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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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T.G. Shand, the nom de plume for Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, continues to stun with her brilliant output – transcendent dreamy pop with a shoegaze edge. Her new single ‘Scenes’ with a stunning accompanying visualiser continues her upward trajectory – a shimmering curtain of light emanating from the South Island of the land of the …

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I was hugely impressed when I saw Launceston band Dvrkworld earlier this year playing on the lawns of the iconic Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) in Hobart, and it is therefore a mighty honour indeed to be able to premiere their new single ‘Bonnie’, and bring you an exclusive look at the accompanying …

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‘brand new day’, the new single from Aotearoa/New Zealand-born and based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Lucian Rice is a gorgeous, luscious track that positively shimmers with colours and textures. It features a wash of thick sound, underpinned by a shoegaze blush and delivered with a dream pop lustre, filled with a sense of yearning and …

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LA band the black watch are a veritable institution. Their albums have a sparkle and a sense of yearning that permeates every note and every song is a stadium filling anthem suffuse with melody and atmosphere. Lead singer and songwriter, John Andrew Fredrick, a songwriter and a writer (his fifth novel came out this September …

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The sun always shines brighter, even on a cold winter’s day in the deep south, when Naarm/Melbourne-based shoegaze dream popster RINSE releases another single. And the radiance is altogether brighter with the news that it will be part of a new EP entitled ‘Starfish’, out through Cohort Records on 20 June 2024. RINSE is of …

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We are very honoured to premiere the new track ‘Lake Michigan’ from Chicago-based musician Evan Uhlmann. Uhlmann wrote his first song at age five, he later studied under Ray Davies of The Kinks at 22. Now 35, he has collaborated with his brother Greg Uhlmann (of Perfume Genius, Hand Habits) to produce an album, the …

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T.G. Shand is the moniker of Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, formerly of the legendary Melbourne shoegaze band Miniatures (on the iconic Saint Marie Records label) and she returns with her first single of 2024, the shimmering ‘Cheese’. There is a more muscular drive to the new single – a dark majestic pop element that results …

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SCHØØL, with members from Rendez-Vous, Dog Park, Special Friend, Marble Arch and Liquid Face is a new signing on French label Géographie, and their debut single ‘N.S.M.LY.D.’  is an absolutely thrilling sign of things to come. Already one of the contenders for single of the year for me, the raw veracity and sheer swagger reminds …

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Perennial favourites here at Backseat Mafia, the inimitable Sunshine Coast band Betty Taylor have hit the soundwaves with their glorious new single ‘Young Dumb Immature’. Shimmering like hot sunshine on black bitumen and sparkling like the ocean, the track features soaring choruses and a driving beat that quickens the pulse. Reflecting on the inspiration behind ‘Young …

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Fingerless never stay in the same spot but continually explore new ways to display their musical prowess and creativity. Their new single ‘Now Words Can Touch It’ maintains their unerring skill at delivering a bucketful of melody, but, as ever, they have switched the delivery mechanism to an atmospheric electronic gurgle that bubbles and squeaks …

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