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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘American Head’: a trippy coming of age about coming of age

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See: Extra Arms releases video for “Up From Here” featuring cameo from Eaglebones Falconhawk (Aquabats!)

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SIGNING today with one of the leading modern compositional imprints, Decca/Mercury KX, Orcadian composer Erland Cooper has marked the occasion in a fascinating if not entirely expected way. He already has his first album recorded; it’s entitled Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence, and is a new work written and recorded for solo …

Western Australian native Leigh Gardiner – working under the name Chuditch – has an exquisite ear for shimmering and dramatic melodies that form perfect danceable pop songs with a gritty edge. His magnificent track ‘Cue The Violins’ has an insistent driving roll that tip-toes its way forward with a delicate step yet at a monstrous …

Backseat Mafia premiered the fabulous single ‘Island of the Dogs’ for the brilliant Backbirds FC earlier this year, and the band has followed up with an absolute rich and immersive video for the track. Filmed in an atmospheric monochrome, the video switches from flying high over open expansive landscapes to close up shots of the …

Last August, Alexis Marshall, leader of noise rock merchants Daughters, released a surprise solo track called ‘Nature in Three Movements‘. That song served as his debut solo single – it’s nowhere to be found on the track listing for his debut solo album, however; it consists of brand-new material and is called House of Lull …

Even As We Speak‘s glorious and incandescent album ‘Adelphi’ (released through Shelflife Records) made it to my list of the best albums of 2020 from Australia and New Zealand. It has, to quote myself, a fragile and elegant beauty that is hypnotic and immersive. It therefore comes as an immense honour to premiere a spectacular …

Astari Nite have perfected a deep dark gothic songwriting craft that is deliciously enjoyable, poised and full of swagger. The new single, ‘Pocketful of Posies’ does not deviate: it is another elegantly crafted slice of gothic heaven – lead singer Mychael’s voice sonorous and powerful, the instrumentation insistent and driving. Mychael enigmatically says of the …

Backseat Mafia premiered the brilliant single ‘Welcome to the Ages’ from Melbourne’s Anatomy Class last month, and the band has just released a strangely comforting video for the track. Directed & Animated by Eleanor & Giovanni, the video follows a knitted ingénue as he falls into a surreal wormhole of psychedelic backgrounds, floating on streams …

There is a sparse and melodic grace to the new single from Sydney band Magnetic Heads (the work of singer/songwriter Des Miller and producer/musician Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Lewis Goldmark)). Open, thrumming and celestial instrumentation provides a comforting bedrock for Miller’s elegant vocals, sometime soaring, sometimes speaking, always enigmatic and posed, replete with backing …

Last time we heard from The Novus, they ripped up the tarmac with a blistering, angry blast of ‘I Serve Not’ (see my review here). Now, in advance of the release of their EP entitled ‘Thaleia Standing’ on 18 June 2021, The Novus have maintained the rage but in a much more restrained and very …

Second Idol‘s powerful EP ‘Defence Mechanism’, reviewed by me here, is a refreshing blast of indie rock, and the band has just released a video for the brilliant track ‘Out of Time’. It’s a simple performance piece that reinforces the fact that this is a band with an enormous presence and enigmatic style. Cool, louche …