New Music

Track of the Week: Devon Kay & The Solutions “Frustrated People of the World, Unite!” (2021)

March 3, 2021

With a single due every month, it was only a matter of time before Chicago’s Devon Kay & The Solutions popped up as one of our Tracks of the Week. After teaming with Less Than Jake‘s Chris DeMakes for a cover of “Big“, the six-piece needed a cracking follow up. “Frustrated People of the World, […]

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Kid Le Chat

Exclusive Single Premiere: Kid Le Chat “It Was Never That Easy” (2021)

March 3, 2021

The cornerstones of Kid Le Chat, David Wilson and Leo Moretti met in a microbrewery in Rio De Janeiro. They bonded over a mutual love of 80’s music such as Talking Heads, Tears for Fears and New Order, and set about creating their own modern twist on synth-pop. Since then, they’ve recorded an album, released […]

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Grids and Dots

Exclusive Single Premiere: Grids and Dots “City Skies” (2021)

March 2, 2021

Grids and Dots,  the Sydney indie outfit are about to drop their second single for 2021, “City Skies”. It’s an upbeat and lush tune, with beautiful rich guitars and sweet harmonies. “City Skies’ will be on their upcoming EP, What Happens to Friendships. We are thrilled to be premiering “City Skies” ahead of its release […]

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You Am I

Track of the Week: You Am I “The Waterboy” (2021)

February 24, 2021

You Am I have just dropped the first single, “The Waterboy” off their eleventh studio album. It showcases the songwriting skill and inventiveness of frontman Tim Rogers. It was inspired by a song, “I Can See Elvis” on the classic Waterboys album, Modern Blues.  There is a recurring line in “The Waterboy” – “Edinburgh, Galway, […]

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Pipin

Exclusive Single Premiere: Pipin “Tunnel Vision” (2021)

February 24, 2021

Pipin is the solo-project for Brisbane singer-songwriter Bec Hoole. She is known for her dreamy pop songs sprinkled with touches of throwback disco. We are thrilled to premiere her first single of 2021, “Tunnel Vision” ahead of its release on Friday. We also have an accompanying video that is as striking as it is inventive. […]

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The Fallen Robins

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Fallen Robins “Driving Song” (2021)

February 23, 2021

We are thrilled today to have the video premiere of “Driving Song” from Sydney-side folk-trio The Fallen Robins. The band was started in 2019 by three siblings; Charlotte, Jess and Sarah. With harmonies that tug your heartstrings and authentic story-telling, their music is joyously uplifting. The track reflects upon the arc taken when on the […]

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Highline

Interview: “Staying Sane” with Sydney’s Highline

February 22, 2021

Sydney’s Highline haven’t let a little thing like a global pandemic throw off their hard earned momentum. The quartet are back with a new single, “Staying Sane”, and with the promise of more to come.  It was still early days for the band pre-covid. They’d released their debut EP and played their first ever shows […]

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Gesticulations

Track by Track: Gesticulations take us through their atmospheric debut album Sense of Purgency

February 19, 2021

Gesticulations is a solo project for Graham Ashton, who you may recognise from The Shambolics and Way Cool Jnr. Today he releases the first album for the project, Sense of Purgency. The songs are typically very lyric-driven, and musically sparse. Whilst being sparse, it is varied and interesting. Elements of this record remind me of […]

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Jesa

Exclusive Video Premiere: JESA “You Before Me” (2021)

February 17, 2021

With a buoyant spring in her step, JESA, the effervescent folk-pop singer from the Northern Rivers of NSW has dropped her latest single “You Before Me”. She has craftily turned a break-up song into one of self-affirmation. It’s not maudlin, it’s totally danceable. We are thrilled today to have the video premiere of this uplifting […]

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Track of the Week: Flag Duty “Twenty” (2021)

February 17, 2021

We love recommending local music that’ll have you reminiscing about the first time you read about them. Right now is one of those moments to mind-stamp for your future reflection as we put Flag Duty on your radar! Hailing from the fertile music breeding ground of Brisbane, Flag Duty combines modern and nostalgic rock with […]

