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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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The new song from Melbourne indie band Tiny Little Houses is a terrific humour-infused number with all the bottled up energy from a year burdened by lockdowns bursting out. It’s a refreshing drink from a cooling fountain. There is a frenetic and wry delivery: an arch observational veracity fueling a driving guitar-based pop. The lyrics …

INSPIRING stories have been hard to find in recent times, so hopefully it will sound refreshing that a project from a South Korean bedroom artist has risen to global attention, on par with Lana Del Rey or Nick Cave’s latest releases. It’s probably better not to even think about what the pandemic has done to …

There’s something evocatively Australian about suffering minor multiple injuries from a Bindii patch – a prickly monstrosity that lurks in the depths of the most unprepossessing yet beckoning green lawns during the summer months. Sydney artist Abby Bella May has charmingly built this phenomena into her delightful new indie pop single ‘Bindii Patch’. This is …

Gliding over a bubbling, sparkling instrumentation, Joseph of Mercury has a gorgeous vocal style that recalls bands like The Smiths or Gene – a veritable crooner with indelible style. His new single ‘Pretty Blonde Boy’ was born out of grief for the loss of two friends: Two of my oldest, closest & dearest friends, both …

There is no doubt that Charlie Clark is a prodigious talent – ‘A Bridge To Your Idol’ is his second solo single over the last twelve months and both singles have been majestic pieces of sparkling indie pop, infused with a deeply personal narrative. Indeed, this track is a heartbreaking sequel to his previous release …

BELOVED Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub present their tenth album with a new single, “The Sun Won’t Shine On Me” – as Norman Blake said, a rare 3/4 track for the band. This is the third single anticipating the album, after “Home” and “I’m More Inclined”. It follows in the mellower imprint the band has taken …

Here at Backseat Mafia, we’re totally cross genre. It’s how we like it. So you’re just as likely to see Deep House followed by Death Metal followed by neo-jazz or something. BUt we do have our favourites, and over the years, Sarah Records has always found its place on Backseat Mafia. Formed by Clare Wadd …

The Apartments‘ magnificent album ‘In And Out Of The Light’ was one of the brief rays of light last year – one of my favourite albums of the year – and the track ‘Where You used to be’ is a wistful gem in a basket of many shining jewels. With one of Brisbane’s greatest singer/songwriters, …

Sydney indie outfit Restless Leg has just released a sparkling and effervescent new track, ‘The Wheel It Turns’, which draws in an indelible pop heritage from legendary antipodean bands such as The Go-Betweens and The Bats as well as the UK C86 movement. With such an heritage, the song still forges a vibrant new path …

Swedish trio Red Sleeping Beauty have teamed up with Australian Mary Wyer of indie legends Even As We Speak to create the smashing dance track ‘Second Time’. This track is a perfect marriage of Wyer’s gorgeous velvety vocals filled with an air of wistful melancholy floating above an effervescent, arpeggiated electronic beat with a vibrant …