New Music

Track by Track: Tshitaki take us through their album World Keeps Turning

March 27, 2020

Today we have a very exciting feature for you. It’s the full track-by-track breakdown of the sophomore album by Sydney-based rockers, Tshitaki. Tshitaki is from the Northern Beaches in Sydney and is comprised of Nik Philpott on vocals and lead guitar, Mullo on bass and vocals, and The Gwarp on drums. I’ve really enjoyed listening […]

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Track of the Day: Palaye Royale “Lonely” (2020)

March 27, 2020

Canadian-rock band Palaye Royale have shook the music scene yet again with their new single “Lonely”, the fifth single release from their upcoming third album. Originally known as Kropp Circle before their name changed in 2011, the band was formed in 2008 by brothers Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, and Emerson Barrett. Through the years these […]

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Run the Jewels

Track of the Day: Run the Jewels Feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier “Ohh La La” (2020)

March 26, 2020

As Run the Jewels prep RTJ4, originally planed for release around the time of the now-postponed Coachella, the behemoth duo unleash the album’s second taster. And for this one they’ve hooked up with icon DJ Premier and Nice & Smooth legend Greg Nice. Titled “Ohh La La,” the cut is a stomping ode to Gang […]

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Strangely Enough

Exclusive Single Premiere: Strangely Enough “Long Time Coming” (2020)

March 26, 2020

Today we are showcasing the third single, “Long Time Coming” from Melbourne’s Strangely Enough. This is to be the first single of the band’s debut EP, due to be released in coming months.  It follows on from earlier releases “Change” and “Graceville”. The song starts with some elegant keys and caressing vocals. It doesn’t take […]

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Track of the Day: Future Static “Dead End” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Melbourne outfit Future Static recently unveiled “Dead End“, the second track from forthcoming EP Fatalist. It’s heavy, angry, and exactly what we need right now. Made up of singer Bri Marsh, guitarists Ryan Qualizza and Jack Smith, bassist Kira Neil and drummer Jackson Trudel, , Future Static formed back in 2016. Since then, they’ve made a powerful name for themsleves on […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sometime Sonny “Urgency” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Sometime Sonny is the moniker of Brisbane singer-songwriter Dave Campbell. We are stoked today to be bringing you the exclusive first look at his latest release “Urgency”. It’s a beautiful song with a translatable message.  Given the current global situation, it’s easy to get down with the emotion of getting caught up in one’s own ‘urgency’. […]

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Tadhg Daly

Track of the Day: Tadhg Daly “Come Alive” (2020)

March 24, 2020

London-based singer-songwriter Tadhg Daly released his new single, “Come Alive”, earlier this month. It’s his second release of the year, and probably his most personal to date. As Daly describes it, “Come Alive” is a “song for anyone who’s found themselves lost in darkness. It’s a song for anyone that’s searching for the light.” It’s […]

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Track of the Day: Answering Machine “Cherry Coke” (2020)

March 23, 2020

Brooklyn rock and rollers Answering Machine have just dropped latest single, “Cherry Coke“. The track marks our most recent glimpse of upcoming album Bad Luck, due out April 17th. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, The Ronettes, and Against Me, Answering Machine formed back in 2016. Launched by public school teachers Samantha […]

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Rockefeller Frequency

Chemicals: Brisbane’s The Rockefeller Frequency take us through their debut track by track

March 23, 2020

Brisbane rockers The Rockefeller Frequency released their debut album, Chemicals, earlier in the month.  The album’s creation was a DIY journey from start to finish. It’s been a few years in the making too, with the band taking some time off before reemerging in 2018. Recording took place in the band’s Basement Studios in Brisbane, […]

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Hartley

Track of the Day: Hartley “Bittersweet” (2020)

March 20, 2020

Not content with just releasing her debut eponymous EP back in January, Brisbane singer-songwriter Hartley is back with a brand new single. Co-produced alongside Ninajirachi, “Bittersweet” is a playful bop all about wanting those things you know aren’t good for you. That extra slab of chocolate, bottle of wine, that certain someone you have your […]

