Sure, there’s nothing cuter than enjoying an enthusiastic singalong with the kids, but if that singalong involves the same three songs from the Spotify Disney playlist on an endless loop, the fun factor quickly disappears!
So if you’re looking for a break from Let It Go at full throttle, we’ve got some fantastic new kids music picks that everyone (kids AND parents) can fall in love with together.
1. Season 2 by The Vegetable Plot
Get ready to Broc n’ Roll with the second album, Season 2 from Aussie favourites, The Vegetable Plot. Mr Aspara Gus (aka Luke Escombe) returns alongside old friends, new characters, and an ultra-talented band of over 20 musicians, and they’ve got some fresh beets that are bound to work up an appetite.
Season 2 is an audible feast that’s sure to be an instant hit with the whole family that offers a bit of everything for everyone!
2. I Love Rainy Days by Daniel Tashian
If your family loves feel-good, calm and catchy songs that highlight the simple joys in life, then this is the album for you.
Daniel Tashian began his musical career at just 19 years old. Now a father of three young daughters, Daniel’s turned his attention to kids’ music – you’ll even hear his daughters singing backup vocals on this album – and the result is I Love Rainy Days, an album that features whimsical sonics, jazzy undertones, and playful tempos that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
3. The Really Really Really Really Boring Album by Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show
You may think of Regurgitator as an Aussie band from the 90s – and you’d be right.
But they’re so much more. The group have also been dabbling in the world of kids’ music for a while now but they are finally set to draw a line in the sand pit; committed to turning today’s kids into the next generation of playground moshers.
Covering all the hot kid topics – pets, pigeons on motorcycles, robots and computer games – The Really Really Really Really Boring Album is a family rock classic for a new generation.
4. Flying High by Caspar Babypants
Parents know him as Chris Ballew, lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America. But kids know and love him as the prolific children’s artist, Caspar Babypants!
Whatever you call him, he’s back with yet another awesome family album, Flying High full of quirky guitar– and it really cranks up the silliness.
5. Nali & Friends by Dan Sultan
Nali & Friends is the first children’s album from ARIA-award winning singer/songwriter, Dan Sultan.
Nali is a baby Arctic Turn bird with a crooked wing who is trying to fly from the North to South Pole … a trip we get to follow through song. We meet a blobfish who just wants to rock n’ roll, a very studious armadillo, a gorilla with a flatulence problem – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Dan Sultan doesn’t just take us on an audio trip around the world, he also introduces kids to a wide range of musical genres along the way.
6. Songs for Carmella by Christina Perri
Songs For Carmella by Christina Perri is destined to be a bedtime favourite – it’s full of new and classic lullabies, gentle versions of Disney favourites, and Perri even works in a chilled version of her smash hit ‘A Thousand Years’.
Songs For Carmella drops the decibels for nightime chill-time. A gentle album full of love that the whole family will enjoy.
7. Have You Heard About Hugh? by Nick Cope
Nick Cope is already one of our favourite UK kids’ musicians. And with this album – his sixth for kids – he just cements his place in our hearts forever.
Have you heard about Hugh? pokes into some funny and strange places like pesky head lice and adventurous hedgehogs; all while tipping gender stereotyping on its head.
Have you heard about Hugh? is a superbly musical, charming and thoughtful album that deserves to find a home on your family’s playlist.
8. Which One Am I? by Howie D
Remember Howie D from the Backstreet Boys?
Now a dad of two young boys, Howie D wanted to make an album he could share with his kids which is exactly what’s he’s done with his brand-new solo album, Which One Am I? – and it’s one the whole family to enjoy.
The album is all about self-exploration, with Howie singing about personal topics like his Hispanic roots and how he developed his sense of identity, along with family favourites you’ll already know.
9. Music Makes Me Happy by Mikey Mike and the Hip-Hop Kids
Does music make you happy? What about hip-hop music? Then get ready to really fall in love with Music Makes Me Happy by Mikey Mike and the Hip-Hop Kids!
Mikey Mike is the solo project from Mick Martin, one half of Albury’s kid-hop duo, Mouse & Moo – and it’s extra special, because it features the voices of his two kids, Max and Mia and is packed with funky tracks!
10. Louis & Dan and The Invisible Band
What happens when two best friends from Minnesota get together to write a bunch of silly songs that are made to get kids and grown-ups dancing? You get the self-titled first album from Louis & Dan and The Invisible Band!
Each song is catchy, intelligent and bursting with fun, and kids will rhyme up a storm with ‘Have You Got a Word?’, learn a weird new way to eat spaghetti with ‘Underwear Spaghetti’, and find out what little princesses do when they grow up in their song ‘Princesses’.
If you love new music, and want to keep an eye and ear out for great new music for families, Kinderling Kids Radio has a new High Five album you can check out every single week.