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SAGAMORE

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Sagamore are a collective of musicians formed around the soulful pop songwriting of Sam Cooper (formerly Sambrose Automobile). Consisting of long time friends from Victoria’s surf coast, Sagamore came together through an impromptu residency at Collingwood’s The Tote Hotel in July of 2012. Sagamore has its foundations set in pop sensibilities with the feel and [...]

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KEEP ON DANCIN’S

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There’s nothing outlandish or overbearing about Brisbane-based quartet Keep On Dancin’s. No frills, no fuss, no tokenistic embellishment. This band are the purveyors of something far more gratifying; a disarmingly frank blend of punk, shoegaze, and surf-rock influences, Keep on Dancin’s’ newest single ‘Grey Ghost’ is unparalleled musicianship at its finest. Formed in 2008, Keep [...]

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AMAYA LAUCIRICA

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‘Found Some Secret’ is the first single from Amaya’s latest album, Sway. Musically, the track is an exercise in restraint and subtlety which nevertheless carries with it a degree of weight and majesty. A steady beat and bass line surrounded by reverb soaked synths and led by a chiming, repetitive guitar invite the listener into [...]

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LOVE MIGRATE

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There is something about the music of Melbourne’s Love Migrate that takes hold of you, that sweeps you up into a familiar space of contemplation and reflection. And although their songwriting focuses largely on themes of personal isolation, it evokes that fleeting sense of calm experienced when we realise such feelings unite us; that they [...]

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TWIN BEASTS

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It has been a busy time for Melbourne’s Twin Beasts (formerly The Toot Toot Toots). In the past year they have played at Victoria’s Meredith Music Festival, at Western Australia’s Rock It Festival, at the inaugural White Night Melbourne Festival and to a sold out crowd for their season at Melbourne’s Spiegeltent. In 2012 they [...]

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I, A MAN

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I, a Man is the sound of four guys from Melbourne, trying to figure things out together. They generally kept to themselves, but soon people started eavesdropping. What they heard was dreamy alt-rock. Listening closer, there was the inventive, textural dialogue between the guitars of childhood friends Daniel Moss and Ash Hunter, and the rhythm [...]

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IMMIGRANT UNION

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Take Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols, add Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons) and pair them with four more of the most exciting and hard-working young Melbourne-based musicians today. Forged in the fires of Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar through a chance meeting between DeBoer and Harrow, this is Australian psych folk/ country supergroup Immigrant Union [...]

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JIMMY TAIT

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Melbourne based singer and songwriter Jimmy Tait takes listeners on a journey of heartache and hope. With the silence and space of her country past to the bedlam and noise of the city she now resides, Jimmy Tait delivers a distinctive twist of Australian Gothic with her latest track ‘All My Friends’. Since 2007 working [...]

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SWEET JEAN

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“Sweet Jean really do stand out from the crowd” – ToneDeaf “Sweet Jean’s record Dear Departure has been on high rotation at my place. Two distinct voices and strong songwriters make a combination greater than the sum of the parts. Dreamy, epic, wry, tender, straight-shooting. This record deserves to be heard far and wide.” – [...]

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ROLLING STONE ‘THE COVERS’

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Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is excited to host the first-ever exhibition of the best covers from the past 40 years of Rolling Stone Australia. For the first time in Australian history, 150 of the greatest covers spanning over four decades of Rolling Stone Australia, are touring the country and can be seen at Yarra Ranges [...]

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PBS RADIO FESTIVAL 2013

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The lights are dimmed, rose petals scattered, candles are lit and the champagne is out… but no romance is complete without music. From teenage heartbreak love songs to epic stadium ballads, from awkward strummed guitars to magnificent nocturnes, music and romance have always gone lovingly hand in hand. This year, the PBS Radio Festival is [...]

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PRUDENCE REES-LEE

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Court Music From The Planet Of Love is the debut album from Prudence Rees-Lee. A warm and enveloping album of great depth and beauty, touching on sounds from across the spectrum of popular and obscure music to create something best described as a psychedelic masterwork. Pulling a White Rabbit out of a hat, as it [...]

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DAMN TERRAN

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There is something deeply appealing about a band whose writhing, smirking, scuzzed-up tunes are served up with dauntless authenticity. In image, sound, and presentation, Melbourne’s very own Damn Terran are every bit the indomitable post-punk trio they’ve been made out to be. A dexterous blend of proto-garage rock and heavy-hearted introspect, Damn Terran’s latest single [...]

