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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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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Brisbane band Ups and Downs were an indelible part of the paisley revolution in Australia in the eighties – drifting in the slipstream of The Church but along with bands like Crystal Set, Falling Joys and the Hummingbirds forging their own brilliant expression of jangly, chiming pop songs (see their fantastic track ‘The Living Kind‘). …

There is an ambient fuzz and, antithetically, a gorgeous delicacy to the new single ‘Irrational’ by Sydney band Erthlings. This is a dreamy and heavenly track that is imbued with an achingly melancholic shimmer. The single has an eighties day-glo brilliance with an instrumentation that reflects some kind of weird mix between M83 and Dinosaur …

“Don’t Shy Away’, the new album from Loma, is a joy: luminescent and glowing throughout with a multi-layered instrumental complexity and yet a simplicity and elegance to the songs that is immersive and enthralling. Throughout the album there are traces of flutes, trombones, saxophones in addition to synths, pianos, violins and of course guitars bass …

Sydney band The Nagging Doubts are developing quite a reputation fresh out of high school – they have worked with Nic Dalton from the iconic Half a Cow Records and have now collaborated with the legendary producer Wayne Connolly (Underground Lovers, The Vines, You Am I, Youth Group) on their forthcoming EP entitled ‘Autocalm’. As …

I’m in complete awe of those people who have managed to use the period of COVID isolation to up their game in terms of creativity and output, and Eilish Gilligan, emerging from Melbourne’s serious second wave of lockdowns is a case in point. Not only has she been putting together fascinating Twitch events on a …

We are delighted to be given the opportunity to premiere the video for the title track of Australian pianist/composer Pat Jaffe‘s debut album ‘Eldorado’. Unusually for us, this is a classical piece but one of such delicacy and charm that makes it enchanting for anyone who appreciates great music. ‘Eldorado’ has an inherent enigmatic and …

‘Paint The Stars Tonight’ is a deliciously dark and gothic track with jangling frosty guitars and sweeping strings from US band Astari Nite. A video has just been released for the shimmering track which comes off the band’s album ‘Here Lies’, released earlier this year through Negative Gain. The track recalls the gothic pop of …

There’s nothing like a good dose of aural medicine to stimulate the system and the new single from Melbourne band Badgers does that and more. ‘Why Am I You Only Friend?’ is a veritable onslaught of jangling guitars, delicious layered harmonies with an epic swagger and joie de vivre bigger than the temporal world. Plowing …

Austrian indie pop duo Leyya are purveyors of the most delightful and whimsical tunes (see our review of single ‘Sauna’ a few years back). Their new single ‘The Paper’ is a bubbling, uplifting track with singer Sophie Lindinger’s floating, melancholic and enthralling vocals soaring elegantly and hypnotically over an acoustic ripple. It is extremely enchanting …

Bitter Defeat caught our eye earlier this year with the single ‘The Light That Shines‘ – I described it as an effervescent slice of classic New Zealand indie pop mixed with a Buzzcocks swagger and a rousing chorus. Their new single ‘Long Lash’ proves that this wasn’t an aberration. The story behind the lyrics is …