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ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Scott – The Green House

It took Robert Scott a decade to get from his debut solo album (The Creeping Unknown, 2001) to 2011’s Ends Run Together and now he’s turned around his third effort in a mere three years. Of course Scott isn’t just sitting around twiddling his thumbs and working on his paintings between records; he’s still actively […]

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NEW MUSIC: Ariel Pink | Put Your Number In My Phone

Ariel Pink’s last album Mature Themes was pretty underwhelming in our opinion, ironically feeling like a teenager-styled rebellion against the success he had with Before Today in 2010. Now he has a new double album pom pom coming out on November 17th via 4AD and though it’s only the first taste of the new record, ‘Put You […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | S W I M

Die! Die! Die! formed their sonic aesthetic early in their career, those waves of coruscating guitars, tumbling melodic bass-lines, pummelling drums and Andrew Wilson’s passionate punk yelp. S W I M (someone who isn’t me) hits all the same marks while also sounding wider and more worldly, no doubt informed by relentless touring. The fuzz […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Minderbender | Emotions

Christchurch natives, now based in Wellington, Minderbender are a duo that clearly have a taste for post punk and electronic music in equal quantities. Emotions is their debut album and it successfully embraces both organic and synthetic musical sounds and revels in their primitive and direct application. The title of the album sums up its […]

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NEW MUSIC: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders | Come On Back This Way

It’s been three years since Jack Ladder released his acclaimed Hurtsville album. Now the followup Playmates has been announced with a release date of Nov 6th. Here’s the first single ‘Come On Back This Way’ featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten and pedal steel from Jason Walker. That deep austere voice is still the central feature […]

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VIDEO: The War on Drugs | Under The Pressure

An early release in 2014, The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream just keeps on sounding better and better. Now Adam Granduciel has released a new clip for one of the album highlights ‘Under The Pressure’.  

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NEW MUSIC: Lanie Lane | Celeste

Lanie Lane today unveiled the clip for ‘Celeste’, first single from her new album Night Shade which comes out late October. The single finds her detouring from her Americana sound and incorporating stronger indie pop elements with a strong chorus.    

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ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey | World Peace is None of Your Business

There’s always mild controversy surrounding Morrissey so when a new album rolls around it serves as a timely reminder of the man’s ability as a singer and lyricist. Here he sticks firmly to the grand indie-pop/glam rock n roll template he mastered decades ago but it now sounds more stately and controlled with flashes of […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fink | Hard Believer

Fink, aka Fin Greenall, has been weaving his voice across electronic, folk, dub and soulful indie soundscapes as a solo artist for eight years now and on his fifth studio album he pretty much sticks to the same template which means varied and occasionally good results. He’s at his best when he ventures into darker […]

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NEW MUSIC: Johnny Marr | Easy Money

Johnny Marr didn’t muck about getting back into the recording studio after touring his debut solo LP around the world. in fact many of the new album’s songs were written on the road. Playland is out October 6th.

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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Scott – The Green House

It took Robert Scott a decade to get from his debut solo album (The Creeping Unknown, 2001) to … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | S W I M

Die! Die! Die! formed their sonic aesthetic early in their career, those waves of coruscating … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Minderbender | Emotions

Christchurch natives, now based in Wellington, Minderbender are a duo that clearly have a taste for … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey | World Peace is None of Your Business

There's always mild controversy surrounding Morrissey so when a new album rolls around it serves as … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fink | Hard Believer

Fink, aka Fin Greenall, has been weaving his voice across electronic, folk, dub and soulful indie … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Beach Pigs | Grom Warfare

New Zealand has a knack for churning out skewed indie guitar-pop music. From the heyday of the … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon | Once More ‘Round The Sun

Mastodon stand tall as one of the few bands that transcend the metal genre and appeal to a wide … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III – Deluxe Editions

Led Zeppelin have always retained a sense of myth about them and they remain intact as an iconic … [Read More...]

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SONIC KICKS: Greta Mob

Sydney’s Greta Mob are picking up some great gigs at the moment (Beasts of Bourbon) and building some buzz around their music which is built on a visceral mix of Australian swamp rock and dirty post punk blues. We recently caught up with drummer Luke Millar who plugged in the memory card for Sonic Kicks […]

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INTERVIEW: The Antithesis of Escapism – Kirin J Callinan

It’s a busy time for Sydney’s Kirin J Callinan as he prepares to release his debut album embark on an American tour supporting Ariel Pink. From the streets of New York he gives Chris Familton an insight into his emergence as a solo artist. Not long into our conversation Kirin J Callinan pauses before painting, […]

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INTERVIEW: The Black Seeds

THE BLACK SEEDS ARE CELEBRATING FIFTEEN YEARS TOGETHER AND ON THE EVE OF ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN VISIT VOCALIST DANIEL WEETMAN SPOKE WITH CHRIS FAMILTON ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE BAND. Maintaining and indeed growing an international profile can be a tricky exercise for bands from the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of touring and […]

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