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We are very honoured to premiere the new video for ‘Western Skies’, the single from the glorious The Pretty Visitors. The track itself launches with a thrilling wall of guitars and shimmering vocal harmonies. It is epic and cinematic indie pop of the highest degree. The partly spoken verse has a lyrical poetry infused with …

Australian duo Dead Can Dance (consisting of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry) were an extraordinarily innovative band signed to the legendary 4AD label (becoming their highest selling artists), fusing medieval music with gothic undertones and ambient textures. The band has disbanded and reformed over the years since it began in 1981 – the most recent …

With news out already of the much anticipated new album ‘Scatterbrain’ from New Zealand giants The Chills (due out on 14 May 2021 out through Fire Records and Flying Nun Records), the band has set up their stall and displayed another valuable ware from the collection – the track ‘Destiny’. You know what to expect from this band …

At only nineteen, Sydney musician flowerkid‘s single ‘Miss Andry’ shows a power and stature way beyond his age. Imbued with a sense of deep pain, there is a sweeping dream pop element that is underpinned by deeply personal struggles evinced in the lyrics and emotive vocals. Flowerkid is the nome de plume of Flynn Sant …

‘Snow’ was written in tribute to the care and love given to London band Giant Sky‘s singer during the trials and tribulations of lockdown – it is a deeply romantic declaration of eternal love in the face of adversity. The delivery is cinematic and monumental: walls of crashing guitars and mountainous melodies. There is the …

The raw and visceral ‘Santango’ from Belgian post punk outfit Whispering Sons has the same sort of ominous and threatening pace of anything by The Birthday Party, with a Rowland S Howard level of scything guitar. There is an anxiety, a restless energy that is unnerving and disturbing. It’s brilliant. According to the band, …the …

‘Addict’, the new single by Australian band Swimsuit Issue has a dynamic quiet/loud ethic popularised by the Pixies, mixing a reverb-soaked dreamy reflective verse with an angry blast of thundering guitars in the chorus. The unashamedly and very welcomed Australian diction shines through before the gut-wrenching chorus kicks in. A song about, as the title …

SoSo aren’t very happy and you can’t really blame them. The News South Wales Government shut down an entire night time subculture in Sydney’s erstwhile good time suburb Kings Cross by banning clubs and pubs from opening late following some random acts of drunken violence. This ultimately lead to a number of iconic music venues …

Legendary British indie band James have announced a welcome return with the release of a new album ‘All the Colours of You’ due in June and the title track as a single. The track ‘All The Colours of You’ is peak James – coruscating and witty lyrics on the Trumpian era with celestial anthemic choruses …

Philip Kane, formerly of London indie band Avalanche, has an incredible voice soaked in whiskey, pain and depravity. His new single ‘8 Stone, Tall and Handsome’ is an absolutely cathartic and immensely enjoyable indulgence that reeks of late night bars and more than a hint of forbidden pleasures. Indeed, his lyrics match: seedy nights, paid …