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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 ...

A youtube playlist by Golden Girls

Golden Girls are yet to release a full-length LP, yet they have the wonky guitar pop scene in Australia eating out of their metaphorical hands, after just a ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Summer Flake, 'Hello Friends'

There’s a sadness that runs through the music of Adelaide’s Stephanie Crase (who records here as Summer Flake), but the sadness is a shallow one. On her seco...

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. ...

An interview with Evelyn Ida Morris

The opening song from Pikelet's new album Tronc is a winding, squelching space-folk number that asks, just straight up, “can you remember the last ...

Nothing Compares 2 U

TRACK LIST Prince and the Revolution, 'Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)' The Time, 'Tricky' Prince, 'Housequake (7 MINUTES MoQUAKE...

The Drones, 'Feelin Kinda Free'

You guys wanna rock it til it hurts like misanthropic jerks? Nah? Not into it? Well, fine. Fuck you then. I'm with Gareth. “I don't give a rats...

Smile, 'The Rhythm Method'

Well, it's 2016 and being a revolutionary guitar band may be less likely than colonising Mars but Smile don't seem too concerned about it. Their new ...

A mixtape by Colloid

Colloid play their own form traditional Japanese folk music that's influenced by tribal musics from all over the world. They're in town at the moment...

Celebrity non-chef with No Zu, Faux Ful Medames

No Zu's debut album Afterlife is a lot of fun – sounds kind of like an undead version of ESG who've moored a luxury yacht along the Mediterranean coa...

The Goon Sax, 'Up To Anything'

When I was about 16 I tried to shave off my monobrow with a scalpel. Not sure why I even had access to a scalpel. I think my mum used to steal medical suppli...

A 'Saturn Returns' mixtape by Loose Tooth

Melbourne garage rockers Loose Tooth have the hooks that don't rot your teeth. They're about to release a new EP that orbits around that 'Saturn ...