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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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Album Review: Kidsmoke – A Vision in the Dark

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Album Review: Tan Cologne – Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico

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Juice Webster‘s spectacular new EP ‘More Than Reaction’ was born during the early months of January 2020 when flames engulfed Australia, serving as a prelude to the COVID lockdown months later – a time that was fraught and unnerving. Elements of the uncertainty and anxiety of this time can be detected, like the indelible smell …

Offshore Projects is the solo work of one Jonas Nicholls, formerly of Sydney indie pop band SURES. His single ‘The Way I Fear’ reviewed earlier this year served notice that Nicholls was a bright firmant in the skies, and his new track ‘Early Morning’ provides irrefutable evidence for the prosecution. It is a sweetly flowing …

‘Chance’, by Sydney based artist Moody Beach, is a gloriously mesmerising shoegaze track that is filled with yearning and romance: a perfect slice of shimmering dream pop. There is a deep romanticism and melancholy: I was once the girlYou loved the mostLet me be the girlYou love the most Moody Beach is the work of …

Flowing Fades is the second Saccades album from The KVB’s Nicholas Wood and is out this week via Fuzz Club Records. Where Wood’s work in The KVB (Invada Records) trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker is an exercise in escapist psychedelic pop. On Flowing Fades we find a …

Last year’s debut album ‘Kinds of Sadness’ by Brisbane solo artist Cloud Tangle was a sign of something special brewing in the home studios of Amber Ramsay – it was one of our favourite Australian/New Zealand releases for 2020 and indicative of a prodigious talent. Cloud Tangle is back with the album ‘Swells’ – another …

Exploring dark memories embedded in nostalgia, MØAA present their debut LP Euphoric Recall out now on WWNBB (We Were Never Being Boring). MØAA was first conceived by Jancy Rae when she began writing and recording demos while living in the forest near Seattle. Serving as an outlet to process a troubled past, MØAA was named after …

It was around this time last year, plunging into the uncertainty of lockdown and without a full realisation of the horrors 2020 was about to unleash, that I came across a debut single by Garsa called ‘Jimmy Sour Highs’ – a singular ray of sunshine at the time. Martin Garside is Garsa – a solo …

We are very honoured to premiere today the visually stunning new video from Italian shoegaze band CLUSTERSUN for their dreamy single ‘All Your Pain’. And to add to the lustre, Backseat Mafia can reveal that CLUSTERSUN will be releasing their third album ‘Avalanche’ on 20 May 2021 through Icy Cold Records (Europe) and Little Cloud …

The story behind the new single, ‘Mexican Holiday’, from Tim Ayre has all the hallmarks of a Hunter S Thompson fable involving unhinged characters, consumption of illicit substances, wild journeys and all manners of excess. Appropriate, then, that the song and accompanying video has a bright effervescent indie pop low-fi vibe that exudes a whiff …

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Purveyors of dreamy, transportative musicscapes, Lightning Bug, have just announced the release of their third album – ‘A Color of the Sky’ – which is out on their new label, Fat Possum on 25th June; you can pre-order the album here. Lightning Bug is the brainchild of musicians and friends Audrey Kang, Kevin Copeland and Logan …