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Liam Kenny, 'A Kenny For Your Thoughts'

Surely we all know who Liam Kenny is by now (if you don't, listen to the catchiest downer song of 2012 here). What we don't know is who he isn't,...

A mixtape by Friendships

Even if you haven't heard Friendships, you know the sentiment is enough to carry them through to that part of your heart that appreciates the endearing. ...

A mixtape by The Drums

The last time The Drums played in Australia the kids went wild. They're performing across the East Coast in the next week after releasing Encyclopedia (a...

The Ocean Party, 'Soft Focus'

You can't be angry with The Ocean Party, even after they leave the house in the morning without feeding the cat or doing the breakfast dishes or bringing...

Jack Ladder, 'Playmates'

The first short story I read as a kid had a plucky young protagonist stranded atop a broken ladder off the wall of a coal station in the Midlands, swaying in...

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart

Unlike most projects hatched during a half-yelled conversation inside a club, Cut Copy's Oceans Apart mix actually ended up happening. Now we can plug th...

A mixtape by Scotdrakula

Garage rock scallywags ScotDrakula just released a shed melter of a debut record. They also made us a mixtape. Matt's explanation of Brian Eno's '...

Peter Bibby, 'Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician'

Butcher, hairstylist, beautician, potty mouth poet for our times – Peter Bibby could have added bucketloads more to his swag of titles, but he's too mode...

A crate-digging mixtape by Real Estate

Springing out of New Jersey and currently residing in Brooklyn, you can imagine that the fellas from Real Estate would take great pleasure in mining the loca...

Ariel Pink, 'pom pom'

If Ariel Pink is either a genius or a Glenn Beck sympathiser, he's both. You could be forgiven for thinking you have to get Ariel out of the way to enjoy...

You Beauty 'Jersey Flegg'

I like sprawling out on a mohair rug and listening to the The Wall as much as the next denim jacket wearing yahoo. But for me the punk backlash to prog rock ...

A mixtape curated by Innocuous

Innocuous are throwing together a very tropical-sounding laneway party for Melbourne Music Week, which will serve as a kind of celebration of the renaissance...

A mixtape by Low Life

Low Life are space punks from Sydney and Sydney punks from space. Their shows and releases are few and far between but they happen to be in town for Maggot F...

Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Thurston I love you and it hurts to say this but Kim gets custody of my heart. I get that Sonic Youth “wasn't really surprising anymore”. I g...

Andras & Oscar, 'Café Romantica'

Sure, we’ve all heard computer love, but considering the first steps, blushes and thrills of courting are now as likely to happen fiber-to-the-node instead o...

A mixtape by JD Samson

JD Samson is a hands-down legend. One of those legends that remains humble even though they've, oh, you know - managed to play in Le Tigre, be one half o...

Leisure Suite, 'Leisure Suite'

Melbourne three-piece electronic-pop outfit Leisure Suite's debut self-titled EP is now officially out in the world. Two of the four tracks have already ...

Sugar Mountain 2015 line up

Holy moly! Sugar Mountain are making previous lineups look like sweet lil molehills this year. First and foremost: Nas will perform Illmatic. The undisputed ...

HAMJAM

I dreamed about Hamish from HAMJAM the other night. We were on a jetty, his teeth were really big and he was singing like an angel. I told him and he said he...

Old Mate, ‘It Is What It Is’

On Old Mate's debut LP It Is What It Is, Pat Telfer (of Bitch Prefect fame) has transformed himself again. With help from engineer Tom Spall, the album i...

Fair Maiden, 'Fair Maiden'

According to the band, Fair Maiden's self-titled debut has been seven years in the making. Skimming through its eight tracks, you could be forgiven for t...

Melbourne Music Week program announced

The full Melbourne Music Week program has been revealed and can we just say WOAH. This year will see a total of 250 artists performing over 10 days in a rang...

A mixtape by Courtney Barnett

Since the release of How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose, Courtney Barnett has been killing it, seemingly nonstop. Listen to lead single 'Avant Gardener...

Boomgates vs Terrible Truths: An Interview

It's been five years since Bedroom Suck was conceived out of the bedrooms of Joe Alexander and Sam McCabe, in the subtropical sweatbox that is Brisbane. ...

An interview with Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills is a pioneer of Detroit techno, member of the legendary Underground Resistance and a man dedicated to changing the way we interact with dance musi...

The Harpoons, 'Falling For You'

This morning I had to get up really early to go into the city. I got on the bus, put The Harpoons on through my headphones, and 'Unforgettable' came ...

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...