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New releases from Australia and New Zealand

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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Set yourself for a riotous ride on this rip-roaring, killer of a track by Datura4, featuring Dave Hole. Datura4 signal the upcoming release of their new album, “Neanderthal Jam“ with the release of their second single, Going Back To Hoonsville, a rollicking collaboration with legendary Perth slide guitarist and bluesman, Dave Hole, who rose to …

King Street in Newtown was flourishing with mixed levels of excitement and edginess. At the heart of it, next to the station and that nightmare of a junction, a newly label signed Adelaidean duo called TOWNS were coordinating their night in a flurry of meet and greets well overdue. My night started off in rather …

With a makeup from some of Sydney’s coolest bands (and an indelible part of the emerging Marrickville Sound), The Shrugs blast into our consciousness with their pop fuzz onslaught of ‘Shoebox’, which we are proud to premiere today ahead of its release tomorrow. Members of bands such as Imperial Broads, Belles Will Ring, Sister Jane, …

The seminal legends that are Ed Kuepper (The Saints, Laughing Clowns) and Jim White (Dirty Three) finally made their way to MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) in Hobart to deliver two shows, one on Friday and one on Saturday, within the impressive confines of The Nolan Gallery. The duo played their way through …

Eliza and the Delusionals

Eliza and the Delusionals emerge from the Covid pandemic with an album that draws on the best of the 90s and early 2000s and delivers a rocking punch that leaves you reeling with delight.

Splendour in the Grass

As if Splendour in the Grass festival isn’t already enough to get excited about, the organisers have just revealed an exciting list of special guests that will be joining the Official Splendour in the Grass Sideshows for 2022! From up and coming electronic acts, future popstars, beat heavy rappers and stunning vocalists, there is something …