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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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Julia Wylie, under the moniker Julia Why? has just unveiled a shimmering video for the exquisite track ‘My Grrrl’ – in my view one of the standout tracks in a crowded field this year. The video, directed remotely by Kristina Ingegneri from Bankstown’s hard lockdown, is glorious in its simplicity and veracity: Wylie performing in front …

The solo work of Pete Marley (from The Nature Strip) under the name Marveline, has always delivered the most exquisite, intelligent and articulate pop, and we are honoured to be able to premiere his new track ‘Evil Worm’. It’s been a while since Marveline released ‘Fly By Instruments’ back in June (reviewed by me here) …

Ferocious Dog proudly release their new album ‘The Hope’ on vinyl, through Graphite Records. (Read our review here) The album is available on limited edition green vinyl from the band’s store and marbled vinyl from independent retailers, exclusively with a signed print from Recordstore; https://ffm.to/thehope  The album is also available on traditional black vinyl. Upon initial release in …

HE MAY Not be quite as familiar a name on these shores, but in Spain Suso Sáiz is something of an Eno figure; a pioneer of ambient and minimalist music in the country, he’s released something like 28 albums of beautiful and exploratory music since his 1984 debut, Prefiero El Naranja (‘I Prefer Orange’). He’s …

BRIGHTON’S DITZ, who, on more than one occasion this year we’ve found the overwhelming urge to catapult into the perspiring throng to, only to find our living rooms sadly lacking in the requisite, adoring crowd, have this very morn shared a vid for a new track, “The Warden”, which, like last month’s roarer “Ded Würst”, …

WITH a sweet, hook-laden but straighter country-pop number, “Modern Woman”, dropping last month, Nashville’s Erin Rae has revealed a more gossamer, delicate psych-folk side to her forthcoming third album in the lighter-than-air “Candy & Curry”, sprinkled with a little retro synth and possessed of a real Margo Guryan harmonic feel; you can swoon for that …

AFTER taking part in one of NPR’s essential Tiny Desk Concerts last week, which’ve hosted pretty much anyone who’s anyone in indie music, Los Angelino quartet Piel have released the elegant, dreamy, whisper of “Custodian”, which rolls forward on choppy funk guitars and finely-honed crescendos. To me it sounds like it could have come from …

New Zealand pop sensation BENEE has just announced her first world tour since the pandemic struck, with forty shows scheduled in the northern hemisphere (Europe and the UK in April-May and North America in June) well as new and rescheduled shows on her New Zealand tour in February-March, followed by her return to Australia – for the …

HE’S a gentleman of the leftfield country music scene, is Durham, North Carolina’s Owen FitzGerald who, after appearing in the music world as Jokes&Jokes&Jokes awhile as returned to his ‘government name’ – the name under which he snuck out two fine if lyrically troubled and akimbo albums digitally in 2015, Tight Gyre and Pointer. That …

SUB POP has made another fine addition to its roster with Sweeping Promises, who come extruding outta the campus town of Lawrence, Kansas with the post-punkery of “Pain Without A Touch” and a comprehensive British and European tour ready to roll. Listen to one and find out more about the other, below. Sweeping Promises is …