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Live review: Squid, Falmouth, May 18th: who finer to bring us back to the live experience?

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Album review: TEKE::TEKE – ‘Shirushi’: a deliciously wonky, delectably trippy psych debut

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Exclusive: Lucy Kruger records ‘A Stranger’s Chest’ live in session for Backseat Mafia

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‘Heartbreaker’, the new single from Melbourne multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Brigitte Bardini is a smooth, gurgling dream pop delight that coasts along on a bed of bubbling electronica, creating an ethereal and transfixing fugue. The soundscapes painted by Bardini are rich and lush: many layers of sounds and effects mix and melt together into something hypnotic while …

‘You Shaped Hole’, the new single from Baby Queen – the moniker of Bella Latham – is a fabulous sparkling piece of pure unadulterated pop that shimmers and shakes with a melodic shine and yet deals with the most painful effects of heartbreak. This creates a dynamic tension between the delivery and the message – …

The golden tonsils of Sydney musican Dominic Breen return with another shimmering classic track ‘Hey, Only If You Want To’ as he announces the release of his debut album ‘Blue Volume’ for 1 October 2021, through Double Drummer label. We last heard from Breen with the release of his brilliantly lush single ‘James Street Tonight’ …

Drenched in a red velvet gothic cape and wallowing in an blood filled bath of emo, the new single from Adelaide band Wolf and Chain is a thoroughly enjoyable dollop of theatricality and swagger, essential ingredients for a bit of cathartic and expressive glam. The accompanying video takes full advantage of this transylvanian fugue with …

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 …

With a deceptively tamed jangling start, ‘Man of the People’ by Melbourne trio Children Collide erupts into a mountainous riff-laden fuzzy psychedelic trip laced with a wild caterwauling guitars and an air of barely contained excess and chaos. An utterly satisfying thumpingly cathartic ride with a sudden stop that leave your senses reeling. But it’s …

After an 8 year gestation period, Norwegian band Dim Gray have shared their debut full length ‘Flown’. A concept record with intertwining songs structured as one continuous story, the album relates a vivid tale of loss and loneliness that constantly twists and turns, with intimate and spatial moments offset with massive and colourful soundscapes. Describing …

Last month, we described Brisbane musician Monet’s Pond‘s debut single ‘Floating In Air’ as  a swirling panoply of sound that created a sonic kaleidoscopic haze – a musical version of a Pucci dress. Now, Monet’s Pond – essentially the work of Brigette Lawrence – has provided a sumptuous, visually riotous video that encapsulates the same …

‘Owl Eyes’ from Mumbai’s Rachel Singh is a gorgeously delicate track with Singh’s voice a deliciously soft and expressive veil over a muted instrumentation, punctuated by a wind instrument with wailing cry in the distance. She has the tone and range that remind me of The Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser: a floating ethereal aura that …

Dan Baker‘s single ‘Freeze Dried Coffee’ last month indicated an enigmatic and visceral power. His new EP, ‘From Corner’s Quiet’ provides a broader and even more compelling collection of deeply evocative tracks that have an ethereal beauty and presence. There is a folk-infused air to the songs, but such a description is too reductive – …