EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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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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We here at Backseat Mafia have been long time fans of Melbourne-based chanteuse Gena Rose Bruce with her smoky, sultry voice and reverb-inflected laconic style that comes across as a melange of Mazzy Star and P.J. Harvey: a femme fatale with a steely spine cloaked in luscious velvet and a smoldering style. We first noticed her soon …

‘Let The Fire Burn’ from Sunshine Coast’s Tay Oskee is a delightful indie folk anthem that exudes a sunshine-bleached summer radiance with a delicate melody filled filigree. The whistling refrain adds to the sense of a carefree bucolic world existing in a dappled frame of light. The song reflects the transience of life, promoting the …

We are very honoured to premiere the new video from shoegaze/goth maestro Seasurfer for the track ‘Something Very Bad’, featuring vocals from Susana Egea, the singer from the Spanish band Stereoskop. Seasurfer is the nom de plume of Hamburg-based artist Dirk Knight, who draws in other musicians to contribute to his electro-fuzz goth sounds. The …

We are very honoured to exclusively unveil the new single ‘Meet The Sun (feat. Shêm Allen)’ from Brisbane’s enigmatic duo Shugorei as well the exciting immersive video. I first saw Shugorei at the brilliant 4000 Records second anniversary gig in Brisbane back in September 2021, and my impression at the time was of ethereally beautiful …

There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the impact Mick Harvey has made on music. As a founding member of seminal and legendary bands, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, his contributions to indie music are self-evident, his ability to write and co-write some of the classic songs of …

Sydney five-piece trillion have just released their debut album ‘So Soon Now’ and it’s a thunderstorm of sonic missiles that echoe and reverberate with intent. The genetic code is clear: trillion have a My Bloody Valentine approach to sonic dissonance and aural assault. Deeply satisfying walls of guitars bend and distort, shimmer and catapult, while …

Charlie Needs Braces (the nom de plume of Charlie Woods) has created such a unique palette upon which she crafts her art: a vivacious, sibilant, hyper energetic sonic world that has an azure blue aquatic quality about it. Deeply connected to the land of her First Nations people, the music and the words are filled …

Melbourne artist Anna Smyrk has an exquisite ability to match a muscular indie pop instrumentation with her melodic vocals that are filled with witty, self-deprecatory observations on the human condition. ‘I Don’t Want To Meet Your Mother’ fulfills all expectations: it is a bright vivacious track with an iron spine and a velvet skin. The …

One of Australia’s most dazzling exponents of a dream pop shoegaze oeuvre, Flyying Colours, have just announced their third studio album, ‘You Never Know’, set for release on Friday, 17 March via Poison City / Club AC30. This welcome news is boosted by the release of the first single from the album, entitled ‘Goodbye To …

The Golden Dregs continue to emit gilded rays of pleasure for our ears with the new single ‘Before We Fell From Grace’. The Golden Dregs is the creative outlet for Benjamin Woods and the new track eases out the usual ethereal, profound delicate entrails of sounds that wrap around Wood’s extraordinary vocals: deep, sonorous, whispered …