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Having given it a couple of months to ferment on the internet, Shame are releasing the audio from their performance film ‘Live in the Flesh’ for Record Store Day (albeit that you can stream it now). The vinyl will be available on 12 June, if you can find it. You can also catch them on …

Blasting off with ‘Emergency Room’, Western Australian band Pretty Uglys‘ new EP ‘Party Friends’ is a pulsating and vibrant set of magnificent, sneering and imposing tracks. Pure guitar-driven riffs over a thundering rhythm section and with vocals so loaded with attitude you can almost see the arched eyebrows and sneer. It is gratifyingly cathartic and …

Ireland’s For Those I love is essentially the work of David Balfe and is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who died suddenly in 2018. The grief seeps through the album and haunts every refrain while travelling at high speed velocity on a electronic dance floor. Given Balfe’s previous history in punk band …

Iconic musician, poet and visual artist Alan Vega was an uncompromising visionary. His work proved informative in the invention of industrial, synth/post punk and his rousing lyrics were always a mirror of the times over the course of his six active decades. ‘Fist’ is taken from his forthcoming lost album Mutator, out 23 April via Sacred Bones Records. It …

Australian band Cedarsmoke have delivered an imposing and heartfelt single in ‘Being Young Is Getting Old’, a sobering and vivid elegy for the world in which our youth are growing up in. Frontman Jon Cloumassis, whose whiskey-soaked gravelly vocals sets a yearning and poignant tone, says: The song is about the downside of youth and …

French post-punk trio Veik have just released ‘Political Apathy’, the second single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album, Surrounding Structures, due out 30 April on Fuzz Club Records. Centred around vintage analogue synths and abrasive instrumentation, the band’s sound is rooted in the experimentalism of Krautrock and No Wave. New single ‘Political Apathy’, …

Sacred Bones Records will release the lost album from Alan Vega, Mutator, on 23 April. Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered creativity, from the late 1950s, through his years playing in Suicide, and all the way up until his death in 2016, Vega was constantly creating. This process naturally led to a wealth of material that didn’t see the light of day immediately when it …

HAVING signed for the British indie Dalliance last autumn – and you can really see why those particular talent-spotters, Rich and Matt, were so eager to get them under their wing – Melbourne’s HighSchool have just released their first single of the year, “De facto” which comes armed with a self-directed video; you can watch …

Brooklyn’s The Vacant Lots have released a Cold Cave remix of ‘Into The Depths’, originally lifted from their highly acclaimed third LP Interzone, which is getting its second pressing via Fuzz Club Records. Released last Summer and long sold-out, Interzone saw glowing praise from Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins (who played the band on their …

With a frenetic pace tilting along at full speed, Melbourne artist KAI CULT‘s new single ‘Cigarette Burns’ is energetic, unhinged and absolutely satisfying. Like a masked antagonist careering through the night with a chainsaw, the music slashes and burns under the band’s disturbed, yelping, laconic vocals. It’s controlled chaos, utterly cathartic with a genetic connection …