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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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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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There is no doubting the legendary status of Dean Wareham, whose band Galaxie 500 in the late eighties defined a gentle low-fi poetic brilliance and melodic genius that influenced and enhanced the shoegaze/dream pop genre. After Galaxie 500 burned ever so brightly between 1987 and 1991, releasing three landmark albums in the process, Wareham formed …

Melbourne’s Children Collide have been a vital beating heart of the Australian indie music scene, and after a nine year break are back with swagger and style with their new album ‘Time Itself’, out now through Spinning Top Records. With a deceptively tamed jangling start, ‘Man of the People’ erupts into a mountainous riff-laden fuzzy …

It is an unusual situation to find myself lauding an album that just debuted at number 4 on the Australian music charts in the company of what could be loosely described as commercial pop artists (not the kind of milieu I generally write about). But then that just about sums up Holy Holy‘s universal appeal. …

The new single from Sydney band Imperial Broads, ‘Another Planet’ sees a slight divergence from their earlier single ‘Control’ (reviewed by me here) into a more reflective two-speed sixties-infused dream pop serving: something more restrained, swapping leather jackets for prom dresses and beehive hairdos while maintaining the swagger and pose. A swooning hypnotic start is …

Book-ended with the rolling ocean waves on a beach, and recorded in nipaluna/Hobart’s magnificent Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the single ‘bereavement’ by musical polymath Ben Salter encapsulates something of the natural beauty and rough-hewn chill of the southern isle. A brief but evocative piano piece, Salter’s voice is soft and almost broken, …

If anyone knows anything about me, it’s that I live for a good love song. I also really appreciate a love song that isn’t always so directly about a human being. They can be about anything if you relate it that way, like a pet, a car, a best friend, a stuffed animal, etc.  Scranton …

Due for release this Friday, 27 August, ‘Curious Moon’, the new single from Blue Mountains artist T. Wilds (aka Tania Wilds, the nom-de-plume of Tania Bowers) is a mesmerising ethereal track that seems to float on air, with Bowers’s voice an enchanting softly billowing cloud infused with an air of longing and melancholy. We are …

Charlie Watts always had this look of an accountant who had wandered into a gig by accident and stumbled into the drummer’s stool. An elderly statesman looking with some bemusement at the rowdy children playing in front of him with a slightly puzzled, detached air while thinking of debits and credits and the ledger balance. …

Ahead of the release of Tiny Little Houses’ upcoming album Misericorde (out on 19 Nov via Ivy League records), the band have shared their latest lo-fi indie offering, I’m Doing Just The Best That I Can. The song provides a totally relatable message for current times and is also a fitting theme for the Melbourne …

Andrew Thorne has graced these pages under a few different guises. He first came to my attention in Modern Chair– a collaboration between him and another veteran of the NZ music scene, Wayne Bell. Modern Chair can best be described (and indeed have been) – as dirty, stomping squalls of pure joy laced with a …