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Tahi are a relatively new phenomena in the southern city of Hobart, but in their short life span so far have released a series of highly impressive and utterly delectable singles, as well as playing some dynamic live shows. They have now released a new single, ‘Wolf Grin’ ahead of a few more lived dates …

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Rowan Smith is songwriter and founding member of Melbourne bands Macguffins and Barefoot as well as writing a series of solo albums. The MacGuffins played between 1988 and 1992 before recently reforming and have links to the Underground Lovers with Philippa Nihill a member. Smith has just released a solo album entitled ‘in the key …

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Like an influencer on Ozempic, Dark Mofo returns this year in a very slimmed down form but without the nausea and a lot more agile as a result. And hopefully this is just a pause before normal services resume next year, in rude health. Despite the initial impression from an announcement earlier this year that …

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When you put together the incredible musical skills of songwriter/multi instrumentalist and producer Martin Kennedy and the vivid and unbounded imagination of the legendary Steve Kilbey, you get something far greater than the constituent parts in Kilbey/Kennedy. Seemingly forming part of a triptych with earlier collaborations ‘Jupiter 13’ and ‘The Strange Life of Persephone Nimbus’ …

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One of Australia’s best punk exponents, the brilliant A. Swayze and the Ghosts from niaplauna/Hobart, have made a blazing return to the scene with their new single ‘Cool Cucumber’. It’s been four long years since their debut album ‘Paid Salvation’ (see my review here) and the new single is a satisfying electric shock to the …

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Following swiftly on the heels of solo single from member Sam Hunn (see review here), nipaluna/Hobart trio Verticoli are back with their ferocious new single ‘The Fear’ – a smashing vibrant slice of anarchic rock. Delivered with a raucous swagger that positively rips apart the speakers, this is a scything slice of pounding rock that …

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Ben Salter is a bit of a star in the firmament – his long term engagement with the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart resulted in a trilogy of brilliant concept albums written and recorded in the vast halls of MONA and he followed this up curating some enticing performances during …

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The new single ‘Genesis’ from lutruwita/Tasmanian post punk outfit Verticoli is out today, and it cements the band’s place as an exciting creative force blowing in from the deep south. Last year’s album ‘The Echo’ from Verticoli is was one of the highlights of the year – see my review here – and the follow …

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The album ‘Old Haunts’ from Hobart instrumental band follow is a stunning debut. I have written before about the brilliant stream of artists flowing from the tiny island at the edge of the world. Tasmania – the land of wild and terrifyingly beautiful terrain and Antarctic-influenced climes seems to imbue the bands that arise from …

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It’s been ten amazing years for the iconic Dark Mofo Festival in the southern outpost of Hobart: a period that has seen the region blossom with the ministrations of resident millionaire philanthropist David Walsh and his spectacular Museum of New and Old Art (MONA). The injection of wonder during the dark cold winter months by …

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