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Album Review: Impulsive Hearts – Cry All The Time

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Track: Requin – ‘Rules That Won’t Be Broken’

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EP: Margot – Margotzeko

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After recently surprising us with his first solo debut, Colin Moulding (see my review here) has issued a video for the title track of the EP/single ‘The Hardest Battle’ The video is nothing short of spectacular with the sort of majestic pomp and circumstance you would expect from the former XTC singer/bass player. I wrote …

‘Sinking’, the new track from Liverpool ensemble Hushtones, is an effervescent and sparkling piece of sunshine: celestial harmonies, chiming guitars and a gravity-defying level of acceleration combine to create a euphoric blast. There is a swinging sixties merry-go-round whirl to the track, liberating, joyous and free wheeling. Duelling, harmonising vocals add to the vaulting chorus. …

The Sydney prodigy flowerkid (19 year old singer, songwriter and producer Flynn Sant) follows his beautiful single ‘Miss Andry’ (reviewed by me in March) with the new track ‘It’s Happening Again’ featuring LA-based Australian-native KUČKA. Again, deeply personal themes flow through this ethereal track, with the vocal interplay between flowerkid and KUČKA sublime as they sing …

Spacey Jane have been developing quite a reputation in Australia since their debut album ‘Sunlight’ was released last year, and on the basis of their new track ‘Lots of Nothing’, you can see something intergalactic on the boil. ‘Lots of Nothing’ is a blissed out jangling sparkling beauty of a track filled with yearning and …

With a delicious interplay between rippling synths and razor sharp guitars, Melbourne-based band SILT‘s new track ‘I Always Need A Break’ is a singular delight. There is a smooth laid-back tone that reveals yearning, vulnerable lyrics. Singer Jess Polain says of the track: Some people just have a way of making you feel small and …

Relationships are tricky, whether interpersonal or romantic. You don’t need us to tell you that. They say all’s fair in love and war, but when head and heart are at war over love, which side wins? Would you rather be alone? On her imminent debut EP, Ashlynn Malia—who has been active in the music industry …

Flutes never sounded so good as the arpeggiated riff that sinuously winds its way through ‘For As Long As I Remember’, the reflective and delicate track from singer/songwriter/producer Geoffrey O’Connor. Featuring the dulcet vocals of Jonnine from the band HTRK as a duet, this is an atmospheric and catchy synth pop tune that exudes an …

Polish Club are spinning back to the dance floor, dropping down and turning around with their ebullient and effervescent track ‘Whack’: a bluesy, soul-soaked whirligig of a track that provides a pulse-quickening aural cleanse. This is a band that over the two previous releases we have covered ( the disco pop of ‘Stop for a …

Wollongong indie-dance six-piece Good Lekker released their vibrant, high-spirited new track Something Better today. The group have received widespread support from acclaimed music tastemakers Pilerats and recently played support for Brisbane’s Mallrat in front of a massive audience. They have also just announced the exciting news of an accompanying East-Coast tour, which will include dates in …

Sydney-based artist Hearteyes (aka Maurice Santiago) has revealed new track ‘F.U.A.’, in a collab with Canadian hyperpop star 8485. This comes ahead of his mixtape ‘Headbangers 2’, due for release on 16 July via Coalesce. Hearteyes’ unique brand of boundary-pushing indie pop channels a mix of genres old and new, whilst managing to create fresh …