SINGLE PREMIERE: Alex Watts – Moving Borders

Melbourne artist Alex Watts has a brand new single called ‘Moving Borders’ set for release next week and we’re very pleased to be able to premiere the track here on DS. It follows Watts’ previous 2021 singles ‘Overnormal‘ and ‘Damage‘ and finds him diving headlong into kaleidoscopic art pop where strings collide with glorious synths and crisp beats under a glittering mirror ball. Duran Duran … Continue reading SINGLE PREMIERE: Alex Watts – Moving Borders

NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Back To The Middle

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa has just released his brand new Josh Pyke-produced EP Back To The Middle, including its title-track single. The song kicks off like an 80s Springsteen outtake before settling into an irresistible head-nodding rhythm and a super-catchy chorus that swells with an Elvis Costello organ and a Beach Boys-sounding pop exuberance. ‘Everything You Wanted’ changes gear into a wistful Americana-tinged power pop … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Back To The Middle

Listen to A Place To Bury Strangers’ ‘I Need You’ from their Hologram EP

A Place To Bury Strangers are no strangers to noise, distortion and heavy effects. Sometimes it’s used for abrasive purposes but here those elements are like a warm sonic cocoon. Tendrils of electricity embrace the listener, pulling them up into the clouds on a dreamy bed of splintering guitar notes and gauze-like feedback, while the vocal and bass hold the centre in a zen-like state. … Continue reading Listen to A Place To Bury Strangers’ ‘I Need You’ from their Hologram EP

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO: North Arm – Bring The Daylight

2021 sees the return of Sydney group North Arm, four years since the release of their sophomore album. ‘Bring The Daylight’ is the first single and title track from the band’s brand new album, due out on October 15th via Broken Stone Records and Remote Control. The song gently sways and pulses with a warm and encompassing sound built on swooning strings by J Walker (Machine Translations), economical guitar and rolling bass. It’s … Continue reading NEW SINGLE/VIDEO: North Arm – Bring The Daylight

NEW MUSIC: Work Party – NFG

Missing new sounds from Jesus Lizard, Black Flag, METZ etc? Lock your clock on Chicago band Work Party and their new track ‘NFG’ (No Fucks Given). It swings like a sledgehammer or an executioners axe – rough and raw, grinding and irreverent, this is post-punk meets noise rock par excellence. The middle section with spoken word is unsettling and humorous before the song lurches back … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Work Party – NFG

NEW MUSIC: Hard-Ons – Lite As A Feather

Hard-Ons, with their new line-up configuration including Tim Rogers of You Am I, have released the video for their second single from their forthcoming new album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken. Another surging melodic punk, power pop track, the song kicks like a euphoric mule, with an anthemic quality, that sounds like it could spiral on and on. One of those songs that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Hard-Ons – Lite As A Feather

NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

Coming on like an even twitchier, surging version of The Saints with horns and punk-edged rock n roll, Mallwalkers mix up a really nice sound on this new single. That cascading sound juts up against stop-start sections where things get jerky in a post-punk way. It’s a thrill a second from the Buffalo, NY band. ‘Get Yr Cake’ was the first single released from their … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

NEW MUSIC: Bored Shorts – Common Connections

Like David Byrne jamming with The Strokes on a coastal beach holiday or Parquet Courts and RBCF on a musical exchange program, Sydney / Eora via Dharawal / Illawarra group Bored Shorts cut some fine indie rock and slacker pop shapes on their excellent new single ‘Common Connections’. The song comes from their new album Way Off! which will be released Sept 3rd via Spunk! … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Bored Shorts – Common Connections

NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

Today, Parquet Courts announce their new album, Sympathy For Life, out October 22nd on Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records, and share the first single/video, ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace.’ On Sympathy For Life, Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. The album finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from … Continue reading NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

NEW VIDEO: Low – More

Low‘s new album SO WHAT is set for release via Sub Pop on September 10th and they’ve just released the video for their latest single ‘More’, which follows their previously released singles,  ‘Days Like These‘, and ‘Disappearing‘. Directed by Julie Casper Roth, this new video metaphorically explores the Sisyphean task of dismantling structural oppression, through gender biases. Tracklisting:1. White Horses2. I Can Wait3. All Night4. Disappearing5. Hey6. Days … Continue reading NEW VIDEO: Low – More

NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)

Bathed in a sea of reverb, this recent single from Swedish duo Pink Milk hits the emotional afterburners as it soars through a blissed out asteroid shower of JAMC drums, fizzing shoegaze distortion and uplifting, euphoric vocal melodies. There’s even a guitar solo at the end that would put a smile of the face of the purple one. The song comes from their forthcoming second … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)