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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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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Contrary to popular belief, and much to the bewilderment of many, I do only have one pair of hands and can still only be in one place at any one given time. This can be quite frustrating at times, especially when you really want to do one thing, but you also really want to do …

When two icons collide, you are up for an evening of rather decent music as well as tall tales and true. The legendary Robyn Hitchcock (The Soft Boys) is touring Australia by himself and as part of a double act with the equally legendary Steve Kilbey (The Church) throughout May and June. Since founding the art-rock band The …

It should be no surprise that Atlanta, Georgia rockers Blackberry Smoke are out on the road, on average they spend most of their time touring, on average playing in excess of 200 dates per year. That hard work is reaping its rewards with their debut UK album ‘The Wippoorwill’ gaining plaudits just about everywhere and …

  Let’s get this straight from the start, firstly – yes it is. Secondly – it is nothing like any version you’ve (probably) ever heard. The folk song, famously a hit for The Animals in 1964, but recorded before that by the likes of Josh White and Leadbelly, is given a complete reworking, moved into …

  As I mentioned in my last post about Gary Numan, I was a huge fan of his back in the day and remained so for many years. I still always look out for his releases and continue to follow his career with interest. Like all artists who have had long careers in the music …

For some they are ‘The last great rock ‘n roll band’ and many believe them to be the ‘best live band around.’ Bold statements indeed. White Denim are certainly flavour of the month, and with the release of their latest single, ‘At Night In Dreams’, it’s easy to see why. The track, taken from their …

For a young band on the first steps of their career, there can be nothing better than receiving accolades and support from those that have ‘made it’. Take The Tweens for instance. On the recommendation of Cincinnati record shop owner, Jim Blaze (Shake It Records), none other than Kim Deal booked them for a gig …

Since we last wrote about Broken Hands it’s all been going a little bit crazy. A few weeks back their single, ‘No One Left To Meet’, started getting loads of airplay on BBC Radio 1 via their Introducing Playlist. Championed by the likes of Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Scott Mills, and Huw Stevens, it must …

Scottish songsmith Roddy Frame is back in the album business, with a new LP set for release in May.  Three records on from Aztec Camera’s last, Frestonia in 1995, “Seven Dials” marks Frame’s first foray since 2006’s “Western Skies”. Named after the Covent Garden junction in London (it’s swanky – and fun to watch tourists …

Formed out of the ashes of Pela, and named after the month where the bands main protagonists Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson were born, Augustines have returned. Their first, brilliant, album Rise Ye Sunken Ships was coloured with the experience of the tragic death of McCarthy’s brother James. Things were made more difficult by a …