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Years of touring and personal demons rent Melbourne band Pretty City and tore them apart, but despite the trauma and challenges, the band collectively agreed to release their final collection of recordings in ‘Out The Inside’ as an epitaph. And what a momento mori it is. ‘Out The Inside’ is a vibrant collection of steely …

The Terrifying Lows is the work of Melbourne-based musician and Gamilaroi artist Tyler Millott, and his new self-titled album is a sparkling collection of jewels: finely tuned pop vignettes that have a dark undercurrent beneath the shining melodies. To add to the wonder, Millott took full control of the creativity – writing, recording and producing. As …

Golden Fang for the most part eschew traditional song structures. Not for them the old verse/chorus/verse/chorus/middle eight break/chorus pattern: each of their tracks feel more like special moments in time as singer/guitarist Carl Redfern emotes feelings and melodies that are scattered over raw, unadorned, visceral guitar riffs that ebb and flow, recede and engulf in …

With a delicate piano filigree dusting a series of gorgeously quiet and reflective songs, the new album from Sydney artist JESSICA has the elegance and enigma of an Eric Satie piece fronted by Dusty Springfield. ‘With Reverie’ is essentially a series of haunting vignettes deliciously encapsulated into (mostly) three minute interludes, filled with emotion and …

The new album ‘Awe’ by esteemed Sydney-based artist Pluto Jonze (Hey Geronimo) is ten dollops of sweet ethereal goodness, filled with indelible melodies and dreamy, cloudy and hypnotic soundscapes. Jonze displays an ear for melody brushed with a degree of theatricality which makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listen. This is an ambitious album presented in widescreen with …

Nothing succeeds like excess, and when it’s a double album of melodic anthems infused with a sixties pop harmonies, seventies guitar solos and an eighties/nineties mix of jangling guitars and pop melodies, you really can’t go wrong. ‘Reverse Light Years’, the new double album from Melbourne legends Even has all that and more, and leaves …

North Arm is essentially the work of Roderick Smith, and his new album ‘Bring The Daylight’ is as light as air and just as refreshing. The opening title track is an absolutely gorgeous, reflective track bursting with a sense of melancholy and quiet resolve. Smith repeats the line ‘I’m coming home’: an expression itself that …

The poetry of Adam Gibson is raw and intimate. It reflects the harsh sunlit terrain of Australia through his epic widescreen portrayal of the environment and the compelling forces of nature, while somewhat antithetically delving into the minutiae of everyday life with crystal clear observations grounded in hope, love and compassion. In the company of …

It’s hard not to resort to hyperbole when you come across a debut like ‘Colosseum’ from Coventry band The Institutes. You cannot help but hear in the DNA of this album the freakish brilliance of outrageous debuts from giants in the past: The Las, Stone Roses and The Smiths to name a few outstanding examples. …

The Hard-Ons have remained one of the most influential Australian punk bands for decades on end. Following the recruitment of beloved rock ‘n’ roll singer Tim Rogers the group have just released their thirteenth studio album, ‘I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken’. The record kickstarts with ‘Hold Tight’, an exultant number that seems to …