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Album Review: Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

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Album review: The Jazz Butcher – ‘The Highest In The Land’: one final pop postcard from Northampton’s foremost gent

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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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With a looping, breathing backtrack and an hyperkinetic restless lilt burnished by a wild and abandoned trumpet, the new single from artist Charlie Woods, under the name Charlie Needs Braces, is an exuberant ray of golden sunshine. Woods comes from a proud First Nations background (a GuriNgai woman, descendant of Bungaree and Matora) and the …

Brighton 4-piece Comforts demonstrate their ability to capture a vibrancy and an uplifting aura with beautifully placed instrumentation and an affecting air of melancholy on the new single ‘Mixed Signals’. We’re very excited to be running the premiere! Dreamy-indie at it’s very best, ‘Mixed Signals’ blends modulation and reverb tinted, interweaving guitar lines which float …

‘Summer Grunge’ from Auckland-based artist MACEY is a smooth and shimmering track which has an easy sibilant and aquatic flow evoking images of balmy sun-soaked afternoons in a green and pleasant land. The instrumentation provides a string-laden billowing dream pop pillow supporting the velvet soft vocals that hypnotise. MACEY is the nom de plume for …

A touring member of the fabulous Mess Esque and a member of the much lamented Requin, Brisbane based Keeley Young has just released a very special solo project under the name Claude, and our first blissful encounter is the shimmering, fragile single ‘Tamarind’: a delectable morsel of sonic goodness. Gently plucking crystalline acoustic guitars support …

With a steeped and honoured history in Australia’s indie music scene stemming from her role in the legendary The Hummingbirds and Aerial Maps, Alannah Russack has been gracing us with some special music over the past year with a series of solo singles that glitter and shine. Today, Russack made a surprise release of the …

Not so long ago, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard was coming to us solely on video from his home studio. Remember the days when we were trying to keep each other sane from a distance? Gibbard spent over a year online, posting numerous solo performances and like many artists, provided us with some solace …

Brisbane’s The Double Happiness have provided an endless source of brilliant shimmering sounds like no other band over the past few years, carving out a distinct sun-kissed brand of jangle that resonates and captures the sea salt encrusted radiant shores of coastal Queensland. We are ever so honoured to premiere their new single, ‘Smoking Gun’: …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Back To Me’ from Perth-based New Zealand troubadour Damien Binder. Binder has perfected a brand of antipodean indie pop that shimmers and sparkles like a mirage on the desert horizon. His luscious fulsome sound fills his new single with a blinding glitter, laced with Binder’s trademark velvet …

While Backseat Mafia’s northern hemisphere headquarters in the UK swelters in the extreme heat wave (a relative term given 40 Degrees Celsius is now a normal Sydney summer), down here at the Backseat Mafia’s far flung southern outpost there’s snow in Hobart (renamed with much excitement as Snowbart) and much need for some warmth. And …

Alex O’Connor also known as Rex Orange County brought his ‘Who Cares’ tour to a sold out Iveagh Gardens crowd on Friday the 15th of July. With no support on the night Alex took to the stage at 8.30 and brought an hour and half of soulful goodness to the crowd who absolutely loved every …