NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single

Sydney duo Jep and Dep have had quite the year beginning with an opening slot before Johnny Marr before going on to play shows with Matt Walker, Mia Dyson, Hatz Fitz and Cara, Kristen Hersh, Raised by Eagles, Tracey McNeil Band and Lindi Ortega as well as their own headline gigs across nearly every reputable venue in Sydney and other parts of the country. Over at our … Continue reading NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single

NEW MUSIC: Sleaford Mods | Tied Up In Nottz

Duo Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are starting to make waves with their new album Divide & Exit and they’ve definitely got a great no wave, krautrock/post-punk sound going on with Lydon/Mark E. Smith type rants splattered on top. They describe themselves as electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class and under from Nottingham, UK.     Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Sleaford Mods | Tied Up In Nottz

NEW MUSIC: Wovenhand | Field of Hedon

David Eugene Edwards returns with a new album titled Refractory Obdurate at the end of this month. This track, interestingly, sees him taking Wovenhand in a more rock-centric direction, harking back somewhat to his days in 16 Horsepower. Below ‘Field of Hedon’ you can also check out the track ‘Hiss’ which was released last month.   Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Wovenhand | Field of Hedon

NEW MUSIC: Amaya Laucirica | Prettier Than Sound

Amaya Laucirica (VIC) has a brand new record Sway ready to be released on April 14th and it features the great first single Prettier Than Sound which you can stream below. The song includes Adalita on backing vocals and JP Shilo on guitar and they conjure up a wonderful hazy, shimmering track with billowing harmonies and cascading textural guitars. Laucirica’s upcoming tour dates are also … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Amaya Laucirica | Prettier Than Sound

NEWS: Mogwai announce new LP Rave Tapes and release first track

News of a new Mogwai album is always reason to celebrate around these parts and so we were stoked to awake to read that their new LP Rave Tapes is set for release on 20 January 2014 via Spunk Records (Australia and New Zealand), Rock Action (UK and Europe) and Sub Pop (North America). The other good news is that producer Paul Savage (Mogwai Young Team … Continue reading NEWS: Mogwai announce new LP Rave Tapes and release first track

NEW MUSIC: Beaches | Send Them Away

Melbourne quartet Beaches return with their second album She Beats, out May 3rd on the ever excellent Chapter Music label. Their debut was a brilliant mix of bittersweet psychedelic rock woth shades of krautrock and jangly guitar pop. They’ve refined that mix even further on their new single Send Them Away which sounds very reminiscent of New Zealand’s The Bats. I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Beaches | Send Them Away

NEWS: New label, album and single for The Laurels

We’ve been hanging for this one for a while now but finally Sydney’s The Laurels have announced their album will be released via Rice Is Nice Records in the second half of 2012. Featuring Luke O’Farrell (vocals/guitar/loop sampler), Piers Cornelius (vocals/guitar), Conor Hannan (bass) and Kate Wilson (drums) they released to much acclaim the Wandering Star 7″ (2009) and the Mesozoic EP (2011) to much acclaim as well … Continue reading NEWS: New label, album and single for The Laurels

NEWS: Talk Talk tribute album and book due in May

UK label Fierce Panda are set to release a double album celebrating the work of UK band Talk Talk this May. The compilation will be comprised of covers by a huge list of artists such as King Creosote, Alan Wilder, Jason Lytle, Zero 7, Crispin Hunt, Linton Kwesi Johnson, White Belt Yellow Tag, Electric Soft Parade, Joan As Policewoman, White Lies, Goldheart Assembly and many, many … Continue reading NEWS: Talk Talk tribute album and book due in May

NEWS: New Mike Noga album and Australian Tour…

Mike Noga is back in the country after playing a string of dates supporting Band Of Horses in the US. To celebrate the release on April 1st (tomorrow!) of his new album The Balladeer Hunter he will be playing the following dates. I’ve been playing the new album a fair bit over the last week and it is shaping up as a great record… SATURDAY … Continue reading NEWS: New Mike Noga album and Australian Tour…

NEWS: Philip Jeck releases A New Ark For The Listener…

In the worlds of Jeck’s label Touch… Philip Jeck works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. Philip Jeck makes geniunely moving and transfixing music, where we hear the art not the gimmick. Philip … Continue reading NEWS: Philip Jeck releases A New Ark For The Listener…