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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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 …

This was a very, very nice surprise. Black Submarine, previously known as The Black Ships until mid-2012, were formed in November 2008 by former Verve members Nick McCabe and Simon Jones, Coldplay/Goldfrapp collaborator Davide Rossi, singer Amelia Tucker and drummer Mig Schillace. Quite an illustrious lineage. And does the sum total of the parts amount …

  The Preatures are the latest indie darlings from Sydney, graced with the imprimatur of the very hard to please Pitchfork, which lauded their single “Is This How You Feel”, naming it single of the week. We reviewed their EP “Manic Baby” and noted a very 70s and 80’s old school rock vibe (think Fleetwood …

We recently reviewed a new single from Brisbane band MTNS. I had the opportunity of catching up with singer/guitarist and songwriter Tom Eggert. I began by asking if the band had a problem with vowels. Tom fielded this question with good grace, telling me that the band did originally include all vowels and consonants but …

In the vein of another antipodean export, The Temper Trap, MTNS, from Brisbane,  produce very melodic, lush electronic based songs featuring high almost androgynous vocals. They have released a new single  – their second – entitled “Salvage” which is a lovely slice of melodic and atmospheric music as laid back as any Australian sipping a …