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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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Today, Chaos Records, in conspiracy with Spookies Productions, announces February 25th as the international release date for Evil Shade‘s striking debut mini-album, Vandals, on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats. Chaos will release the vinyl and tape editions while Spookies will release the CD. Evil Shade is a Mexican speed / heavy metal act from the city of Santiago de …

Genre hopper and all round hot ticket in whatever town you happen to be in Yves Tumor has announced a slew of 2022 live dates across Europe and the UK, the US and Canada. His recent US shows caused rather a stir, with praise given for his incendiary and frenetic performances. Tickets are on sale …

Remy Boccalatte must have some magical machine that renders him super powers in the world of creative endeavours. He has a day job (as many in the creative world are forced to have) but manages to helm one of the most innovative and exciting labels in Australia (False Peaks Records) marketing some incredible talent (both …

COOPER CRAIN’S side-alley Moog buccaneers Bitchin Bajas are taking their their latest album, a re-exploration of the works of Sun Ra purely for synth and keyboard, out on the road in the new year. That album, Switched On Ra, their seventeenth, sees them apply the concepts of one avant-garde legend to that of another: Cooper …

TO FLIP the orbs from the bright orange to the white, and after that impossibly catchy previous A in particular, “Texas Sun”, Khruangbin are once again joining forces with Leon Bridges for an EP outing; this time entitled Texas Moon, out on February 18th. And after the bright sunbliss of that quartet of songs that …

The musical collaboration between Australia’s foremost indie dance pop outfits Lime Cordiale and iconic and enigmatic British actor Idris Elba is at first blush one of the most outlandish concepts imaginable. Following the fabulous single ‘Apple Crumble’ released last month, the dynamic paring have just released the brilliant track ‘What’s Not To Like’ as another …

Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, formerly of the legendary Melbourne shoegaze band Miniatures (on the iconic Saint Marie Records label) is T.G. Shand: the producer of some of the most dreamy velvet textured shoegaze dream pop this year through her singles ‘Lemony‘ and ‘The Ease‘. And with the hint of an album coming out in the new year, Duff is …

If you haven’t been keeping up, San Diego’s Eric Schroeder released his most recent album in April – a deeply personal offering that was, as Donnie and Marie Osmond didn’t quite say, a little bit alt-country, a little bit rock’n’roll. Called The Kid, it would have been an impressive enough collection on its own, but …

You know John Dwyer, right? Him from the Osees/Oh Sees/OCS etc.? If so, you know he’s famously prolific, and even though his main gig have taken a year off from releasing anything under their various aliases, Dwyer’s put out albums as part of Bent Arcana and Witch Egg this year alone. Never one to miss …

With news filtering that Jack White is to release not one but two albums next year – Fear of the Dawn, out via Third Man Records on April 8th 2022, being followed by Entering Heaven Alive on July 22nd, he’s followed it up with news of an extensive world tour. Live Nation are producing the …