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Bakers Eddy are one of the most charismatic and animated bands to bless the Australian music scene. Hailing from New Zealand, but currently based in Melbourne, they can consistently conjure up an earworm of a song that oozes through your bloodstream and etches itself into your permanent memory. Joining their ever-growing catalogue of prominent singles …

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 sonic blast clearing out the spaces between your ears, the consistently exuberant Fangz have just released their new single ‘Won’t Be Me’ – a vibrant slice of scything melodic punk that skates along with an irresistible force and determination. A sky-high chorus and insistent, pounding rhythm makes for something quite exhilarating, like a …

After first coming to our attention with the single ‘Panic At The Party’, Mumbai-born, Brisbane-based artist Ash Lune is back with news of her debut EP ‘Broken Science Experiments’ due for release on 11 February 2022 and another shining single ‘Broken’. Lune’s voice is magnificent – loaded with yearning and melancholy, evoking soft velvet and …

New Zealand pop merchants extraordinaire Yumi Zouma have just released the absolutely shimmering track ‘Mona Lisa’: a sparkling, shining wonder that exudes a sort of melancholic ray of light across the skies like the elusive Aurora Australis. With hints of saxophone in the distance and a rousing chorus, this is pop mastery at its finest. …

There is still beauty in the new track ‘Getaway’ from Bec Sykes: a stately gently oscillating journey over dappling acoustic guitars and harmonious layers of vocals. Syke’s vocals are stunning: deeply infused with an air of melancholy as they deliver the delicate intricate melodies. As the tone reflects, this is a deeply personal song born …

The Sydney prodigy Flowerkid (twenty-year old singer, songwriter and producer Flynn Jorge Sant) has just released his debut EP ‘Everyone Has A Breaking Point’ and it is a stark reflection of a three year journey Sant has experienced coming out as transgender. Filled at times with a bleak vision of toxic masculinity, suicidal ideation and struggle, there is …

When writing my long planned magnum opus on the chemical formula for a jolly good pop song, due reference will be made to tunes such as ‘Just Say It’ from the wonderfully named Approachable Members Of Your Local Community. The present ingredients in this bubbly, effervescent track are a dash of sweetness (but not so …

Hot on the heels of the release of their brilliant debut self titled album (reviewed by me here), the super duo Mess Esque have unveiled a video for the track ‘Wake Up To Yesterday’. The opening track for the album, ‘Wake Up To Yesterday’ has soft reflective and yearning vocals over a gently rumbling and …

Paul Berwick played in the iconic Sydney indie band Happy Hate Me Nots back in the last century and we are very pleased to reveal new material under the name Paul Berwick’s Magnetic Quartet, lassoing in some of Sydney’s finest musicians, drummer Nick Kennedy (Imperial Broads, Knievel, The Electorate etc), Matt Galvin and Jim Dickson …