Author: Simon Clark

Track of the Day: Nathan Ball “Borders” (2019)

December 4, 2019

Ahead of his debut Australian headline tour this week, UK-based singer-songwriter Nathan Ball has dropped his mesmerising new single, “Borders”.  As singles go, “Borders”, is understated and subtle in style and the delivery of its message. Beautifully melancholic and ethereal, the tone is set by the guitars, but cemented through Ball’s atmospheric vocal melodies. Despite […]

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Track of the Day: Ducks Unlimited “Gleaming Spires” (2019)

November 27, 2019

Ahead of the release of their debut EP Get Bleak this Friday Toronto’s Ducks Unlimited have shared their delightfully jangly new single “Gleaming Spires”.  The single is bright, effervescent, and completely infectious. So much so I’ve found myself putting it straight into high rotation. You’d also be forgiven for thinking they might be an Aussie […]

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Track of the Day: Bronte Public Housing “Sleepyhead” (2019)

November 26, 2019

With summer officially arriving at the end of the week, we’ve found the perfect track to soundtrack those lazy days at the beach, by the pool, or tucked away in air-conditioned bliss.  “Sleepyhead” is the debut single from Bronte Public Housing, the brainchild of Sydney’s Jimmy Heathwood, frontman of Hiaground. It’s a bright and dreamy […]

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The 2020 Midsumma Festival program is revealed

November 20, 2019

Australia’s premier queer arts experience Midsumma Festival have tonight launched their 2020 program and is set to be bigger than ever, with the festival taking over ninety eight venues across Melbourne’s CBD and outer suburbs.  Running from January 19th to February 9th 2020, the festival will showcase a spectacular array of performances, exhibitions, talks and […]

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Track of the Day: Port Royal “That’s How You Want It To Be” (2019)

November 19, 2019

Earlier this month Brisbane rockers Port Royal dropped a new music video for their single, “That’s How You Want It To Be”. The track, which champions the idea of doing things your own way, is from their forthcoming EP Golden Years, which will drop next year.  The single is brimming with feisty riffs and plenty […]

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Join Margaret Atwood for a literary evening on her 2020 Australian Tour

November 18, 2019

Award-winning author Margaret Atwood will be making her way down to Australia early next year for a series of ‘In Conversation’ events across the country. Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. Her 1985 […]

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Track of the Day: Jeremy Neale “Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two” (2019)

October 31, 2019

Award-winning Brisbane singer-songwriter Jeremy Neale has returned with new single, “Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two”. The track is the lead single from freshly announced forthcoming record We Were Trying To Make It Out, which will be released February 28th 2020 via Dot Dash and Remote Control Records. The single and album follows on […]

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Track of the Day: Crowd Company “Express 76” (2019)

October 24, 2019

London-based eight piece funk and soul outfit Crowd Company have today dropped their delightful new instrumental, “Express 76”.  The up-tempo and high impact new single also has the group expand their number. The track features guest appearances from sax and trumpet virtuosos Ryan Zodias and Eric Bloom from the veteran US funk band Lettuce.  “Express […]

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Exclusive: Sydney’s Crocodylus walk us through their fan focussed new EP Enjoy

October 24, 2019

Late last month raucous Sydney trio Crocodylus dropped their latest EP: Enjoy. Featuring singles “Ghosts” and “Adrenaline”, the seven track EP gives fans everything they’ve come to expect from the band: tempo changes upon tempo changes, grungy riffs and plenty of swagger.  Currently out on the road touring on the back of the EP’s release, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Munro Melano “Cannonballs” (2019)

October 23, 2019

Last week Melbourne singer-songwriter Munro Melano dropped his new single, “Cannonballs”. The track is the second single to be lifted from his forthcoming self-titled debut album, due on November 7th. A week on from the release of the single, we’re stoked to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying music video.  Produced by long time […]

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Gail Jones and Judith Beveridge amongst the winners at the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for 2019

October 23, 2019

Today the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher have announced the winners of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for 2019. These awards are given in recognition of the significant contribution literature, history and poetry make towards shaping our Australian identity. The Awards are presented across six categories: […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Broadwing “Wasp” (2019)

October 15, 2019

Darwin songwriter and producer Ben Allen a.k.a Broadwing released his new single “Wasp” on Friday. The single is his first official release since 2015 and the first taste of his new album Lumen, which is all set for release on November 15th. Today we’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the single’s accompanying […]

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly take home the 2019 Booker Prize

October 14, 2019

In a surprising turn of events Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been jointly awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction for The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other respectively. Whilst it is not the first time the prize has been awarded jointly, the rules were changed back in the 90’s to rule out such an occasion. But, cut to 2019 […]

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Track of the Day: Los Bitchos “The Link Is About To Die” (2019)

October 14, 2019

London-based group Los Bitchos last week dropped their latest single, “The Link Is About To Die”. Produced by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, the track is an intoxicating blend of instrumental cumbia, psychedelia and garage rock.  Although they reside in London the band have quite an international flavour, with members hailing from Perth, Montevideo, Stockholm and […]

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Track of the Day: Tamino “Tummy – Demo” (2019)

October 8, 2019

Ahead of the release of the deluxe repackaging of his debut album Amir, the Belgian-Egyptian singer-songwriter Tamino has dropped an early demo recording of album track “Tummy”.  Tamino, who is of Belgian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage, appeared on the scene last year with the release of his debut British single, “Habibi”, a song which quickly […]

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Track of the Day: Spencer. “Automatic” (2019)

