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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These seemingly eternal warriors of psychedelia are on the move again – The Church have only just released their album Further/Deeper in the US (we glowingly reviewed this treasure last October) and will be undertaking an extensive North American tour in the coming months. Read my review of their remarkable gig in Sydney here and make sure you …

Listening to OOFJ makes me want to slip into a silk paisley dressing gown, light up a pipe and watch some burlesque. And in this, ‘I Forgive You’,  the third single from this eclectic duo, they introduce a sense of epic foreboding into the sensuous delight, accentuated by a prowling, insistent bass drone that installs a …

Backseat Mafia were recently impressed by the debut single, New York Era, from Perth’s Peyton. So impressed that we fired a few questions to singer/songwriter Peyton Sears to find out more: Where does the name Peyton come from? My full name is Peyton Sears. I was originally considering going under another name but I just thought Peyton …

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand and now based in Brooklyn, Andrew Keoghan seems to have successfully infused a cool naivety with a quirky, knowing feel to his new single, “Better Company”. I can’t help think of archetypal New York band, Tom Tom Club in the bouncy instrumentation and Jonathan Richman or David Byrne in the …

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 …

Huw ‘Bunf’ Bunford, the guitarist from Welsh indie legends Super Furry Animals, met composer Richard Chester when Bunford was pursuing academic interests while the Furries were on an extended hiatus. Shared interests and a desire to work together lead to the formation of The Pale Blue Dots and the forthcoming release of their album, “Lots of Dots”. …

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 …