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The Backstabbers, 'Shame'

I look forward to the day when a different Dick Diver side project exists to suit our every mood and whim. I'm assured many of Australia's top scient...

A shoegaze mixtape by Lowtide

Ahhh shoegaze. Rest with your skull in a comfortable place, let it drift through your body and mind like a reverb-heavy cloud, always with a storm threatenin...

Guerre, 'Ex Nihilo'

When you've been waiting for something for a while, sometimes you wait so long that you forget, or sometimes you get so annoyed that you don't really...

A mixtape by Tuff Sherm

We first met Tuff Sherm when he was wearing his Dro Carey name badge. His real name is Eugene Hector and he makes this kind of music that can simply be descr...

A mixtape by Owen Penglis

Straight Arrows are launching their new album, Rising. Sam says, “plenty of bands aim for a sound, songs and image that feels like a flipped-collar inv...

'Lifecycle of A Party' mixtape by Dale Packard

Look into my eyes and tell me you do not want to party with this man. Follow the smoke machine signals to Hugs & Kisses this Friday night to make the dre...

Ausmuteants 'Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Mu...

Ausmteants put together disenchanted, often self-deprecating records one synth track at a time. Being a fan means putting aside your better judgement to a ce...

Lower Plenty, 'Life/Thrills'

So I’ve read that Lower Plenty’s new record was nutted out over a kitchen table. As far as press release back-stories go, it's pretty modest, a little mu...

White Hex, 'Gold Nights'

On the cover of their debut album Gold Nights, White Hex's Tara Green and Jimi Kritzler look like they're dolled up for a particularly debaucherous n...

A mixtape by Rat & Co

Josh Delaney, Nic Park and Kaia McCarty-Smith of Melbourne band Rat & Co have each selected four of their favourite tracks for us this week. Inspired by ...

Total Control, 'Typical System'

New activity from Total Control is becoming more and more sparse. Last year was their first in five years without a new single, touring has dried up to a tri...

Listen Out 2014 line-up announced

Listen up, the line-up for this year's Listen Out has just been revealed via this magical and mysterious thing known as the internet. One of the finer fe...

A mixtape by Total Giovanni

So this week we asked Euro-disco hotshots Total Giovanni to give up the goods in the form of a mixtape. I don't know what we expected but, wow. Life is d...

Firs, 'Sweet Nothings'

The opening track of Adelaide chillwave prodigy Alister Douglas' debut EP starts with the satisfying click of a cassette entering a tapedeck. From there ...

Straight Arrows, 'Rising'

The garage feels very crowded right now. By the time I've finished typing this, Thee Oh Sees will have released two more LPs, Ty Segall would've rele...

Rat & Co 'Binary'

This record definitely feels fuller and thicker. It's like all the parts are coming together to create something more complex and bigger than 2013's ...

tUnE-yArDs, 'Nikki Nack'

In 2011 indie pop weirdos tUnE-yArDs topped The Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll with their sophomore effort w h o k i l l. They since became a big deal and, ...

Maria Minerva, 'Histrionic'

In an era when food seemingly ain't the only product of life in dire need of mandatory 'artificially manufactured' labelling on the package front...

Sui Zhen, 'Female Basic'

Sui Zhen, or Becky Freeman, or DJ Susan, has created a world of aesthetic and sound over the past five or six years that has gone from 'almost perfect...

Wireheads, 'The Late Great...'

'Ramshackle' is a good way to describe the music of Wireheads. The Adelaide outfit play a loose style that incorporates garage rock, post-punk and ev...

The Horrors, 'Luminous'

It seems like with every record The Horrors move further and further away from their now-kinda-laughable punk beginnings. Funnily enough, Luminous is not a d...

On tour with Oliver Tank

We recently hit the road with Sydney-based nice guy and creator of beautiful music Oliver Tank as part of our WAKE UP WITH tour. Coffee was brewed and breakf...

A Mixtape by Jimi Kritzler

First Jimi Kritzler writes a book in which he interviews some of Australia's most listened to, most celebrated, and sometimes least-celebrated undergroun...

Dustin Tebbutt announces more shows

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

Nathan Roche, 'Magnetic Memories'

There's a problem with this record. The second song 'Call Back' is so damn hooky that it's hard to move past it to listen to the remaining tr...

The Body, 'I Shall Die Here'

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'

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'

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...