Drift into the mind of a 60s couple as they carelessly dance on the shore of the sea in France, puppets to the saxophone and smooth bass-line of Suneden’s new single, Lost In Your World.
In no particular order, here are some records we’ve been spinning A LOT this year.
Melbourne solo artist James Wallace aka Coloured Clocks is back with his sixth album ‘The Floral Emblem’, recorded and produced in his house to deliver a buoyant brand of psychedelic dream pop.
We had a really fun chat with Tamara from Melbourne trio Tamara & the Dreams to chat about their debut EP cracked phone screens.
Lisa Caruso has ticked off her bucket list dream of releasing a Christmas song, but the sentiment of the single goes a lot further than that.
We caught up with Byron from one of Adelaide’s most exciting new outfits, COLTER to chat about their new single “Repeat It” and what Mick Jagger would have been if he wasn’t a rockstar.
The origins of the debut single from Sydney five-piece Buffalo Paradise can be tracked back to a voice memo that was sent to a small, fifty member Facebook group. It was inspired by an inside joke that frontman Lachie Pringle turned into song lyrics for a bit of a laf during lockdown.
Following the release of her second single, “Getaway” and winning a gazillion awards, Melbourne singer-songwriter Bec Sykes joined us for a chat.
Van Halen would have sounded like if they were a Turkish surf-rock band? Yeah, I can’t say I have either… but that’s the sound Los Bitchos guitarist, Serra Petale channels on the group’s latest release, “Good to Go!”
Let romæo take you inside the mind of a siren as it seduces its prey on her latest single “TAKE IT”. The Gadigal (Sydney) based musician/producer bewitches with her sixth single, inspired by her personal interest of mythological beings.
Regular members of Sydney’s underground music scene, Fergus Bailey & The Teeth have picked up a pair of oversized scissors and cut one of those giant ribbons to unveiled their debut full-length, Unfurl. It’s an album of slow burning firecrackers that erupt into a dazzling array of high class instrumentation.
There’s no doubt Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice have nailed their band name. Not only because it’s in the top 5 bands names of all time, but also because I felt like I was in a medical themed escape room while I listened to their new record, Remember The Future? Vol 2 & 1.
Thanks to Scomo and his shitty submarines, if we’ve ever needed to strengthen ties between Australia and France – it’s now. And who better to get that bond started than So French So Chic teaming up with Alice Ivy, Montaigne, Ali Barter, Ainslie Wills and Nadeah.
Formed in 2011 as a comedic project, These New South Whales have gone full circle after opting to record punk-flavoured stonkers with important political stances. Now, under the new pseudonym, Fungible Token, the Melbourne four-piece have released a new track, “What’s in the Garage” accompanied by a self-deprecating music video.
Recently I read something that summed up the modern reality for independent artists. It said something along the lines of, “being a musician in 2021 involves a small amount of playing music but a full time job in social media and promotion.” And if you ask any independent musician I’m certain they’d agree. You have to climb a giant building to find success as a musician, and without a major record label to provide a ladder, indie artists have to climb that building themselves, navigating social media like Tom Cruise on the Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible 4.
A year on from her debut album, Harmony Byrne has gifted us all with the musical equivalent of a home-cooked meal, “Kings & Queens”. The Dja Dja Wurrung (Daylesford) based artist has created her very own spellbinding spin on folk storytelling that reflects her Mormon upbringing but also her disposition to the blues and rock and roll.
Ahead of the national tour for his new EP “Don’t Change For The World (Like It’s Changing Me),” we caught up with Noah Dillon to chat about all things music (and other less relevant things we asked him).
2021 is looking like a phenomenal year for local synth-pop. Just a couple of weeks ago, These New South Whales’ frontman Mossy released a Kate Bush-esque masterpiece “Shade”, Flyying Colours shared a fantastic shoegaze fuelled sophomore album and on Sunday, Awabakal (Newcastle) based artist Punko has delivered one of the strongest synth driven tracks of the year.
lways a wealth of suspense when a busker begins to set up for the day. For many, the curiosity will never be satisfied as their suitcase guides them to their next meeting or they run sheepishly to a bus that they’ll narrowly miss. But I had nowhere to be, so I took a seat on the raw marble base of the Queen Victoria Statue to wait for a young girl to finish connecting her microphone. Her friend sat nearby in support, egging her on to help overcome any initial nerves.
With two fabulous EP’s out in the world, Swoon has really captured the essence of low-fi surf rock. “Safeguard” is the fifth track released by the Yugambeh based musician so far this year and it’s mandatory listening.
Asteroid Blues have now released their first single “Caffeine & LSD”. The track was premiered on Orbital Radio and described as “a bit of a magical escape” by Oscar Byrne.
Following his track “Valentine” released last month, Angelo Benz is back with a hyperpop stonker “Birdman”. The Sydney based producer has built a following from his SoundCloud releases to date, covering a bunch of genres from Pop Punk to Electronic.
The first time I heard this track was at the Chippo Hotel, just a few months before Sydney would go into its second lockdown. I treated myself to a Newtowner and headed downstairs, completely innocent to the fact that I was about to have my socks knocked off by an Austinmer four-piece rendering some of the most authentic 70s psychedelia I’ve ever experienced. Now, you and I alike are able to enjoy “Writing On The Wall” whenever we please.
Written in his kitchen and brought to life with singer-songwriter Coco Reilly, “Let Me Down Easy” is a gorgeous duet that will transport you to a mid-century cinema where the entire audience would clap at the end of a film.
spiration from Ocean Alley, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, Sydney five-piece Asteroid Blues have dropped their debut single “Caffeine & LSD”.
At a time when Corona was just a Mexican beer, Sydney singer-songwriter Isobel Knight slipped into the glitz and glamour of New York City to record her new record. Two years on, the independent artist’s sophomore album, Here Now is exactly that. Knight offers an honest and intimate reflection on the world as seen by the musician, in a ten-track exhibition of her breathtaking musical skillset.
Here’s a situation where the saying “If it ain’t broke – Don’t fix it” is completely irrelevant. The original release of “Fruity Lexia” is far from broke, in fact its a really good track. But the re-release is quite simply incredible. It’s lush, romantic and moody, sounding a bit like a more ethereal Methyl Ethel (cop that Dr. Seuss).
omb your pornstar moustache, rub a bit of talcom powder in your hair and heck why not even do a couple of sleazy lunges too ‘cause this is the “For When You’re Wearing a Silk Bath Robe” song of the year.
An obscure crossover between Escape to the Country, The Farmer Wants a Wife and Huey’s Kitchen, James Bennett’s fourth album, “Life and Life Only” is one you have to experience.
Monash and Melbourne Universities are leading the way in mental health education after unveiling plans to introduce a course that focuses on personal wellbeing, meditation and prayer.
Take 4 minutes out of your day to relax, get cosy with James Bennett and let his new single “Broken Wicker Chair” run its fingers through your hair. It’s the second single released by the Newcastle singer-songwriter since his 2019 album This Time Tomorrow.