October 3, 2019

To celebrate his recent signing to 4AD / Remote Control Records, US artist Spencer. has dropped new single, “Automatic”. With its retro groove and mesmerising bass line, the single is oozing both cool charm and confident swagger.  There’s plenty to be confident about too, with the twenty year old garnering some serious buzz in his […]

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Track of the Day: Sal & The Mandas “Stoic Soul”

September 29, 2019

Sydney pop-punks Sal & The Mandas  have returned with their swaggering new single, “Stoic Soul”. Recorded in Sydney’s inner west, the band have teamed with Ben Salmon for a track that is not short on energy, pace or attitude. With the promise of an EP and an Aussie tour still to come, “Stoic Soul”, builds upon the […]

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Track of the Day: Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst “Security” (2019)

September 26, 2019

The London and UK Jazz scene has been undergoing something of a renaissance lately, thanks in part to a handful of select labels and up-and-coming artists. One such rising star is the award-winning bassist Daniel Casimir, an alumnus of the Birmingham Conservatoire, and regular fixture on the UK scene, having worked alongside the likes of Nubya […]

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Track of the Day: Camp 8 “Shudder” (2019)

September 25, 2019

You might remember Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Reuben Apirana a.k.a. Camp 8 from when we featured his debut single “Everything” earlier in the year. Well, he’s back with two new tracks, “Barbie” and “Shudder”, and whilst Barbie might be the ‘single’, “Shudder” is too beautiful to overlook.  The two tracks once again feature Hayden Calnin on production […]

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Track of the Day: Randa and The Soul Kingdom “Put Your Hands Up” (2019)

September 19, 2019

Earlier this week Perth soul band, Randa and The Soul Kingdom dropped their infectious new single “Put Your Hands Up”, along with an accompanying music video. To celebrate they’ve also announced a handful of tour dates in WA and VIC.  Based in Perth, the six piece have released two albums on London label Freestyle Records, […]

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Track of the Day: David Keenan “Tin Pan Alley” (2019)

September 13, 2019

Today Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan has dropped, “Tin Pan Alley, the first official taste of his forthcoming debut: A Beginners Guide To Bravery, which is set for release early in the new year. Keenan is something of a prolific songwriter, so it’s somewhat baffling that A Beginners Guide will be his debut album. He has […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Resin Moon “Bullet” (2019)

August 26, 2019

Following on from the release of his debut LP Oscillations back in April, Central Australia producer and multi-instrumentalist Resin Moon returns with a brand new music video for album opener “Bullet”, which we are excited to be premiering today. Fittingly, given we’ve just celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landings, the clip features a […]

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Track of the Day: Declan Welsh and the Decadent West “How Does Your Love” (2019)

August 26, 2019

Glasgow rockers Declan Welsh and The Decadent West have continued to tease their forthcoming debut album, dropping their new single “How Does Your Love”, a paean to those questionable ‘provincial discotheques’ that can be found just about everywhere. More than that, it’s a song about escaping the mundane and their troubles on a sticky dance […]

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Bob Moses extend their November visit with two special East Coast shows

August 26, 2019

GRAMMY Award nominated duo Bob Moses will be taking to the East Cost for two very special shows later in the year.  Already in the country as part of the huge Strawberry Fields line-up, the versatile duo will be making the most of their time here, appearing at The Metro in Sydney on November 28th […]

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Track of the Day: Sam Buckingham “Real Life” (2019)

August 22, 2019

Byron Bay singer-songwriter Sam Buckingham is back with a new single and a handful of solo tour dates later in the year. New single, “Real Life” is the first taste of Buckingham’s latest material, her first the release of The Water back in 2017.  “Real Life” sees Buckingham very much in singer-songwriter mode, with the […]

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Track of the Day: DRESS CODE “Youth Culture” (2019)

August 11, 2019

Earlier this month emerging Adelaide indie quartet DRESS CODE dropped their new single, “Youth Culture”; a dreamy gem of a track that’s been lifted from the band’s debut EP, which is set to drop in early 2020. Reflecting on the ways in which young people romanticise everyday moments in a bid to imitate the glamour of […]

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Track of the Day: Woodes “How Long I’d Wait” (2019)

August 8, 2019

Enigmatic Melbourne artist Woodes has returned with her new single, “How Long I’d Wait”. Replete with a live string quartet, this has all the hallmarks of a classic Woodes tune, there’s soaring guitars and those distinctive anthemic vocals. Talking about the single’s gestation and creation, Woodes said: “My friend Scott (who I wrote Dots with) […]

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Track of the Day: Xavia “Rain Falls” (2019)

August 7, 2019

Alice Springs-based cellist and multi-instrumentalist Xavia has returned with new single, “Rain Falls”, a stunning blend of strings, earthy rhythms and beautifully ethereal vocals.  The new single further builds on the success of her 2018 single “Horizons”, which garnered some traction on Triple J and across a range of Spotify playlists, and was shortlisted for […]

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Track of the Day: Tadhg Daly “Stuck In The Middle” (2019)

August 2, 2019

London-based Jersey singer-songwriter Tadhg Daly has returned with new single “Stuck In The Middle”, which is out today. Percussive, punchy, and ridiculously catchy this one will hook you in quick and have you singing the chorus in no time.  According to Daly,“The track is a song about the space between your head and your heart. […]

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Track of the Day: Red River Dialect “Snowdon” (2019)

July 26, 2019

British folk rockers Red River Dialect have this week announced the forthcoming release of record number five, Abundance Welcoming Ghosts, and have dropped lead single “Snowdon” in celebration.  Recorded in rural South West Wales, shortly before principal songwriter and singer David Morris moved to a remote Buddhist monastery in Nova Scotia, the record finds the […]

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