Premiere: LEXICON – ‘SHAME’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Jennifer Embelton

After a flurry of engaging live performances, Brisbane’s new kids on the block Lexicon are finally unleashing some long-awaited recordings. The band has quietly dropped its debut EP – the first tangible piece of Lexicon’s raucous output put to tape. Lead single ‘Shame’ is a vociferous and strong-armed piece of music that pairs a harnessed cacophony with an inward-facing lyrical scrutiny.

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Words: James Frostick
Artwork: Zoe Irving

Melbourne’s Mares are on the precipice of dropping their new full-length album Wherewithal on Friday June 1. Following a strong showing with lead single ‘Aeroplane Mode’, the band will be ushering forth nine tracks of gritty post-punk lathered in an atmospheric mood. The tracks within the album showcase a sharp dichotomy between blinding light and unassailable dark, an endless conflict set within the twists and folds of the mind. We’ve been given the opportunity to share with you the first listen of the LP, which will be out imminently through Psychic Hysteria.

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Words: James Frostick

As part of Drive Live 2018, Melbourne’s PBS 106.7FM recruited Mod Con to perform a live-to-air rendition of ‘Do It Right, Margo’. Those that missed out are fortunate, as we’ve been given the honour of premiering the footage of the incendiary performance. Continue reading View: MOD CON – ‘DO IT RIGHT, MARGO’ LIVE AT PBS 106.7FM

Premiere: SHOEB AHMAD – “quiver”

Words: James Frostick
Banner image: Adam J Bragg

On May 28, Canberra musician Shoeb Ahmad will be releasing “quiver”, a full-length record of revelatory music. “quiver” is the culmination of an intense period of self discovery. It charts transitions and exposures, movements and divergences. It is a soundtrack of vulnerability, tenderness and empathy, with a sonic palette that ebbs and flows in mirror to life’s own peaks and troughs.

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