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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Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, formerly of the legendary Melbourne shoegaze band Miniatures (on the iconic Saint Marie Records label) is T.G. Shand: the producer of some of the most dreamy velvet textured shoegaze dream pop this year through her singles ‘Lemony‘ and ‘The Ease‘. And with the hint of an album coming out in the new year, Duff is …

French duo Overland Inn, based in the Czech Republic, are building up anticipation for the release of their album ‘Proxima’, through Brisbane’s amazing False Peak Records, with the release of a brilliant and very clever animation video for the tack ‘Les Loups’. This is the fourth release since signing to False Peaks, and the quality …

Daniel Mann is a busy man. In his other guise, he plays in the jangling indie outfit Swimsuit Issue which released a well-received debut album this year (‘Burn For The Buzz’ – read my review here), and as CEO of label and PR group Bueno Bueno Sound, Mann has also made time to nurture a …

The Bard of Barking, the legendary Billy Bragg, is coming back to Australia to perform his long awaited ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Tour, playing  some of the most iconic albums released throughout his illustrious career, plus songs from his recent tenth studio album, ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’. The ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps …

The bulldozer onslaught of the fabulous IDLES continues with vigour in their new single ‘When The Lights Come On’. And as per form, it is not all noise: a lot of light shines from the output of this ferocious band steeped in a sense of intelligence and compassion, heated by a shed load of intelligence. …

We are infinitely pleased to premiere the new single from those chameleons of indie rock, Brisbane band Fingerless. This band continues to defy definition and, in their new single ‘You Are Going To Die’, even gravity, in their fascinating output. Following on from their last single – the magnificent ‘Leaf of Stone’ (see my review …

There is a recognisable antipodean jingle jangle thrum in Sydney band End Scene‘s debut album ‘All My Ghosts’. Essentially, End Scene is James Jennings and Tom Dufficy and together they have produced an indie pop delight with instrumentation that chimes and rings, given a celestial reach by an acerbic and droll undercurrent in the vocals and …

Brisbane’s dreamy pop duo Spring Skier (Remy Boccalatte and Kane Mazlin) grace the pages of Backseat Mafia again with another stunning premiere, the gentle and reflective ‘Six Stings, Eight Legs’. A wry observation on the ministrations of a spider, Boccalatte’s voice has the sweetest edge, wrought with yearning and imbued with a sort of sadness …

Fanny Lumsden is a shining star in Australia’s country music scene – a genre admittedly not often covered by me – and her new single ‘Tidy Town’ is a glorious upbeat and positive track that crosses genres with aplomb: a swiftly moving feast of jangling guitars and shimmering melodies. There is a glorious sparkle to …

With a rousing chorus and a driving, energising pace, the new single from Perth band The Faim is pure pop rock adrenalin that rides on a crest of crystalline guitars and mountainous riffs. Bassist, keyboardist and songwriter Stephen Beerkens talks about the meaning behind ‘Ease My Mind’: ‘Ease My Mind’ was written last year, during …