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Gallery: Chicano Batman/ Lido Pimienta at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, 13.05.2024

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Gallery: CSS/ Sloppy Jane at The Foundry, Philadelphia, 06.05.2024

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

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Since the beginning of humanity, man has always wondered about what lies beyond the Stars. The relevance to what and who we are, but also what we will eventually become and where we need to go. And to exercise our minds for such possibilities, the storytelling of impossible adventures can help us with understanding how …

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London based duo: Nudista are back on form with their newest EP since the lockdown-recorded folk rock outing: Halfway Here. When I reviewed that record, I was struck by the songwriting chemistry of the two key members: Pilar Matji Cabello and Robbie Carman. They work way more as a partnership than most bands, and though …

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SCHØØL, with members from Rendez-Vous, Dog Park, Special Friend, Marble Arch and Liquid Face is a new signing on French label Géographie, and their debut single ‘N.S.M.LY.D.’  is an absolutely thrilling sign of things to come. Already one of the contenders for single of the year for me, the raw veracity and sheer swagger reminds …

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Release the ‘Frogs’! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have just released an achingly and hauntingly beautiful track ‘Frogs’, an epic fringed by wailing guitars and an ominous tread. It is a gorgeous anthemic track, imposing and imperial with its circular weeping strings in the ether. It represents the band at their ethereal best – …

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Two singles in, Manchester’s must-see punk band is causing quite a stir. It was time we got in and found out what all the fuss is about, as these guys look set to have a very bright future. Give us a potted history of the band We formed in South Manchester in Autumn of 2022- …

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There is a delightful day-glo sparkle in the new single from the Sydney supergroup The Aerial Maps, fueled by a fairground organ trill and guitars that ring out with a tremble. And it’s is all laced with a hint of wistful innocence that for many recalls the unique delights of languid, roasting Sydney summers spent …

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Eora/Sydney-based punk/rock trio DEDPAN has unleashed high-octane mayhem with their debut single, ‘LIE TO ME’ – click to stream. ‘LIE TO ME’ bursts with visceral energy, driven by Ben D’Costa’s unflinching vocals and thundering drums. Drawing inspiration from IDLES and Amyl and the Sniffers, the track features a chorus packed with shouting gang vocals and …

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Ahead of their Australian shows next month, and fresh off a run of US tour dates including a performance at Kilby Court Festival, the fabulous Pond has released another off their forthcoming tenth studio album ‘Stung!’, out Friday 21 June via Spinning Top Records.  ‘So Lo’ is a glorious slice of high-stepping funk that positively sizzles like bacon on a …

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Perennial favourites here at Backseat Mafia, the inimitable Sunshine Coast band Betty Taylor have hit the soundwaves with their glorious new single ‘Young Dumb Immature’. Shimmering like hot sunshine on black bitumen and sparkling like the ocean, the track features soaring choruses and a driving beat that quickens the pulse. Reflecting on the inspiration behind ‘Young …

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