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An Interview with Dom from Wireheads

What do you do when you wanna record a rock album and feel like maybe you could do something kinda cool and interesting with it instead of just wack some mic...

3RRR Radiothon 2015, 'Paint the town Triple R'

If commercial radio is the The Man (which it is), then community radio is the revolution. And 3RRR is the song Breaking The Law by Judas Priest. Well, actual...

Statue, 'Built EP'

Melbourne’s ongoing obsession with dry, austere techno could be a result of an increasingly common exodus to Berlin. But the well-worn party shoes that retur...

You're reading this in the enemy's playground – an i...

Lydia Lunch is one of the world's truest badasses. For nearly 40 years she's worked across music, poetry, film and art – travelling, collaborating an...

Shebeen x Three Thousand present ‘Who Cares’ with PAI

When you donate 100 per cent of your profits to organisations tackling poverty in the developing world, it sometimes means going without things that other bu...

'Thank God For My Body' is one of the most compellin...

Thank God for My Body is Lehmann B Smith's sixth album. This is a pretty remarkable feat considering how – in classic Melbourne style – he divides his ti...

A mixtape by Ali Bird and Rich Stanley

At last year's 'Sundays in July at Copacabana' Ali Bird (of Melbourne Music Week and Morning Ritual) and Rich Stanley (of Aarght Records) staged ...

Emlyn Johnson, 'Quendlandian'

Emlyn Johnson knocks out the hits like a teenager knocking out their first fifty mazzes. Easily! And almost in secret usually. When he emerges with those h...

Alpine, 'Yuck'

There's always a lot of conversation about what pop music is and what pop music isn't. It's very important not to take these conversations too se...

A mixtape by Alyx Dennison

Alyx Dennison used to be part of much-loved bedroom indie pop duo kyü. She's just released a solo debut that channels the fractured, pristine song craft ...

A mixtape by Black Cab

Black Cab's 'Victorious' – from last year's ambitious triumph of a concept album Games of the XXI Olympiad – lived up to its namesake as a ki...

An interview with Bill Callahan

Sometimes an artist makes music that is so moving and profound that the idea of actually asking them to explain anything about their life or craft is too int...

Diane release 'Australiana' collection, make us Aust...

Diane's new 'Australiana' collection: more refreshing than a cold one on a hot day and classier than Daryl Braithwaite c. 1990. We caught up with...

Superstar, 'Table For Two'

Today the first thing Assistant Editor Issy Beech did when she got to work was make sure Superstar's second album Table for Two was drifting gently throu...

A mixtape by Boats

Boats' symphonic folk is perfect for facilitating stare-out-the-window-and-feel wistfulness. His debut EP Release sounds like Bon Iver and Sea-Change-era...

A 'downtime' mixtape by Totally Mild

Hey, are you OK buddy? Jeez, you look cold. Why don't you come inside? The oil heater's been cranking with both switches flicked down for ages. Here,...

A mixtape by I'lls

Minimal alt-electronic trio I'lls ('isles') are, whether they like it or not, verrrry (late era) Radiohead. There's a lot of good stuff going...

A mixtape by Jonny Telafone

Oblivion awaits us all and Jonny Telafone is on the other line zapping, blipping and crooning some catharsis to the whole freakin' mess. His first offici...

A mixtape by Friendships

Melbourne electronic AV duo Friendships recently released the visual component to their single 'When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder' and like the trac...

A mixtape by Kt Spit

It's pretty telling that Kt Spit is choosing to launch her debut album Combluotion in a gallery rather than a music venue, and that you can pre-order it ...

A mixtape by Sarah Mary Chadwick

Sarah Mary Chadwick writes songs that are strong, simple and fragile all at once. She sings like she's shown up at your door unexpectedly and collapsed o...

Sarah Mary Chadwick, '9 Classic Tracks'

Sarah Mary Chadwick has just released her second full-length album, and I know it's a music journalism cliche to say 'aptly-titled' if it is legi...

A mixtape by Love of Diagrams

Call me a dreary sod if you will but the right kind of shoegaze makes my neck hairs stand up and my loins tingle a little bit. Love of Diagrams have been mak...

Courtney Barnett's top five places to sit and think…...

There's something heartwarming about seeing a larger-than-life celebrity like Ellen DeGeneres dig a song about feeling down and out in Preston. I've ...

'10 Songs For When Your Brain Needs A Reset' by Owen...

It's a wonderful world we live in where a softly-spoken, Roland Bathes-quoting violin geek can conquer indie pop. Yep, Owen Pallett is on tour and he'...

No Zu 'Medusa Music'

Next time someone complains that people don't let loose enough at local shows tell them to shut up and go see No Zu. Watch as the percussive dance funk m...

A mixtape by GL

GL are a bit like a poolside Singapore Sling on a hot day with a little purple umbrella poking out the top. Sometimes they're like a quiet Los Angeles st...

A YouTube playlist by Hinds

Hinds (formerly Deers) are an energetic four piece from Spain who've been making waves with their own breed of rough around the edges pop and melodic gar...