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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Katy Steele is an institution ever since her days in Perth indie darlings Little Birdy, and we recently reviewed her contribution to the Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) track “Graduation Day’. Steele now strikes out on her own in her new track ‘Feel So Bad’: an effervescent rollicking track that canters along like an unbridled horse …

With a touch of Lou Reed in its insouciant laid-back dry observational style, the new single ‘Something’ from Ōtepoti/Dunedin four-piece Soaked Oats is a delicious track imbued with a laconic easy style and a huge dollop of panache. Of course, Dunedin has a storied history in producing the very best in indie fare, and clearly …

A collaboration between a trio of Australia’s most engaging pop musicians, Holly Hebe, Ivoris and Zhuli, has seen the delivery of a very zesty track ‘Supervillain’ that pops and fizzles with sardonic glee. When all else around seems dark and gloomy, this is a golden ray of sunshine that lights up the firmament, with their …

We are honoured to be able to present an exclusive look at the video for Perth musician/songwriter Michael Day‘s enigmatic track ‘The Psych or the Priest’, due for release tomorrow (30 September). Day says the track deals with uncertainty: The feeling of sinking. Unsure if you’re the victim or the culprit. Hurting in the midst …

EWAH and the Vision of Paradise (EVoP) released a magnificent album ‘The Warning Birds’ last year (see my 9.2/10 review here) – an album that I described as being a palimpsest for beauty and decay, wild and turbulent landscapes with the intrusion of modernity and the threats and ugliness this can entail. It is an album that …

We are ever so honoured to premiere today the new single ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe’ from central Victorian Steve Lane. Floating on a bed of sweeping, weeping strings and a gentle patter of guitars and piano, ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe’ is breathtakingly elegant and mournful: an air of melancholy oozes from the crystalline cello strings …

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. Her debut album …

We are immobilised with excitement at being able to bring you an exclusive listen to the new single from Sydney’s magnificent Key Out: one of the most exciting outfits in the antipodean scene at the moment. ‘Drive’ has that indefinable Key Out sound: mesmerising shimmering folds of instrumentation that daub brushstrokes from a colourful multi-layered …

Essendon Airport have a permanent place in the annals of the Australian indie music scene from the late seventies with their innovative electronic sonic canvases – founding members consisted of Robert Goodge on guitar and David Chesworth on Wurlitzer electric piano, along with a home-made drum machine bought from the Trading Post. Goodge went on to …

MT WARNING is the work of Byron Bay multi-instrumentalist Mikey Bryant, and the new single ‘All The Things’ I Know’ is a brilliant string-driven pop ray of filtered sunshine. Deep slicing, prodding cellos form the undercurrent to the music – a slow burning entrée to the song with slightly off kilter instruments, while Bryant’s distant, …