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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...

Total Truth road trip mixes

Terrible Truths and Totally Mild are responsible for two of our favourite ever mixes. They're hitting the road with a bunch of local legends to play a sh...

A mixtape by Colloid

Colloid play their own form traditional Japanese folk music that's influenced by tribal musics from all over the world. They're in town at the moment...

Smile, 'The Rhythm Method'

Well, it's 2016 and being a revolutionary guitar band may be less likely than colonising Mars but Smile don't seem too concerned about it. Their new ...

Marcus Whale's 'Music of the Masochistic and of Desp...

Ears Have Ears have been bringing the lesser known aural goods to radio listeners for some time now. The show invites musicians and sound artists to make exp...

The Drones, 'Feelin Kinda Free'

You guys wanna rock it til it hurts like misanthropic jerks? Nah? Not into it? Well, fine. Fuck you then. I'm with Gareth. “I don't give a rats...

A 'Saturn Returns' mixtape by Loose Tooth

Local 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 Retu...

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...

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...

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 ...

A playlist by Nathan Roche (in honour of his visa re...

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 ...

A Freedom Time playlist from Hugo Mendez

Crown Ruler and Wax’o Paradiso have worked together again to transform everyone's favourite dilapidated velodrome into a collaborated party zone for Free...

Mei Saraswati, 'Devotions'

I wrote the line “Mei Saraswati is a jewel in the crown of West Coast Australian music”. Then I had to revise it to say she is the crown. Now you can get bot...

A mixtape by Homeshake

We all love Mac Demarco's scallywag jangle but wouldn't it be more interesting if someone from his band sent that sound through a disco blender, pour...

The Harpoons 'mini world tour' mixtape

Last time the Harpoons made us a mix it was a very life-affirming time indeed. The beat-curious soulsters recently returned from from their first “mini...

A mixtape by Slum Sociable

Slum Sociable make soulful, washed-out electronica you can chill to and dance to. So it makes sense they just made us a relaxing/danceable mixtape ahead of t...

Good Morning, 'Glory'

Like a ship in the night, your twenties come and go. So, so quickly. Or sometimes, they go really slowly and it seems you're going to be stuck in a disgu...

Win tickets to MSO x Jeff Mills and Derrick May

Jeff Mills told us last year that opening up a dialogue between techno and classical is “an idea among many people from Detroit that goes as far back a...

'How to make a great DJ mix' with You Beauty

You Beauty are like Andrew Lloyd Webber but good. They've just followed up Jersey Flegg (their excellent debut opus about a rugby star's life spirall...

Glamour Lakes, 'The Channel Hand'

Elusive Adelaide producer Glamour Lakes has released his debut LP, The Channel Hand on local label Format Records. This is a big'un - his sporadic releas...

A wetter than wet mixtape by Wet Lips

Wetfest is back to whip up another garage punk/party monsoon. We asked the rainmakers themselves Wet Lips to make us a mix to celebrate. Terrible Truths, ...

A mixtape by City Calm Down

In a town where mumbling nonchalance rules the day, City Calm Down make unabashedly ambitious, polished indie music. It’s the kind of stuff you’ll want to li...

Things that stood out to Kurt Vile at the exact time...

Kurt Vile is really excellent at sending folk music to space then recalling it back to Earth for us all to enjoy. He's in the country at the moment touri...

A YouTube playlist by Misty Nights

Misty Nights continue their Hugs & Kisses takeover with 'Jazz Cigarette' – a night of alleyway flute tootin' and mirror ball boot-scootin'...

Roland Tings's top ten tracks of 2015

I made a smart playlist in my iTunes that let me list the top songs I played this year. Without doing five songs from the same artist, here’s what I listened...

Sparkspitter, 'Doxa'

Adelaide math-pop winners Sparkspitter have that knack for doing things 100%. They're all a bit weird (cool), a bit nerdy and a bit obsessed with their m...

A mixtape by Lazertits

Here's a lazy tip: get into Lazertits. They're punk as. Not in an amphetamine-crazed safety-pinned way. More in the sense that a few of them only pic...