Listen: SWEET WHIRL – ‘STRANGE NEWS’

Words: James Frostick

Esther Edquist of Superstar fame has remerged back on the scene with news of a new EP under her Sweet Whirl guise. Ahead of the May release of the six-song effort Love Songs & Poetry, Esther has gifted our ears the delicate and velvety single ‘Strange News’. The gorgeous folky track is saturated with a rosy-cheeked dreaminess, inspired by near-romances and missed chances.
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Listen: RAT REVENGE – I HATE MYSELF… BUT I LOVE RAT REVENGE (SELF RELEASE, 2019)

Words: James Frostick

Brisbane’s Rat Revenge is a new industrial-tinged post-punk two-piece that has just released its debut EP. The four-track offering is powered by the unholy union of desire and vengeance, and is a sublime example of interplay between textures and emotions. 

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Premiere: PILLOW PRO – ‘HURRICANE’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Katherine Rose
Make-up Artist: Grace Hudson

Alt-RnB duo Pillow Pro digs deep into the unsettling murk of anxiety on their new track ‘Hurricane’. The single and its associated visuals do a remarkable job at providing insight into the mental chaos synonymous with the wide-spread affliction, while also emphasising on the importance of self care and genuine support from friends and family.

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Listen: PIKELET – ‘PLOVERS’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Erik Jensen

After years of enamouring ears with numerous acclaimed releases, Evelyn Ida Morris is set to retire their long-running project Pikelet. Pikelet’s final release – Goodbye – and it’s lead single ‘Plovers’ acts as a bookend between one period of life and the start of another, a suitable send-off for a creative entity that meant as much to fans as it did for Evelyn’s own journey of self-discovery.  

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Listen: HACKER – DEMO (SELF RELEASE, 2019)

Words: James Frostick

There’s a new crew on the scene slinging a feisty brand of speedy and unhinged hardcore. Hacker is the name, and the band’s brand-new demo tape contains four tracks of unbridled sonic intensity. 

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Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Reece Lyne

Terrific Tasmanian post-punk crew Slag Queens are riding high following the release of their new full-length album You Can’t Go Out Like That. An amalgam of styles, speeds and emotions, the record showcases not only the band’s unique talent but also conveys their frustrations and thoughts about life in Tasmania. The band is putting forth a new clip for energetic thumper ‘Real 1’, a track that carries its fair share of discontent. Continue reading Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

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