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the marrickville sound


There is a delightful day-glo sparkle in the new single from the Sydney supergroup The Aerial Maps, fueled by a fairground organ trill and guitars that ring out with a tremble. And it’s is all laced with a hint of wistful innocence that for many recalls the unique delights of languid, roasting Sydney summers spent …

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Wollongong’s Dropping Honey display many of the facets of what I call the Marrickville Sound – bands from the eighties or nineties that have evolved into other bands or reconvened where they left off, rejuvenated, refreshed and just as creative as ever. Dropping Honey are the latter variation – a band that has got back …

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Perennial favourites here at the antipodean outpost of Backseat Mafia, the glorious The Lovetones are back in the saddle with an intriguing new single ‘Seven Days’ that seems to stash a little Ennio Morricone in its genetic code, with just a touch of oriental exotica also detectable. Matt Tow’s sonorous, thundering vocals are leavened by …

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The new single ‘Stay Gold’ from Restless Leg is as hyperactive as their name – a track that skips and hops with a sprightly bounce, a sonic game of rough and tumble that spills out of the speakers and shimmers and shakes. Horns grace the edges and a low-fi rumble is emitted with a Jonathan …

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Jo Meares  is a prodigious talent and whatever he turns is mind to, it will be remarkable. His new project, Jo Meares’ Silver Bullets (let’s ignore the possessive comma issue), eschews his ambient and ethereal side for the full blooded rock’n’roll experience. OK, it’s still ethereal, but with a vibrating combustion engine to power the …

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It’s been nearly three years since we reviewed the album ‘Intimate Hinterland’ from the venerable Sydney indie supergroup The Aerial Maps, and we are catatonic with excitement at being able to premiere their new single ‘Eucalyptus Road’. Singer Adam Gibson is the uncrowned poet laureate of Australia with his poignant reflections of the minutiae of …

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Between the two of them, Steve Pinkerton and Andrew Pendlebury (Pinkerton/Pendlebury) have produced enough blistering power pop wattage over the decades to power a major city or two. We are honoured to premiere the video for their pognant track ‘Molly Dean’ from their recent self-titled album Pinkerton/Pendlebury, which sparkles with a burning intensity The song …

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Eora/Sydney trio oWo have just unveiled their thrilling new EP ‘Tunnel of Vision’: a visceral collection of vibrant post-punk tracks that quivers with vitality and freshness, mixing a pop sensibility with a buzzsaw edge. The title track ‘Tunnel of Vision’ is a typically rollocking burst of sunshine with its sing along chorus and general sense …

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We are absolutely honoured to premiere the new single ‘Sow A Little Seed’ from Sydney indie pop gurus Restless Leg. It’s been nearly three years since we heard from this band upon the release of their album ‘Dream Buffet’, and this is one of the bands that first lit a lightbulb for me about the …

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‘Life In A Dressing Gown’ is a gorgeous dappling acoustic-based song from Jamie Hutchings – a far quieter side of the prolific musician whose bands Bluebottle Kiss and Infinite Broke are more known for their more combative approach. Hutchings says of the track (which comes off his 2023 album ‘A New’): The song about disconnection and …

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