Album Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain reveal their stunning ‘Glasgow Eyes’ – an intoxicating mix of swagger and attitude with just a hint of reflection.

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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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Even in the deepest darkest of winter, the sun always shines brighter when Greta Stanley unveils one of her gorgeous tracks, and her new single ‘When You Call’ is absolutely blinding. Boosted to stratospheric heights by her velvet vocals, ‘When You Call’, recorded with producer Adib Parker (aka Cheekbone), is a smooth eloquent slice of …

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We are honoured to bring you first listen to the new single ‘Firewall’ from instrumentalist Garagee (the work of Rob McPherson) and featuring the vocals of Jane MacArthur. Garagee has worked in the past with Steve Kilbey (The Church) and is about to release the album ‘Garageee III’ ‘Firewall’ starts with the most delicate harmonics …

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I caught Skeleten live a few years ago at Altar in Hobart and was highly impressed by his soul inflected brand of pop – rich and nuanced music that had a magnetic presence on stage. His new single proves the point. ‘Deep Scene’ is as immersive and enveloping as a hot tub in the winter …

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Favourites here at the southern outpost of Backseat Mafia, A. Swayze & The Ghosts are back with a renewed fervor following their come back single earlier this year ‘Cool Cucumber’. ‘He Is Dead’ confirms that the band’s palette is filled with many colours as they explore new territories beyond their punk origins – a dash …

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The Jesus and Mary Chain are about to embark on a tour of Australia as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, and I caught up via Zoom with singer Jim Reid. The question I have always pondered was how the iconic album ‘Psycho Candy’ came into existence with its bizarre marriage of sonic chaos and …

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We are very honoured to premiere the video and track for the epic, anthemic track ‘Settlers’ from Melbourne-based Scotsman Quinny (the nom de plume of Peter Quinn). With an instrumentation and delivery that fantastically mixes a Sigur Rós majesty and grace with a raw Belle & Sebastian veracity, ‘Settlers is as wild and expansive as …

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We here at the frozen antipodean outpost of Backseat Mafia are catatonic with excitement at being able to bring you the premiere of the new track from the irrepressible and obscenely talented Gold Coast band, Chavez Cartel, on their return from a series of overseas tours. Signed to one of UK’s coolest labels End of …

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T.G. Shand, the nom de plume for Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, continues to stun with her brilliant output – transcendent dreamy pop with a shoegaze edge. Her new single ‘Scenes’ with a stunning accompanying visualiser continues her upward trajectory – a shimmering curtain of light emanating from the South Island of the land of the …

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We are very pleased to bring you an exclusive first listen to the electric new track ‘Wake Up’ from 18 year old Melbourne wunderkind Sage Roadknight. The track has a motorik beat and a luscious wall of silky electronic sound with echoing vocals and half spoken verses – you cannot help but think of the …

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I was hugely impressed when I saw Launceston band Dvrkworld earlier this year playing on the lawns of the iconic Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) in Hobart, and it is therefore a mighty honour indeed to be able to premiere their new single ‘Bonnie’, and bring you an exclusive look at the accompanying …

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