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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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We are extremely pleased to be able to premiere the first new single from Sydney band Golden Fang since the release of their album last year ‘Here. Now Here’ (reviewed by me here). I summed this album up as being the epitome of the inner west of Sydney – the Marrickville Sound – raw, visceral …

Moody Beach‘s new EP ‘Assembly of the Wild’ is a total delight that satisfies any cravings for down and dirty rock’n’roll leavened by a dreamy and at times ambient soundscape. The EP has an outrageous sense of well earned confidence and attitude: a rampant delivery of straight forward scuzzy pop with an arched brow and …

We are very honoured to premiere the deliciously cool new track ‘Fast Machine’ from Sydney band Before The King. ‘Fast Machine’ is primed to the hilt and full of a zesty, cathartic swagger in the best traditions of a brand of rock’n’roll that veers towards the brazen and the cool. There is detectable an Arctic …

We were honored to premiere Pluto Jonze‘s earlier double single release ‘Moonmaking’ and ‘Dot’ last month, and Jonze has returned to the fray with another sparkling double ‘New Morning High’/’Rumschpringe’. Both tracks highlight Jonze’s ear for melody and anthemic songwriting: there is an inherent sunshine glow in both tracks and an indelible effervescent beat. ‘New Morning …

Dominic Breen‘s new album ‘Blue Volume’, out today through Double Drummer, is certainly a cinematic experience – both in the sounds it creates and the visions it brings forth. And by cinematic, I’m talking widescreen with ultra vivid colours and an immersive surround sound sparkle that shimmers like stars in the firmament. At the very …

Deep in the heart of ‘Minds’, the new album from Sydney duo Fabels, is an exotic mysticism and ethereal glow, emanating from the mysterious vocals and the layered sonic landscapes. The result is something that is quite splendid: an electronic classicism that is borderless and transcendent. Fabels are Hiske Weijers, Ben Aylward (plus live, guest …

We are honoured to give you an early listen to Sydney musician Bryan Estepa‘s new EP ‘Back to the Middle’. Estepa is a master of the finely crafted pop song: indelible melodies, jangling guitars, glorious harmonies and a shimmering sense of optimism and joy. ‘Back to the Middle’ perfectly captures this: it is a sunshine-infused …

One of the most exciting and dynamic bands in the antipodean region, in my humble opinion, Johnny Hunter, is back with another exciting release ‘Life’. This follows the July release of ‘The Floor’ (reviewed by me here) and last year’s EP ‘Early Trauma’ (reviewed here). ‘Life’ is infused with the same vitality and theatricality we …

Toby Martin (Youth Group) has a distinctive angelic voice and astute ear for indelible melodies, but more than anything his new solo album ‘I Felt The Valley Lifting’ reveals in greater focus on his ability to weave vivid and fascinating tales: reaped from the ennui of everyday existence as well as drawing on folklore and …

Following the release of the effervescent ‘Mousetrap’ (premiered by Backseat Mafia) , Sydney outfit A Swift Farewell are back with another sparkling piece of pop/punk joy. While eschewing the blast of their last release, A Swift Farwell showcase their ability to switch moods and tones, providing quiet reflective interludes with an anthemic chorus – all …