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We’ve met The Night Packers before when they played a dazzling live set captured by our intrepid Live Editor Deb Pelser just before Christmas (see gallery here). They have now just released their debut EP entitled ‘Loose Carry’ and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable collection of energetic post punk jewels that glitter with a sense of …

Hailing from Dublin, The Crayon Set provide the most exquisite brand of intelligently crafted alt folk rock songs touched with a delicate pastoral blush. Their new EP, entitled ‘Elvis Still Alive’ consist of three impossibly beautiful atmospheric tracks imbued with an air of delicate melancholy. The Crayon Set recall bands such as Belle and Sebastian …

Fresh out of school and already finalists in the 2022 JJJ Unearthed competition, Sunsick Daisy have just released their EP ‘Breathe In…Breathe Out’, and it a spectacular debut. It’s an EP of two halves – the first three tracks are subtle gentle dream pop before the shackles are thrown off and the band veers into …

One of the hottest bands around at the moment, the magnificent Radio Free Alice have just surprisingly unveiled their self-titled debut EP along with a new single and video for the track ‘Waste of Space’. This year the band signed to the massive and highly prestigious WME Agency for worldwide representation after their signing locally to the …

Adelaide band The Tullamarines have released a collection of effervescent indie pop songs in the EP ‘Ugly Cry’ that positively hum with vitality, energy and more than a dash of creativity. Lucinda Machin from the band says: The Tullamarines is a band of overthinkers so all the songs on the EP have been created through a fair share of love, care, …

We have been following the steady ascent of chanteuse Lisa Caruso for a few years now and it is great to be able to hear her new EP ‘Stretching’, a follow up to 2020’s ‘In Feelings’. ‘Stretching is a glowing collection of gems that showcase Caruso’s extraordinary vocals and song writing prowess. The opening track …

Recently New Zealand resident musician and songwriter Annemarie Duff published a detailed Spotify List celebrating the plethora of extraordinarily brilliant antipodean female-fronted dream pop/shoegaze artists currently releasing music at the moment. It’s a stunning compilation reflecting the extraordinary level of talent: She was very wise to include a few tracks from T.G. Shand, her very …

Sydney band Safety First perfectly project with great style and panache a quirky and fey stance in their EP ‘Why Is Being Successful So Hard?’, an EP that is so packed with perfect pop vignettes that it sparkles with a delicate high-stepping joy. Singer/songwriter Lexi Green has a dispassionate observant style that recalls an antipodean …

Melbourne artist Anna Smyrk has an exquisite ability to match a muscular indie pop instrumentation with her melodic vocals that are filled with witty, self-deprecatory observations on the human condition. Smyrk has just released her new EP ‘Cortisol and Blue Light’ collecting together her two recent singles and adding a dollop of extra goodness with two additional …

American-German singer-songwriter and producer PHEA invites us into her unique avant-pop world on the new EP ‘Healing Hearts’. As a survivor of potentially fatal Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, PHEA found expression and comfort in her music in the years that followed her open-heart surgery and implantation of her first defibrillator, at the age of 10. As the …