Author: Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.
Tilly Tjala Thomas

Track of the Day: Tilly Tjala Thomas “Ngana Nyunyi” (2020)

November 19, 2020

Emerging South Australia artist Tilly Tjala Thomas has just released her debut single “Ngana Nyunyi” as part of Part Time Records’ Singles Club.  Coming from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Tilly Tjala Thomas has been writing and performing her own songs around Adelaide since she was eleven. This year, her final year of High School, she’s undertaken […]

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Felid

Track of the Day: Felid “On Your Own” (2020)

November 18, 2020

South African-born, Bristol-based singer, songwriter and producer Felid is back with his third single: “On Your Own”. The single is all about stepping away from toxicity and negativity and moving onwards and forwards by yourself.  Felid has credited his creative subconscious for the track; and has suggested that the alt-pop track originated as a late […]

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PLANET

Guest Playlist: Sydney’s PLANET reveal their pre-show hype tracks

November 17, 2020

2020 has dealt Sydney up-and-comers PLANET something of a rough hand. Thanks to COVID-19 their tours of Australia and the UK in support of their new EP Maybe Someday were cancelled.  And although they managed to sell out some intimate shows at Mary’s Underground in August, the Sydney quartet are determined to finish the year […]

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KARLOU

Exclusive Video Premiere: KARLOU “Closer” (2020)

November 17, 2020

Released late last week “Closer” is the third single from Queensland artist KARLOU. The raw and emotive track details a vulnerable time in the singer’s life. Today, we’re pleased and excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying touching music video.  The music video depicts the journey one can go through when struggling […]

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Track of the Day: Tash Hills “First Breath” (2020)

November 17, 2020

Released on Friday, “First Breath” is the sophomore single from up-and-coming soul singer Tash Hills. Infectious and upbeat “First Breath” is like an injection of sunshine to the soul, and is perhaps the perfect remedy to the gloom of 2020.  Hills is inspired by Chaka Khan, and influenced by the likes of George Benson and […]

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Track of the Day: Martha Ffion “Rosaleen – Captured on Cassette Live Session” (2020)

November 13, 2020

Glasgow-based Irish singer-songwriter Claire McKay a.k.a. Martha Ffion has this week released her latest single, “Rosaleen” – taken from her wonderful sophomore album Nights To Forget. Alongside the album version of the track, fans are being treated to a new special live version of the track. It forms part of a larger live session that Ffion has recorded […]

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MOBS

Guest Playlist: Melbourne’s MOBS unveil their top ten favourite remixes

November 12, 2020

This week sees rising Australian quartet MOBS release a reworking of their single “Big World” with DJ, producer and singer-songwriter Goldhouse.  The quartet enlisted the expertise of the esteemed producer during COVID lockdown earlier in the year. “We were in lockdown with COVID and decided to bring a different energy to a collective favourite song […]

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Bambi O'Hara

Exclusive Single Premiere: Bambi O’Hara “Crazy Without You” (2020)

November 12, 2020

Sydney artist Bambi O’Hara releases “Crazy Without You”, her second single this Friday November 13th. Ahead of the official release tomorrow we’re excited to bring you this exclusive chance to hear the new single early.  Co-written and co-produced with her producer, and now partner, Tim McArtney, “Crazy Without You” taps into the current global zeitgeist […]

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Long Blue Light

Track of the Day: Leif Vollebekk “Long Blue Light” (2020)

November 12, 2020

A year on from the release of his critically acclaimed album New Ways, singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk returns with a two-song EP, Long Blue Light. The title track, which we’re focusing on here, is a brand new original. Whilst, the second track is a cover of Bon Iver’s “29 #Strafford APTS”. It’s equally beautiful, so be […]

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Don Glori

Exclusive Single Premiere: Don Glori “Dawn Calling” (2020)

November 10, 2020

“Dawn Calling” is the debut single from Melbourne-based artist Don Glori (a.k.a. Gordon Li). Recorded live to tape over two sweltering days earlier this year, it is also the second release from Nothin Personal, and teases an EP of the same name that’s on the way next month. The lead single drops this Friday, November 13th, but we’re stoked […]

