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NEW MUSIC: Die! Die! Die! | Crystal

Now into their second decade, New Zealand trio Die! Die! Die! will be releasing their fifth album S W I M on August 15th and the first taste of the new songs comes in the form of ‘Crystal’ with its damn fine rolling serrating verses. New Zealand Tour (presented by Undertheradar, 95bFM and Phantom) Friday 15th […]

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NEW MUSIC: Christopher Owens | Nothing More Than Everything To Me

Christopher Owens (Girls) has a new solo album out at the end of September called A New Testament. It follows his 2013 LP Lysandre that followed the dissolution of the band Girls. here’s the brand new clip for the first single .Nothing More Than Everything To Me’.  

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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 representation of 70s rock music. They released their first six essential albums over six years and split when drummer John Bonham died in 1980 which effectively froze them in rock n roll carbonite. Sporadic one-off live reunions […]

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Favourite Albums of 2014 (so far)

In the obsessive tradition of music lists, here are the albums I found myself listening to and enjoying the most in the first six months of 2014. For a more comprehensive list of our favourite ’14 Americana releases you can head over to our other blog Post To Wire. Sun Kil Moon – Benji Little […]

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NEW MUSIC: GOAT release first single from their new LP

GOAT’s first album World Music caught the ears of many fans of psych rock and appeared on plenty of end of year best-of list. Now the Swedes have announced it’s follow-up Commune which will be released via Sub Pop on Sept 23rd. Below you can hear the first taste of the new album with ‘Hide […]

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NEW MUSIC: Redspencer | Tell

Redspencer are two brothers (David and Aiden McMillan) from rural NSW, now based in Melbourne, who have formed a band around themselves and released this new single ‘Tell’ that is fairly bursting with jangly guitars, breezily melodic vocals and has an affinity with bands from the golden age of shoegaze. The band will have a […]

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VIDEO: Goldfrapp | Stranger

Alison Goldfrapp tends to mix things up with each new album so it’s always great to see and hear what she comes up with each time. Her most recent LP Tales of Us came out last year and is filled with wistful, drifting folk music. Now she has released the beautifully shot clip for ‘Stranger’.  

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NEW MUSIC: Zola Jesus announces new album Taiga

After three excellent albums in Conatus, Stridulum II and The Spoils, Zola Jesus has announced her new album Taiga will be out on October 7th via Mute. Below you can stream the first single ‘Dangerous Days’. In regards to the album title, Nika explains, “Taiga is the Russian name for the boreal forest. For me it feels very alive… very […]

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NEWS: Lawrence English announces new album

Wilderness of Mirrors by Lawrence English – out digitally July 21st, on vinyl August 1st – PRE-ORDER Wilderness of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. It is two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A Baker’s novel, The Peregrine. It is English’s […]

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NEW MUSIC: Earth | From The Zodiacal Light

I was lucky enough to witness Earth live in concert in Sydney last night and it was a totally absorbing and sonically hypnotic experience with the Dylan Carlson-led trio playing a cross-section of music from across the second incarnation of the band’s existence. A few new songs were aired which sounded as good as anything else […]

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Album Reviews

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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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ALBUM REVIEW: Trans Am | Volume X

As the title suggests, this is album number ten for the Maryland trio and as far as marking that … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Horrors | Luminous

The Horrors were a band that first appeared on the music scene in 2007 like a gothic cartoon brought … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Afghan Whigs | Do To The Beast

Many thought that it was well and truly the end of the line when Greg Dulli, John Curley, Rick … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grayson Gilmour | Infinite Life!

This is Grayson Gilmour’s second album and it shows a marked advancement in poise and maturity. The … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: East Brunswick All Girls Choir | Seven Drummers

Take one part The Drones, one part Neil Young and a touch of raw guitar-driven soul and you’re on … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Trixie Whitley | Fourth Corner

Trixie Whitley emerged as the singer in Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub project a few years back and her … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Eagulls | Eagulls

The curse of the ‘next big thing’ has been the downfall of many a band, particularly those coming … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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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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