Video Premiere: COOL SOUNDS – ‘GRUDGE’

Melbourne’s Cool Sounds are making moves. Less than a week on from the release of their latest EP Gristle, the group is dropping a fresh clip for standout track ‘Grudge’. Set to a backdrop of pristine Australian wine country, the track and its accompanying flick ruminates on past regrets, fresh starts and baptism by vino.

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Video Premiere: DIANAS – ‘LEAVE LOVE’

Melbourne trio Dianas follow up on the release of their incredible EP Leave Love with an equally as impressive video for the title track. The band has linked up with director Tom Mannion to create a stylish and sublimely edited clip that shows that a quality visual accompaniment can always enhance a song.

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Premiere: ASTRAL SKULLS – ‘THIS PLACE’ / ‘TAKE IT AWAY’

One of Australia’s finest proponents of burdened and lonely post-punk is back with some new noise. Astral Skulls will soon be releasing a limited run of 7” singles, featuring tracks ‘This Place’ and ‘Take It Away’ – both pristine examples of Kurt Eckardt and Kalindy Williams’ knack for crafting dissonant but atmospheric music.

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Video Premiere: MOODY BEACHES / BENCH PRESS – ‘GUNS’ / ‘BABY STEPS’

Words: Doug Wallen

Prized indie labels Our Golden Friend and Poison City take over Split Singles Club, sealing the first 7” with fun linked videos from Moody Beaches and Bench Press. Continue reading Video Premiere: MOODY BEACHES / BENCH PRESS – ‘GUNS’ / ‘BABY STEPS’

Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’

Words: James Frostick

Fresh out of the oven is a collection of tracks from two of Australia’s most exciting punk acts. Ubik and Cold Meat have linked up for a split EP, packed to bursting point with potent and pointed noise. This release seeks to link present day bi-coastal Australian punk and pay homage and earnest tribute to the legacy of women-driven output from generation’s past. Continue reading Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’

Premiere: SHOEB AHMAD – ‘SIGNIFICANT LOOKS’

Words: James Frostick

Canberra singer and songwriter Shoeb Ahmad is offering fans a new piece of music in the form of ‘Significant Looks’ – an ambient cover of a track originally crafted by Sydney trio Clean Shirt. ‘Significant Looks’ is a track that is weighed down with undeniable melancholy and sadness, but here it is given proper delicate treatment and is imbued with a softness that is engrossing and undeniably powerful.

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Premiere: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS – ‘POWER’

Words: James Frostick

Proto-punk legends Primitive Calculators are putting the gears in motion ahead of the release of their forthcoming album On Drugs. ‘Power’ is the latest track from the group, which blends potent punk sensibilities with a glitchy electronic inclination. A timely song, ‘Power’ uses blunt efficiency to communicate the band’s anger at the widespread abuse of power and privilege, and the way the uncaring individuals in charge only care about accumulating more power at the cost of others.

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