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New releases from Australia and New Zealand

News: GANGgajang set to headline Nimbin Roots Festival in October 2024

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Premiere: Naarm/Melbourne Twin Sisters, Idol Minds, Enchant with ‘Needed You’ – A Mystical Odyssey Through the Intricacies of Love

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Live Gallery: Warpaint at the Oxford Art Factory 23.10.2023

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There is an organic and wild piano riff that careers throughout the new single ‘the last one’ from Naarm/Melbourne band Fan Girl that is a chaotic thread intertwining with the thundering guitars and the sardonic delivery of singer Noah Harris. The overall package has a whiff of a Hammer horror soundtrack with a slightly unnerving …

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It’s a big day today for one of Australia’s premiere indie pop merchants Quivers who have announced their signing to the prestigious US label Merge Records as well as the launch on 9 August 2024 of a new album entitled ‘Oyster Cuts’. And if that wasn’t enough (and it never is), a new single ‘Apparitions’ …

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We are overjoyed at being able to bring you an exclusive listen to the new single from Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Isla Noon, an artist we have followed with great interest for a number of years now and who is just getting exponentially better with every release. The project of Shani Sauerman, Isla Noon has a voice …

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Andre 3000

Art Gallery of NSW’s Volume will feature André 3000, Kim Gordon, Genesis Owusu and Tkay Maidza this year

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Mick Harvey, founding member of seminal and legendary bands, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, has made a profound and lasting contribution to indie music. His ability to write and co-write some of the classic songs of these bands have only been matched by his cool and collective demeanour – a …

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The new single ‘Stay Gold’ from Restless Leg is as hyperactive as their name – a track that skips and hops with a sprightly bounce, a sonic game of rough and tumble that spills out of the speakers and shimmers and shakes. Horns grace the edges and a low-fi rumble is emitted with a Jonathan …

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In a captivating blend of modern allure and classical elegance, the Sydney Opera House witnessed a remarkable collaboration in 2022. Soul sensation Ngaiire, with the esteemed Sydney Symphony Orchestra, enchanted audiences, marking a milestone for the iconic venue’s 50th anniversary. The sold-out event was spectacular, blending contemporary sounds with refined orchestral arrangements in a celebration …

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