LISTEN TO THE DREAMY DRIFT AND SMOKEY SWAY OF MEG BAIRD’S NEW SINGLE

ARTIST PHOTO: Rachael Cassells The new single ‘Ashes, Ashes’, by Meg Baird, taken from the forthcoming new LP Furling, out on LP/CD/Digital on January 27, 2023 on Drag City. Furling moves through the breadth of Meg’s musical fascinations and the environments around them—edges of memory, daydreams spanning years, loose ends, divergent paths, secret conversations under stars—all led by a stirring, singular voice calling experience and enlightenment, elation, … Continue reading LISTEN TO THE DREAMY DRIFT AND SMOKEY SWAY OF MEG BAIRD’S NEW SINGLE

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

Metallica release first new single in six years and announce new album

After celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary last year, Metallica have today released the official music video for ‘Lux Æterna,’ from the album 72 Seasons available April 14th, 2023. James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich co-produced the 77-minute, 12-song album with their longtime producer, Greg Fidelman. The record is a rumination of sorts on childhood, with “72 seasons” representing the number of seasons we live through … Continue reading Metallica release first new single in six years and announce new album

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

Aotearoa’s Hans Pucket Release New Single ‘No Drama’

A great sound on this brand new single from Wellington, NZ band Hans Pucket. ‘No Drama‘ is the title track from their forthcoming new LP due out on on USA label Carpark Records on November 4th. The single brilliantly blends crunchy guitar rock with soft art-pop shapes and a widescreen indie retro-futurist aesthetic. There are strings, horns and one can pick out a faint hint … Continue reading Aotearoa’s Hans Pucket Release New Single ‘No Drama’

CONRAD GREENLEAF RELEASES EXQUISITE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOUNT ANALOGUE

Sydney, Australia artist Conrad Greenleaf (Richard In Your Mind, Stressless) has released the SPOD-created and AI-generated imagery of a video clip for his new single ‘Mount Analogue‘. The song is the first taste of his new solo album Dreamtape which is set for release on September 9th via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control and it’s a wonderfully hypnotic and immersive sound, augmented by the wordless vocals … Continue reading CONRAD GREENLEAF RELEASES EXQUISITE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOUNT ANALOGUE

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’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Victoria – Favourite Teacher

Sydney indie rock quartet Victoria have a brand new single out today called ‘Favourite Teacher‘, the follow up single to ‘Creative Frenzy’, out on Wayne Connolly’s Scenic Drive Records. The track perfectly captures that laconic, sun-dappled sound of wistful, jangly guitar pop. From The Bats, Sneaky Feelings and the latter day work of David Kilgour (The Clean) to their equals from this side of the Tasman, … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Victoria – Favourite Teacher

Cale and Bowie hang out in video for the new Cale single ‘Night Crawling’

John Cale is back with a brand new single called ‘Night Crawling‘. It’s a great ponderous, sweeping and rich sound he’s conjured up with a strong electronic feel. The bass sends sub-sonic ripples through the floating pads and twinkling synths while Cale weaves his stentorian melodies across it all. The animated video by Mickey Miles features Cale and David Bowie hanging out in New York … Continue reading Cale and Bowie hang out in video for the new Cale single ‘Night Crawling’

FENN WILSON RELEASES THE DARK, SWIRLING BEAUTY OF ‘HOWL’

Melbourne songwriter Fenn Wilson has released his latest single ‘Howl‘ from this forthcoming album Honey Dates Death (ghazal), out early 2023. The song highlights Wilson’s rich vocal sound and his way with melodies that weave together and soar skyward while managing to be both tough and tender. The instruments rock in an ornate and emotive way, recalling Jeff Buckley in the swing of the rhythm section … Continue reading FENN WILSON RELEASES THE DARK, SWIRLING BEAUTY OF ‘HOWL’

JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

BORIS, Japan’s finest exponents of extreme music have announced the release of their new album Heavy Rocks (2022), the latest in their series of Heavy Rocks albums and part of the celebration of their 30th anniversary. Once again they’ve thrown caution to the wind and dived deep into 70s rock and 80s metal with coruscating intensity. Check out the video clip below to hear the … Continue reading JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)