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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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Album review: Various artists – ‘Home – Volume One curated by Ali Tillett’: a beautifully tessellated, warming set of old-skool chillout

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Album review: Cluster – ‘Cluster 71’: the German electronica scene on the cusp of breaking through, lovingly reissued

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DIE WILDE JAGD – it translates as “The Wild Hunt”, Anglophones, which will surely be the only possible connection to Swedish troubadour The Tallest Man on Earth we shall ever explore – is the sonic project of producer and songwriter Sebastian Lee Philipp. Across three albums from 2015’s self-titled debut, through 2018’s Uhrwald Orange and …

So we all know (well, I do anyway) that indie pop royalty Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey, who have between them (and together) an extensive cannon behind them, including Heavenly, Marine Research, Talulah Gosh, Tender Trap – and more latterlyThe Catenary Wires and Swansea Sound, have started a label Skep wax. We’ll out for pre-order …

Florida-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter Amy Jay has shared her final track from forthcoming album ‘Awake Sleeper’ due 4th February. Of “Lucid Dreaming,” she says,  “I somehow ended up in the front subway car on the A express train zooming down Manhattan on my way to work, and was mesmerised by the prisms that were forming out …

York songwriter Elanor Moss has shared her debut single ahead of an upcoming tour with Benjamin Francis Leftwich throughout Feb / March. ‘Soundings’, taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Citrus’. The first in a collection of songs written through her late teens and early twenties, takes her fascination with folk-lore’s storytelling tradition and melds it with …

It’s been more than 5 years since the Melbourne-based quintet EXEK released a proper studio album, but that wait is almost over. Next month, they release Advertise Here, a muscular 8-track effort that acts as the true follow-up to 2016’s Biased Advice – though there was a clutch of new material to be found on …

Sounding like a fully realised trip back in time, the debut single from Curtis Godino Presents the Midnight Wishers introduces listeners to the trio under the stewardship of Godino, as they aim to recreate the feeling of 1960s girl groups with an appropriately psychedelic spin. We’re offering you the first listen of the dreamy ‘No …

Everything seems to be pointing to Simon Green, aka Bonobo having an even bigger 2022 than last year. Already at the forefront of dance music, his new album Fragments is out via the ever brilliant Ninja Tune label on January 14th. He’s pulled in a load of collaborators including Jamila Woods, Jordan Rakei amongst others. …

‘BIRTHDAY PARTY’ The last time I saw Amyl and the Sniffers was at the Factory Theatre in March 2020. Australia had just gone into lockdown, although the PM was encouraging punters to go to the footy.  Fast forward two years, the world is still dealing with Covid and Australia has become a circus of the …

Pixalated headshot photo of Yoko Ono

Benjamin Gibbard is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie and alongwith Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records he unveils the compilation tribute album Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono. Ahead of the scheduled album release date of 18 February, David Byrne and Yo Lo Tengo have released a cover of Yoko Ono’s …

There’s a line in the press release that describes this song as ‘the most fun panic attack you’ll ever have’ and sure enough, ‘No Vision’, the debut single from Brooklynite artist and producer Jack Ladd under the guise of Guy Blue sounds like he’s on the verge of losing his shit. In a cathartic or …