Brisbane 6-piece, Mosman Alder are back with the release of “Germland (of Julien Charbonneau)”. The track reiterates the beautiful melodies recognizable in their 2012 debut EP, Burn Bright. The single, although lyrically dark, retains a great air of hopefulness and vocal work that is undoubtedly enchanting.
With just two tracks released from his debut album Ex Nihilo, Guerre already has our attention. His latest single, “Tuk” gives us more of those wistfully distant vocals and complex rhythm sections. The Sydney based producer has a distinct sound, a somewhat darker more intricate take on electronic music coming out of Australia at the moment. We like it.
Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco follows up the emotional "Mission" with another cut off of his upcoming LP Tetsuo & Youth, but this time things are a bit more radio-friendly. Always one to strike that balance between creative and commercial, Lupe goes with a left-field production on "Next to it," a track which features the styling of L.A rapper-singer Ty Dolla $ign. The funky flow melts right into the ridiculously catchy beat, making for a track that will undoubtedly draw fans back into the complex outline which shades this high-order emcee.
Channeling The National's Matt Berninger, Sydney artist Berlin Bar Hounds - aka Jacob Borg, the drummer from Jinja Safari - has delivered his debut single "Le Rambles". It's a beautiful track and we're excited to bring you the exclusive Australian premiere today. Listen to it now:
One of the winners of our CAPTURED Music Video competition back in 2012, Sydney quintet Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun are back, and they are taking their barely-controlled, barreling surf/swamp/punk vibe on a Scalextrix "race to Aokigahara" on this, their latest music video. Who says nice guys finish last?
Our friends at Sofar Sounds have sent the AU a special live video featuring our favourite Sydney-born, Brooklyn-based duo High Highs. In the video, filmed at Sofar NYC last year, they perform the track "Cascades". We're excited to be premiering it for you today.
It's been a big week for Coldplay fans in Sydney this week, with the infinitely popular UK band first shooting a music video in Newtown with hundreds of adoring fans heading down for an impromptu performance up and down king street; then you had an intimate concert at The Star for Max Sessions; and then there was one of the few performances they are doing for Ghost Stories at Enmore Theatre. While fans around the globe expressed their envy, Sydney siders reveled in Coldplay fever.
Is that a saxophone? What's going on here? Melbourne indie-rock gems Dick Diver have gone a bit '80s with new tune 'New Name Blues', soon to be released as a double single with 'Lonely Life'. Thankfully it works well, and it's with arms wide open we welcome the quartet back.
The latest single from Rose Windows, “There is a Light” further amplifies the Seattle groups knack for pop induced psych. Rife with floaty melodies and uplifting vocals, the track is carried by a steady, methodical rhythm that will keep you bopping along. It’s dream-like sensibilities and moments of spaciousness are truly captivating.
Irishman James Vincent McMorrow recently wowed Australian audiences with a national theatre tour, including two nights at the Sydney Opera House. This second single. "Gold", from his second album Post Tropical is just as dreamy as previous seven-inch "Cavalier", and will likely continue to make fans of the soulful singer-songwriter swoon from Dublin to Down Under and everywhere in between.
Melbourne indie-rock/shoegrunge trio Pretty City pack a fuzzed-out punch with classic rock and shoegaze flavours on this monumental new single. The clash of big '70s guitar rock and '90s introspection make this something to behold. Check 'em out when they tour nationally throughout July/August.
It's probably the discordant opening notes that will grab on on "Living Fiction", the new single from Glaswegian band WHITE. After that, it's the highly danceable, Franz Ferdinand inspired guitar groove that will definitely keep you listening. They've been hyped over in the UK by music mag NME, so they're a band to watch.
Soulful Sydney lads The Holidays are back with another slice of typically summer-y indie-rock escapism with the release of the single "Tongue Talk" off their album Real Feel. Enjoy it below:
Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays have released a brand new video for current single "Reflective Skull". Check it out here:
Ready for something a bit different, or simply had a stressful day? These two-and-a-half-minutes of floating, dreamy pop from Sydney multi-instrumentalist and producer Ilias will soothe your frayed nerves. From his upcoming album All The Way Up. Tip: it's about outer space.