WADE JACKSON STEPS INTO THE LIMELIGHT WITH NEW SINGLE

NSW songwriter and filmmaker (WAITING: The Van Duren Story) Wade Jackson has released his new single ‘Limelight’ (Broken Stone Records), his first new music since his 2020 album Sensationalized. ‘Limelight‘ emerges twitching, writhing, pulsing and electronically convulsing. Like Bowie and Suicide in hi-fidelity 4K, ‘Limelight’ is hypnotic, with waning vintage synths and tribal-esque drums, the latter evolving from the coal freight trains passing through regional NSW. The middle … Continue reading WADE JACKSON STEPS INTO THE LIMELIGHT WITH NEW SINGLE

DEFINITIVE EDITION OF NEW ORDER’S LOW LIFE OUT NEXT FRIDAY

Definitive edition of their 1985 studio album Low-Life that includes the original album on 180g vinyl LP and CD – remastered. A second CD of unreleased audio, x2DVDs of live performances from 1984 & 1985, plus a hardback book.  The vinyl album and CD are both wrapped in the original tracing-paper sleeve – not available since the very first pressing, and the first time ever for the … Continue reading DEFINITIVE EDITION OF NEW ORDER’S LOW LIFE OUT NEXT FRIDAY

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – Divided Souls

Our final video premiere for 2022 and it’s a damn fine one to go out on. The glistening, synth slow-burn of Ben deHoedt‘s new single ‘Divided Souls‘. Seemingly with one foot in the 80s and one in the future, De Hoedt pays tribute to the iconic TV series Miami Vice, transforming it into a gritty, stylised noir that, as deHoedt explains, is “a re-imagining of … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – Divided Souls

TRISTAN COURTNEY-PRIOR TAKES A DARKLY SWERVING ELEVATOR RIDE

Tristan Courtney-Prior is stepping out for the first time as a solo artist with his single ‘Elevator‘. Best known as guitarist for Sydney bands Peabody and Shearin’, Tristan takes a darker, moodier swing into post-punk rhythms and guitar shapes on this track. A stately and stentorian vocal marches the song along, distorted guitars swaying and riding the propulsive bass and drums. It’s heady, hypnotic and … Continue reading TRISTAN COURTNEY-PRIOR TAKES A DARKLY SWERVING ELEVATOR RIDE

SPLINT CREATE A HOLISTIC POST-PUNK WORLD ON NEW SINGLE ‘145’

I’m loving the sound of this new single from Manchester quintet splint. There are shades of Black Country New Road, Sonic Youth, Courtney Barnettt and Life Without Buildings in their sound. On ‘145‘, tumbling notes, both frantic and meditative unfurl over rock drums. The whole thing builds into a brisk melancholy with the vocal of Giulia Bonometti countering and balancing the nervy electricity of the guitars. … Continue reading SPLINT CREATE A HOLISTIC POST-PUNK WORLD ON NEW SINGLE ‘145’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – This Call May Be Recorded

Melbourne-based artist Ben DeHoedt has announced his new album City Lights Shimmer will be released on Bandcamp on December 10th and today we’re very pleased to be able to premiere the video clip for the first single ‘This Call May Be Recorded‘. The song is a lush, neon-lit, hyper sleek sound of dark and futuristic electronic avant pop. There are post-punk themes & sonic undercurrents … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben deHoedt – This Call May Be Recorded

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scattered Order – Third Rail

For fans of CAN, Public Image Ltd, Cabaret Voltaire, Severed Heads, Gary Clail Legendary, groundbreaking and innovative Australian group Scattered Order return with ‘Third Rail‘ the first taste of their brand new album Where Is The Windy Gun?, out Sept 16th and available for pre-order on Bandcamp from 5pm AEST time today. We’re very happy to bring you the premiere of the video clip for … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Scattered Order – Third Rail

COOL SOUNDS RELEASE THE BREEZY FUNK OF ‘6 OR 7 MORE’

On the new single and across the new album Like That, the Melbourne group Cool Sounds‘ usual jangle-pop sparkle has been supercharged by a disco-glam stomp, making for their most immediate record yet. Like That finds a bright pop-funk sweet spot between Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Hot Chip and 80s Francois K mixes. On this track you can also hear the enigmatic twitch and jerk of … Continue reading COOL SOUNDS RELEASE THE BREEZY FUNK OF ‘6 OR 7 MORE’

COFFIN CLUB UNLEASH THE FRANTIC PUNK OF FSTFWRD/RWND

Hailing from Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Coffin Club get taut and frantic on this mighty slice of post-hardcore and post-punk that brings to mind Hot Snakes, Fugazi, Mudhoney and their compatriots Die! Die! Die. The song deals with themes of exploitation in the workplace, lack of care for low income workers, and trying to cope in a capitalist world despite all the stresses and … Continue reading COFFIN CLUB UNLEASH THE FRANTIC PUNK OF FSTFWRD/RWND

DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

Melbourne trio Double Vanity have released ‘Night Moves’, a magical new single taken from their upcoming concept album ‘Love To Leave You‘, via Psychic Hysteria. It follows the equally compelling and hypnotic first single ‘Elevator‘. The single is a dreamy swoon through vintage synths and drum machines – a dystopian torch-song given heart and soul via the Chrissy Amphlett meets Marianne Faithful in a Twin Peaks … Continue reading DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

Screaming Bones is the one-man project of Mike Ludwig who lives near Darmstadt in Germany. Browsing through his Bandcamp page it quickly becomes clear that he’s a creative spirit, with a collection of EP and album releases under Screaming Bones name. ‘Not Welcome’ slowly unfurls across seven minutes of dubbed out sensory immersion. The repeating synth/bass motif casts a nod to ‘Papa Was A Rolling … Continue reading SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE

Taken from the forthcoming new Soft Cell album, *Happiness Not Included (May 6th), ‘Purple Zone’ was originally pitched to Pet Shop Boys for a remix before wheels were set in motion and a true collaboration took place. The track is pretty much exactly as you’d expect both acts to sound together, in this case a great thing. Continue reading SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE