If you’ve ever had the chance to meet either Aston or Dan from TOWNS, you’ll know that they’re not only of the sweetest and kindest humans on earth, but you’d also know just how much personality and character they inject into their projects. Everything they do is multicoloured and distinctive, and their new single ‘Season …

I had the pleasure of witnessing Psychedelic Porn Crumpets turn a sold-out Factory Theatre to pure liquid chaos the night before this album was released. Playing songs old and new, it was celebratory for the occasion. ‘Night Gnomes’ came out fittingly at midnight, lurking in the quiet darkness, waiting for the prime listeners to play …

It’s so invigorating to see Psychedelic Porn Crumpets transform their powerhouse status in an immense number of ways. Their music is equally as addictive as it is stupefying, and they prove that time and time again with their latest single ‘Bubblegum Infinity’, another single taken from their forthcoming fifth album ‘Night Gnomes’. An auspicious intro …

There’s a rumour that Western Australia churns out these talented bands in factories, and they certainly don’t believe in overproduction. Off the back of last year’s sophomore EP ‘Party Friends’, the dynamically adroit surf rock trio Pretty Uglys have kicked off the new year with their latest offering, ‘Situation City’. The track’s relaxed pulse is …

Brisbane goliaths Violent Soho are one of those bands that every Australian just needs to see live. The group’s longevity has been incredible to say the least, having written and released immeasurable records in the last decade, and traversed every inch of the country, making appearances at nearly every festival under the sun. The band …

Melbourne’s Captives are specialists in soaring skate punk. Complementing their ever-growing discography, the band have released a blistering new single ‘Villain’ – an assault on senses and sanities, heavily charged by aggressive vocals and menacing guitars. Being the first song the band have written both digitally and remotely due to Victoria’s 2021 lockdowns, it leaves …

Melbourne mammoths The Last Martyr have established themselves as a vivacious force in the Australian heavy community. The latest single ‘Freaking Out’ shows them at new heights, continuing their effortless streak of releases that just keep hitting the mark. Lead by their fearless queen of a vocalist, Monica Strut, ‘Freaking Out’ unleashes hellbent fury through …

The rise of Beddy Rays has been spectacular to watch. Coming off the back of their beloved single ‘Sobercoaster’ placing #57 in last year’s Hottest 100 countdown, a slew of catchy party singles, and the astonishing Like A Version cover of Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’, the band are delivering yet another magnificent single titled …

It’s bold enough, in 2021, to be releasing that elusive debut album that a lot of independent artists never even get the chance to do. It’s more so beautiful and encouraging when it’s done so well, by a band that is so spirited and adoring of the art, a band that knows how to express …

My introduction to Jack White was nearly two decades ago now, when my grandparents introduced me to The White Stripes. His music took a while to grow on me, and only in my adult years have I grown to fully appreciate his mastermind touch to all the art he creates. A true pioneer of garage …