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A clever, engaging pop album, in which The Green Child’s Raven and Mikey hold up a mirror to baroque-psych and synth pop history, smash it with glee, and use the shards to scry it over their shoulders

RAVEN MAHON and Mikey Young began making beautiful music together after a chance encounter at a gig in her home state of California; at the time they were both in other bands, Raven in Grass Widow, who had an LP out on the koool Kill Rock Stars; Mikey as a member of Australian post-punk synthers …

THE GREEN CHILD is the musical avatar of Mikey Young and Raven Mahon, who met, hung out and started to spark when their previous respective bands – Mikey’s Australian synth outfit Total Control, and Raven’s Grass Widow, played a show together in Oakland, California; Raven’s home state.  Formerly collaborating long-distance, they released their self-titled debut …

Amy Hill ands Al Montfort might be recognisable to some as members of Terry, but also fellow Australian indie squads Constant Mongrel, Primo!, Total Control….the list goes on, but they also make music off their own back as Sleeper & Snake. Their new album Fresco Shed is out September 5th via Upset the Rhythm. From …

For a conglomerate of art outsiders and aesthetes, Vital Idles are primitive, whimsically brutal. Sculpting a skeleton from a body already lean, there’s a thrilling minimalism that runs through every beat and strum, a sparseness that feeds Jessica Higgins’s surreal, oblique vocal delivery all the nourishment it needs. Along with the announcement of their debut …