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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Revolution Above Disorder is the work of Dubliner Stephen Nicholas White (The Orange Kyte, House of Dolls, The Subterranean Satellite Band, Magic Shoppe), who is currently based in Vancouver. We reviewed his deliciously cool shoegaze track ‘Illuminate’ last year and are pleased to present his new single ‘Scream Quietly’. A cover of the Television Personalities song, …

In my humble opinion, Johnny Hunter, now signed to Cooking Vinyl Australia, are one of the most exciting bands in Australia at the moment – one we have been following for a while at Backseat Mafia with intense interest and satisfaction as they go from strength to strength. They project a tough and studied demeanour …

‘How To Sail Your Ship 2077’ is the new single from Germany-based duo Norðir: a slow burning sparkling track that has a crystalline guitar riff and deep sonorous vocals that are enigmatic and Bowie-esque. According to Viktor Norðir, the track is part of a wider project which, …revolves around the concept of time traveling, so …

I don’t know about you, but the past two years have been pretty awful, what with pandemics and blighted putrescent politicians injecting that little extra layer of pain with their hypocritical and commerce fueled anti-arts approach to salvation. And then along comes something like ‘Cordi Elba’ which, while not a complete antidote, does apply a …

The liquidity of movement and sensual overload in French Czech-based duo Overland Inn‘s new album ‘Proxima’ is nothing short of magnificent. Heralded by a series of delectable amuse-bouches over the last 12 months following their signing to the brilliant Brisbane label False Peak Records, Overland Inn have perfected an electronic based dream pop oeuvre that has …

Western Australian’s Methyl Ethel (the project of Jake Webb) has today announced the release of their new album ‘Are You Haunted?’ for 18 February 2022 via their new label home, Future Classic. The nine-track album will contain previous singles ‘Neon Cheap’ and ‘Matters’, as well as the new single, ‘Proof’ featuring Stella Donnelly, out today. ‘Proof’ is a brightly bubbling stream with Donnelly …

New Zealand pop merchants extraordinaire Yumi Zouma have today announced the release of their fourth album ‘Present Tense’ via Polyvinyl Records and PIAS Australia on 18 March 2022. To whet our appetites, the band has unveiled a video for the track ‘In The Eyes Of Our Love’: a hyperkinetic piece of effervescent pop that high steps …

With 2021 disappearing fast in the rear view mirror, its presence in our memory and impact on our lives seems so ephemeral. And yet for all the misery, there was the permanency of music, bursting forth like shoots of greenery in a sea of ash. Sydney’s Infinity Broke‘s album ‘Your Dream Our Jail’ was one …

Christopher Coleman & The Great Escape provided an eloquent and moving finale to 2021 with the expansive and beautiful single ‘Paloona’ (reviewed here), and we are absolutely delighted to be able to provide an exclusive look at the video for the follow up single ‘Amelia’. The single comes in anticipation of the band’s forthcoming album …

The magnificent Fontaines D.C. have announced their third album, ‘Skinty Fia’, to be released on 22 April 2022 on Partisan Records. After the double pleasures of ‘Doggerel’ and ‘A Hero’s Death’ released within one year of each other back in 2020, 2021 was a relatively quiet period for the Dublin band in terms of releases. …