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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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Listen: NEW CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. 3

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jamie Wdziekonski
Cover art: Carolyn Hawkins

In 2012 and 2013, ANTI FADE Records released two seminal compilations featuring a bumper crop of Victorian artists, shining a spotlight on the sounds and styles of Melbourne the east coast of Australia. Nearly five years on and the record label is announcing a third compilation to be released on August 3. New Centre of the Universe Vol. 3 strikes a balance between the plethora of styles emerging from Victoria, assembling a stellar array of acts that encapsulate much of the state’s burgeoning underground scene.

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Premiere: DARK FAIR – ‘OFF INTO MY HEAD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Tracy Lee Hayes

Premiering today, searing alternative-rock duo Dark Fair are bringing some ferocity to the airwaves with new single ‘Off Into My Head’ – a tightly wound offering that sees the group exploring the insides of the mind and taking refuge amongst its reality obscuring sanctuary.

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Premiere: DRUNK MUMS – ‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’

Words: James Frostick

Punchy and vagarious hard-rock outfit Drunk Mums are building up momentum towards another potent assemblage of hard-bitten noise. The band’s new album Urban Cowboy will be moseying over the horizon as the sun sets on 2018, but the Melbourne-via-Cairns malcontents are kicking the party off early with ‘Roll With The Punches’. The track is a hefty power-pop kicker about getting beaten down by life but never collapsing under the weight of its bullshit, proving beyond all doubt that nothing brightens a mood better than loud music.

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Listen: MOON RITUALS – ‘SKY DANCE’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Rebecca Liston

Sublime synth-pop outfit Moon Rituals has announced its long-awaited LP, filled with eight tracks of glittering arrangements. ‘Sky Dance’ is the album’s lead single, and depicts a meeting of opposed forces – an interaction between Yin and Yang and the undeniable attraction that draws them together.

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Listen: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND’ / DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER’

 

Marking almost a full year since the release of their stunning atmospheric LP In Time, Time For Dreams return with a new 7” release through It Records. ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ is an affecting offering that examines kindness in an age of fire and disillusionment, while the B-side cover of The Smiths’ ‘Death of a Disco Dancer’ is a poignant companion track that scoffs at the notion of peace in our time.

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