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An interview with David De Thomasis of Paradise Fest...

David De Thomasis is one of the brains behind Paradise Festival and the newly launched Enhancer Records. We did some music nerding with him, chatted about hi...

A 'trans-pacific flight playlist' by Chairlift

Brooklyn's Chairlift make shimmering synth-pop that isn't afraid to cry in public. They made us a playlist of songs that helped them bliss out on the...

BV, 'B2V'

BV are Sydney's emotional answer to the late night problems the city is experiencing, and in turn the effect on Sydney's (and the rest of Australia&#...

'The Unsung Female Heroes of Rock' playlist by Gushe...

Isabella Trimboli and Juliette Younger are the creators and editors of Gusher Magazine, a print publication about rock written by women and non-men. Paying h...

Inspiration for Jessica Says's 'Fairest of Them All'

Jessica Says makes beatsy orchestral pop that gets ethereal (straight down your ariel). She's about to launch a great new clip called Fairest of Them All...

Lossless self-titled debut

It’s well established at this point that one of the great aesthetic well-springs that contemporary pop music draws from is video games. Lossless’s self title...

Gig review: Valve Sounds showcase for MMW

Putting on a hip hop show in the library is brilliant on paper – open up an institution of rules and tradition to a form that rewards rule-breaking and progr...

Lower Plenty, 'Sister Sister'

For reasons unknown to me, I’ve always been under the impression that Lower Plenty were volatile and due-to-be short-lived. Their first tape-only release Mea...

Trashing the State Library for MMW

For literally two years in the mid 2000s you couldn’t go anywhere in New Zealand without hearing 'Wandering Eye' by Fat Freddy's Drop. It was a f...

Top picks for Melbourne Music Week

So, let’s talk about Melbourne Music Week. It’s cool! A solid ~fun idea~ by City of Melbourne. Throw a bunch of cash at cool local and international musician...

Moon Holiday's playlist for the supermoon

Alex Ward makes contemplative and emotional electronic music under the mo(o)niker Moon Holiday. Her latest release 'Out of Bounds' is an addictive ex...

Lovely Head, 'Always'

Lovely Head knew what was up when she started making music a few years ago. For one thing, she called herself Lovely Head, and it more than suits what the so...

LISTEN to a GR!M mixtape by Chelsea Bleach

As the good folk at Pussy Riot point out: patriarchy is fucked and boring. In light of this Girls Rock Melbourne (aka GR!M) are teaming up with LISTEN and...

A mixtape by Lossless for Paradise

Takes some hubris to call a festival Paradise but last year there were times when the place really did live up to its namesake (especially as the sun rose th...

A mixtape by Lower Plenty

Lower Plenty are the kind of band who make melancholy feel good. You put on their albums and suddenly your hangover feels more poignant than sore. Like, you ...

A mixtape by Bored Nothing

Fergus Miller (aka Bored Nothing) has died at aged 26 after a battle with depression. Fergus was an incredible talent, the rare kind of artist who could brin...

An interview with Dominic Talarico

Dominic Talarico is a pop musician from Western Sydney and has long been one of our best kept secrets, performing and releasing music for more than five year...

A mixtape by Lost Animal's Jarrod Quarrel

Garage rock is dead and the dole wave has receded but it turns out one cool thing from 2011 will always endure and that's the calypso post-punk of Lost A...

An interview with Ela Stiles

5am is an eerie hour to be awake on your own. Our state of consciousness during this time feels quite distinct to any other hour of the day. It may be caused...

Rainbow Chan, 'Spacings'

Some things take time. Usually, it’s the best things. A proper bolognese, saving for a big holiday, making a paper mache statue of a family member or friend,...

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, 'Mid Thirties Single Scene'

Craig Dermody is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter who has played under the Scott & Charlene’s Wedding moniker since 2010, the year of their debut LP P...

Holy Balm's 'Fashion' inspiration

Takes a special talent to get the rudest settings on a synth to work for you. Holy Balm have it. In fact their latest album Activity might just pitch-shift y...

Good Boy choose songs for bad boys

Brisbane's Good Boy make fine music with crisp drums, dirty basslines and cheeky bright guitar. The video to their latest single 'Poverty Line' i...

A Father's Day Playlist by my Dad

I called my Dad yesterday for some Father's Day content and he pulled this out in an hour and a half. He actually has really good taste in music and I wa...

A French mixtape by Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds make music just as their name suggests - wacked out. The psych-pop-garage quartet have been around the traps for a while ...

RRR Radiothon starts this Friday

It can definitely sometimes (always) feel like you’re trying your hardest to be community conscious, sustainable, ethical, healthy, adorable, whatever – and ...

A youtube playlist by Billy Davis

Melbourne soul wunderkind Billy Davis blends R&B, Gospel and Rhodes piano along with modern synth flourishes for a luminous, groovy vibe. Make sure you ...

The Metronomes, ...

Legendary Melbourne Post-Punk band the Metronomes allegedly chose their name after a succession of difficult experiences with drummers (why do those guys alw...