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Track: Underground Lovers – Seven Day Weekend, plus Album and Tour News

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Track: jade imagine – Big Old House

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We are delighted to premiere the mesmerising new video for the track ‘Point The Guard’ from Melbourne-based artist Local the Neighbour (the work of Taiwanese/Australian artist David Quested). There’s a delightful ambulatory flow to the track which eases along inside the brain like sliding down a slippery slide, emitting golden rays of joy. With a …

Melbourne based queer Māori musician Samuel Gaskin‘s track ‘RĀIN’, featuring The Merindas, is a mesmerising, enigmatic track filled with a sense of hope and yearning: statuesque and affecting. We are honoured to premiere today the video for this extraordinary track and it is simply stunning. The video features rich luscious colours and close ups of …

Melbourne’s Southern soul and groove band The Meltdown have released their mesmerizing new single River via Hopestreet Recordings. The song is the very first to be taken from their sophomore LP It’s A Long Road, which is due out this summer. The energy of the track is driven by a gritty authenticity, from the twangy …

Do you remember that fantastic single ‘Steal My Sunshine‘ by Len? An utterly brilliant and joyous track that brought – and still brings – a smile to the dial. The debut single ‘Try To Be Cool’ from Melbourne trio J4 imports that same carefree joie de vivre: it’s a catchy uplifting and jaunty tune that …

Following their announcement of album ‘Star of the Show’, due out through Dot Dash Recordings/Remote Control Records on Friday, 13 May 2022 and two earlier singles (see review of ‘Sister’ here), Melbourne trio Dorsal Fins have just released the effervescent new single ‘Criminal’. The track is a soul-inflected slice of funk – a minor steer away …

It was with a large slice of excited anticipation that I attended this gig.  Two of Tassie’s finest post-punk exponents provided support for a band from Melbourne with the most “unusual” of names, Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice. Dr Sure are a part of the Marthouse Records stable, which is owned by the band’s leader, Dougal …

Marty K & the Electric Hurricanes have an unique ability to take a sonic snapshot of the seventies with a prog rock genetic code and deliver something cathartic and satisfying for our times. Last time we met them, they released the psychedelic blast of ‘Rattle Snakes and Bones’ (read my review here). The follow up, …

The new single by Melbourne dream pop outfit Dorsal Fins is appropriately floating and ethereal with an aquatic, instistant sibilance about it. Co-lead singer Ella Thompson’s vocals are velvet soft, yearning and mesmerising as they glide along an undercurrent of sinewy instrumentation, bubbling along a clattering percussion. The result is something that has a dreamy, cloudy …

We met Luke Seymoup with the release of the single ‘Paint’ – a gloriously hyperactive piece of power pop – and he has now released the album ‘Tales of Suburban Angst’. Seymoup has continued with what he started out with: a collection of danceable, anthemic pop gems that glisten and sparkle with a self-deprecating sense …

Hooper Crescent, the quirky Melbourne alt pop group, have just released the ‘b’ side to last year’s release ‘Best In Town’ (reviewed by me here). ‘Instant Lawn’ maintains a vibrant low-fi buzz with an angular edge, a plethora of meaty hooks and an anthemic chorus. There is an ineffable charm about the track, mirrored by …