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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...

A mixtape by Tuff Sherm

We first met Tuff Sherm when he was wearing his Dro Carey name badge. His real name is Eugene Hector and he makes this kind of music that can simply be descr...

A mixtape by Owen Penglis

Straight Arrows are launching their new album, Rising. Sam says, “plenty of bands aim for a sound, songs and image that feels like a flipped-collar inv...

'Lifecycle of A Party' mixtape by Dale Packard

Look into my eyes and tell me you do not want to party with this man. Follow the smoke machine signals to Hugs & Kisses this Friday night to make the dre...

Ausmuteants 'Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Mu...

Ausmteants put together disenchanted, often self-deprecating records one synth track at a time. Being a fan means putting aside your better judgement to a ce...

Lower Plenty, 'Life/Thrills'

So I’ve read that Lower Plenty’s new record was nutted out over a kitchen table. As far as press release back-stories go, it's pretty modest, a little mu...

White Hex, 'Gold Nights'

On the cover of their debut album Gold Nights, White Hex's Tara Green and Jimi Kritzler look like they're dolled up for a particularly debaucherous n...

A mixtape by Rat & Co

Josh Delaney, Nic Park and Kaia McCarty-Smith of Melbourne band Rat & Co have each selected four of their favourite tracks for us this week. Inspired by ...

Total Control, 'Typical System'

New activity from Total Control is becoming more and more sparse. Last year was their first in five years without a new single, touring has dried up to a tri...

Listen Out 2014 line-up announced

Listen up, the line-up for this year's Listen Out has just been revealed via this magical and mysterious thing known as the internet. One of the finer fe...

A mixtape by Total Giovanni

So this week we asked Euro-disco hotshots Total Giovanni to give up the goods in the form of a mixtape. I don't know what we expected but, wow. Life is d...