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Kate Miller-Heidke

Exclusive Video Premiere: Michel van der Aa feat. Kate Miller-Heidke “What A Dream” (2020)

March 19, 2020

February saw Dutch contemporary classical composer Michel van der Aa release his debut indie-pop album. Time Falling saw the composer collaborating with the ever talented and versatile Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke. Today we’re incredibly excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the music video for album track “What A Dream”.  Time Falling is billed […]

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Shakes & Palaces

Track of the Day: Shacks & Palaces “Once Upon A Hilltop” (2020)

March 19, 2020

Shacks & Palaces is the new solo project from The Temper Trap bassist Jonny Aherne. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist has already dropped the project’s debut single, “Once Upon A Hilltop”, and a delightful music video to accompany it.  With the world pretty much doing into lockdown, “Once Upon A Hilltop”, is the uplifting slice of […]

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Fancy Face

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fancy Face “Slip Up” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Melbourne 5-piece Fancy Face released their debut single “Slip Up” last month, and today we’ve got the Exclusive Video Premiere for this high-octane ball of fun. It’s just the tonic for these gloomy times. I love this video – I would have got it up online earlier but I’ve been watching it on repeat this […]

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Ben Lukas Boysen

Track of the Day: Ben Lukas Boysen “Medela” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Berlin-based composer and producer Ben Lukas Boysen returns in May with his long-awaited third album Mirage. Ahead of its release the producer has teased the album, through new single “Medela”.  Mirage follows Gravity (2013) and the acclaimed 2016 full length Spells. The latter was as admired by his peers as by his fans. Indeed, since […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jordan Merrick “Millennial Blues” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Jordan Merrick, the Brisbane-based bush balladeer is about to release his latest offering, “Millenial Blues”. Jordan released “Low Country” in June 2019, and followed it up with “I Don’t Belong” and “Dangerously Sincere” prior to his debut album Night Music being released late last year. He hasn’t kept still though, releasing this new track, which […]

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Track of the Day: Methyl Ethel “Majestic AF” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Methyl Ethel are about to release a new EP, Hurts to Laugh and “Majestic AF”, the first release off it, is our Track of the Day. The EP was recorded at the same time as the long-play Triage which was released in 2019. Front-man and the creative force behind Methyl Ethel, Jake Webb,  was clearly […]

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Track of the Day: Pirra “The Peak” (2020)

March 16, 2020

Sydney-side indie-dance-pop quartet Pirra are back with a new release, “The Peak”. It has a fun feverish energy that is bound to put a smile on your face. It’s just what we need after a seemingly inexhaustible stream of bad news recently. “The Peak” is a great follow-up to their previous track, “Under the Skyline” Jess […]

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Nuria

Track of the Day: Nuria “Noise” (2020)

March 13, 2020

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria is kickstarting her 2020 with her latest single, “Noise”. The punchy slice of electro pop is the fourth single from her forthcoming debut album.  The elegant track, which features production work from Alice Springs-based Dave Crowe (Resin Moon), explores relationship discord, and how these feelings can be channeled into sound. It’s basically […]

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Track of the Day: Husky “Cut Myself Loose” (2020)

March 12, 2020

Ahead of its release tomorrow, we’ve got a sneak peek at the new single “Cut Myself Loose” from Melbourne band Husky. It features Husky Gawenda‘s dreamy vocals floating above Gideon Preiss‘s keys. It has some sweet guitars in it as well. This is signature Husky, with their gentle indie-folk mastery of getting you to lean-forward into […]

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Whitest Boy

Track of the Day: The Whitest Boy Alive “Serious” (2019)

March 11, 2020

It’s been over a decade since we’ve really heard from German-Norwegian pop outfit The Whitest Boy Alive. We’re glad that’s changed. Reforming, this side-project from Kings of Convenience’s Erlend Øye has once again emerged to give us a complicated dose of Scandi pop, restrained and euphoric in equal measures. Øye, Marcin Ōz, Sebastian Maschat and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sunday Estate “Give Me (Something)” (2020)

