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BV, 'B2V'

BV are Sydney's emotional answer to the late night problems the city is experiencing, and in turn the effect on Sydney's (and the rest of Australia&#...

'The Unsung Female Heroes of Rock' playlist by Gushe...

Isabella Trimboli and Juliette Younger are the creators and editors of Gusher magazine, a print publication about rock written by women and non-men. Paying h...

Lossless self-titled debut

It’s well established at this point that one of the great aesthetic well-springs that contemporary pop music draws from is video games. Lossless’s self title...

Lovely Head, 'Always'

Lovely Head knew what was up when she started making music a few years ago. For one thing, she called herself Lovely Head, and it more than suits what the so...

A mixtape by Lower Plenty

Lower Plenty are the kind of band who make melancholy feel good. You put on their albums and suddenly your hangover feels more poignant than sore. Like, you ...

A Half Strange mixtape

Two of Adelaide's hardest-working DIY ladies - Harriet Fraser-Barbour of Wireheads, Parsec Cafe and Format, and Celeste of Rule of Thirds, Glam Cyborg an...

Rainbow Chan, 'Spacings'

Some things take time. Usually, it’s the best things. A proper bolognese, saving for a big holiday, making a paper mache statue of a family member or friend,...

Holy Balm's 'Fashion' inspiration

Takes a special talent to get the rudest settings on a synth to work for you. Holy Balm have it. In fact their latest album Activity might just pitch-shift y...

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, 'Mid Thirties Single Scene'

Craig Dermody is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter who has played under the Scott & Charlene’s Wedding moniker since 2010, the year of their debut LP P...

A youtube playlist by Billy Davis

Melbourne soul wunderkind Billy Davis blends R&B, Gospel and Rhodes piano along with modern synth flourishes for a luminous, groovy vibe. Make sure you ...

A youtube playlist by Golden Girls

Golden Girls are yet to release a full-length LP, yet they have the wonky guitar pop scene in Australia eating out of their metaphorical hands, after just a ...

Tracy Chen talks to Japanese Wallpaper

In between a national headline tour, multiple big festival slots and being verified on all the social media platforms, alt-pop sensation Gab Strum (aka Japan...

Holy Balm, 'Activity'

Sydney Trio Holy Balm's second record Activity is here, and we've been waiting eagerly since their debut It's You was released in 2012. That part...

Nicholas Allbrook, 'Pure Gardiya'

Tim Costello's been worried about Australia losing our soul, and so has Nicholas Allbrook. The POND/ex-Tame Impala and solo artist has released another s...

An interview with Paradise Daily

Paradise Daily is an independent record label based in Sydney responsible for releases from local greats such as The Rangoons, Sex Tourists, Orion and The Ga...

A mixtape by Witch Hats

Neil Young soloing off into the horizon? Check. Marianne Faithfull in a transcendent and unholy mess? Yep. John Coltrane sounding like he's using his sax...

First impressions of the Avalanches 'Wildflower'

To me it sounds like a big crocheted picnic blanket woven in pastel colours. Tabasco stains and flecks of weed cling to the fibres – like someone was choppin...

A Dark Mofo mixtape by Jaala

Cosi from Jaala writes songs that seem like they coil into a shadow then right up at ya. And if you're looking for a good old pounce-and-twist there are ...

A mixtape by Bad Vision

The debut album from Bad Vision is full of shout-along garage punk that makes us wanna leave our Clear-Eyes dispenser in our top drawer, pull that denim jack...

A Friday G Up mix by B Wise

Red Bull Sound Select has enlisted the melody-savvy ears of Laneway Festival's Travis Banko to curate the second of their monthly emerging artist gigs. T...

An interview with Evelyn Ida Morris

The opening song from Pikelet's new album Tronc is a winding, squelching space-folk number that asks, just straight up, “can you remember the last ...

Nothing Compares 2 U

TRACK LIST Prince and the Revolution, 'Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)' The Time, 'Tricky' Prince, 'Housequake (7 MINUTES MoQUAKE...

A 'Saturn Returns' mixtape by Loose Tooth

Melbourne garage rockers Loose Tooth have the hooks that don't rot your teeth. They're about to release a new EP that orbits around that 'Saturn ...

A mixtape by Nathan Roche

Nathan Roche has been living in Europe for the past couple of years, a real shame for those who relished seeing him play regularly and even more of a bummer ...

The Goon Sax, 'Up to Anything'

When I was about 16 I tried to shave off my monobrow with a scalpel. Not sure why I even had access to a scalpel. I think my mum used to steal medical suppli...

An interview with Sunn O)))

Sunn 0))) could be the loudest band on Earth. They could be the heaviest, the most influential, the most underground, the most important or the most metal. W...

A mixtape by Asdasfr Bawd

Asdasfr Bawd is a local 20 year-old twisting demented, dubbed-out scat and UK footwork into brand new fun times for gasping dance floors. He's about to r...

Full Inner Varnika lineup announced

From all accounts Inner Varnika is the kind of bush doof where people tend to transcend. As in, even if sweat melts glitter into your eyes you'll hardly ...