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LO CARMEN GETS GLORIOUSLY DREAMY AND SWAMPY ON NEW SINGLE ‘HALF GIRL HALF BEAST’

Sydney songwriter and author Lo Carmen has been busy of late, on the promo trail for her excellent book Lovers Dreamers Fighters and a run of live shows with her band The Great Beyond. Now the recorded fruits of their labour has arrived with the new single ‘Half Girl Half Beast‘ which slithers from the swamp in a sultry and ghostly crawl – a long overdue … Continue reading LO CARMEN GETS GLORIOUSLY DREAMY AND SWAMPY ON NEW SINGLE ‘HALF GIRL HALF BEAST’

SYDNEY BAND THE FRAGMENTS RETURN WITH FIRST NEW SINGLE IN NEARLY 20 YEARS

The Fragments are an indie rock band from Sydney, originally active from 2001 to 2006, and reformed in 2022. While active, The Fragments only put out two singles! So, in 2019, they released ‘Transporter Volume I’ and ‘Transporter Volume II’, a double album compilation of music recorded in the 2000s. The two volumes are available on Bandcamp and streaming services. In 2022, the band set up a mobile recording studio in a … Continue reading SYDNEY BAND THE FRAGMENTS RETURN WITH FIRST NEW SINGLE IN NEARLY 20 YEARS

Metallica release first new single in six years and announce new album

After celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary last year, Metallica have today released the official music video for ‘Lux Æterna,’ from the album 72 Seasons available April 14th, 2023. James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich co-produced the 77-minute, 12-song album with their longtime producer, Greg Fidelman. The record is a rumination of sorts on childhood, with “72 seasons” representing the number of seasons we live through … Continue reading Metallica release first new single in six years and announce new album

DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE SEDUCE AND HYPNOTISE ON NEW SINGLE ‘TANG’

Dave Graney / Clare Moore will release their new album In A Mistly next Friday (Nov 11th) and the first single from it is the intoxicating pulse and seductive fuzz and croon of ‘Tang’. Like a wonky version of Stereolab in a psych-pop and krautrock altered dream-state, the single beautifully blends an insistent rhythmic undercurrent with Graney’s sartorial and poetic eloquence in free flow, urging … Continue reading DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE SEDUCE AND HYPNOTISE ON NEW SINGLE ‘TANG’

ITALY’S LEATHERETTE CREATE A FRANTIC AND ANGULAR WASH OF DISTORTION AND MELODY ON NEW SINGLE

In little more than one and a half minutes, Italian post-punk band Leatherette create a consummate serving of post-punk imbued shoegaze. Brittle yet warm, like cascading sheets of distorted rain and melodic vocal anguish, ‘Sunbathing’ is an urgent dispatch, an existential howl and yelp over glorious harmonic noise that ends too soon, yet delivers all that’s required. The group are based in Bologna, but all … Continue reading ITALY’S LEATHERETTE CREATE A FRANTIC AND ANGULAR WASH OF DISTORTION AND MELODY ON NEW SINGLE

SPLINT CREATE A HOLISTIC POST-PUNK WORLD ON NEW SINGLE ‘145’

I’m loving the sound of this new single from Manchester quintet splint. There are shades of Black Country New Road, Sonic Youth, Courtney Barnettt and Life Without Buildings in their sound. On ‘145‘, tumbling notes, both frantic and meditative unfurl over rock drums. The whole thing builds into a brisk melancholy with the vocal of Giulia Bonometti countering and balancing the nervy electricity of the guitars. … Continue reading SPLINT CREATE A HOLISTIC POST-PUNK WORLD ON NEW SINGLE ‘145’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – This Call May Be Recorded

Melbourne-based artist Ben DeHoedt has announced his new album City Lights Shimmer will be released on Bandcamp on December 10th and today we’re very pleased to be able to premiere the video clip for the first single ‘This Call May Be Recorded‘. The song is a lush, neon-lit, hyper sleek sound of dark and futuristic electronic avant pop. There are post-punk themes & sonic undercurrents … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – This Call May Be Recorded

Brian Eno Give Us Another Mesmerising Glimpse Into His New Album FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE

Sonically crystalline, ambient, atmospheric and hypnotic, Brian Eno‘s new single ‘We Let It In‘ features the voice of Brian alongside his daughter Darla Eno who provides an angelic counterpoint. It’s a sonorously chanted vocal track with synths and sounds creating a haunting organic and choral-esque background. FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE is released on October 14th. Continue reading Brian Eno Give Us Another Mesmerising Glimpse Into His New Album FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE

Aotearoa’s Hans Pucket Release New Single ‘No Drama’

A great sound on this brand new single from Wellington, NZ band Hans Pucket. ‘No Drama‘ is the title track from their forthcoming new LP due out on on USA label Carpark Records on November 4th. The single brilliantly blends crunchy guitar rock with soft art-pop shapes and a widescreen indie retro-futurist aesthetic. There are strings, horns and one can pick out a faint hint … Continue reading Aotearoa’s Hans Pucket Release New Single ‘No Drama’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scattered Order – Third Rail

For fans of CAN, Public Image Ltd, Cabaret Voltaire, Severed Heads, Gary Clail Legendary, groundbreaking and innovative Australian group Scattered Order return with ‘Third Rail‘ the first taste of their brand new album Where Is The Windy Gun?, out Sept 16th and available for pre-order on Bandcamp from 5pm AEST time today. We’re very happy to bring you the premiere of the video clip for … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Scattered Order – Third Rail

Mess Esque Release New Single ‘Armour Your Armor’

They’ve been recently touring American and now on the eve of a European tour, Mess Esque, the duo of Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Helen Franzmann (McKisko), have released the first part of a new double single – ‘Armour Your Armour’ on Milk! Records. The song follows their dreamy, interzonal template of wandering rhythms (courtesy of Jim White), Mick’s gently tidal guitar musings and Helen’s … Continue reading Mess Esque Release New Single ‘Armour Your Armor’

CONRAD GREENLEAF RELEASES EXQUISITE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOUNT ANALOGUE

Sydney, Australia artist Conrad Greenleaf (Richard In Your Mind, Stressless) has released the SPOD-created and AI-generated imagery of a video clip for his new single ‘Mount Analogue‘. The song is the first taste of his new solo album Dreamtape which is set for release on September 9th via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control and it’s a wonderfully hypnotic and immersive sound, augmented by the wordless vocals … Continue reading CONRAD GREENLEAF RELEASES EXQUISITE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOUNT ANALOGUE