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The Body, 'I Shall Die Here'

· April 22, 2014

It's been a while since I've used the phrase “disconcerting weird shit” in an album review but I Shall Die Here evokes a 'perspiratio...

Chet Faker, 'Built On Glass'

· April 11, 2014

The first thing I wanna say is this: the next time you're drunk and sick of someone/everyone's shit, go and dance it out to '1998' - one of t...

Body Horror, 'Odd Filth'

· April 10, 2014

On their first tape, Adelaide’s Body Horror toss aside the sex-and-denim glam and freewheeling collective vibe of their live set for a barer and more viscera...

Nun self titled album

· April 9, 2014

Nun present a dark and foreboding aesthetic that takes cold Goth, punk and electronics then filters it through synths and the scathing lyrical vision of Jenn...

Dustin Tebbutt announces more shows

· April 9, 2014

Dustin Tebbutt trades in warm chord progressions, urgent falsetto and Swedish isolation. The New South Welshman's 'Bones' tour sold out faster th...

HTRK, 'Psychic 9-5 Club'

· April 2, 2014

Discussing Psychic 9-5 Club on a recent episode of Earshot, HTRK's Jonnine Standish talked about writing a love song for the first time – but not love as...

ROMI!, 'Sweat&Regret'

· April 1, 2014

The first time I saw Romi Graham was in one of Adelaide's more respectable artist-run galleries. She was dressed in a tuxedo complete with mini-fedora a...

Rick Ross, 'Mastermind'

· March 29, 2014

It's a given that South Florida rapper Rick Ross is up-to-date in all contemporary mainstream political ideologies - like owning Maybachs, wearing a cha...

Le1f, 'Hey'

· March 27, 2014

Everything New York rapper, producer and openly gay hip-hop entrepreneur Khalif Diouf produces tends to do exactly what it says on the side of the box. His n...

Lace Curtain, 'The 3rd EP'

· March 26, 2014

On the simply titled 3rd EP, Lace Curtain's Mikey Young and David West - now operating as a duo after the departure of fellow Total Control bandmate Jame...

A mixtape by Ruf Dug

· March 20, 2014

Ruf Dug is a DJ-slash-producer from the UK and is playing our Thousands London Melbourne launch party this Friday night before he heads back home to play the...

Multiple Man, 'Guilt Culture/Boiling Down' 7”

· March 18, 2014

Last year the Campion brothers released their debut cassette on Adelaide label Major Crimes. Full of jittery post punk and paranoid synth, it had the dark an...

A mixtape by Chicks on Speed

· March 11, 2014

Chicks on Speed made a new record, but they didn't do it alone. Utopia features help from Julian Assange, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Francesca von Habsburg,...

A mixtape by The Growlers

· March 3, 2014

Long-haired Californian layabouts the Growlers are in the country, touring / lounging suggestively / breaking hearts. Guitarist Matt Taylor put together a mi...

Pilerats Records, 'Rat Pack #1'

· February 18, 2014

Electronic music is a bit like fashion. Trends come and go, but their impact is constantly affecting the ever-evolving landscape of the industry. Like tacky ...

A mixtape by feedtime

· February 12, 2014

Australian cult rock icons feedtime return to Melbourne this weekend, for the first time in 17 years, to play a pair of Tote gigs. Playing a brooding style o...

A MOFO mixtape by Punkasila

· January 15, 2014

Punkasila are heading to MOFO 2014 this weekend with Melbourne-based art collective Slave Pianos! To mark this momentous occasion they made us a mixtape. The...

An interview with Kathleen Hanna

· January 8, 2014

The Julie Ruin is the new band from Kathleen Hanna, the outspoken, intelligent, funny, punk-rock feminist who talks like a valley girl. She formed and fronte...

Meredith 2013 Tops and Bottoms

· December 18, 2013

You know it was a particularly hectic Meredith when it takes three writers and a photographer to scrape together the Tops and Bottoms. Here goes. Sam West...

MMW, Live Music Safari

· November 20, 2013

The Live Music Safari has become an important Melbourne Music Week fixture, celebrating as it does the small- to medium-sized venues that are so valuable to ...

A mixtape by Canyons

· November 20, 2013

Canyons, in collaboration with artist Daniel Boyd, perform 100 Million Nights at Melbourne Music Week. Three enormous screens, a live music score, a reinterp...

This weekend at Melbourne Music Week

· November 15, 2013

Oh man. Melbourne Music Week. Like your mother-in-law is coming to stay for seven days but you want to make sweet love to her instead of poisoning that smell...

A mixtape by Darren Sylvester

· November 8, 2013

It's true Darren Sylvester is uber-smooth and uber-suave. The guy is also uber-talented. 'Soft-rock king' is but one of his many multidisciplinar...

A mixtape by Sonny and the Sunsets

· November 7, 2013

The last time Sonny and the Sunsets were in Australia I was lucky enough to tour-manage them, so I understand that the San Francisco band has chops when it c...

A Maggot Fest mixtape by MOB

· October 30, 2013

Of all the mental punk and hardcore bands playing Maggot Fest IV this weekend, Sydney’s MOB could be the most hardcore and mental without necessarily soundin...

A mixtape by Aérea Negrot

· October 28, 2013

Well, Aérea. This mixtape does a better job explaining you than our words ever could. The vocal stature of Grace Jones, the emotional depth of Nina Simone, t...

A 'Songs of Darkness' mixtape by Total Control

· October 23, 2013

All the pagan portents position perfectly. The weather is apocalyptic, All Hallow's Eve is looming and Total Control are set to release the bats at ATP. ...

A mixtape by Prince Rama

· October 21, 2013

Nimai Larson and her sister Taraka are Prince Rama. Manifesto-writing, concept-album-recording femme shamanists and harbingers of the Now Age. If you imagine...