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Premiere: PALM SPRINGS – PALM SPRINGS & FRIENDS (TENDER COLLECTION, 2018)

Words: James Frostick
Image: Jamie Wdziekonski

Erica Dunn – known to many as the magnetic guitarist and vocalist for bands such as MOD CON and Tropical Fuck Storm – has unplugged and mellowed for her solo guise Palm Springs. Palm Springs & Friends is Erica’s new album, out officially today through Tender Collection. The record is an incredible collection of outsider folk, plumbing the depths of Erica’s mind and offering eight tracks that are startling in their immediacy and lingering in their impact.  It’s our pleasure to premiere the album in full, as well as to talk to Erica about the record’s formation and creative intent.

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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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Feature: SWAMPLAND MAGAZINE AND THE FIGHT FOR LONG-FORM

Words: James Frostick
HTMLflowers banner image: Shannon May Powell

The arrival of Swampland Magazine marked a defining moment in Australian music journalism. An independent publication had been built from scratch, declaring intent to revitalise interest in long-form analysis of music from Australia’s cultural fringe. Four issues on and the magazine is staying true to its founding goal, reigniting a passion for print and the opportunities it can provide.

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Interview: CIVIC

Words: James Frostick

Earlier this month, Melbourne gutter-rock outfit CIVIC ushered forth a sublime collection of direct and hard-nosed noise in the form of EP New Vietnam. Chief instigator Jim McCullough agreed to field a few questions about the still-new band’s origins and a quick insight into what they wanted to bring to the table.

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Interview: BEACHES

Beaches have long been one of Australia’s best psych outfits. For more than a decade the band has been responsible for some incredible records – veritable masterclass demonstrations of sound and concept combining to create cohesive and engaging work. Earlier this year, Beaches released a mammoth double album, Second of Spring, through the esteemed Chapter Music label, once again proving that they remain at the top of the Aus-psych pile.

The band is about to hit the road to tour the album around the country, with stops along the east coast taking place through late October and November. Ahead of these shows, Weirdo Wasteland sent a through questions through to the band to get a better sense of the work involved in the album’s creation and the thematic subtext weaved throughout.

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