Music

Gretta Ray

Album of the Week: Gretta Ray – Begin to Look Around (2021 LP)

August 26, 2021

It honestly feels like Gretta Ray has been releasing music for the past decade. Only now releasing her debut album, Begin to Look Around, the Melbourne artist has been in and around listener’s ears for so long you’d be forgiven for thinking she’d surely be onto album three by now. Taking the time to formulate […]

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Interview: Allison Ponthier on Faking My Own Death, tornados and Twilight

August 26, 2021

Fans of Kasey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers need to meet Allison Ponthier. The Texan-born New York-based artist has dropped her debut EP with Interscope Records, Faking My Own Death – a deeply personal and coded collection of self-discovery and otherness accompanied by Ponthier’s zany intergalactic cowboy world. At 20-years-old, Allison moved […]

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Baby Velvet

Track of the Week: Baby Velvet “Call Me” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Baby Velvet is the new project for singer/songwriter Hannah Crofts. You might also know her as Hannah Marjorie, or as one-quarter of the ARIA award-winning group All Our Exes Live in Texas. Hannah has launched her debut single as Baby Velvet, the beautifully rich and emotive “Call Me”. This is the first track from her […]

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Imperial Broads

Exclusive Single Premiere: Imperial Broads “Another Planet” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Sydney band Imperial Broads have been teasing out tracks from their forthcoming album, Counterpart. We are thrilled today to be premiering the third single; the swirling psychedelic “Another Planet”. In keeping with the title of the song, the track opens with a moody celestial feel to it.  Throw in the 60s-style harmonies and then finishing […]

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Lon

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lontano “Adelaide” (2021)

August 24, 2021

Lontano is a new duo comprising of Anthony Dettori (The Sunburys) and Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs, The Soldiers Wife) and we are thrilled to be premiering their debut release, “Adelaide”. Anthony and Roz share an Italian heritage, and the name Lontano is an Italian term connotating distance. The songs of Lontano promise to explore […]

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Guest Book Review: Tim Carroll from Holy Holy reviews The Power by Naomi Alderman

August 20, 2021

Today, Holy Holy released their fourth studio album, Hello My Beautiful World. Our reviewer Dylan Marshall, has declared it as “their best album yet”, and it is our Album of the Week. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Carroll is also a voracious reader, and to celebrate this latest release, Tim has written for the AU, a […]

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Will Henderson

Will Henderson releases new single “Too bad to be true”

August 20, 2021

Will Henderson is one of those musicians who effortlessly shifts genres. One of his many musical projects is being one half of the pop duo Gimme Gimme, with his sister Esther. They recently released the extremely fun track “Silk”. Today Will is releasing a solo track, the beautifully atmospheric “Too bad to be true”.  This […]

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Splendour rescheduled for fourth time, with new dates set for July 2022

August 20, 2021

With the NSW lockdown still ongoing, Splendour in the Grass organisers have made the call to postpone the festival for the fourth time. The 20th anniversary celebration, originally due to be held last year and then later scheduled for November 2021, is now set for July 2022. Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and […]

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Holy Holy

Album of the Week: Hello My Beautiful World is Holy Holy’s best album yet

August 19, 2021

Holy Holy are whole. After years of plying their trade on anthemic stadium-ready rock tinged with hints of 80’s glam guitar and synth, the Australian act now feel complete; like they’ve managed to pull it all together once and for all. Here on Hello My Beautiful World, the anthemic beauty of the band continues to […]

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Pasiflorez

Exclusive Single Premiere: Pasiflorez “Dream Girl?” (2021)

August 19, 2021

Lovers of psychedelic surf rock are going to love Pasiflorez. We are stoked today to be premiering their latest tune, “Dream Girl?”, ahead of its release on Friday, 20th August 2021. Psych rock is one genre that, when done well, always gives me the impression that the band is totally vibing on what they are […]

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Guest Playlist: Getting to know Sydney’s Southey

