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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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We are very pleased to be able to bring you an early listen to the new single ‘The Pearl’ from one of the most exciting bands coming out of Sydney at the moment, The Nagging Doubts, out through the brilliant Scenic Drive Records. Last year’s EP ‘Autocalm‘ made my list of favourite albums of 2021, …

The Black Angels are heralding the release of their seventh long-player, Wilderness of Mirrors with the release of latest track, Empires Falling. It is the fourth official release from the album which hits the shelves this Friday, and is accompanied by a wonderfully psychedelic clip. Empires Falling is a fast-paced psychedelic rocker and an anti-war/violence …

Melbourne’s Delivery have dropped off a brilliant catchy riff-riven track for our consumption that combines a Trio-like Casio-infused effervescent beat with a punky attitude-filled bluster. ‘Baader Meinhoff’ swings like a barnyard door in a hurricane and is imbued with a cathartic sense of fun – compounded by the vibrant video by James Devlin and Sam …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘Like I’m Living’ from Oceanique, the twin sister folk duo from culturally exploding city of Perth. With a gossamer delicacy that floats in the air, the vocals and feather light acoustic guitars are ethereal, laced with an air of melancholy and a dreamy reverie. Harmonies weave …

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will return to Australia in 2023, headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne, following their appearance at the 34th Annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay over the Easter Long Weekend.  2022 marks 45 years since the release of Elvis Costello’s first 45rpm record and his debut album, My Aim Is True.   Among his 600 published titles, …

We are very honoured to premiere the new single ‘Write A Song Sounds Shit’ from Turpentine Babycino: an honest, raw and attitude-filled piece of post punk coolness. The epic sneery delivery, disassociated and wry, provides a post punk insouciance over driving barbed-wire guitars and pounding rhythms – the louche Australian drawl providing veracity and immediacy …

We have long admired the inherent joie de vivre and creativity of Brisbane’s The Double Happiness and are overjoyed to be able to bring you an exclusive early listen to their new album ‘Roadhouse’, along with brief, sometimes cryptic, sometimes hilarious, comments by the band on each track. The release is unavoidably imbued with an …