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Andras Fox, 'Vibrate on Silent'

I'm starting to think there's something in the water around here. There seems to be something decidedly tropical about a lot of the stuff coming out ...

Queen Magic's top slow jams

Melbourne's Queen Magic is the solo side-project of Nick Mullhall, guitarist of alt-rock/gaze group Smile and semi-psychedelic dream-pop trio Mouth Tooth...

A YouTube mixtape by Edd and Simon of Wax'o Paradiso

Seasoned disk jockeys Andy Hart, Edd Fisher and Simon TK have spent the last year curating 'Wax'o Paradiso' parties that remind us of this scene ...

A YouTube mixtape by Geoffrey O'Connor

Geoffrey O'Connor released his latest album Fan Fiction last month, and we've been clicking our fingers ever since. The time has come for him to play...

Magic Hands, 'Let Me Hold You While You Fail'

If you're an indie pop fan, Magic Hands are capable of hitting that Postal-Service-to-the-Beach-House nerve – the one that gets you lying with your headp...

The Frowning Clouds, 'Legalize Everything'

I know that Geelong band the Frowning Clouds have been around for a long time. And I know they predate the many other bands its members have formed. Still, I...

A mixtape by Miss Destiny

Miss Destiny will floor you. A ragtag bunch of New York Dolls enthusiasts who appreciate a little ABBA with their ciggies (not to mention teen dream daytime ...

Paradise Pizza Party mix by Mark W Free

Are there any (legal) disk-shaped substances more glorious than well-made pizza and really banging records? We don't think so. DJ/renowned coffee guy Mar...

Nicholas Allbrook, 'Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna'

Sometimes I make up filmic backstories as I listen to albums. This time, for Nicholas Allbrook's debut solo album Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna it was easy:...

A mixtape by Lawrence English

Lawrence English is one spooky guy. In a good way of course. When he's not out doing field recordings of the strange sounds many of us wouldn't notic...

Banoffee, 'Banoffee'

Melbourne's Banoffee sure knows how to steal hearts. Once one third of early Two Bright Lakes babes Otuoto, Banoffee is Martha Brown and since those days...

A mixtape by Nobunny

Every last piece of Nobunny's leather, cotton, fur and flesh screams rock and roll. He's compiled a collection of weird sonic gems for us ahead of hi...

A mixtape by Banoffee

Melbourne's Banoffee (aka Martha Brown) has been making all kinds of tasty noise treats over the last couple of years, most recently gigging a heck-load,...

Spod, 'Taste the Sadness'

The year is 2003. I'm 18 and trying to see as many gigs as possible because I wasn't able to see them before I turned 18 and maybe this privilege wil...

A Mixtape by Seekae

Those pesky Seekae boys, making two completely indestructible albums and then not releasing anything or touring for three whole years. I guess it's time ...

An interview with Ty Segall

San Franciscan garage rocker Ty Segall is so young, good looking, prolific and talented that we kind of want to hate him a little bit. But then we listen to ...

3RRR Radiothon 2014

What would a world without community radio look like? I imagine the set of I Am Legend kinda – the cityscape overgrown with vines, rabid dogs roaming the str...

Soft Power, 'If You Come Around: You Know What Happens'

Sometimes the term 'experimental' is thrown around, like a conservative relative talking about your life choices or the menu at the new ramen joint i...

A Mixtape by Baro

Baro is one of the newest and nicest things to come out of the woodwork, Australian hip hop-wise, and sweet baby Jesus is he good. We're gonna take bit o...

Geoffrey O'Connor, 'Fan Fiction'

Put all of Geoffrey O'Connor's cover art side-by-side and it looks a bit like butterfly evolution. In 2007 the Crayon Fields frontman put on his Sly ...

Meredith Music Festival 2014 line-up announced

War on Drugs were announced a few weeks ago for Meredith. They sound to us like a slightly more excitable Kurt Vile, and Kurt Vile is the forklift driver sen...

A Mixtape by Guerre

Guerre have you been all my life, Lavurn Lee? Sydney's eclectic electronic chillwave upstart Guerre has just released his new album, Ex Nihilo. The Engli...

FKA Twigs, 'LP1'

LP1 is the first full-length release from British songstress/producer Tahliah Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs. The 26-year-old spent her late teens and ea...

A Mixtape by The Harpoons

Over about six years The Harpoons have evolved from a scrappy/cute bunch of kids lumped in with the '60s soul pop revival of the late noughties to a conf...

Halt Ever, 'Body Limits EP'

In the wake of a hardcore renaissance, with bands bands like Straight Jacket Nation and Oily Boys cultivating a huge following, comes (as one might suspect) ...

The Backstabbers, 'Shame'

I look forward to the day when a different Dick Diver side project exists to suit our every mood and whim. I'm assured many of Australia's top scient...

A shoegaze mixtape by Lowtide

Ahhh shoegaze. Rest with your skull in a comfortable place, let it drift through your body and mind like a reverb-heavy cloud, always with a storm threatenin...

Guerre, 'Ex Nihilo'

When you've been waiting for something for a while, sometimes you wait so long that you forget, or sometimes you get so annoyed that you don't really...