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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Rosie Varela is the singer, songwriter and guitarist for the brilliant Texan shoegaze outfit Eep (whose single ‘Hogar’ I raved about last year). She has now branched out as The Rosie Varela Project (RVP) and released the first of a slough of singles in anticipation of an album later this year. And ‘Low’ clearly puts …

We proudly premiered the video of ‘Down to the Ground’ last week by Glaswegian-based artist and musician Josh Thorpe, and the excitement caused by this single is only exceeded by listening to the entire album from whence it came – ‘Love & Weather’. There is an imperious grandiosity about this album – studied and eloquent …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Here It Is’ from New Zealand-born Western Australian resident Damien Binder which is out on Friday, 5 February 2021. Binder began his musical life in nineties NZ band Second Child before moving west to Australia – Perth to be precise – and releasing, to date, four solo …

Charlie Clark‘s brilliant single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man’ (reviewed by me here) still resonates strongly after numerous listens – I described it as ‘a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth’. Clark has followed this up with an utterly charming and hilarious video …

RINSE is the solo work of Joe Agius, a central and compelling figure in the hyperactive and vibrant Brisbane musical scene. A collaborator with Hatchie (a firm Backseat Mafia favourite), Agius has just released the magnificent single ‘Tamarynd (Wherever I am)’ from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘Wherever I Am’ out 5 March 2021. In a …

The notorious 2016 blackouts that stuck South Australia in 2016 forms the inspiration for the new track ‘Always Kidding’ by Adelaide band Seabass. Singer Annie Siegmann says of the lyrical themes: It’s about the silliness of having to entertain yourself without the internet, but with good friends – all very novel in the dark, making …

Brisbane is battling for the title of the most creative indie pop centre of the southern hemisphere at the moment, epitomised by a number of acts like Hatchie and Mallrat featuring highly talented female artists that display a prodigious talent for songwriting. Brisbane’s Hope D is another case for the prosecution. Her new EP ‘Cash …

There is a very specific audience which will recognise the many obscure references to names like Peter Russell Clark, TDK cassette advertisements and Countdown in the new single, ‘Tape Hiss’ from Australian band Cousin Betty. Namely, Australians growing up in the eighties when the music show Countdown ruled the airwaves and provided a musical education …

In my review of Buddy Glass’s album ‘Wow and Flutter’ last year, I said the album was absolute delight: an immersive journey into the poetic and expressive world of Buddy Glass. Glass has just released a poignant video for the track ‘The Spirit of a Small Town’ – a song dealing with memories of his …

The visceral, raw reverb-soaked guitars of Josh Thorpe‘s ‘Down to the Ground’ form a perfect bedrock for his deep and quietly thundering vocals – a song that burns slowly and brightly in the firmament. You will naturally think of Lou Reed, even Stewart Staples from Tindersticks with the expository style of the song and the …