COOL SOUNDS RELEASE THE BREEZY FUNK OF ‘6 OR 7 MORE’

On the new single and across the new album Like That, the Melbourne group Cool Sounds‘ usual jangle-pop sparkle has been supercharged by a disco-glam stomp, making for their most immediate record yet. Like That finds a bright pop-funk sweet spot between Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Hot Chip and 80s Francois K mixes. On this track you can also hear the enigmatic twitch and jerk of … Continue reading COOL SOUNDS RELEASE THE BREEZY FUNK OF ‘6 OR 7 MORE’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Victoria – Favourite Teacher

Sydney indie rock quartet Victoria have a brand new single out today called ‘Favourite Teacher‘, the follow up single to ‘Creative Frenzy’, out on Wayne Connolly’s Scenic Drive Records. The track perfectly captures that laconic, sun-dappled sound of wistful, jangly guitar pop. From The Bats, Sneaky Feelings and the latter day work of David Kilgour (The Clean) to their equals from this side of the Tasman, … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Victoria – Favourite Teacher

Cale and Bowie hang out in video for the new Cale single ‘Night Crawling’

John Cale is back with a brand new single called ‘Night Crawling‘. It’s a great ponderous, sweeping and rich sound he’s conjured up with a strong electronic feel. The bass sends sub-sonic ripples through the floating pads and twinkling synths while Cale weaves his stentorian melodies across it all. The animated video by Mickey Miles features Cale and David Bowie hanging out in New York … Continue reading Cale and Bowie hang out in video for the new Cale single ‘Night Crawling’

NEWS: Art of Fighting’s ‘Wires’ LP gets a 21st anniversary vinyl pressing and tour

Melbourne band Art of Fighting released the excellent Wires album back in 2001. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate the release of that debut album on double gatefold vinyl (via Hobbledehoy) for the first time. The album featured songs such as the haunting elegance of ‘Skeletons’, with Ollie Browne’s heavenly falsetto, ‘Moonlight’s graceful sway, the jangly strum of ‘Reasons Are All I Have Left’ … Continue reading NEWS: Art of Fighting’s ‘Wires’ LP gets a 21st anniversary vinyl pressing and tour

FENN WILSON RELEASES THE DARK, SWIRLING BEAUTY OF ‘HOWL’

Melbourne songwriter Fenn Wilson has released his latest single ‘Howl‘ from this forthcoming album Honey Dates Death (ghazal), out early 2023. The song highlights Wilson’s rich vocal sound and his way with melodies that weave together and soar skyward while managing to be both tough and tender. The instruments rock in an ornate and emotive way, recalling Jeff Buckley in the swing of the rhythm section … Continue reading FENN WILSON RELEASES THE DARK, SWIRLING BEAUTY OF ‘HOWL’

COFFIN CLUB UNLEASH THE FRANTIC PUNK OF FSTFWRD/RWND

Hailing from Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Coffin Club get taut and frantic on this mighty slice of post-hardcore and post-punk that brings to mind Hot Snakes, Fugazi, Mudhoney and their compatriots Die! Die! Die. The song deals with themes of exploitation in the workplace, lack of care for low income workers, and trying to cope in a capitalist world despite all the stresses and … Continue reading COFFIN CLUB UNLEASH THE FRANTIC PUNK OF FSTFWRD/RWND

DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

Melbourne trio Double Vanity have released ‘Night Moves’, a magical new single taken from their upcoming concept album ‘Love To Leave You‘, via Psychic Hysteria. It follows the equally compelling and hypnotic first single ‘Elevator‘. The single is a dreamy swoon through vintage synths and drum machines – a dystopian torch-song given heart and soul via the Chrissy Amphlett meets Marianne Faithful in a Twin Peaks … Continue reading DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

DION LUNADON GETS PRIMITIVE AND NOISY ON NEW PUNK ROCK SINGLE

Dion Lunadon‘s punk rock credentials are pretty impeccable. From scrappy North Shore beginnings in Aotearoa/New Zealand as part of the much missed 90s trio Nothing At All!, through the bigger garage rock sound of the D4 and time spent overseas with blistering noiseniks A Place To Bury Strangers , he’s primarily carved out a career as a band player. Now he’s set to release his … Continue reading DION LUNADON GETS PRIMITIVE AND NOISY ON NEW PUNK ROCK SINGLE

JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

BORIS, Japan’s finest exponents of extreme music have announced the release of their new album Heavy Rocks (2022), the latest in their series of Heavy Rocks albums and part of the celebration of their 30th anniversary. Once again they’ve thrown caution to the wind and dived deep into 70s rock and 80s metal with coruscating intensity. Check out the video clip below to hear the … Continue reading JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

Screaming Bones is the one-man project of Mike Ludwig who lives near Darmstadt in Germany. Browsing through his Bandcamp page it quickly becomes clear that he’s a creative spirit, with a collection of EP and album releases under Screaming Bones name. ‘Not Welcome’ slowly unfurls across seven minutes of dubbed out sensory immersion. The repeating synth/bass motif casts a nod to ‘Papa Was A Rolling … Continue reading SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

Sam Shinazzi has been a stalwart of the Sydney indie scene for years – decades even! His slowburn career has been marked by consistency and a strength of low-key yet mature and heartfelt songwriting. His latest and his sixth album, Days I Won’t Forget (Stanley Records) is his best yet. He’s found a really wonderful balance between that lazy acoustic strum that forms the backbone of his songs … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

THE AFGHAN WHIGS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘HOW DO YOU BURN?’

The Afghan Whigs are set to release their new studio album How Do You Burn? on September 9th, today announcing the album and releasing the new string-laden and lush single ‘The Getaway’. The new album features a raft of special vocal guests, as detailed in the album media release: For his supporting cast, Dulli called upon several serial collaborators including the late Mark Lanegan, who was a … Continue reading THE AFGHAN WHIGS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘HOW DO YOU BURN?’