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?’

GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

So much to love about this new single from Grimson, the project of Berlin-based Swedish/American songwriter Aiden Berglund. You can hear the rich pop art psych explosion of Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and more contemporary progenitors of the genre such as High Llamas and Field Music in ‘Household‘, the latest in a string of singles. Heavy, rhythmic and supremely melodic piano bounces through the track, … Continue reading GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

oWo possess a dark and supremely catchy sound that casts a familiar shadow back to the 90s heyday of alternative Australian rock music while still sounding like a pure product of the bars and pubs of Sydney’s Inner West in 2022. In the immortal words of oWo, “Rock’s not dead. It’s just inherently unstable.” On the back of the well-received singles ‘Super Role Model’ and ‘Exit Plan‘, the … Continue reading THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

‘Wild Night’ comes from the debut Lewis Goldmark LP, set for release in May. As Lewis Goldmark, Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring front person) takes on a new outlook and direction musically that still pays homage to the core influences that has informed his music over the years such as Velvet Underground, Beach Boys and David Bowie. Now, however it all comes together with a syringe injection … Continue reading LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

New Zealand (UK-based) band Popstrangers are back with a new single, their first released on Rice Is Nice Records and their first new music since 2014. ‘Are Pigeons Doves?” drifts along with a hypnotic, ethereal feel. There’s a tinge of Radiohead in the underlying tension, high register vocal and drum-less arrangement. Popstrangers explain: ‘Are Pigeons Doves?’ is about the conversation I had with a friend, where he … Continue reading POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

ALANNAH RUSSACK’S ENTROPY BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘TEND YOUR FIRE’

Following on from the shimmering pop delights of the first single from her upcoming album, As Memories Pass Each Other, much-loved Australian singer-songwriter Alannah Russack has today released her new song, the evocative and bluesy, New Orleans sound of ‘Tend Your Fire’. Fondly remembered from her days co-fronting greatly revered Australian guitar pop band, The Hummingbirds, Alannah has furthered her musical career as both a solo artist and as a key member … Continue reading ALANNAH RUSSACK’S ENTROPY BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘TEND YOUR FIRE’

NEW MUSIC from rapid-fire Perth punks Last Quokka

Metronomic mayhem abounds on this latest single from West Australian group Last Quokka. A killer stop-start bass sound kicks things off before the rest of the band lock and load. There’s a jerk and wired aesthetic to ‘Cue‘ that contrasts perfectly with the moments where the ripping guitar chords and electrically charged riffs gatecrash the track. You can hear Parquet Courts and Eddy Current Suppression … Continue reading NEW MUSIC from rapid-fire Perth punks Last Quokka

NEW MUSIC: Black Country, New Road release new single ‘Snow Globes’

Black Country, New Road have just shared a new single titled ‘Snow Globes‘, the fourth track to be taken from their second album, Ants From Up There, which will be released February 4 on Ninja Tune. Last year’s For The First Time was our favourite album of 2021 so we’re damn excited to hear the new one in a few weeks! The track sees the band shift between delicacy and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Black Country, New Road release new single ‘Snow Globes’

NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) is back with a brand new album Labyrinthitis coming in March (25th) via Bella Union. It’s being described as brimming with mystic and intoxicating terrain, the threads of Dan Bejar’s notes woven through by a trove of allusions at once eerily familiar and intimately perplexing. The record circuitously draws ever inward, each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica, and thumping emotionality at … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

The Irish quintet Fontaines D.C. are back with a brand new single, taken from their new album Skinty Fia coming out on April 22nd. Superb sonics abound on the track, with the acoustic guitar/drums interplay giving the song a glorious clatter and jangle as a mantra of melodies and exposition cascade above. Word is that the album is part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper

Here’s a great low key song from Swiss group Glaascats. Those guitar chords are what makes it work so well, with the vocal counterpoint adding to the gently tumbling, melancholic feel. There’s jangle and shimmer running through the track that builds the dreamy indie vibe perfectly. The single comes from the trio’s new album Witness The Fall. Other than that I don’t know much else … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper