Premiere: CIVIC – ‘PLEASURE’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Julian Hocking

After puncturing eardrums with their hardy brand of dauntless rock and roll, CIVIC return with a new 7” release that sees the group change gears and find a new cruising speed. ‘Pleasure’ is the lead single from the four-song collection Those Who No, a track that evidences growth and composure while still displaying plucky punk sentiments that helped propel CIVIC to notoriety.

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Premiere: TAPE/OFF – ‘WAKE IN FRIGHT’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Peter Krbavac

Following on from the release of their impressive full-length record Broadcast Park, Brisbane’s Tape/Off are today unveiling the visuals for single ‘Wake in Fright’. Influenced by the Australian outback’s vicious notoriety, the track and clip provide an unsettling snapshot of our landscape’s history and terrifying isolation.

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Premiere: CONSTANT MONGREL – ‘LIVING IN EXCELLENCE’

Words: James Frostick

Renowned Melbourne post-punk unit Constant Mongrel are winding the gears ahead of the release of their new album Living In Excellence next month. In true Constant Mongrel form, the record carries a weighty sound, burdened with wry critique and self-reflection. It’s an album that casts an eye over the world and its troubles, while also acknowledging the inherent failings and hypocrisy of white, middle-class living. We’re premiering the first single from the record – the title track – plus a chat with the band!

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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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