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A mixtape by Chastity Belt

Seattle's Chastity Belt are about tour here for the first time on the back of their second album Time To Go Home. It's riot grrl with a thousand-yard...

A mixtape by the Girl Fridas

Have you ever spotted one of those tote bags or iron-on patches that says 'Support Your Local Girl Gang'? Here's an opportunity to obey that requ...

WEET, ‘Dark Retreat’

WEET is the solo project of David Scutts who has played in heaps of bands around town, most recently in the newish group Heartburn. His debut EP Dark Retreat...

Zone Out, 'Transience'

There are countless songs about love. They can come from the perspective of the besotted, the jilted or broken-hearted lover. There are songs filled with reg...

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...

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...

Miss Destiny, self-titled LP

The line-up for Miss Destiny’s first record consists of Harriet Hudson (Circle Pit), Harriet Stewart (School of Radiant Living), Annie Llewellyn (Grotto), an...

Autosuggest's 'Music for a Resurrection' playlist

Autosuggest's Alec Malia is one of the first artists on new Sydney label Perfect Hair Records. They've been putting out releases that have consistent...

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 mixtape by Cale Sexton and Jamal Amir

For a few years now Temporal Cast have been underground with head-torches strapped to their pulsing skulls, mining the local dance for raddest and most unpre...

Gig review: Remote Control's 15th Birthday

For my fifteenth birthday, my friend and I had a joint party. The theme was ‘the 80s’. That’s not a very good theme. In hindsight, I wish I had thrown a mini...

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 Blanck Mass

Sometimes you just need to spend some time spinning upside down in a thudding dark vortex while frayed wires slap against your face. Gets the heart rate up. ...

Gig review: ABABCd season finale

I’d almost forgotten how much stage banter can improve a band’s performance until Loose Tooth took to the stage at Banalarama’s season finale of ABABCd. Ther...

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 call out to DJ at Book Club

Book Club is a new night those impeccable club rats from Cool Room are putting on. Cool Room director Sebastian Sibelle says it's all going to be pretty ...

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 ...

Leather Towel

Leather Towel’s first record (mysteriously titled IV) has been lying in wait since it was completed in early 2014. But the fact it's been gathering dust ...

A farewell mixtape by ScotDrakula

ScotDrakula are hands-down one of this town's most exciting garage rock bands. Dove, their bassist and spiritual leader, is leaving town for good. So, to...

A local soul mixtape by Miss Goldie

Remember that time Hamish and Andy drank as much Dare Iced Coffee as they could stomach, covered themselves in pig fat and teamed up with Conrad Sewell to co...

Summer Flake, 'Hello Friends'

There’s a sadness that runs through the music of Adelaide’s Stephanie Crase (who records here as Summer Flake), but the sadness is a shallow one. On her seco...

A mix by Amateur Dance

The good people at Good Manners Weekly have recently changed up their party format. From Friday they're hosting dance-floor experts Amateur Dance, Darcy ...

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...