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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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Dark Mofo is back in town, there’s snow on kunyani/Mount Wellington, the temperatures have plunged, and all is good in the world. Except for the bits that aren’t. In the glorious Odeon Theatre, Baxter Dury appears in his trademark creased white suit like a forgotten gin-soaked bureaucrat at some diplomatic post in some far flung …

I’ve made no secret of my obsession with New Zealand’s iconic Flying Nun label and their jet fuel additives to the global indie music scene in the eighties and beyond with the Dunedin Sound – bands such as The Bats, The Clean and The Chills. Another exciting band on the label was Tall Dwarfs: pioneers, …

We are suffuse with joy to be able to premiere the new video of the track ‘In Your Room’ from that maestro of yearning indie pop,  Lewis Goldmark. ‘In Your Room’ is themed very much around a nostalgic look at growing up, the track has a sepia inflected sonic tone of reflection and yearning as …

I’ve been waiting to write about this moment for a while. I genuinely have. I even DM’d Beddy Rays on Instagram after the release of ‘Sort It Out’ asking “When’s the album?” to which one of the members replied “Album? Never heard of him.” I can now confirm they were being silly as the Queensland-based …

Ahead of Melbourne-based punks Bakers Eddy’s mammoth national album tour, the band have done the lavish pleasure of sharing their chaotic video for ‘Drinking Mood’!   Lasting a brief but noteworthy one minute and thirty-seven seconds, the accompanying video for ‘Drinking Mood’ gives fans a look into the bands touring life. Shot across their tour with …

Australia’s mesmerising flowerkid is set to fascinate and enthral audiences in Melbourne and Sydney this month, presented by Secret Sounds, Wonderlick and Select Music. We are huge fans of flowerkid – see our review of his EP ‘Everyone Has A Breaking Point’. Having taken off with the 2021 EP ‘everyone has a breaking point’ and …

We are very pleased to premiere the video for that paean to desire and yearning, ‘Cigges’, from Sunshine Coast’s Dr Mann. We said of the single that it is a smooth and enticing slice of trippy, psychedelic indie pop blended with a hint of Americana that is imbued with a laid back and dreamy unfiltered …

Melbourne’s finest sonic architects BADGERS are back with another fine example of luscious shoegaze dream pop in their new single ‘Bad Dreams’, and we are honoured to premiere their new video for this rich and euphoric track. BADGERS (who we last met way back in 2020 with their brilliant single ‘Why Am I Your Only …

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird (CTBNF) are a revelation for me and one of the most fascinating artists coming out of Australia. There is a Burt Bacharach sixties-infused expansiveness mixed with a Jimmy Webb songwriting craft, all layered with an antipodean genetic code stretching from The Go-Betweens and The Apartments through to Nick Cave. The …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘Die to Heal’ from Perth rockers Late 90s – a reflective yearning track that builds up with an unstoppable velocity into a pulse quickening anthem. Arching melancholic vocals soar high above the ether over jangling guitars and a thundering rhythm section. The overall effect is dramatic …