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Joe Mungovan

Exclusive Video Premiere: Joe Mungovan “Lemon + Lime” (2021)

February 16, 2021

There might only be a couple of weeks of summer left, but Joe Mungovan is doing his best to extend it for us, with his summery-vibed track “Lemon + Lime”. Today we are excited to have the video premiere for this chilled tune, ahead of its release tomorrow. “Lemon + Lime” follows on from “You […]

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Duckboi

Exclusive Single Premiere: Duckboi “Going to the Beach” (2021)

February 11, 2021

Wollongong must have something in its waters because it keeps throwing up talented artists. Duckboi, the solo-project for Jack Lincoln is no exception. He is about to drop his latest surf-infused hypnotic song, “Going to the Beach”. We are excited to have the premiere of this short, fun and quirky tune ahead of its release […]

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Zac Henderson

Track by Track: Zac Henderson takes us through his debut LP Lay The Stones

February 10, 2021

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Zac Henderson has just dropped his debut LP, Lay The Stones. It’s a beautiful collection of songs he has meticulously crafted over the years. This follows on from his debut EP, Procrastination which was released four years ago. Touring has kept Zac busy, but finally, he has been able to spend time in […]

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Riley Pearce

Exclusive Single Premiere: Riley Pearce “Golden Retriever” (2021)

February 10, 2021

Alt-folk singer-songwriter Riley Pearce, is about to release the third single, “Golden Retriever’ off his forthcoming EP, Love And All That Stuff. We are thrilled to have the premiere of this bouncy summery track ahead of its release this Friday. This track has a beat and a groove which sucks you in from the first few […]

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Track of the Week: KAI CULT “Cigarette Burns” (2021)

February 10, 2021

Melbourne post-punker KAI CULT has dropped his follow-up to “Massive Checks“, and it’s another absolute ripper. Mixed by Ashwin Rao of Singapore’s Knightingale, “Cigarette Burns” is a fast-paced slice of frenetic punk. It’s energetic and anthemic, designed to be played loudly or not at all. The accompanying music video is a deliciously DIY affair, shot […]

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Friendless

Exclusive Single Premiere: Friendless ft. Jannah Beth “DRIP” (2021)

February 4, 2021

Friendless is back with another hypnotic dance floor banger, “DRIP”, featuring his long-term collaborator Jannah Beth. This follows on from the bonkers “Lemonade” which was released late in 2020. We are excited to have the exclusive premiere of this track before its release on Friday. From the opening beats, this is a track which sucks you […]

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Maple Mall

Track of the Week: Maple Mall “Coastin'” (2021)

February 3, 2021

Indie rock continues to be in fine form in Australia, with another band throwing their hats into the ring. Maple Mall are a four piece from the Illawarra region of New South Wales, who have just released their sophomore single “Coastin’”.  It’s very much early days for the lads from Illawarra – they only played […]

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SEABASS

Exclusive Video Premiere: SEABASS “Always Kidding” (2021)

February 2, 2021

Adelaide-based indie-rock quartet SEABASS have dropped “Always Kidding”, the title-track off their debut EP. It’s a beautifully emotive song, with warm harmonies, and a comforting nostalgic feel about it.  We’re excited to have the first look at the video for “Always Kidding”, which has a strong visual deftly complementing the tone of the track. The […]

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Broken Waves

Exclusive Single Premiere: Broken Waves “Drag Me Back” (2021)

January 28, 2021

Adelaide-based indie-pop quintet Broken Waves are about to drop “Drag Me Back”. This is the first single off their debut EP, so we are naturally thrilled that they have chosen to premiere it at the AU review. This electro-funk track is a formidable and enticing taste of what’s to come for the band. “Drag Me […]

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The Great Emu War Casualties

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Great Emu War Casualties “I’m A Yes Man” (2021)

January 27, 2021

The Great Emu War Casualties are about to drop their latest single, “I’m A Yes Man” off their forthcoming EP, Vanity Project, and we are stoked to be premiering it on the AU today. The enigmatic trio released 10 new tracks in 2020, with their previous release “Flies In my Eyes” being the first taster […]