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PBS 106.7FM (DRIVE LIVE)

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PBS 106.7FM and APRA present DRIVE LIVE 2013 4th ­‐ 8th February It’s live, it’s local, and it’s coming out of your radio! Drive Live is set again to dominate the PBS airwaves for a second year from Monday February 4th to Friday the 8th during drivetime between 5 and 7pm. The drill: three acts, [...]

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BRIGHTER LATER

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The genesis of BRIGHTER LATER and their quietly remarkable debut album The Wolves came a while ago in New Orleans, where songwriter, writer and radio producer Jaye Kranz holed up a couple of years, spinning blues records and teaching herself boogie piano. Kranz landed there, suddenly and impulsively, after realising she needed to start playing [...]

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SHE’S SO RAD

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‘Confetti’ is the first single to be released from the yet to be titled sophomore album by She’s So Rad. ‘Confetti’ has been written, engineered and produced by multi- instrumentalist Jeremy Toy from his home studio in Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand and mixed by Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83, Supergrass) at Sound Factory in [...]

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LOS CORONAS (SPAIN)

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Direct from Madrid, Spain, the legendary Los Coronas are very pleased to announce their first tour of Australia in the summer of post Armageddon/shift in consciousness love of 2012/2013. The wild ride will take in major festivals and events such as Woodford Folk Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival, Sydney Festival, Mona Foma and the Fremantle Arts [...]

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TANTRUMS

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After years of sharing the stage with renowned local and international acts (UNKLE, Caribou, Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, Seekae, PVT) and playing a host of major venues around the country, Melbourne live electronics outfit Tantrums are now set to launch their acclaimed self-titled EP at The Toff in Town on Saturday 10 November 2012. A [...]

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PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL 2012

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PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL Proudly presented by Triple J Saturday 29 December 2012 to Tuesday 1 January 2013 Calling all Kings and Queens of Pyramid! It’s gonna be a loud and proud party this New Year’s Eve at Pyramid Rock. Turning nine years old, Pyramid will see in the dawn of a new age in spectacular [...]

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ALUKA

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‘Aluka’s live performance must be seen to be believed… a sick part of your consciousness wanted them to hit a wrong note, just to verify such sound was really a human product.’ – FasterLouder With a passion for experimentation and creativity, Aluka are on a constant quest to reinvent A cappella. The trio sing original [...]

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THE TIGER & ME

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Melbourne sextet The Tiger & Me weave a rare mixture of styles and sounds as three lead vocalists exchange and merge tunes from whispered ballad to fevered maelstrom, from charming pop to explosive, dirty rock. In 2012 they signed to ABC Music’s imprint label “Four|Four” (Tim Rogers, Boy in a Box), before collaborating with ARIA-nominated [...]

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KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

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Nein by flightless There’s a thud. A reverberated crunch. And then, a sudden stifling wall of primal noise and that could probably only hail the return of one seven headed beast. After chalking up appearances at Meredith, the Big Day Out, mental hospitals and turning front rows of venues around the country into chasms of [...]

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Boy In A Box Vs Kingswood

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SPLIT ENDS 2012: Boy In A Box Vs Kingswood Proudly presented by ToneDeaf, Premier Artists and Artist Voice Two bands alike in virtue and acclaim will be going at it head to head to form the SPLIT ENDS 2012 tour. Presented by Tonedeaf, this fight for ultimate supremacy will see the contenders using every dirty [...]

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THE ZOOBOMBS – AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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Live from Tokyo, Japan! Land of the rising sun, birthplace of ninjas, samurais and seizure invoking cartoons, come the bombastic one of a kind rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights that are The Zoobombs. If you’ve ever been to a Zoobombs show before you’ll be flailing around like a child dizzy on three litres of red lemonade [...]

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SASKWATCH

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SASKWATCH LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND ALBUM RELEASE FRIDAY 17 OF AUGUST Melbourne soul/funk nine-piece Saskwatch are a band in demand. Hand-picked for a run of shows at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival throughout August, the engagement is yet another impressive notch on the bedpost of what has been an enviable 2012 to date. The run is the [...]