August 19, 2021

Sydney’s singer/songwriter Southey has launched himself onto the scene with his debut single, “Run River”. This is a track that would have you believe he had a couple of albums under his belt. With beautifully delicate guitars and layered vocals, Southey has nailed his debut with aplomb. “Run River” has a beautiful richness to it. […]

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Steven Bamidele

Track of the Week: Steven Bamidele (UK) “You Were Wrong” (2021)

August 18, 2021

Steven Bamidele is a neo-soul artist hailing from Brighton in the UK. He first burst onto the scene in 2017, and his next EP, Uncrowded is due to drop on October 15, 2021.  The first single from the EP has just been teased out, “You Were Wrong”, and we are thrilled to have it as […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Aodhan “Three Leaf Clover” (Teenage Joans Cover) (2021)

August 18, 2021

Aodhan, the talented Dharawal singer/songwriter from Albion Park in NSW is certainly going through a purple patch. Only last month he released his outstanding debut EP, Flies In My Room, and he is following it up with a cover of the stellar Teenage Joans song, “Three Leaf Clover”. We are thrilled to be premiering the track […]

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Interview: Still Woozy on If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is, his wedding & feelings.

August 17, 2021

Portland-based Still Woozy is at the forefront of the psychedelic pop scene, with an ability to create lush production that’ll have listeners hearing a new layer on every listen. He combines his carnival sound with a mixture of melancholy and rambunctiousness, creating a dichotic world of emotions which he relates to the feeling of airports. […]

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Happy Fits

Guest playlist: Brooklyn’s The Happy Fits share songs of resilience that inspired their track “Another Try”

August 17, 2021

Brooklyn-trio The Happy Fits make well-crafted pop-rock with catchy choruses covering themes we can all relate to. It’s a style of music that has strongly resonated, with the band racking up some impressive numbers in the process. They’ve hit north of fifty million streams worldwide and 4 million YouTube views. Attracting a keen audience in […]

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Archie Roach

Interview: Archie Roach on his Kitchen Table Yarns and his foundation stage at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

August 12, 2021

Archie Roach is a national treasure who has led an extraordinary life. As a two-year-old, he was forcibly removed from his family, as part of the “Stolen Generation”. This dislocation was to have a profound effect on Archie and his siblings, as he battled alcoholism and struggled to find his identity. He was able to […]

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Romanie

Exclusive EP Premiere: Romanie – Little Big Steps (2021 EP)

August 12, 2021

Little Big Steps is the title of the sophomore EP from Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Romanie, and we are delighted to be premiering it ahead of its release tomorrow. Lead singles “Fake Friends”, “I’m Anything But Myself Around You” and “Stranger In My Skin” have dropped in the last few months in the leadup to the EP’s […]

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Album of the Week: Now We’re Cookin’ is Polish Club at their best, most melodic and entirely complete

August 12, 2021

Since coming through with the goods on their debut album in 2017, it’s been a relatively constant burn for Polish Club, the Sydney duo known for their live shows and ability to craft punchy classic rock tracks. With Alright Already debuting 4 years ago only to be followed up with the stellar Iguana in 2019, […]

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Planet

Track of the Week: PLANET “Resign” (2021)

August 11, 2021

Sydney’s indie-rock outfit PLANET have released another highly infectious guitar-driven banger, “Resign” and it’s our Track of the Week. These boys know how to write a catchy tune, with more than a passing nod to Brit-pop with some earthy garage rock keeping it grounded in the Antipodes. With spring just around the corner, this track […]

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Polish Club

Polish Club’s David Novak gives us his favourite burgers in Sydney

August 11, 2021

On Friday, Sydney rockers Polish Club will release their latest album, Now We’re Cookin’. They’ve teased out some singles in the past few months including “Stop for a Minute”, “Just Talking” and the sweet ballad “No Heaven”, so it’s exciting to having the full audio smorgasbord about to drop. It’s always good to hear David […]

