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Album Review: Key Out – Anthropomorphia

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Interview: Matthew J Tow from The Lovetones plus album review Myriad

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Premiere: Alyrah – Twin Flame Portal EP plus single The Empress

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Sydney post punk band Johnny Hunter have long been on my list of spectacular rising bands in Australia with a series of stunning singles over the past two years and their magnificent debut EP ‘Early Trauma’ (reviewed by me here). I interviewed them back in 2020 and their intelligence, passion and creativity shone through. Now …

Marveline – the inspiration of Pete Marley (The Nature Strip and a coterie of other bands) has opened the account for 2022 with a jaunty piece of whimsy with the new single ‘Important Things’. After a darker turn with last year’s ‘Evil Worm’, Marley is back to his ebullient self with a dappling rich luscious …

Like a fine wine maturing, the legendary Caligula are simply getting better in their renaissance. They were brightly burning stars in the nineties and, after a long hiatus, are back on the boards with founding members Ashley Rothschild and Jamie Fonti, and some very seasoned additions – guitarist Mark Tobin (The Finalists, Steve Kilbey) and …

We are honoured to be able to bring you an exclusive listen to the new self-titled EP from Sydney’s Iain T. McKelvey & the Midnight Tangos (ITMMT) due for general release tomorrow (Friday, 29 April 2022). ITMMT have a genre-defying style – a mix of alt country mixed in with a gothic edge: a touch …

EGOISM‘s ‘2016-2018’ is a beautiful reflective track that seems to perfectly capture feelings of melancholy and contemplation of times past: the way our history can define us and memories can overwhelm you with a sense of yearning and regret. Ultimately, however, it is a song about survival and growth, with a bleak depiction of a …

Set to take the stage this month for their long-awaited east coast tour, alongside performances at Groovin The Moo,  Lime Cordiale share brand new single Facts of Life.  To celebrate, the band has announced the Facts of Life tour in May, a tour which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. The Leimbach brothers …

Angular, visceral jaunty pop punks Loose Fit are whipping up a deeply pleasurable storm again with their new single ‘Stupid Drama’. This is a band that defies description, but given it’s my job to do just that, just think something wild and excessive that throws an element of funk into a raw febrile earthy mix, …

Boy & Bear are a veritable national institution in Australia with their brand of folk-inflected indie pop. Having recently celebrated the ten year anniversary of their double platinum album ‘Moonfire’ with a sold out gig in Sydney, the band have announced a 14 date national tour across Australia over June and July. And to whet …

Bellwether have been releasing a stream of invigorating, effervescent punk pop finery over the last year: celestial, thundering pieces of shimmering melody cloaking a barbed-wire spine, and we are honoured to bring you an early listen to the EP ‘Impermanence’ ahead of its release tomorrow. Based in Sydney, the band has grown from a number …

Caligula‘s brand of thrilling electro grunge reached its apotheosis in the early nineties with the album ‘Rubenesque’, and having burned so brightly, the band went into hiatus until reforming to support Pop Will Eat Itself’s (PWEI) Australian tour in 2018 with founding members Ashley Rothschild and Jamie Fonti. A few live shows have followed, signifying …