NEW MUSIC: Buddy Glass – Wasted Habit

Sydney songwriter Buddy Glass (Bruno from Peabody) is back with a brand new single and video, his first since he released his self-titled solo album in 2014. ‘Wasted Habit’ comes from his forthcoming new album Wow & Flutter, due out September 4th on Glass Half Empty Records. ‘Wasted Habit’ is a hard-strummed acoustic and densely fuzzed out electric shakedown. There’s desperation and anxiety in the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Buddy Glass – Wasted Habit

NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

New Zealand composer Rhian Sheehan has recently released a new album, Recollections, Vol. 1, which features a number of new tracks, and a number of tracks performed as part of his 2018 A Quiet Divide Album Release Tour. ‘Still‘ is a beautifully percussive and textured track that peppers an undulating piano line with clickety-clack rhythms that conjures everything from a ticking clock to a typewriter, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

NEW MUSIC: Daniel McCagh – Altered States

Australian composer and sound designer Daniel McCagh has just released his debut album Altered States, an immersive and sonically detailed collection of compositions that range from visceral sheets of digital rain to delicate filigrees and textures. He manipulates acoustic instruments to place them in evocative settings where the organic and synthetic sounds become one. It sounds futuristic yet connected to human spirit, blood flow and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Daniel McCagh – Altered States

NEW MUSIC: JARV IS… – House Music All Night Long

Jarvis Cocker returns with his first album since Further Complications in 2009. JARV IS… is a band and the album is called Beyond the Pale, out on Rough Trade Records on May 1, 2020. JARV IS… features Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle(synthesiser & electronic treatments) & Adam Betts (drums, percussion, vocals). … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: JARV IS… – House Music All Night Long

ALBUM REVIEW: Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt

Music is about mood and the way it sonically hits the ears, heart and mind just as much as it’s about the stories and ideas conveyed by the lyrics. The appeal of Chastity Belt’s new self-titled album lies in both elements but it’s the overall sound and the warm dreaminess that billows out of the speakers that provides the strongest appeal and connection point. All … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt

NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Last Time We Spoke

New Zealand musician and ambient/electronic composer Rhian Sheehan has built a name for himself with nearly a dozen releases plus a wealth of soundtrack work and appearances on numerous compilations. Fans of Nils Frahm will appreciate the nuance and blending of organic and synthetic elements in this piece. The way it pushes and pulls with it’s drifting piano melodies and mechanically-inclined rhythmic pulse. ‘Last Time … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Last Time We Spoke

NEW MUSIC: The Laurels – Sound System

The Laurels are back with a new single/video, ‘Sound System’, their first with new member Kat Harley (Mezko) on bass and vocals. As usual they’re working that hazy and fascinating space between genres that they’ve always navigated so well. Indie rock with art-pop melodies filtered through shoegaze and psych. This time round the song has a distinctly futuristic sheen to it, in keeping with its … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Laurels – Sound System

NEW MUSIC: Blain Cunneen – Feelin’ Kinda Fragile

Here’s the debut single from Sydney singer-songwriter (and guitarist for Julia Jacklin), Blain Cunneen. ‘Feelin’ Kinda Fragile’ comes from his four track EP The Prizes We Demand which is due out later this year and finds him crafting a fine line in art-pop that reminds us of Beck, Sparklehorse and dEUS . The song’s melodic hooks are draped over some wonderful angular and interwoven instrumentation, where … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Blain Cunneen – Feelin’ Kinda Fragile

ALBUM REVIEW: Cass McCombs – Tip Of The Sphere

Cass McCombs Tip Of The Sphere Anti- / Cooking Vinyl Australia For a number of years, across seven albums, Cass McCombs flew under the radar for the most part. He was recognised for his work but it wasn’t until the critical acclaim and success of Mangy Love in 2016 that he went overground and found himself the talk of the indie world. That album was … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Cass McCombs – Tip Of The Sphere

NEW MUSIC: Joey Walker – On Top

This song caught my attention early with a vocal sound and feel that reminded me of Wild Beasts. Stick with it and it’ll take you on a journey. It builds into a turbulent cacophony like Josh T Pearson’s Lift To Experience before the clouds part momentarily and a more darkly euphoric swell spirals upward for the last two minutes. It’s epic and immersive, emotive post-rock … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Joey Walker – On Top

ALBUM REVIEW: The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

They were young when they formed, young when they recorded their first album and they’re still only just sloping out of their teens as they release their sophomore album. At its strongest, We’re Not Talking still reaches the same impossibly catchy jangle-pop heights that they impressed with on their debut, but across its 30 minutes some minor risk-taking doesn’t quite pay off.  Their trademark innocence … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

INTERVIEW: Adrianne Lenker

THE OVERWHELMING SENSATION OF BEING ALIVE Three years on the road with her band Big Thief has been a life changing experience for Adrianne Lenker and as she explains to Chris Familton, she wanted to document and archive her thoughts and emotions through that period on her new solo album abyskiss. I made my first solo record when I was 21 and I was so … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Adrianne Lenker