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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The world of Martin Kennedy’s All India Radio is one of mystical sounds and visions that reflect a retro sci-fi world; rich, lush, shimmering sonic architecture that transports you to another universe, another dimension. The astonishing layered nuanced sounds are accompanied by videos and graphics that evoke this strange and alien metaverse. We are therefore …

With a looping, breathing backtrack and an hyperkinetic restless lilt burnished by a wild and abandoned trumpet, the new single from artist Charlie Woods, under the name Charlie Needs Braces, is an exuberant ray of golden sunshine. Woods comes from a proud First Nations background (a GuriNgai woman, descendant of Bungaree and Matora) and the …

The formidable trio Ash have just announced an Australian leg of their ‘Teenage Wildlife Tour’ which is celebrating their thirty years together. Famously making a massive impact with the album ‘1977’ as teenagers (the title referencing the birth year of two members as well as the release date of Star Wars), the band has continued …

‘Summer Grunge’ from Auckland-based artist MACEY is a smooth and shimmering track which has an easy sibilant and aquatic flow evoking images of balmy sun-soaked afternoons in a green and pleasant land. The instrumentation provides a string-laden billowing dream pop pillow supporting the velvet soft vocals that hypnotise. MACEY is the nom de plume for …

It’s been five long years since Fazerdaze released the brilliant debut album ‘Morningside’ through the legendary Flying Nun Records – an album that still resonates after so long, and which still has a permanent place on my turntable (read my review here). The result of such a blinding debut, however, took its toll: something that burns …

A touring member of the fabulous Mess Esque and a member of the much lamented Requin, Brisbane based Keeley Young has just released a very special solo project under the name Claude, and our first blissful encounter is the shimmering, fragile single ‘Tamarind’: a delectable morsel of sonic goodness. Gently plucking crystalline acoustic guitars support …

With a steeped and honoured history in Australia’s indie music scene stemming from her role in the legendary The Hummingbirds and Aerial Maps, Alannah Russack has been gracing us with some special music over the past year with a series of solo singles that glitter and shine. Today, Russack made a surprise release of the …

Brisbane’s The Double Happiness have provided an endless source of brilliant shimmering sounds like no other band over the past few years, carving out a distinct sun-kissed brand of jangle that resonates and captures the sea salt encrusted radiant shores of coastal Queensland. We are ever so honoured to premiere their new single, ‘Smoking Gun’: …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Back To Me’ from Perth-based New Zealand troubadour Damien Binder. Binder has perfected a brand of antipodean indie pop that shimmers and sparkles like a mirage on the desert horizon. His luscious fulsome sound fills his new single with a blinding glitter, laced with Binder’s trademark velvet …

While Backseat Mafia’s northern hemisphere headquarters in the UK swelters in the extreme heat wave (a relative term given 40 Degrees Celsius is now a normal Sydney summer), down here at the Backseat Mafia’s far flung southern outpost there’s snow in Hobart (renamed with much excitement as Snowbart) and much need for some warmth. And …