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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There’s something mesmerising about this new release from Brisbane’s Cedie Janson – layers upon layers of complex percussive beats with a bubbling bass and a distant voice massage your ears. It is pure electronica – maybe not my usual listening preference – but very  nicely done and impressively atmospheric:This track is off Janson’s debut EP cassette due …

We’ve already been impressed by the angular sounds of Felt Tip on their single “Milk and Honey” released in January of this year. Their debut EP “Simple Things” is being released through Fierce Panda on 9 June. Containing four tracks, the EP opens with a wistful “Simple Things”, a clattering song with a funky cowbell beat …

We’ve mentioned London band Wolf Alice before and were very impressed by their darker shoegazey sound. This is never more evident than in their new single “Storms”, streamed here: A wall of fuzzy guitars cut by lilting, yearning vocals and smashed out of the court by a driving chorus. It’s lovely. This band is being touted as …

When two icons collide, you are up for an evening of rather decent music as well as tall tales and true. The legendary Robyn Hitchcock (The Soft Boys) is touring Australia by himself and as part of a double act with the equally legendary Steve Kilbey (The Church) throughout May and June. Since founding the art-rock band The …

I am an unabashed fan of The Horrors and already enthusiastically reviewed the first release off their much anticipated fourth album “Luminous”, the seven minute long epic “I See You“. The Horrors have now released a new video for another song off the new album,  called “So Now You Know”, a visual epic filmed in a deserted …

Just when I thought I’d figured out ‘Ultra Cultura’, the new album by Select All Delete Save As, it continued to throw curveballs left, right and centre. Constantly exciting, always involving and brilliantly put together this is an album that makes each listen rewarding for multiple reasons. Achieving that is one thing but making this …

Continuing their current single releasing strategy, Screming Maldini have brought out their brand new single ‘Abyssinia’ with a music video to boot. This latest single in the bands year of monthly releases just proves that Maldini are constantly going from strength to strength and are never afraid to go in different directions and mature their …

This Saturday and Sunday night in Melbourne, one of my favourite bands, Underground Lovers,  will playing a double set celebrating their 25 years together as a band. For details of these gigs, see my piece last week. I asked Vince Giarrusso, singer and co-songwriter (along with Glenn Bennie) a few questions about the band. You …

I seem to remember Editors arose in the slipstream of Interpol when there was a sudden burst of pseudo-Joy Division/Goth-lite bands (whose alumni also included White Lies). In my view, despite Interpol’s stunning debit (Turn on the Bright Lights), Editors have proven themselves to be a far more consistently creative band in the intervening time, …

At the risk of seeming obsessive, I have already reviewed the brilliant new album by Italian band Sweet Jane and Claire and their video to accompany the single “I’m Afraid When Guilio Whistles”. Their new album, “Stick Caramel Mind” is on constant rotation: it is an intriguing indie debut from a band that deserves a …