NEW MUSIC: Colyer – Pet Names

Like gently sliding into a flotation tank, Colyer take you on a dreamy drift through the atmosphere of the mind. Limbs hanging in a weightless, heavy-lidded state. ‘Pet Names’ is soul music through a shoegaze filter, opened up to the cosmos and set free to wander. “This song wrote itself, basically visceral vomit. I had come out of a four year relationship wanting to focus … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Colyer – Pet Names

NEW MUSIC: Negative Nancies – Monkey Chest

Dunedin, New Zealand group Negative Nancies have released the song ‘Monkey Chest’, a discordant, deconstructed art-punk sound that grinds and crawls in a collision of Suicide, queasy Lynchian discomfort and no wave Sonic Youth yelps and chants. The band’s strangely intoxicating sound is manfested on their new album HEATWAVE, out now via the Fishrider Records label and in their own words it “sounds like it … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Negative Nancies – Monkey Chest

NEW MUSIC: Restless Leg – The World’s A Room

Restless Leg 2021. Photos by Joshua Morris As Sydney band Restless Leg prepare to release their new LP Dream Buffet on June 11th, they’ve released the video for its second single ‘The World’s A Room’, directed by Darren Cross. The opening track to the new album, the single is an infectious, hook-laden slice of jangly guitar pop, reminiscent of the heady sounds of New Zealand band … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Restless Leg – The World’s A Room

NEW MUSIC: Jakson – hey jeff come to bendigo i just want to chat i totally won’t punch you in the head i promise // guillotine

In the words of Bendigo VIC artist Jakson, “this song is a call to arms against the world’s richest. Eat the rich.” In a colloquial accent he reels off some of the world’s richest and their associated estimated wealth. Over jagged, scratching guitar and a dub-influenced post-punk rhythm section, the song builds intensity, bursting into see-sawing distorted guitars that sound like a cross between 3Ds … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jakson – hey jeff come to bendigo i just want to chat i totally won’t punch you in the head i promise // guillotine

REISSUE NEWS: Jack Ladder signs to Endless Recordings, reissues Hurtsville

Endless Recordings has announced the signing of Australia’s Jack Ladder to its label roster. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of his watershed album ‘Hurtsville’, originally released on the venerated Spunk Records. Recorded in the dead of winter in a rural NSW mansion, it left behind the shuffling soul of its predecessor (the Australian Music Prize shortlisted ‘Love is Gone’) for an austere chronicle of longing and loss. Produced by Burke Reid (The … Continue reading REISSUE NEWS: Jack Ladder signs to Endless Recordings, reissues Hurtsville

Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

Dunedin and indeed NZ music royalty The Bats have been pretty busy of late. They released their new LP Foothills last year, to wide acclaim, and earlier this month they also intriguingly released an instrumental version of the album on Bandcamp which gives a really interesting twist on the songs, allowing the rhythm section of perpetual motion and those sparkling guitars to take centre stage. … Continue reading Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

Facebook Update

FEB 22ND UPDATE: We’re back baby!! Looks like the FB oracle has come to its senses and reinstated our FB page! Unfortunately Doubtful Sounds has been caught up in the Facebook / Australian Government stoush over news content on the platform today. It’s the perfect example of the collateral damage that has occurred with a large number of non-news sites having their content stripped from … Continue reading Facebook Update

Dry Cleaning Announce debut album New Long Leg

Following their run of sublime EPs, Dry Cleaning have announced details of their debut studio album and have shared a new single ‘Strong Feelings’. I’ve been a huge fan of their releases to date and the way the blend deadpan poetry with taut post-punk riffs and rhythms. ESG meets Life Without Buildings meets Black Country, New Road. The South London group of Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals) will … Continue reading Dry Cleaning Announce debut album New Long Leg

NEW MUSIC: Simon Robert Gibson – Song For Gyn

Gynia Favot was a much loved and respected Sydney musician (Disneyfist, Half Miler,Modern Giant) who sadly lost her battle with cancer in 2020. There was an outpouring of love from her fellow musicians and friends, both during fundraising efforts for her treatment and in the wake of her passing.  Simon Robert Gibson, who firstplayed with her in Disneyfist, was compelled to write and record this heartfelt tribute to Gynia, initially in … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Simon Robert Gibson – Song For Gyn

NEW MUSIC: Iceage – The Holding Hand

News in today today Iceage have signed with Mexican Summer and released a brand new single ‘The Hold Hand’. “The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the difference between fume and matter. Gently the swaying intensifies, feel it escalate. Reach out for the holding hand, it seems … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Iceage – The Holding Hand

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2020

Despite the weirdness and social and political fracturing of 2020, there were still plenty of great albums that saw the light of day – and that light was a salvation for many. You can check out our Post To Wire (alt-country, cosmic Americana & dark folk) Favourite Albums of 2020 HERE and Favourite AU & NZ Albums of 2020 HERE. Here are our 40 favourite … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2020