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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...

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...