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: Old Moon – Ephemeral

This new track from New Hampshire, USA singer and multi instrumentalist Tom Weir, under the name Old Moon, hits the nostalgia button for me – conjuring up memories of 80s goth rock sounds from the early period of The Cult, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs and others. The guitars wash and shimmer over an urgent, nervy rhythm section. The bass has that great throbbing feel while over … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Old Moon – Ephemeral

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 MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

Children Collide are releasing their fourth album Time Itself on August 27th and today they’ve debuted the video clip for the single ‘Man of the People’. Great guitar sound on the track too – thick and crunchy like Cobain’s distortion pedal on a desert field trip with Kyuss, playing Sabbath covers. Man of the People erupts with all the hallmarks of Children Collide – riffs that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

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