Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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With wry, laconic lyrics and a delicious vocal style – expressive and unashamedly Australian – ‘Do You See Me’ is a gorgeously lush single that sparkles in the dry heat. Mal de Mar are a six piece Perth band and their delivery has an immersive funky rhythm with a wandering bouncy bass, splashing sun-dappled guitars …

After pleasantly assaulting us with their thumping track ‘Downbeat’ (see my review here) , Brisbane band Terra Pines have pressed ever so gently on the brakes and released the dreamy almost ambient shimmer of ‘Harp On’; a dream-popped sonic landscape with a hypnotic flow and gentle melodies. A muscular bass, shimmering guitars and ethereal keys …

Lite Fails is the solo work of Australian musician and historian Henry Reese, and the new double singles ‘On A Clear Day’ and ‘What The Bellbirds Were Saying’ are two sides of an ethereal and pastoral soundscape that crackles and bubbles with an extraordinary ambient clarity. ‘On A Clear Day’ has an animalistic sinewy crackle …

The new single ‘Run’ from Brisbane artist Hobart Curtis is a refreshing, crystalline, sparkling track, tinged with a melancholic blush and a dream pop fervour. Brisbane is fast becoming institution for the most luminescent expression of dream pop, and Curtis is yet another vital piece of the furniture alongside Hatchie, Rinse amongst others. The instrumentation …

Sydney band Bellwether are purveyors of the most satisfyingly vibrant brand of indie rock – tinged with a quiet/loud ethos and mountain range high melodies. In their news ingle ‘Charade’, layered vocals provide a melodious sheen across the syncopated thundering rhythm section and stabbing guitars. We have already been impressed by their single ‘Shortsighted’ (reviewed …

It’s a welcome return to the fray from Melbourne trio The Great Emu War Casualties (TGEWC), who today release their new single, the evocatively titled ‘Boutique Suite In Funky Fitzroy’. We last heard form TGEWC early this year when they released their EP ‘Vanity Project’ (reviewed by me here) and their new track is an …

I frequently bang on about the perfect recipe for pure pop, and the new track from Eliza & The Delusionals appears to have concocted the perfect sonic dish with all the essential ingredients in their new track ‘Nothing Yet’. Shimmering, scything guitars ring out- picking, plucking, arpeggiating and power chording all in the mix – …

Like rays of sunshine filtering through gum tree branches, the new track ‘Out Of Love’ from Robotikus, collaborating with fellow Hobart residents Cal Young (KOWL) and vocalist Calypso, is a celestial shining beacon of light, leavened with shades of melancholia and tristesse. The inherent sense of yearning provides a delicious counterpoint to the euphoric choruses …

Sesame Girl‘s ‘Leave’ is an absolutely gorgeous dream pop jewel that sparkles with a deep melancholia and drips with an indelible melody. Echoing deep in the genes of the band are traces of Cocteau Twins, The Cranberries (in their restrained mode), The Sundays and more recently Fazerdaze: you get the picture. Achingly beautiful melodies, soft …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single from NSW South Coast band Club Camèl, ‘Keepin’ Me Up’. This is an aquatic effervescent slice of summer-soaked soul that has a touch of psychedelia in it with its airy, dreamy break and smooth saxophone highlights in its billowing hair. There is something of a sparkling …