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MARK DRAGHAM'S FREE MUSIC BLOG

Your first listen to the Canyon's debut album...

Australian duo Canyons recently announced their long-awaited debut album, Keep Your Dreams, set to be released in November on Modular - all around the world! Here's the first taste of the record: "Circadia / Under A Blue Sky", an epic track, which "unfurls itself expansively with seething synth lines, before giving in to the call of the wild and going full throttle into a haze of sandblasted saxophone, tribal drums, and jungle incantations."

Album Stream: The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love

The Rapture's long awaited new LP In The Grace of Your Love hit Australia today. Stream below and enjoy!

Free New Music: The Kooks New Single and Bill Ryder-Jones' Debut EP

They were just announced for Falls Festival and now we have the brand new single from UK band The Kooks, called "Junk Of The Heart". A new album will be out this year on September 9.

Stream the new This Will Destroy You album "Tunnel Blanket" in Full!

Instrumental Texan four-piece This Will Destroy You are bringing their album Tunnel Blanket to Australia! Tunnel Blanket will be in stores August 1, 2011 via Hobbledehoy/Poison City. But we've got the stream of the album for NOW to enjoy! It's a beautiful mix...

Free Music: The Laurels "Black Cathedral"

Finally! The EP by Sydney group The Laurels is almost here! Mesozoic will be released on July 8th.... and they've got a few shows to support the launch (scroll down to view). In the meantime, here is one of our favourite tracks from the band "Black Cathedral". Enjoy!

Olympic Ayres, Myth and Tropics and Crops are Major Label's June signings.

Earlier this month, Major Label released the latest round of new tracks for June from some of Australia’s most promising new young talent!

OLYMPIC AYRES

Free Music: Download the "Coming Up, Not Down" 15 Track Mixtape!

I OH YOU have just delivered COMING UP, NOT DOWN, a free compilation of songs by some of the most promising up and coming musical talents conceived within the borders of Australia in more recent times.

This collection of impressive tracks will be available via the I OH YOU website (http://iohyou.com/mixtape/) for the next month, so be sure to check it out... you don’t really have anything to lose (except internet download).

Stream the new Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues.

Finally! Fleet Foxes are back! And NPR Music is streaming their second album in its entirety up until the album's release date: May 3rd.

Free Music: The Holidays "Broken Bones" (CFCF Remix)

Here's a new remix from our good friends The Holidays. CFCF have done the honours on "Broken Bones" and it's a cracker of a track! We hope you enjoy! Oh and they've just announced an April 2011 tour with Gold Fields. Check out the dates below...

Free Music: Hello Satellites "Heartbeat Fast As A Rabbit"

Happy New Year from Mark Dragham! I return with a treat.

Hello Satellites will launch their gorgeous new single "Heartbeat Fast As A Rabbit" in Queensland next week. So before they do, I thought I'd share with you the delightful number...

A belated tune: Andrew Bird entices listeners with the instrumental "Hot Math".

One of my favourite live performers is Andrew Bird, who earlier this year released "Useless Creatures" as a standalone album. It was originally a part of the deluxe edition of Noble Beast, and is described by Andrew as an "ambient experimental record".

It's certainly not what we're used to!

Here's one track off that album - "Hot Math" - to get the picture...

Free Music: Cut Copy's new single "Take Me Over"

Melbourne's Cut Copy have unleashed the first official single from their new LP Zonoscope, "Take Me Over", which you can listen to, below. The new single is available NOW from all fine digital retailers and will be dropped on 12" vinyl in the very near future.