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MINIBIKES

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“Whenever I hear those Minibikes recordings, I just get jealous.” Brent De Boer – The Dandy Warhols/Immigrant Union On first encountering Minibikes’ debut album For Woods Or Trail one could easily imagine that the up and coming four piece would be better suited to climes far warmer than the cold grey streets of Melbourne town. [...]

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PAUL MAYBURY / A SECRET LOCATION

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PAUL MAYBURY – PRODUCER, MIXER AND ENGINEER Paul Maybury recently recorded and produced the forthcoming debut albums by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Love Migrate at his Melbourne based warehouse studio, A Secret Location. Paul made a name for himself as a musician when he played in seminal Melbourne band Rocket Science, releasing [...]

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EVEN AND THE FAUVES

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Even and The Fauves, two names that loom large in the parthenon of Australian music. For nigh on twenty years these two bands of seasoned road warriors have blazed trails up and down this fine country. From every sweat drenched bandroom to every parking lot bust up, Even and The Fauves have bared witness to [...]

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THIS EPIC TOUR

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“THIS EPIC TOUR” starring the wild minds of Kingswood, Money For Rope and Damn Terran. This June/July the eastward states will burn in the best possible way. Combining forces to create a three headed assault machine that would compel Godzilla to retreat to the depths of Tokyo Bay with his head hung in shame, Melbourne [...]

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MONEY FOR ROPE

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If you haven’t been listening to Money For Rope, now is a ripe time to get started. The Money For Rope LP is a stunning production – 9 songs that ooze the taste of Melbourne’s underground. Recorded and mixed by Steven Schram (The Vasco Era, Devastations, Little Red) the album follows years of intense touring [...]

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SANS GRAS

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From the opening sax line it is clear that ‘Sun Come Up’, the first single from Sans Gras’ upcoming EP Shed Your Woes is not mainstream musical fodder. A paean to the festival of plenty, Meredith Music Festival, ‘Sun Come Up’ captures its subject in all her glory. A song in three distinct movements, ‘Sun [...]

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the scientists of modern music

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Hobart’s own, The Scientists of Modern Music release A Personal Universe, the long anticipated follow up to their incendiary debut, Electronic Sunset, this May 18 through Rubber Records / Shock Records. The charismatic duo of Cal Young and Simon McIntosh recorded A Personal Universe over an 18 month period in their respective bedrooms before taking [...]

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CATHERINE TRAICOS

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos offers up a beguiling blend of alt-country, blues, roots and folk, delivered by one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices in the contemporary Australian landscape. Catherine’s new album, In Another Life , captured and produced by Nick Huggins at his A Pocket Full Of Stones studio, takes a different [...]

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MICHAEL ROTHER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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Australian music enthusiasts will be lucky enough to experience an unprecedented meeting of great musical minds with heavyweights of Krautkrock and German experimental electronica Michael Rother, Dieter Moebius and Hans Lampe coming together to tour the country in March 2012. Together they will perform the music of Neu!, Harmonia and other selected works. Well-known for [...]

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THE PEEP TEMPEL

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‘Howlin’ Belle’ is the second single to be taken from The Peep Tempel’s debut self-titled album due in February 2012 through Wing Sing Records. A suitable rejoinder to the groundswell of interest piqued from first offering ‘Collusion’, ‘Howlin’ Belle’ is another heart-starting jab of rock via garage, punk and blues from the Melbourne-based trio. Forming [...]

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BUCKLEY WARD

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Like their name, it’s deceptively difficult to trace the inscrutable sound of Buckley Ward back to its source. Deviance and derivation, vivacity and everyday tragedy; its all there. For a year and a half, Jimmy Allen and his bande à part have been plotting their vision – an aural semblance of life and listlessness in [...]

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THE GO SET

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The Go Set has been a unique musical experience since forming in 2003. Four studio albums, relentless tours, raw and chaotic live shows united with powerful songs and a strong social conscience. The Go Set have created a sound of its own by combining traditional folk instruments with distorted punk guitars and timeless rock n [...]

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THE DEMON PARADE

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Melbourne’s The Demon Parade have been laying low in their hometown as they put the finishing touches to their long awaited new EP. The band released their lorded ‘God Said It’s Legal EP’ in 2010, followed by 2011’s ‘To The Mountain’ single and droped the catchy as hell ‘All The Cool Kids’ track last year. [...]

