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A YouTube playlist by Black Lips

If you've ever seen Black Lips live you'll know that these ULTIMATE ROCK DOGS know how to party. So we thought it was pretty perfect to get them to m...

A Christmas YouTube playlist by The Thousands

Christmas is such a special time… Loads of free food, swimming in your uncle's above-ground pool, watching your two grandmas trying to reconcile t...

A YouTube playlist by Twerps

Twerps are about to launch into an extensive American and Canadian tour, now with Gus Lord (of The Stevens and Boomgates) on bass. Before they play their las...

A mixtape by Tonstartssbandht

Like birds of a feather, the two brothers of Tonstartssbandht (pronounced tahn-starts-bandit) stick together. Florida-born Brooklyn-based brothers Edwin and ...

The Thousands presents Breakfast Serial at Black Market

If you happen to live in absolute solitude like the North Pond Hermit and don't already know, Serial is a non-fiction spin-off podcast from the people wh...

A YouTube playlist by Klo

Let's all just take a minute out of our hecka days to swoon over the indie electro/pop dreamboat duo that is Klo. Their recent rendezvous at Paradise Fes...

A mixtape by Factory Floor

Righto rave-ohs. Take all your clothes off because London's Factory Floor are about to get weird. They're currently touring Australia and they made u...

Wireheads, 'Country Space Junk'

Following on from their debut LP 'The Late Great Wireheads', released earlier this year, the ever-working, ever-evolving Wireheads return with their ...

A mixtape by Leif Podhajsky

Visual artist and graphic designer Leif Podhajsky is responsible for a lot of artwork you've probably already seen. With album artwork credits like Kelis...

A YouTube playlist by Andras Fox

Andras & Oscar are getting ready to tour their latest release Cafe Romantica around this sunburnt country of ours. With summer hanging heavy in the air, ...

Liam Kenny, 'A Kenny For Your Thoughts'

Surely we all know who Liam Kenny is by now (if you don't, listen to the catchiest downer song of 2012 here). What we don't know is who he isn't,...

A mixtape by Friendships

Even if you haven't heard Friendships, you know the sentiment is enough to carry them through to that part of your heart that appreciates the endearing. ...

A mixtape by The Drums

The last time The Drums played in Australia the kids went wild. They're performing across the East Coast in the next week after releasing Encyclopedia (a...

The Ocean Party, 'Soft Focus'

You can't be angry with The Ocean Party, even after they leave the house in the morning without feeding the cat or doing the breakfast dishes or bringing...

Jack Ladder, 'Playmates'

The first short story I read as a kid had a plucky young protagonist stranded atop a broken ladder off the wall of a coal station in the Midlands, swaying in...

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart

Unlike most projects hatched during a half-yelled conversation inside a club, Cut Copy's Oceans Apart mix actually ended up happening. Now we can plug th...

A mixtape by Scotdrakula

Garage rock scallywags ScotDrakula just released a shed melter of a debut record. They also made us a mixtape. Matt's explanation of Brian Eno's '...

Peter Bibby, 'Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician'

Butcher, hairstylist, beautician, potty mouth poet for our times – Peter Bibby could have added bucketloads more to his swag of titles, but he's too mode...

A crate-digging mixtape by Real Estate

Springing out of New Jersey and currently residing in Brooklyn, you can imagine that the fellas from Real Estate would take great pleasure in mining the loca...

Ariel Pink, 'pom pom'

If Ariel Pink is either a genius or a Glenn Beck sympathiser, he's both. You could be forgiven for thinking you have to get Ariel out of the way to enjoy...

You Beauty 'Jersey Flegg'

I like sprawling out on a mohair rug and listening to the The Wall as much as the next denim jacket wearing yahoo. But for me the punk backlash to prog rock ...

A mixtape curated by Innocuous

Innocuous are throwing together a very tropical-sounding laneway party for Melbourne Music Week, which will serve as a kind of celebration of the renaissance...

A mixtape by Low Life

Low Life are space punks from Sydney and Sydney punks from space. Their shows and releases are few and far between but they happen to be in town for Maggot F...

Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Thurston I love you and it hurts to say this but Kim gets custody of my heart. I get that Sonic Youth “wasn't really surprising anymore”. I g...

Andras & Oscar, 'Café Romantica'

Sure, we’ve all heard computer love, but considering the first steps, blushes and thrills of courting are now as likely to happen fiber-to-the-node instead o...

A mixtape by JD Samson

JD Samson is a hands-down legend. One of those legends that remains humble even though they've, oh, you know - managed to play in Le Tigre, be one half o...

Leisure Suite, 'Leisure Suite'

Melbourne three-piece electronic-pop outfit Leisure Suite's debut self-titled EP is now officially out in the world. Two of the four tracks have already ...

Sugar Mountain 2015 line up

Holy moly! Sugar Mountain are making previous lineups look like sweet lil molehills this year. First and foremost: Nas will perform Illmatic. The undisputed ...