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ALBUM REVIEW: METZ – II

When METZ hit the scene in 2012 with their debut album they felt like a breath of fresh air. Sure they were doing nothing new but they were doing mighty things with tried and true rock n roll elements. Hardcore intensity, punk attitude, post-punk rhythms and jagged, visceral riffing were all turned up to eleven […]

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NEWS: Gold Class Announce Tour And Preview Stream Debut Album

Gold Class came out of nowhere for me with their recent single ‘Life As A Gun’. Possessing a perfectly disaffected post-punk holler and tightly-wound dynamics it set the scene for a new promising act on the local Australian scene to right the balance and provide an antidote to the indie electro soul and generic radio-friendly […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fall Electric – Interior

Perth trio Fall Electric have been working on this album since 2013 and with production from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker they’ve concocted a set a of songs that swing from lightly psychedelic eclecticism to sweet, straightforward indie pop music. It feels very much a studio project, such is the layering of electronic and organic instrumentation […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Django Django – Born Under Saturn

Three years ago another English electronic act added their name to the list that includes Depeche Mode, New Order and Underworld; bands that were able to harness futuristic sounds and marry them with a pop sensibility. They all wrote uber-catchy songs yet a common strain of melancholy coursed through most of their work. Django Django […]

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VIDEO: Jess Ribeiro – Hurry Back To Love

‘Hurry Back To Love’ is the second single from Jess Ribeiro’s great new album Kill It Yourself. You can read our review of the album over at our Americana music blog Post To Wire. Ribeiro has created an all encompassing mood on Kill It Yourself. It drifts on a dreamy plane, heavy-lidded at times, quietly strident […]

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NEW MUSIC: Street Chant – Pedestrian Support League

They’ve been quiet for a while now but finally Auckland trio Street Chant are back with a new song and video ahead of the release of their second LP. ‘Pedestrian Support League’ is an epic 5 minute track that ebbs and flows across wistful guitar, some great melodic basslines and some incisive observational lyrics from Emily […]

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TOUR NEWS: The Field Announces 2015 Australian Tour

Axel Willner aka The Field is heading our way for a run of shows this October courtesy of Mistletone. One of our favourite electronic artists who has released a run of superb albums (Cupid’s Head, Looping State of Mind, From Here We Go Sublime and Yesterday And Today), EPs and remixes all with his signature mix […]

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NEW MUSIC: My Disco Return With New Single And Album

Melbourne trio My Disco have been fairly quiet of late but now they’re about to unleash their new album and going on the sound of first single ‘King Sound’ they’ve stripped things back even further to a dark, minimal and stealth-like piece of musical machinery. Brutal, brooding and clinical it captures the airspace between post-rock […]

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TOUR NEWS: Shellac Announce Australian Tour Dates

Chicago’s Shellac have announced their return to Australia for a run of shows this December. Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer will bring their post-rock/punk sound and legendary live show on the following dates: Saturday 5 December – The Triffid, Brisbane Tuesday 8 December – The Metro Theatre, Sydney Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 December – Corner Hotel, […]

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NEW MUSIC: Deerhunter – Snakeskin

Bradford Cox and Deerhunter return with a brand new track – ‘Snakeskin’ – ahead of their new LP Fading Frontier which will be released on October 16th via 4AD/Remote Control. I’m loving the upbeat groove of this first single, fun and dark at the same time. Fading Frontier 1. All The Same 2. Living My Life […]

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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: METZ – II

When METZ hit the scene in 2012 with their debut album they felt like a breath of fresh air. Sure … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fall Electric – Interior

Perth trio Fall Electric have been working on this album since 2013 and with production from Tame … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Django Django – Born Under Saturn

Three years ago another English electronic act added their name to the list that includes Depeche … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: New Gum Sarn – New Gold Mountain

The Auckland quartet have made an auspicious start to their recording career, signing to Spunk who … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Faith No More were one of the few high-profile acts that injected humour, irreverence, brutality and … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Loin Des Hommes

Bad Seeds co-conspirators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have created a haunting score to the film Loin … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

2014 was the year that Courtney Barnett, the unassuming Melbourne resident, went overground in a big … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Infinity Broke – Before Before

Though mostly born from the same sessions as last year’s River Mirrors album, these nine songs … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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SONIC KICKS: Deaf Wish

Melbournians Deaf Wish have a new album Pain out via Sub Pop/Inertia on August 7th which finds them striking a rich vein of tangled careering avant-rock, genre-splicing its way through the history of post-punk, post-rock, no-wave and hardcore. It harnesses their propensity for tension, both its formation and release as well as the juxtaposition of atonality […]

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SONIC KICKS: Lisa Caruso

Lisa Caruso has been playing plenty of gigs lately, on the back of her great 2014 EP Take A Walk. With her distinctive phrasing and soulful voice she blends folk, country, soul and sophisticated pop music into her own distinct style. Caruso has released a new clip for the single ‘My Romantic’ and kindly took […]

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INTERVIEW: LTJ Bukem – The Quest For Perfection

On the eve of his Australian shows LTJ Bukem reflects on thirty years as a DJ/producer and discusses the art and evolution of drum ’n’ bass music with Chris Familton. Twenty five years ago a new strain of electronic music emerged from rave music and the dub treatments that sprung out of Jamaican reggae. Drum […]

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