“loving this one madi! the way you fill up those indie sounds with dreamy and anthemic synths and drums works so well.” (Declan Byrne, Triple J)
“MADI! This one’s uplifting, optimistic and leaves you feeling like you’re high up in the clouds. I love that full of life pop sound in the production. It’s got vibrance and the energy radiates.” (Claire Mooney, Triple J)
“Madi can gracefully play with a variety of genres to create shimmering soundscapes that stick with you long after they’ve finished playing.” (AAA Backstage)
“Leeds continues to build herself as an artist to watch. If you’re not already familiar with this artist, we recommend you change that right now.” (Happy Mag)
“The personality that shines throughout Madi’s music is extremely evident with this track as it delivers her typical anecdotal storytelling that is extremely relatable.” (Australian Independent Record Label Association)
Wearing her heart on her sleeve, indie-pop artist Madi Leeds from Naarm/Melbourne releases her new single ‘0-100’ with the accompanying lo-fi music video, both out on August 19.
Already a seasoned performer, Leeds played as part of Melbourne Music Week and MoombaFestivals in 2020, Sydney Fringe Festival in 2018, and has also graced stages interstate and overseas in Japan. She boasts an understated yet commanding vocal presence, delivering her playful and personable storytelling with synth pop sounds. The 2020 nostalgia-trippy track ‘Spinelli’ caught the attention of Push Records, and with their help, elevated Leeds’ music to new heights. Leeds recorded the follow-up track, ‘Identity’ with renowned musician and producer Japanese Wallpaper.
Now, she makes her return with ‘0-100’, produced by Hamish Patrick.
The simplicity of acoustic guitar alongside confessional lyrics in the bridge of ‘0-100’ create the perfect lead-up to a buoyant singalong chorus. Varied moments of instrumentation and cleverly crafted hooks put the spotlight on Madi’s storytelling here – the songwriter’s heart-on-your-sleeve approach to exploring a spectrum of feelings is honest and relatable, but it’s all pulled together with her signature sprinkling of playfulness and showcases her knack for making compelling bubbly indie pop.
Shot on a mini DV camcorder, the lo-fi clip was filmed in one take at the Parliament Gardens at night. The film clip has a very 90s aesthetic, and puts viewers up close and personal with Madi, as she shares her story against a backdrop of water fountains and purple lights.
Navigating the extreme opposites of highs and lows, the track explores the all-consuming feeling of self-doubt as Leeds explains: “‘0-100’ is about the feeling of comparing yourself to others, putting yourself very low on a pedestal, feeling that you are never good enough for someone.”
However, those feelings of inadequacy are eclipsed by cold hard facts when it comes to media support – she’s definitely good enough for Triple J Home & Hosed as well as Good Nights,SYN, Triple R and more.Not only that, Madi’s music has featured on playlists for The Underground Stage, The Australian Music Scene, Pop & Indie (Lefuturewave), The Journey Home, Downunder Ditto, Global Media Pop, Global Money World, Melbourne Affirmations, The Push Office Radio.
And with ‘0-100’ she’s sure to take her bubbly bops even further – track and music video both out August 19, and will be headlining at The Leadbeater Hotel that night.She and her band will be joined by an eclectic all-Victorian lineup of JHM and Local the Neighbour.
‘0-100’ Single Launch
August 19 – The Leadbeater Hotel, Melbourne
w/ JHM and Local The Neighbour Tickets