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FOXX ON FIRE

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‘March Into The Sun’, the title track and single from Foxx On Fire’s latest EP is the perfect soundtrack for the coming season. Drenched in reverb guitars and distant harmonies the track resonates with warmth and will be released via iTunes on Friday, November 25. Whilst primarily taking influence from psychedelic and classic pop, Foxx [...]

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ELIZA HULL

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Dawn, the debut EP of Melbourne singer Eliza Hull, heralds the emergence of a passionate creation. Three years of dedicated crafting give rise to a heat-laden solo musical career as Eliza’s seven-track EP embodies true stories, delivered by a voice described as ‘fragile, yet strong’ – Beat Magazine The first single, Without Words, entices listeners [...]

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SNOWY BELFAST

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Melbourne’s Snowy Belfast specialise in crafting imagined musical stories pitted with the occasional truth. The band’s latest single ‘Stones’ is one such enterprise. Essentially detailing the end of a relationship and the wan hope that both parties will escaped unscathed; ‘Stones’ creates the narrative in both its layers of dark, brooding melody and incisive lyrics [...]

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THE AVES

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‘Grow Up’, the first single from Adelaide four-piece, The Aves. A preview from their forthcoming EP, ‘Grow Up’ is a heady mix of laconic bass groove and sharp, concise riffs. With indie rock sensibility at its heart, ‘Grow Up’ hints at garage and classic influences lurking just beneath the surface. Front and centre is Lucy [...]

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ALI E

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‘So It Goes’, the first single from Ali E’s forthcoming debut album, is raw, unadorned and unafraid. With a contemplative aura and a looping fuzz-laden guitar riff at its heart and backbone, ‘So It Goes’ found its genesis in Ali E’s recent literary adventures. Inspired by Slaughterhouse Five protagonist Billy Pilgrim’s apathetic approach to life’s [...]

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TEXTURE LIKE SUN

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Melbourne’s Texture Like Sun have just completed their debut EP, and it’s now time to launch with three special shows down the east coast. The EP is available digitally and physically through Blank Tape Music/MGM on the 2nd of November. The self-titled EP was recorded across Darwin and Melbourne’s Bounce County Studios, produced by award [...]

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HOWL AT THE MOON

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Howl at the Moon’s forthcoming debut album album Squalls is the culmination of five years of stretching and honing their live set in to a succinct but satisfying collection. A Howl at the Moon show will often see crowds stopped in their tracks, absorbed by a storm of songs that are played with tireless commitment [...]

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DEEP STREET SOUL

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Deep Street Soul’s new album builds upon the diamond hard and gritty funk & soul template they established with their self titled 2009 debut long player. Not content to return with simply more of the same, ‘Look Out, Watch Out’ expands the groups sound and repertoire, featuring as it does, incredible new vocalist May Johnston, [...]

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GOSTELERADIO

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Melbourne band Gosteleradio’s self-titled EP follows on from well received debut album, 2010’s ‘Great Deeds Against the Dead’. This EP showcases the evolving songwriting skills of a band described as ‘a mix of London psychedelics and Californian sun’. The EP was primarily recorded in one day in June 2011 (the numerous vocals were tracked later), [...]

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SOPHIE KOH

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‘I Understand’ is the second single to be taken from Sophie Koh’s highly anticipated new album Oh My Garden. A break-up song where resignation and pragmatism rule over hysteria. The track’s stark instrumentation and electronic forays betray the underlying sadness at its heart. Written in collaboration with Ben Lee and Brad Wood, ‘I Understand’ again [...]

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PLASTIC PALACE ALICE

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Since formation, Melbourne’s Plastic Palace Alice has been here, there and everywhere. The band attracted unexpected attention in 2007 when Triple J picked up the track Empire Falls and ran with it on high rotation. Straight away the song gained widespread accolades (including being named Beat Magazine’s #1 Single of the Year for 2007) yet, [...]

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DESERTERS

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Luke Thomas’ Deserters are busy in the studio recording the follow up to their acclaimed debut Pale Morning. New York based producer Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, The Panics) has mixed their killer, early Radiohead-esque, single ‘Stars Burn’ which also features backing vocals by Sydney-sider Elly-May Barnes (youngest daughter of the legendary Jimmy). [...]

