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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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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There is a power and intensity to the new single ‘Disco’ from Brooklyn band Geese that belies their young age and explains why they have been signed to the eminent label Partisan Records. Initial impressions are that this is a band that has been influenced by the Irish wave of post punk bands like The …

Qualified optimism never sounded so melancholic and measured than in the beautiful debut single from The Petrov Affair, a Sydney trio consisting of Murray Lee (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar), Bruce Thomas (Guitar, Vocals) and Glenn Cone (Bass). Members were formerly in the band The Lee Three. ‘Back On Top’ has a stately and yearning piano riff …

We are very honoured to premiere the stunning new track ‘This is the End’ from Queensland’s innovative Swimsuit Edition – a band that refuses to be labelled or constrained in any way. From the punk thrash of ‘Addict’ to the pop lilt of ‘The Feeling’ and the bleached-white doobie-laden surfy ‘Hit It With You’, the …

Perth’s Rinehearts have delivered a perfectly formed package of power pop jangle in their new single ‘One Thing One Time’. Combining a chiming guitar attack with heavenly harmonies and a punchy melody, the vocals have a little grit, a little emotion, all forming the sort of charming sixties-flavoured joy one needs to brighten the skies. …

Western Australian native Leigh Gardiner – working under the name Chuditch – has an exquisite ear for shimmering and dramatic melodies that form perfect danceable pop songs with a gritty edge. His magnificent track ‘Cue The Violins’ has an insistent driving roll that tip-toes its way forward with a delicate step yet at a monstrous …

After the surprise release of the shining single ‘Solar Power’ (reviewed by me here), New Zealand super star Lorde has just announced a wide ranging world tour to take place in 2022 to support the release of the album ‘Solar Power’. Today, Lorde additionally revealed the album will be released 20th August via Universal Music …

Bruised and bloodied by the rude interruption of COVID just as they were releasing their album ‘Pink Elephant’ last year, the Sydney quartet WAWAWOW have just announced a tour to launch the album. Amusingly referencing the bilious past 18 months, the tour is entitled ‘Quaranteen Spirit’: an acknowledgment of the true spirit of endurance collectively …

If you like a bit of jingle jangle guitar pop basted in a lashing of sixties sauce, then the iconic trio Even have just the thing for you – the tasty morsel of ‘Six Monkeys’. This is a bright and brilliant star in the firmament: a swinging, frilled sleeve suede-jacketed vibe with glorious melodies and …

I’m not sure I can remember such a brilliant triple line up in one night without attending a full blown musical festival. Three bands just about removed the roof of the Odeon Theatre in Hobart and I left with a rictus grin I couldn’t remove for hours. Actually, it’s still there. Confidence Man and A. …

Dark Mofo has been through an abyss, assailed at all sides by a potent cocktail of challenges stemming from its prescient cancellation last year due to COVID, missteps on the way to curating a challenging agenda this year, the virtual ban on overseas tourists and the ever present threat of lockdowns domestically (in fact one …