy collaborations or conforming to the pop norm. The highest of highs meet the lowest of lows as confidence and celebration meets vulnerability and mystery. Lorde plays it safe on uplifting pop \u2018Homemade Dynamite\u2019 and \u2018Perfect Places\u2019, but it\u2019s risky ballads like \u2018Writer In The Dark\u2019 that no longer solidify Lorde\u2019s presence as that mysterious teenager, rather a future icon of pop. Is it too early to call this Album of the Year?