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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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New Zealand-based indie legends The Veils have returned after a seven year long absence with news of a double album ‘…And Out of the Void Came Love’ and a new single ‘No Limit of Stars’ to whet the appetite. The single is a rich, luxurious delight – delivered with a preacher-like intensity that recalls Nick …

DMA’S continue to tease new music from their highly anticipated fourth album HOW MANY DREAMS? with the release of new track OLYMPIA. You can listen to Olympia on all streaming services now and watch the accompanying Kyle Caulfield-directed video below: Recent tracks from the new album – ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ and ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’ (the latter …

We are utterly thrilled to premiere today the new single from the ultra chic, ultra enigmatic Dänmark entitled ‘The Ten Days it Takes to Plan a Funeral’. As the title suggests, this is an elegy for a departed friend – and befittingly anthemic and cinematic. The band says of the track: It evokes a sense …

We are overwhelmed with joy to premiere the new video from Tristan Courtney-Prior for his debut track ‘Elevator’. Courtney-Prior played guitar for the last three Peabody albums – a seminal nineties indie outfit from Sydney that had as members Buddy Glass and connections with Bluebottle Kiss. ‘Elevator’ opens with a dark ominous sonic frisson before launching into …

A muscular bass spine with the genetic code of New Order or The Cure drives the shimmering new single ‘Etched’ from Fleeting Persuasion (essentially the work of Melbourne songwriter James Spencer Harrison), while his urgent vocals recall the passion and vitality of Richard Butler from The Psychedelic Furs. But the overall sound is something unique …

Australian legends, The Church, have announced a release date for their much anticipated new album ‘The Hypnogogue’ – now due out on 24 February 2023 – and to sweeten the wait, they have unveiled new single ‘C’est La Vie’ along with news of an extensive US tour. ‘C’est La Vie’ sparkles with the classic sound …

We are overjoyed to bring an exclusive early look at the new video from Brisbane’s purveyor of ultra chic indie pop, Fresco Kyoto, for their track ‘You Save Me’. Signed to the brilliant boutique label Double Drummer label, Fresco Kyoto is band developing a reputation for their dark wave indie pop and masterful songwriting craft. …

Australian rock icon, Adalita, has today unveiled her latest album, Inland. Her third LP sees the culmination of a near-decade of artistic endeavour, soul-searching and redemption delicately wrapped up into the ten tracks of this hugely evocative, and highly impressive release. To celebrate the release, the fourth film-clip from the album, for the hauntingly beautiful …

We are trembling with excitement to premiere today the single ‘Sentimental Health’ from Hobart/nipaluna instrumental band follow, as they announce their signing to that shining beacon of impeccable taste, False Peak Records. I incessantly bang on about the brilliant stream of artists flowing from the tiny island at the edge of the world. Tasmania – …

Two old friends are set to reunite in celebration of their new albums, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins, and their respective bands, The Twin Set and The Fat Rubber Band. It’s and East Coast run of dates in February 2023 for two of Australia’s much-loved musical icons and raconteurs have a long history together, sharing …