A few minutes at a time, POPPONGENE brings you devotional dream-pop from the hills an hour east of Melbourne. The solo project of artist and musician Sophie Treloar (also of Melbourne outfit Sunbeam Sound Machine) POPPONGENE’s music is laconic and hypnotic, sun-soaked and lush, recalling the rainforests that surround her Belgrave home, and the beaches of her native Byron Bay.

Debut single “Do It, Girl” is self-affirming and and aspirational, described by 3RRR’s Simon Winkler as an “absorbing psychedelic adventure”. Along with heavy-lidded second single “Belgravey”, these are the first tastes of POPPONGENE’s upcoming EP, to be released in 2017.