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Dutch Monks

Exclusive Album Premiere: Dutch Monks – Yours To Lend (2020 LP)

November 9, 2020

This week sees the release of Yours To Lend, the debut album from transcontinental indie duo Dutch Monks. Ahead of the album’s release on Friday, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive first listen.  Dutch Monks are Melbourne singer-songwriter Jesse Rudd-Schmidt and Dutch pianist Thijs Flinsenberg. The pair met whilst they were both working together […]

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Dust

Guest Playlist: Perth’s Dulcie share the tracks that inspired their latest single “Dust”

November 5, 2020

Late last month Perth indie girl band Dulcie released their latest single “Dust”. We enjoyed the song – a three minute burst of sunshine and positivity to help get you up and going – so much we made it our Track of the Day.  The song which is full of charm, personality and displays a […]

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Pesos

Track of the Day: The Terry’s “Pesos” (2020)

November 5, 2020

South Coast rockers The Terrys, named for their landlord, are back with their latest single, “Pesos”. The band, who have developed something of a cult following across Wollongong and Sydney, only released their debut single four months ago. Brought together in less than 24 hours, “Pesos” is a real delight, with the five piece hitting […]

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Blue September

Exclusive Single Premiere: VANTA and Ruyi “Blue September” (2020)

November 3, 2020

This week Melbourne-based collaborators VANTA and Ruyi release their latest single: “Blue September”. It’s a striking slice of alternative pop, and we’re excited to bring you this exclusive first listen ahead of its release on Friday.  The friends turned collaborators have spent the last eleven months working on blending and complementing each others diverse range […]

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Wild Tibetan Monks

Track of the Day: Wild Tibetan Monks “Cartoons” (2020)

October 30, 2020

Despite their moniker, Wild Tibetan Monks, are an Irish indie-rock band based in Dublin. Though up until fairly recently the trio were plying their trade in Australia; Western Australia to be exact. Formed in 2011 at college, the trio swapped Dublin for Perth in 2018. But, thanks to COVID-19 they were forced to return to […]

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Liam Morton

Exclusive Single Premiere: Liam Morton “My Baby” (2020)

October 27, 2020

Brisbane’s Liam Morton is back this week with a new single, “My Baby”. Officially released tomorrow, we’re stoked to bring you this exclusive first taste of the new track.  You might not know it from a casual listen, but “My Baby” is a lament; a lament for a broken relationship and for those missteps and […]

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Azim Zain

Track of the Day: Azim Zain and His Lovely Bones “Punk Don’t Pay The Bills” (2020)

October 26, 2020

Last week saw Azim Zain And His Lovely Bones release his new single “Punk Don’t Pay The Bills”. The single, which features Vic Austin, is taken from Azim Zain’s forthcoming debut album Be Good – set for release November 13th.  Band leader Zain, was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, before moving to Adelaide at […]

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Apollo Blue

Track of the Day: Apollo Blue “Moonchild” (2020)

October 23, 2020

“Moonchild” is the debut single from singer-songwriter, and self described “Prosecco drinking pop rock witch from the future” Apollo Blue.  Recorded in Melbourne in 2019, the single, with its nod to the genre classics, is an ode to self-empowerment. As debut singles go, I doubt you’d find many with as much assuredness, swagger, or theatricality.  […]

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Hungerford

Maria Papas takes home the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award

October 23, 2020

Karrinyup author Maria Papas has tonight been announced the winner of the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for her manuscript I Belong to the Lake. The win sees Papas take home a $15,000 cash prize and a coveted publishing contract with Fremantle Press.  The Hungerford, is a biennial award, and in 2020 is celebrating […]

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Dust

Track of the Day: Dulcie “Dust” (2020)

October 21, 2020

Perth’s indie girl band Dulcie are back with a brand new single, “Dust” – a three minute burst of sunshine and positivity to help get you up and going. Formed in 2018, Dulcie are Ashleigh Carr-White, Timieka Denton, Saskia Brittain and Madison Hanley. With three vocalists, a truly wonderful pop sensibility and hooks aplenty, the […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Charlie DeCarlo “Walkway” (2020)

