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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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Suzi

Melburnian Suzi delivers scorching track ‘Everyone I’ve Met Hates Me’.

Screamfeeder have been a veritable indie institution in Australia for more than a remarkable thirty years, and following a return to the live scene recently, they have just released their new album ‘Five Rooms’: a sparkling return to the fray. At the heart of Screamfeeder’s music is pure melody: layered harmonies that are coated over a …

Marveline – the inspiration of Pete Marley (The Nature Strip and a coterie of other bands) has opened the account for 2022 with a jaunty piece of whimsy with the new single ‘Important Things’. After a darker turn with last year’s ‘Evil Worm’, Marley is back to his ebullient self with a dappling rich luscious …

The appropriately named Sunnyboys – the band that possibly did more to bring indie guitar music in a power pop guise into the mainstream in the eighties in Australia than other band – have announced an Australia wide tour. They will be supported by the venerable Even in Sydney and Melbourne while former Screaming Tribesman …

DARLING. is the bedroom project of Caitlin Finn (ex-Dorothy and Dog) and Joel Glazebrook (Edith Thomas Furey – a long time favourite here at Backseat Mafia), and features music that has a dark post-punk edge. They have just released a double single that showcases their brooding enigmatic sound: an edgy and goth-tinged sonic beast that …

We are very pleased to premiere the debut single ‘Chain of Fire’ from Sydney band Big Wheels. This is a stunning entre to the world of Big Wheels: an alt country flavour with yearning, layered vocals and harmonies ringing out over jangling, shimmering instrumentation. It is a track that sparkles like jewels in the sun. …

Arctic Monkeys

Lost Paradise is back with a colossal line-up including Arctic Monkeys and Lil Nas X!

Jet Black Cat Music, Handsome Tours and The Princess Theatre are excited to announce HOT DREAMS – an all-new, multi-stage, one-day festival happening at Brisbane’s Princess Theatre on Saturday 11 June. The inaugural festival is brought to you by the same team behind the beloved Nine Lives Festival. HOT DREAMS will give Brisbane’s music and …

There is no better proponents of a unique and distinctive style of energised indie folk rock than the Pierce Brothers, and their new single ‘When It All Goes Away’ reveals another more sultry and slow burning side that infuses indelible pop melodies with a sense of yearning and loss. Jack Pierce says of the track: …