Video Premiere: ALIEN NOSEJOB – ‘ABSTRACT THEORY’

Words: James Frostick

At the beginning of September, Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants and Drug Sweat) will be dropping the first full-length release under his Alien Nosejob moniker. The second single from the record Various Fads & Technological Achievements is called ‘Abstract Theory’, and it’s our pleasure to offer the first look at the propulsive track’s surreal and silly space journey visuals.

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Premiere: THE LITTLE HAND OF THE FAITHFUL – IS WITH YOU (PSYCHIC HYSTERIA, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Ahead of its release on August 17, we’re hosting a preview stream of The little hand of the faithful’s new instrumental record, is with you. The brainchild of Scattered Order’s Mitchell Jones, is with you is an amalgamation of disparate sounds, welded together to form a machine that’s at times intimidating in sound, but engrossing in vision.

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Premiere: VENETIAN BLINDS – ‘CHEATING’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Nick Wilkins

Today we have the pleasure of debuting ‘Cheating’ – the new track from Melbourne dark-wave five-piece Venetian Blinds. Eerie and encompassing, ‘Cheating’ situates listeners in the middle of a cold tempest, where biting winds carry haunted sounds and cloudy skies rumble with unsettling prose.

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Premiere: CRUSH CRUSH – SELF-TITLED (EASTMINT RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Ahead of the release of its official release on July 13 through Eastmint Records, avant-garde duo Crush Crush is giving us a preview listen of their debut self-titled album. Steeped in experimental sonic sensibilities, Crush Crush’s collection of tracks explores the possibilities of what can be done with less, resulting in a purposefully off-kilter but intriguing assembly of sounds.

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Video Premiere: HOT TO ROT – ‘KINDRED’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Loretta Wilde
Band shot: Coralee Hall

The newest face on the Hysterical Records roster is making moves. HoT To RoT is accelerating towards the release of its new EP in mid-August, but before the trio drops its collection of taught and sinewy post-punk, it’s releasing a DIY clip for its commanding debut single ‘Kindred’. We’ve got the first look here.

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Interview: REBEL YELL

Words: James Frostick
Image: Ella Maximillion

At the end of June, Brisbane’s Rebel Yell released its debut album Hired Muscle through Rice is Nice. The record is filled from top to tail with resonant electro – a mesmerising intersection between vulnerable openness and furious cry of anger. We spoke briefly with Rebel Yell’s Grace Stevenson about the album’s creation and thematic intent.

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