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Track: Kamal – Blue

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Album Review: Paper Tiger – Rogue Planet

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Album Review : Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Sex & Food’

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Last year we premiered the thrilling single ‘RĀIN’ from Melbourne based queer Māori musician Samuel Gaskin and it wonderful to see him back with the new single ‘PRESSŪRE’. It’s been quite a year in the intervening time (the appalling Referendum result in Australia denying the First Nations peoples a voice to Parliament and the descent into …

Sudanese-American musician Sinkane has shared his new single ‘Everything is Everything’ via City Slang. This will be his first new track since the release of his album ‘Dépaysé’ back in 2019. Written and composed by bandleader Ahmed Gallab, and featuring Harlem-based multi-disciplinary artist Tru Osborne, “Everything is Everything” is an acute reflection of life as a Black person in America. Sinkane opens the jazzy ballad …

This past Sunday, Sammy Rae & The Friends brought their Camp tour to Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom, where a lively crowd had gathered, dressed in their finest camp attire. The anticipation for The Friends’ performance was palpable as the audience buzzed with excitement. The stage was transformed into a summer campsite, adorned with foliage, wooden …

Dallas-based soul/R&B group Bastards of Soul shared their new single ‘You Let Me Down Again’. The song is the latest to release off their upcoming third (and final) album ‘Give it Right Back’, due the 17th of November via Skylark Soul Co. The album sits as the last collection of songs recorded with their late singer/bandleader Chadwick Murray before his …

You’ve probably latched onto the music of producer, composer, drummer and instrumentalist Oscar ‘SHOLTO’ Robertson, many times without ever knowing it. He was part of the indie/r&b leaning, Deltasonic-signed Hidden Charms who in 2015/16 looked set to break through on the back of a series of stomping singles and a spell in LA working with …

Maybe vocalist, song writer, dancer and visual artist, Andrea Isabelle Phillips (aka And Is Phi) has finally found the creative anchorage that she has been looking for. On a journey that has taken her from tropical buzz of the Philippines and Norway’s deep chill, it’s the nu-jazz community in London that’s provided a period of …

We are inordinately honoured to bring you the new video for Melbourne’s fabulous Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird‘s (CTBNF) track ‘Gabriel’s Horn’, off last year’s magnum opus ‘Smiles of Earth’, released through the legendary Double Drummer. To add icing to the cake, CTBNF is also announcing a massive UK/European tour later this year. ‘Smiles of …

Legendary Australian singing sisters, Vika & Linda brought their regional tour to the Theatre Royal in Hobart to rapturous applause from an adoring audience. The show contained a selection of music from across their vast catalogue, with a focus on their latest album, The Wait, and showed that the wonderful harmonies that are such a …

Some music just has to happen and London producer/composer Adam Scrimshire’s latest, ‘Paroxysm’ (available now from Albert’s Favourites) falls into that exclusive clutch of necessary releases. Well established as a crafter and co-ordinator of cinematic soul-jazz inspirations, Scrimshire’s sound work has always grabbed attention from his early energetic Wah Wah 45s albums up to the …

Super curators We Are Busy Bodies are at it again, digging up those buried sounds and the forgotten stories from music’s underground archive. Last year saw them spotlight Almon Memela’s joyous South African funk and the pristine latin jazz of Virgilio Armas after near fifty years gathering dust. Now comes another retrieval from the backroom …