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Album Review: Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

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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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Album review: TEKE::TEKE – ‘Shirushi’: a deliciously wonky, delectably trippy psych debut

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The Hummingbirds have a permanent place in the annals of indie rock history in Australia, shining brightly but altogether too briefly for a period in the late eighties early nineties (check out their single ‘Blush‘). The band’s singer/guitarist Alannah Russack, along with her magnificent Entropy Band, has been laying a glorious trail of breadcrumbs over the last …

Following the release of the sparkling new single ‘Postcard Summer’, The Golden Hour is now releasing the vibrant new album ‘Lives Like The City’ Jam packed with 80 synth pop vibes, from the the album’s intro ‘Eyes Wide Open’, The Golden Hour sets the tone with an uplifting, Stranger Things-esque, swelling synth soundscape. Progressing into …

Melburnian musical magicians Blackbirds F.C. have been tempting us in a lascivious and wanton manner all year with series of sparkling singles leading up to the release of their album ‘Magiclands’, and the final result is a collection of reflective, yearning gems. Blackbirds FC have a deeply ingrained antipodean genetic make-up that stretches from over …

There is a clattering, chaotic stately grace about the songs created by the legendary duo Dave Graney and Clare Moore: born in a rock’n’roll cradle of unadorned guitars and pattering percussion with a louche, fey, self-deprecating delivery. They create the most glowing and comforting aura as Graney states with a come hither tone that he’s …

nipaluna/Hobart’s post punk powerhouse Verticoli have provided Backseat Mafia with an exclusive listen to their new album, ‘The Echo’, and it is a gorgeous, cathartic cataclysm of sound and fury. Verticoli have drip fed us with a few anticipatory singles – ‘Pride And Legacy’ and Sailor’ – over the last year – perfectly restrained and …

Over the last year, Sydney troubadour extraordinaire Jo Meares has been releasing the most mesmerising and dynamic series of singles with producer Anth Dymke: each one a sparkling enigmatic jewel, interspersed, in the depth of COVID last year, by the release of a french language version of an earlier EP ‘Back To The World‘ (which …

The music of Melbourne’s Tanya-Lee Davies has a sixties beehive velvet blush about it – a sort of Dusty Springfield/Nancy Sinatra slow waltz to something powered by Burt Bacharach or Jimmy Webb, with a touch of self-deprecating antipodean humour. Her album ‘Dreamland’ is a wonderful collection of wry, bittersweet tunes that are infused with a …

Key Out for me are one of the unsung heroes of the indie music scene in Australia and indeed the world. Newly signed to the magnificent False Peak Records, they have burst back in to our lives with the magnificent ‘afterville’, a follow up to 2020’s ‘anthropomorphia’ (described by me as ‘stunning’ and ranked in …

We have long admired the inherent joie de vivre and creativity of Brisbane’s The Double Happiness and are overjoyed to be able to bring you an exclusive early listen to their new album ‘Roadhouse’, along with brief, sometimes cryptic, sometimes hilarious, comments by the band on each track. The release is unavoidably imbued with an …

The self-described sludge pop of the music of Meanjin/Brisbane trio Terra Pines is an apt capture of the sweet dichotomy between the fuzzy barbed-wire instruments of the band and the rich melodic vocal delivery. This is an album filled to the brim with tight, layered harmonies and cinematic widescreen expanses delivered over an emphatic thump …