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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Following the release of her excoriating attack on keyboard warriors, ‘Nameless/Faceless’, the inimitable Courtney Barnett is back with a more reflective single in ‘Need A Little Time’ from her forthcoming album, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’. This song has all the hallmarks of Barnett’s droll, personal lyrics that poetically capture her unique perspectives on …

Californian shoegaze band Soft Science are releasing a double A side single on 16 April and it is a dream pop/shoegaze delight. First song, ‘Undone’ has intricate, layered dreamy pop vocals with a distinctive instrumentation that recalls My Bloody Valentine with the volume turned down. The song is a gorgeous, lush wall of sound, mesmerising …

Steve Kilbey, enigmatic singer and bassist for one of Australia’s greatest exports, The Church, has announced a tour of the US with keyboardist from the legendary The Psychedelic Furs, Amanda Kramer. Taking place in April, this tour precedes both full bands playing at the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival. Many of the venues are very small …

The sun keeps on streaming out of Queensland with the release of The Double Happiness EP ‘City’ today. We gave an enthusiastic review of the debut single (also called ‘City’) last month and there’s always that twinge of concern as to whether whether the single is a diamond in a sea of coal. It makes …

Brilliant Scottish band, Frightened Rabbit, has announced the launch of their very own curated festival, The First Incident on June 1 at SWG3 Galvanizers Yard in Glasgow. This is intended to be the beginning of a regular summer event and sees Frightened Rabbit, Hookworms, Be Charlotte & Dama Scout all confirmed to play along with …

The legendary and multi-talented Charlotte Gainsbourg has just release a scorching version of her song ‘Sylvia Says’, remixed by German DJ and producer Tensnake. The song is off her most recent album, ‘Rest’ and as a result of the remix is a Giorgio Moroder-type euro disco blast with Gainsbourg’s ethereal vocals skating across the bubbling …

The legendary Manic Street Preachers have released a new track called ‘Dylan and Caitlin’ off their forthcoming album ‘Resistance is Futile’ due out 13 April 2018. The track is a “conversation between Dylan and Caitlin Thomas at the apex of their alcohol soaked relationship” James Dean Bradfield explained. Nicky Wire added “The story itself rolls …

We are delighted to premiere the debut EP ‘Longevity I’ from Ipswich’s Johnny Cyrus and His Band of Ghosts. Ipswich is a town west of Brisbane, Queensland and you can feel deep in the roots of the music a certain Australian outback theme – dusty desert roads filled with roadkill and killer semi-trailers with hot …

With a much anticipated album ‘Mostly Sunny’ due out on 16 March, Sydney’s Flowertruck have released a second single ‘Come Across’. As we noted in our review of Flowertruck’s first single ‘Good Enough For Now’, Flowertruck display a certain twee ingredient, a sense of innocence and a hint of gaucheness yet a divine mastery of …

‘Violence’, the newly released album from Editors, is both an incredible progression for the band while still maintaining the elements that caught everyone’s attention so many years ago when their epic debut album ‘The Back Room’ was released in 2005. Along with with bands like Interpol and White Lies, Editors have always been painted with …