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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Clap Your Hand Say Yeah’s iconic second album “Some Loud Thunder” will be reissued with exclusive bonus tracks on May 25th to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its original release. ‘Some Loud Thunder’ stood out for its low-fi cool demeanour – reading from the same book as Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richmond with shouty, erudite …

My favourite Chilean shoegaze exponents, Maff, today release their epic EP ‘Melaniña’after releasing two brilliant singles ‘Desfile’ and ‘Hawaii’ off the EP earlier this year. The EP opens with ‘Act 2’ with its hallmark driving, sustaining guitars and slow languorous drive in an enigmatic instrumental form. As with any successful instrumental, ‘Act 2’ conveys emotion …

Leather jackets and denim, chugging guitars and a whole barrel full of sneering attitude are necessary appendages for any serious rock band that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Add to that a superglue chorus and layered harmonies you get Black Heart Breakers and their rip roaring new single ‘Melody’. ‘Melody’ is a little bit punk …

It’s hard to describe the sound of Sydney-based quintet Tangents – a sort of free form jazz meeting electronica but avoiding any form of excess or preciousness while maintaining a link to acoustic instrumentation and tight song structures. It is hypnotic music with structure and texture enough to please three-minute long indie song lovers with …

Didirri‘s single ‘Formaldehyde’ was reviewed by me last month where I wrote that the song is a slow-burning fuse that lights up with its intelligent thoughtful lyrics. He’s just released a stunning live performance of the song on video before he embarks on a tour around Australia. The video highlights the strength of Didirri’s unadorned …

I was hugely impressed by Michael P Cullen‘s album ‘True Believer back in 2014, and it is great to see him back with a new track, ‘Do You Believe’. Cullen, based in Sydney, has one of those enigmatic, baritone voices that recalls Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Tindersticks and The National, and, like those singers and …

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island readers of this post are advised that the following media release and links within contains images and voices of people who have died. The family of Gurrumul have stated: “The family have given permission that following the final funeral ceremony, his name and image may once again be used …

‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’ is the third track to be released off the forthcoming album by Unknown Mortal Orchestra called ‘Sex & Food’, due out on 6 April. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the work of artist Ruban Nielsen. It is a funky disco-infused track from the New Zealander who is based in Portland, Oregon: smooth …

Sarah Mary Chadwick has one of those voices that are soaked in emotion, balanced on a gritty and whiskey-soaked knife edge yet so sweet and mesmerising: fragile yet ever so strong. In the vein of Patty Smith or P.J. Harvey, her songs are poetic and personal. ‘Sugar Still Melts in the Rain’ is the title …

I confess I am new to Low Cut Connie but their new single, ‘Beverly’ is fantastic. It’s a slice Americana with a rolling, rumbling piano and an Elton John quality about the vocals and melody (the good version of Elton John) with just a touch of alt.western sleazy rock n roll. In fact apparently Elton …