March 11, 2020

We have the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Give Me (Something)” from Sydney-side indie-outfit The Sunday Estate. This is a character study about teenage love, and how these relationships can be being fraught with difficulties. The song paints a vivid picture and you find yourself immersed in the narrative with ease. With a strong and engaging story […]

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Track of the Day: RACKETT “Oxytoxic” (2020)

March 10, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Oxytoxic” from Sydney electro-pop outfit RACKETT, and it’s especially exciting as a total kick-arse video for it is also being released today. A brief recap on who Rackett is and where they have come from in case you’ve missed that one. They were a totally captivating glam-rock 4-piece, with […]

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Jack Davies

Track of the Day: Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks “Half Frozen Beer” (2020)

March 9, 2020

Fremantle folksters Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks have dropped their first release of 2020. “Half Frozen Beer”, is the first track from a forthcoming EP, and caps off a busy and impressive 2019. “Half Frozen Beer” starts slow. But, quickly evolves into a rollicking good time. It’s got that foot-stomping, feel good vibe so prescient […]

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BATTS

Track of the Day: BATTS “City View” (2020)

March 6, 2020

Melbourne singer-songwriter BATTS is back with brand new single, “City View”. A self described love song, “City View” is the first taste of BATTS’ new material post The Grand Tour. It’s great timing too, with the Melbourne artist jetting off to America for SXSW in a matter of weeks.  The conceptual thread that ran through […]

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Track of the Day: Dizzy “Sunflower” (2020)

March 5, 2020

Our favourite Canadian quartet is back! Hailing from Oshawa, Ontario, Dizzy have returned to give us a dose of their pure pop gem with “Sunflower”. It’s as hypnotising and beautiful as much as it is a track designed to make you want to groove. And it’s a welcome addition to the group’s already impressive catalogue. […]

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Track of the Day: Mambali “Legend of the Devil Dance” (2020)

March 4, 2020

Our track of the day comes from Numbulwar-band Mambali, with their latest single “Legend Of The Devil Dance”.  This follows on from “Yuwani” which was released in 2019 and featured Emily Wurrumara. Fans of Saltwater and Warumpi are bound to dig this latest tune, from one of the most exciting Indigenous bands on the scene. The […]

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The National

Track of the Day: The National “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS Cover) (2020)

March 3, 2020

Lifted from Julia Stone-curated compilation Songs for Australia, an excellent cover of INXS classic “Never Tears Us Apart” recalls the unbridled creativity oft credited to The National. The Ohio band, set to tour Australia later this month, faithfully recreate the endearing tune with a few drastic changes for good measure. While frontman Matt Berninger is […]

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Ivory Woods

Track of the Day: Ivory Woods “Flickering Light” (2020)

March 2, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Flickering Light” from the Finnish band, Ivory Woods. It has a stunning video clip to accompany it. The scenery in this is breathtaking and drone footage has been used to great effect. It certainly contrasts starkly to the Australian landscape, any time of year. Ivory Woods was formed in […]

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Elrichman

Track of the Day: Elrichman “Cop On A Horse” (2020)

February 28, 2020

It’s always fun discovering a new genre. Today it’s the turn of sophisti-pop. Quite what sets sophisiti-pop apart from other genres is still a bit of a mystery. But it’s the genre of choice for Elrichman, the project of Paul Erlichman, the creator of “Cop On A Horse”, our Track of the Day.  The new […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: MOBS: Cinema Paradiso (2020)

February 27, 2020

We have the Exclusive Album Premiere today from Melbourne indie-pop band MOBS. It’s synth-pop nirvana, with each track on this concept album, Cinema Paradiso, being inspired by a classic 80’s film. Every song is written from the perspective of the lead character in the film. They have released a few of the tracks off the […]

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