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JIMMY HAWK AND THE ENDLESS PARTY

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contrasts. Despite seducing the listener to a homely space of sepia-tinged nostalgia via its warmth and breezy melodies, the album remains determinedly forward-looking. At once familiar and mysterious, Jimmy Hawk and the Endless Party is the sound of road trips, sunsets and romance – requited and otherwise. Make no mistake, this album will both melt [...]

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THE MESSENGERS

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The Messengers are no strangers to the big stage. This band accomodates touring musicians from highly acclaimed acts such as Pez (Pyramid Rock,Falls Festival,#14 on the ARIA Singles charts), Haley Couper (Falls Festival 10/11), White Boyz Can’t Funk (Celebrated and popular with the punters of Woodford 08/09, FRL ’09, St. Kilda Fest 09/10), The Hondas [...]

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THE FROWNING CLOUDS

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It’s not entirely surprising that music with a sly hint of the surf would come out of the wilds of Geelong. Nor does it confound that a little motor city mayhem should infuse the sounds of that particular city. Melbourne’s little sister, resplendent with sand and sea and home of the Ford factory, has given [...]

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DEAD PARTIES

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Melbourne’s Dead Parties have been rightly getting some positive attention of late for their amorphous take on indie rock. Their first single, ‘In Dreams of Decadence’ infuses elements of shoegaze and psychedelia to create a sound that is at once familiar but heralds the excitement of the unknown. Symphonic and luscious ‘In Dreams of Decadence’ [...]

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KATE VIGO

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Whilst clearly touched by the light of a 60’s torch song, Kate Vigo’s latest single ‘Not The One’ has a clear contemporary edge. Featuring the musically adventurous spirit that quickly has become Vigo’s calling card, ‘Not The One’ is a blend of sweeping strings, a Shangri-la’s back beat and a whistling riff that is bound [...]

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DEAD LETTER CHORUS

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While summer may have shuffled off to the north somewhat prematurely this year there is still plenty of sunshine ahead in 2011… Dead Letter Chorus made certain of that with the release of the third single from their self-produced album Yearlings. Previous single ‘Run, Wild’ is now being heard in lounge rooms across the country [...]

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MAJOR CHORD

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Major Chord are set to release their fourth album Transition on August 2 2013 through local distribution outlet Vitamin Records. Major Chord present their most dynamic and extraordinary work to date – an achingly beautiful slow burner of an album that can morph into massive, soul quenching climaxes and heartbreaking realisations. Recorded on analogue tape [...]

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SLOW CHASE

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“A little sweet revenge is good for the soul…” Thus spoke Melbourne co-conspirators, Slow Chase. ’You’ll Never See Me’ is the pre-emptive strike from Slow Chase’s forthcoming debut EP. Venom slicked, chunky-riffed and made deadly with sneering swagger, ’You’ll Never See Me’ is the calling card for your better-looking assassins. The two halves of Slow [...]

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LOWTIDE

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Superficially, it would seem relatively easy to define Lowtide’s music. Their reverb drenched, richly layered and heavily textured sound brings to mind bands such as The Cure, Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. However, to categorise their sound as simply “shoegaze” is to miss the point entirely. Lowtide produce music which both reflects and refracts [...]

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ZEUS

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Toronto-based indie pop band Zeus is juiced. Juiced about their debut album, Say Us. Juiced about taking it out of the incubatory state of the studio and on to the road. Juiced about sharing with audiences what they call “the thick bro-zone layer” going on between them. In conversation, Zeus might sound like a bunch [...]

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DAMON SMITH

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Melbourne troubadour Damon Smith is a songwriter of the rarest skill; alongside with his band The Quality Lightweights, Smith creates music that is starkly confessional but unerringly warm and inviting. ‘I Thought I’d Be Someone By Now’, the title track from Damon Smith and The Quality Lightweights’ latest offering is no exception. From most lips, [...]

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WINTER STREET

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Great things and monumental disasters often begin with words that run along lines like this, “I can’t promise that this will turn out well, but we’ll see”… Such words were spoken by Tom Iansek, guitarist/vocalist for Big Scary and erstwhile producer for Melbourne agents of devastatingly concise indie rock, Winter Street. Congregating at Iansek’s garage-come-studio, [...]

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TOBIAS CUMMINGS

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Tobias Cummings returns with a completely new band and his second album, ‘A Trophy’. Bold and ambitious without apology, it is not an album which reveals its secrets easily. Rather, it aims to reward those who seek – and those who have hope enough left to find. A graduate of history and literature, Cummings travelled [...]