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Sunday Estate

The Sunday Estate take us through their new EP When You Get Home

August 11, 2021

Sydney five-piece The Sunday Estate have today released their latest EP, When You Get Home. The band has the knack of writing cracking rock songs with strong melodies, great guitars and catchy choruses. They tend to be written about themes and topics to which we can all relate, making them readily accessible. Of the tracks […]

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Witching Hour

Behind the scenes of Witching Hour’s “Queen of Wands” music video

August 10, 2021

Melbourne’s multi-talented artist, Witching Hour recently released the video for “Queen of Wands”, the final track off her debut EP, Book of Shadows that dropped on the 30th July. Witching Hour is the moniker for Claire Quartz, who has put together a beautifully vivid and colourful video for the “Queen of Wands”. Claire has synaesthesia […]

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Jess Chalker

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jess Chalker “Don’t Fight It” (2021)

August 9, 2021

Today, the London-resident Australian artist Jess Chalker teases out a track, “Don’t Fight It”, from her upcoming debut solo LP, Hemispheres. We are absolutely thrilled to be premiering the track, along with an animated video, which was created by Thomas Calder. This is the third song to be released from the album, following on from […]

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Eilish Gilligan

Album of the Week: Eilish Gilligan – First One To Leave The Party (2021 EP)

August 5, 2021

Eilish Gilligan has always been capable of creating synth-driven sad bangers. With this ability more than apparent and present across previous EPs and singles, Gilligan returns with her second EP in the form of five track wonder First One To Leave The Party. Following less than a year since debut EP Hospital, First One To […]

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Jelly Oshen

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jelly Oshen “All Alone” (2021)

August 4, 2021

Indie bedroom-pop artist Jelly Oshen continues his rich vein of quality singles with his latest emotive salve, “All Alone”. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of the video of the track ahead of its release on Friday. Through this track, Jelly says we should be allowed to enjoy our own company, which given […]

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Track of the Week: Varley, “One Two Three” (2021)

August 4, 2021

For this week’s Track of the Week, we’re celebrating “One Two Three“, an atmospheric slice of indie-pop from trio Varley. Based in Berlin, Varley consists of Dublin-born singer Claire-Ann and German bandmates Joschka Bender and Matthias Heising. With influences including Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, and Phoebe Bridgers, the Varley vibe is at once vulnerable and […]

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Suicide Swans

Toowoomba’s Suicide Swans walk us through new album Reservations

August 4, 2021

Toowomba alt-country band Suicide Swans released their new album, Reservations, late last week.  The album, the follow-up to last year’s Through The Years, was recorded in its entirety at By The Living Grace Studio in Brisbane. According to Frontman Kyle Jenkins the album is “an extension of the previous album… that captured the band’s love […]

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Album Review: The Jungle Giants – Love Signs (2021 LP)

July 30, 2021

The Jungle Giants‘ gradual shift from indie rock to electronic dance has officially landed with their new album Love Signs, a 10-track collection of groovy beats and sunny hooks which will win you over. Long-released lead singles “Heavy Hearted”, from July 2019, and “Sending Me Ur Loving”, from January 2020, offered a strong message of […]

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Colin Lillie

Colin Lillie takes us on a journey into the soul of his sophomore album Shades Of Love

July 30, 2021

Singer-songwriter and ‘Gypsy Scotsman’ Colin Lillie need not worry about the curse of the second album.  Shades Of Love, out today is an assured and confident record, one that is full of heart, life, and honest, compelling songwriting. In essence, it’s what we’ve come to expect from Lillie; but equally it also displays an admirable […]

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Interview: JAWNY on The Story of Hugo EP, staying authentic and the pressure of going viral.

July 29, 2021

JAWNY is the 25-year-old Bay Area born, Philadelphia adopted and Los Angeles based carnival-funk lover boy pop musician who brought us the 2019 indie anthem ‘Honeypie’. He’s since inked a deal with Interscope, quickly putting out his debut collection For Abby and has now followed up its narrative with another perspective, The Story of Hugo. In […]

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