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A.B. Original

Track of the Week: A.B. Original “January 26” (2016)

January 26, 2021

Given the date, we thought it appropriate to showcase a track which sadly has as much relevance in 2021, as it did when first released in 2016. “January 26” by A.B. Original perfectly encapsulates the rage which we should all feel about the injustices perpetrated by white settlement, and the failure of our governments to […]

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LANKS

Exclusive Single Premiere: LANKS “Cold Blood” (2021)

January 21, 2021

LANKS is the solo project for Will Cuming. Cuming, an Australian native but now residing in Brooklyn, NY is a producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has been working on a double-album, Spirits Pt. 1. and 2. Pt 1. was released late last year and features exclusively guest vocalists. Pt 2. sees LANKS taking control of the […]

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daste.

Exclusive Single Premiere: daste. “somebody like you” (2021)

January 20, 2021

Gold Coast-trio daste.  are about to release their first single of the year, “somebody like you”, a beautiful uplifting tune, and we are thrilled to be premiering it today. This is the second track to be released off their forthcoming debut album dusk/dawn, due out mid-year. “somebody like you” follows on from “either way”, which […]

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Hardline

Track of the Week: Julien Baker “Hardline” (2021)

January 19, 2021

Singer-songwriter Julien Baker continues to tease her forthcoming album Little Oblivions, treating fans to new single “Hardline”.  The new single, the first track on the new album, further showcases the more expansive sound that Baker has opted for on the forthcoming album. It’s bigger, bolder, but at the same time, so clearly a Julien Baker […]

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Track of the Week: Lapwing “Hope Christmas Gets You To Me” (2020)

December 14, 2020

It’s time for our last featured track of the year, so let’s end 2020 with something that sums up exactly how we’re all feeling after this wild AF year – a little bit sad, a little bit hopeful, and a little bit festive. Lapwing‘s “Hope Christmas Gets You To Me” ticks all those boxes. The […]

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Track of the Day: Choosing Sides “Cardboard Seats” (2020)

December 11, 2020

Adelaide trio Choosing Sides recently dropped latest single “Cardboard Seats“, and we’re stoked to be naming it today’s Track of the Day. Making it interstate for a show in Melbourne just before COVID-19 disrupted… well, everything, Choosing Sides have taken all 2020 has thrown at them in their stride. They’ve spent the year hard at […]

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Little Green

Exclusive Single Premiere: Little Green “The Night” (2020)

December 10, 2020

Little Green is the moniker for Sydney-based singer-songwriter Amy Nelson. As we head into what is becoming known as ‘bushfire season’, today we are premiering “The Night”, a track which highlights the devastation that last years rounds of bushfires had on society and the land on which we inhabit. Little Green wrote of the inspiration […]

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Vinny Fire

Guest Playlist: Melbourne trio Vinny bring you the essential 80’s beats you need in your life

December 10, 2020

Melbourne trio Vinny capped off November with the release of “Fire”, their second release of the year.  Armed with infectious base lines and oozing swagger, “Fire” is as good an introduction as any to the Melbourne band. Think neon lit dance floors, a touch of hedonism and a smidge of seedy dance floor vibes and […]

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Track of the Day: Seth King “Numb” (2020)

December 10, 2020

Today’s Track of the Day comes in the form of Seth King‘s latest “Numb“. Boasting a hook that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days, it’s a great slice of relatable Aussie rock-pop. And with EP 2020 got me feeling like on the way, now’s the perfect time to tap into “Numb”. “I […]

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Clio Renner

Track by Track: Clio Renner guides us through her debut album Nothing Breaks, Nothing Mends

December 9, 2020

Melbourne-based and multi-talented Clio Renner’s debut album Nothing Breaks, Nothing Mends is out and making waves. The pianist, vocalist and songwriter has produced an impressive collection of alternative indie-pop tracks that delve into the truth of Renner’s life right now, exploring her thoughts, inner-dialogue and the people in her life. Having worked with a slew […]

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