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THE WILSON PICKERS

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The Wilson Pickers play banjo, fiddle, harmonica and acoustic guitar-based songs that draw on bluegrass, folk, country and lots of other things. The band is made up of: Victorians Sime Nugent (harmonica/vocals) and John Bedggood (fiddle/mandolin/vocals, and Queenslanders Danny Widdicombe (guitar/vocals), Ben Salter (banjo/vocals), and Andrew Morris (guitar/vocals). All have successful music careers outside of [...]

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THE SOLOMONS

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2010 was a great year for Melbourne band The Solomons, who originally formed in late 2007. They released their debut EP in March 2010 through Popboomerang Records and MGM. The singles ‘Waiting for Something to Happen’ and ‘Ways of Escape’ received strong radio play on triple j and community radio nationally. They’ve already shared the [...]

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THE OVALS

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Since their inception four years ago Melbourne’s The Ovals have staked out a unique niche in the city’s bustling live scene, hitting a chord with punters and critics alike. Combining the visions of David Kalkman (keys, vox), Tadhg W Neal (guitar, vox), Danny Smith (bass) and Duane Manning (drums) The Ovals explode the psychedelic rock [...]

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PHIA

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Phia aka Melbourne musician Sophia Exiner’s debut EP, Garden Of Youth, released under her nom de (friendly) guerre, Phia, is an eclectic and enticing collection of DIY experimental pop. A classically-trained jazz pianist, Garden Of Youth sees Phia redefining and exploring her musicality not only in the breadth of instruments she plays throughout but also [...]

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THE BON SCOTTS

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Melbourne septet The Bon Scotts are not an AC/DC covers band but a bittersweet mix of playful melodies, arresting percussion and sing-along choruses. The Bon Scotts defy notions of plain and normal, melding traditional folk instruments with an endearing and satirical voice. Laced with irony and hype, their unconventional hooks and distinct sound have put [...]

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EAGLE AND THE WORM

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Melbourne-based eight-bpiece indie jam band Eagle and the Worm’s album Good Times (Warner) is a much welcomed party classic featuring their hit single ‘Good Times’ which rose up the charts easily in 2010. Led by Jarrad Brown of Custom Kings, the band builds up great moods through the sound of eight people joining together in [...]

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SUSY BLUE

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Building steadily on the fire ignited by her eponymous 2008 EP and kindled by the scintillating first taste offered in 2010, the double-a side single ‘Burning Star/Moose Hooves’, Susy Blue throws a megatonne of kerosene on the blaze in 2011 with her most recent intricately-crafted, colourful and daring offering, Curly Girl. Sitting comfortably in an [...]

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SPOOKYLAND

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19-year-old Sydney-based songwriter Marcus Gordon has conceived in his music a kind of lyrical Frankenstein that he calls Spookyland. He’s a classic storyteller of the Bob Dylan variety, delivering bent and mangled narratives of love, hate and delusion all in some compelling and unexplored brand of neo-folk. Gordon’s intricately woven songs are steeped in the [...]

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PRESIDENT ROOTS

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President Roots are an alt-country, folk-rock outfit of smile-inducing consequence. Their debut album Migration, distributed by Vitamin Records, was released in June 2009. The band recently brought down the house at the Apollo Bay Music Festival 2010 and appeared as special guests at one of Mick Thomas’s legendary Corner Hotel Christmas shows. The Roots have [...]

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MATTHEW BARBER

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True Believer is the fourth installment in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Matthew Barber’s already impressive musical canon. A Canadian musician with a deft understanding of the intricate relationship between poetic lyricism, considered musicality and the human soul, Barber has amassed an adoring fan base as well as a slew of critical acclaim; culminating in a Juno-nomination for [...]

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LINDSAY PHILLIPS

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After fronting bands for well over a decade, Lindsay Phillips changed direction. Armed only with a guitar and a handful of arresting songs he stepped back onto the stage as a solo artist. If you are fortunate enough to see him perform, it is his voice, all gravel and melodic charm that will pin you. [...]

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KHANCOBAN

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Half noise, half folk; Australian minimalist alt-folk band khancoban’s songs deploy in low-gravity and with a dash of grit. They are performed calmly, utilising calculated space and tension, exploding at key points that leave the band’s filament still burning in their wake. Their music has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “spacious interior [...]

