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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...

A youtube playlist by Golden Girls

To coincide with Golden Girls' August residency at The Workers Club GG Tim, AKA Shaquille McNiell has shared some of his favourite jams from the last mon...

Holy Balm, 'Activity'

Sydney Trio Holy Balm's second record Activity is here, and we've been waiting eagerly since their debut It's You was released in 2012. That part...

Nicholas Allbrook, 'Pure Gardiya'

Tim Costello's been worried about Australia losing our soul, and so has Nicholas Allbrook. The POND/ex-Tame Impala and solo artist has released another s...

Sarah Mary Chadwick, 'Roses Always Die'

Before her solo records (last year’s 9 Classic Tracks and 2012’s Eating for Two), Sarah Mary Chadwick wrote five LPs (from 2007 – 2011) as the lead of grunge...

A mixtape by Chastity Belt

Seattle's Chastity Belt are about tour here for the first time on the back of their second album Time To Go Home. It's riot grrl with a thousand-yard...

A mixtape by the Girl Fridas

Have you ever spotted one of those tote bags or iron-on patches that says 'Support Your Local Girl Gang'? Here's an opportunity to obey that requ...

WEET, ‘Dark Retreat’

WEET is the solo project of David Scutts who has played in heaps of bands around town, most recently in the newish group Heartburn. His debut EP Dark Retreat...

Zone Out, 'Transience'

There are countless songs about love. They can come from the perspective of the besotted, the jilted or broken-hearted lover. There are songs filled with reg...

A mixtape by Witch Hats

Neil Young soloing off into the horizon? Check. Marianne Faithfull in a transcendent and unholy mess? Yep. John Coltrane sounding like he's using his sax...

An interview with Paradise Daily

Paradise Daily is an independent record label based in Sydney responsible for releases from local greats such as The Rangoons, Sex Tourists, Orion and The Ga...

Miss Destiny, self-titled LP

The line-up for Miss Destiny’s first record consists of Harriet Hudson (Circle Pit), Harriet Stewart (School of Radiant Living), Annie Llewellyn (Grotto), an...

Autosuggest's 'Music for a Resurrection' playlist

Autosuggest's Alec Malia is one of the first artists on new Sydney label Perfect Hair Records. They've been putting out releases that have consistent...

First impressions of the Avalanches 'Wildflower'

To me it sounds like a big crocheted picnic blanket woven in pastel colours. Tabasco stains and flecks of weed cling to the fibres – like someone was choppin...

A mixtape by Cale Sexton and Jamal Amir

For a few years now Temporal Cast have been underground with head-torches strapped to their pulsing skulls, mining the local dance for raddest and most unpre...

Gig review: Remote Control's 15th Birthday

For my fifteenth birthday, my friend and I had a joint party. The theme was ‘the 80s’. That’s not a very good theme. In hindsight, I wish I had thrown a mini...

A Dark Mofo mixtape by Jaala

Cosi from Jaala writes songs that seem like they coil into a shadow then right up at ya. And if you're looking for a good old pounce-and-twist there are ...

A mixtape by Blanck Mass

Sometimes you just need to spend some time spinning upside down in a thudding dark vortex while frayed wires slap against your face. Gets the heart rate up. ...

Gig review: ABABCd season finale

I’d almost forgotten how much stage banter can improve a band’s performance until Loose Tooth took to the stage at Banalarama’s season finale of ABABCd. Ther...

A mixtape by Bad Vision

The debut album from Bad Vision is full of shout-along garage punk that makes us wanna leave our Clear-Eyes dispenser in our top drawer, pull that denim jack...