October 19, 2020

New York singer-songwriter Charlie DeCarlo will release his new single “Walkway” on Thursday. The single is the latest and last to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Paper Birds – set for release in December. Ahead of its official release we’re excited to bring you this exclusive early taste of the brilliant new single […]

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Ohmage: Melbourne’s Eddie Casper walks us track by track through his immersive sophomore album

October 19, 2020

Melbourne indie artist Eddie Casper released his sophomore album Ohmage on Saturday. Self-produced, and with Casper performing all the instrumentation himself, the album was recorded in solitude in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.  In an age dominated by the “single”, Ohmage is a return to the album format of old. Best heard in its entirety from start […]

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Track of the Day: Sturle Dagsland “Kusanagi” (2020)

October 19, 2020

Norwegian experimentalist and avant-rock singer Sturle Dagsland released a new single at the end of last week. “Kusanagi”, which was created together with his brother Sjur, is extraordinary, oddly compelling, and in all likelihood pretty polarising. It’s also quite hard to adequately describe.  Sturle and his brother are from Stavanger, in South West Norway. It’s […]

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Rupert Everett

Book Review: Rupert Everett explores the fleeting nature of fame and filmmaking in To the End of the World

October 15, 2020

To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde is the latest memoir from actor, author, and now director Rupert Everett. In the book Everett, recounts the story of how he set out to make the film of Oscar Wilde’s last days, 2018’s The Happy Prince. The book, then, is part memoir, part travelogue, […]

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Canary

Exclusive Single Premiere: Howlite “Canary” (2020)

October 8, 2020

They’ve been teasing its release for more than a year, but Melbourne’s Howlite are all set to release their new EP Not Here next week. It’s coming later than originally planned, but that’s 2020 for you. But, before we get to the EP, the band have one more single for you all: “Canary”. And we’re […]

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Davey Lane

Track of the Day: Davey Lane “You Were A Mirage” (2020)

October 7, 2020

Singer-songwriter, producer, virtuoso guitarist and You Am I stalwart Davey Lane is back with new music and a new album to tease: Don’t Bank Your Heart On It – Out November 13th.  “You Were A Mirage” is the first single from that new album. It’s a song that deals with the deeply personal; about moving […]

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Dead Man In A Ditch

Book Review: Fetch Phillips returns in Luke Arnold’s Dead Man In A Ditch

October 6, 2020

Fetch Phillips, the noirish rouge for hire from Weatherly, is back. It’s been less than year since his last case. And, it’s aftermath is still rippling through Sunder City. People have got the idea that the magic might be coming back. They’ve also got into their heads that Fetch is working to figure it all […]

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Track of the Day: BATTS “Dancing On The Moon” (2020)

October 2, 2020

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter BATTS returns with a brand new single. Written and recorded to feature on a collaborative cassette tape for This & That Tapes, “Dancing On The Moon” sees the musician return to pretty familiar interstellar territory.  The single came about following contact from Joseph Carlough, the owner of Philadelphia-based label This & That Tapes. […]

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Ashton Irwin

Track of the Day: Ashton Irwin “Skinny Skinny” (2020)

September 29, 2020

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and 5 Seconds of Summer stalwart Ashton Irwin is all set to release his debut solo album, Superbloom at the end of October. He’s teased the album’s imminent arrival with the release of the single “Skinny Skinny”.  I don’t know what I was expecting the debut solo single from Irwin to sound like. […]

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Mustafa

Track of the Day: Mustafa “Air Forces” (2020)

September 28, 2020

“Air Forces” is the new single from 23-year-old Muslim poet and songwriter Mustafa. The single, which is built around samples of a Sudanese tribal chant, follows the success of his debut single “Stay Alive”. Further, “Air Forces” marks the continued exploration of a musical style that Mustafa describes as ‘inner city folk music’. The move […]

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