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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...

A mixtape by The Courtneys

The Courtneys are a Vancouver band making Flying Nun-style jangle fun. They got them hooks that grab you like just right amount of sun glare and they're ...

Pearls, 'Pretend You're Mine'

I know this is a superficial thing to open with but jeez, they're all just so damn good-looking aren't they? Click through to the press shot of them ...

A mixtape by Gooch Palms

Newcastle two-piece Gooch Palms have always subscribed to the idea that you only really need a simple drum kit, a loud guitar, some big hooks and some genita...

A YouTube mixtape by Andy Bull

Sydney synth-pop guy and massive legend Andy Bull's latest release Sea of Approval has been killing it here and overseas. Single 'Baby I Am Nobody No...

A YouTube mixtape by Pond

Off the back of their most recent release Man, It Feels Like Space Again and ahead of their upcoming Laneway shows, psychedelic rock guys Pond have put toget...

A mixtape by ABABCd

Banalarama is a YouTube channel created by director Zachary Bradtke and presenter/writer Nick Clarke (who has also worked at Beat TV and Poncho doing things ...

Twerps, 'Range Anxiety'

The other week I declared that indie rock was dead. I was, of course, talking shit. As long as the image of the lovesick articulate outsider remains appealin...

A YouTube playlist by SilentJay

DJ/producer/musician SilentJay is about to support Flying Lotus (for the second time) as he tours his reworked stage show Layer 3. In the interest of full ...

A YouTube mixtape by Marlon Williams

New Zealand-born songbird Marlon Williams is garnering a reputation for leaving audiences in a bit of a stupor, thanks to his uniquely sombre and nostalgic s...

Pond, 'Man, It Feels Like Space Again'

Due to work commitments and a niggling chest infection I am yet to get stoned out of my mind and listen to Man, It Feels Like Space Again. But you what? The ...

The Thousands presents Client Liaison tour and exclu...

Smooth movers Client Liaison have just announced an Australian tour — and we're presenting it! Their live performance is hotter than Daryl Braithwaite c....