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JASON COLLETT

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They say that life begins at 40, but in the case of Jason Collett, that’s not just some overly optimistic bumper-sticker slogan. To many indie-rock fans, Jason Collett is the wise, big-brother character in Broken Social Scene: the calm, cool, collected totem of stability in a band defined by drama and chaos —“our Tom Petty [...]

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INSTITUT POLAIRE

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Institut Polaire left us with just the one album Make Your Own Mayflower before saying goodbye. The logical follow-up to the their amorphous 2007 EP The Fauna and The Flora, Make Your Own Mayflower saw the band push boundaries of indie pop. Brimming with vintage Wurlitzer wails, tinkling glockenspiel top lines, banjos dueling with violins [...]

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HUSKY

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Triple J Unearthed winners Husky comprises of Husky Gawenda (Voice, Guitar), Gideon Preiss (Keys, Vocals), Evan Tweedie (Bass, Vocals) and Luke Collins (Drums). Rising to national fame in 2011 with support slots for Devendra Banhart, Noah And The Whale, Kimbra, Jinja Safari and Gotye, Husky’s most recent album, Forever So, came out October 2011. It [...]

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HEARTBREAK CLUB

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Heartbreak Club are rapidly becoming Australia’s beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990s-inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating pop-punk-infused tunes. The band recorded their 2010 debut album Our Horse Is Dead at Sing Sing Studios with US producer Ed Rose (Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids) and local engineer Matt [...]

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FINAL FLASH

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The Montreal-based psy-folksters Final Flash wowed the good people at the 2010 One Movement Festival with a string of special guest appearances alongside Jeff Martin, Elliott Brood and The Trews. Already ingrained into psyche of key Canadian tastemakers Final Flash can mark among their achievements well-received shows at CMW, Pop Montreal, the Whistler Canadian Music [...]

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FALLOE

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Melbourne country band Falloe recently released their new single ‘Science of the Heart’ from their forthcoming album, which follows on from their first album, The Diamond And The Thief. The track is a delicately executed meditation on the most universal of themes: love—and all its contradictions and wanting attachments. ‘Science of the Heart’ is accompanied [...]

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EAST BRUNSWICK ALL GIRLS CHOIR

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After independently releasing the highly regarded (mini) album Dead Air back in 2009, East Brunswick All Girls Choir recently signed with new Melbourne label Departed Sounds for the release of their debut album Sandhurst Town. Recorded in a warehouse in Fairfield, Melbourne, with friend and sound engineer James Tulczyn, Sandhurst Town features eight tracks of [...]

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ANDREW MORRIS

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Andrew Morris is a Brisbane-based singer-songwriter who recently released his critically acclaimed 5th solo album ‘Shadow of a Shadow’. The self-produced folk-rock opus features many guest artists including Tim Rogers, Bernard Fanning, Clare Bowditch, Washington, The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers, Drew Wooton from The Panics and many more. Morris has been busy on the [...]

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THE NYMPHS

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Brassy, swinging sass to the power of four; ladies and gentlemen we proudly present to you The Nymphs! Forged in the swelter of Melbourne’s eclectic live music scene in 2005, The Nymphs’ addictive blend of big band bombast, WWII-era ditties, soulful harmony and beguiling sense for the theatrical have seen them kick their matching heels [...]

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TWO HOURS TRAFFIC

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Territory is the follow up to Charlottetown band Two Hours Traffic’s Polaris Prize-nominated and internationally acclaimed sophomore album, Little Jabs. Once again produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop gems for the heart and head. Territory, however also finds Two [...]

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THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA

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A lot of band bios will begin with the line “with humble beginnings”. This band bio begins with the line “with outrageously immodest and ambitious beginnings”. With outrageously immodest and ambitious beginnings, The Tom Fun Orchestra sauntered into the Atlantic Canadian music scene the way an Italian funeral saunters through a mountain village. That is, [...]

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DAN KELLY

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Melbourne-based singer/songwriter, ARIA award winner and man of great hair Dan Kelly is one of the most original faces in Australian rock, with his latest album Dan Kelly’s Dream rising up through the charts with his strange and amazing hit single ‘Bindi Irwin Apocalypse Jam’. Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males’ albums Drowning in the [...]

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