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We here at the frozen antipodean outpost of Backseat Mafia are catatonic with excitement at being able to bring you the premiere of the new track from the irrepressible and obscenely talented Gold Coast band, Chavez Cartel, on their return from a series of overseas tours. Signed to one of UK’s coolest labels End of …

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The funky disco bop of Anglo/Australian band Double Talk‘s ‘Swimming’ is positively incandescent and guaranteed to get the most lethargic soul up, down and twisting around. According to the Gold Coast band, ‘Swimming’ was conceived in a caravan in northern NSW and recorded across Switzerland and the UK whilst the band supported Gang Of Youths …

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Backseat Mafia has been following the rapidly ascending career of Gold Coast’s Chavez Cartel with great interest since we premiered their single ‘Dead Weekend’ at the beginning of the year, reviewed their EP ‘Man’s Best Friend’ released through the prestigious UK label End of the Trail Records and then featured them during their recent UK …

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The über cool Chavez Cartel have unleashed the filth and the fury of their new EP ‘Man’s Best Friend’ through UK’s prestigious End Of The Trail Records with a sneer and an insouciant indolence that radiates so much cool it would give you frostbite. This is a brilliant serving of gritty, posturing rock’n’roll that will seduce you and …

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Working under the nom de plume Burning Jacob’s Ladder, Gold Coast multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jake T Johnson is about to release his new single ‘Fickle Bones’, and we are very honoured to give you an early listen. With a crystalline edge and a haunting, atmospheric instrumentation, ‘Fickle Bones’ has the space and air of something …

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Radolescent‘s ‘Tough’ is a glorious jangle fest with a rock hard spine and anthemic rumble replete with a self-deprecatory glint in the eye. It’s as big and expansive as the beautifully shot video accompanying the track filmed somewhere in a rural and pastoral heaven filled with sunshine and giant agricultural machinery. The band says of …

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Queensland’s strength in indie fare continues apace with the release of the new single by Gold Coast outfit Pure Milk. We are pleased to premiere their new video for the track ‘Dreams on a Platter’. Taking a leaf from contemporaries The Goon Sax and the long line of bands coming from the region over the …

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We still can’t get enough of this track, recently released by new Australian outfit clovo, the project creating seductively dark, alt-pop sounds a la Mia Rodriguez, Billie Eilish and Grimes. Clovo (aka Gold Coast’s Chloe Magee) has debuted her single Girls, a track written on International Women’s Day this year, as an anthem for all …

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‘Consider Me Gone’, the new track from Gold Coast musician Chloe Styler, is a gorgeously haunting pop classic with a driving, insistent undercurrent and a vaulting and celestial chorus. Styler says of the track: It’s the perfect blend of every influence of mine, from early 2000s punk pop to 80s pop to a more contemporary …

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Hailing from the sparkling Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Burning Jacobs Ladder is a project by multi-instrumentalist songwriter Jake T Johnson, and his new single ‘Danger in Me’ is a rocket-fueled burner that seethes and prowls with swagger and attitude. Barley restrained feedback and a hint of malevolence underpin this track, Johnson’s voice, seeped in …

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