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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We were honored to premiere Pluto Jonze‘s earlier double single release ‘Moonmaking’ and ‘Dot’ last month, and Jonze has returned to the fray with another sparkling double ‘New Morning High’/’Rumschpringe’. Both tracks highlight Jonze’s ear for melody and anthemic songwriting: there is an inherent sunshine glow in both tracks and an indelible effervescent beat. ‘New Morning …

Dominic Breen‘s new album ‘Blue Volume’, out today through Double Drummer, is certainly a cinematic experience – both in the sounds it creates and the visions it brings forth. And by cinematic, I’m talking widescreen with ultra vivid colours and an immersive surround sound sparkle that shimmers like stars in the firmament. At the very …

Tania Bowers, operating under the nom de plume T. Wilds, has just released the album ‘Ten Songs’: a deceptively simple and unadorned collection of the sweetest sounds imaginable. This is an album that sparkles with life and vitality and shimmers with an innate glow. Bowers has the most distinctive vocal style: a relatively low register, …

Courtney Barnett‘s style is unique and charming: there is a comforting consistency in her dry observational style and yet each release expands and enriches the colours on her canvas. New single ‘Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To’ seems to highlight Barnett’s vocals: there is a crisper melodic edge to them and the …

The sun shines brighter, even in Australia, when Melbourne masters of jangling pop Even return to the fray. Their new single ‘Cherry Afterglow’ is classic indie pop: massive choruses, driving verses and the scything, ringing guitars. Hints of psychedelia, a dreamy interlude and an approach not afraid of delivering indelible melodies with an anthemic drive. …

4000 Records in Brisbane might only two years old but it has already developed an impressive and formidable roster in that short time. To celebrate a challenging couple of years since its inception, Chief Musical Officer John Russell organised a day long showcase for his bands – an incredible audacious feat battling COVID restrictions, a …

Deep in the heart of ‘Minds’, the new album from Sydney duo Fabels, is an exotic mysticism and ethereal glow, emanating from the mysterious vocals and the layered sonic landscapes. The result is something that is quite splendid: an electronic classicism that is borderless and transcendent. Fabels are Hiske Weijers, Ben Aylward (plus live, guest …

We are honoured to give you an early listen to Sydney musician Bryan Estepa‘s new EP ‘Back to the Middle’. Estepa is a master of the finely crafted pop song: indelible melodies, jangling guitars, glorious harmonies and a shimmering sense of optimism and joy. ‘Back to the Middle’ perfectly captures this: it is a sunshine-infused …

‘Eternal’, the new single from Melbourne’s Fleeting Persuasion, prowls and circles with a delicious brooding intensity and dark gothic undertones. There is a euphoric mix of a new wave arctic chill with the jangling angular guitars and something more electronic and syncopated. A subtle touch of backing vocals adds a delicate shaft of light. It …

Hobart/nippaluna resident Ben Salter today releases his epic treatise on the topic of grief, loss and the vicissitudes of aging, ‘twenty-one words for loss’. The entire album was conceived, written and recorded over two days in April earlier this year at Hobart’s landmark Museum of New and Modern Art (MONA) during Salter’s six month residency/installation. …