Category Archives: Listen

New tracks and first thoughts can be found here.

Video Premiere: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘A WORLD OF YOUR OWN’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Ross Coulter
Cover art: Richard Lewer

Naarm/Melbourne dream-pop two-piece Time For Dreams is today unveiling ‘A World Of Your Own’ – the second single from its sophomore album Life of the Inhabitant (out next year via It Records). Imbued with a palpable yearning couched within a sense of desperate loneliness, this serene lullaby-like composition navigates the the illusory nature of a one-true love – a idealised companion born from fanciful imagining and wanting.

Continue reading Video Premiere: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘A WORLD OF YOUR OWN’

Premiere: NEW TALK – ‘AMYTIS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Stapled Together

Two years on from the release of its debut LP A Handful of Ash, scintillating Boorloo/Perth-based post-punk quartet New Talk is back with ‘Amytis’, the first taste from the band’s sophomore long-form effort Time & Memory. Coruscating in sound and tone, ‘Amytis’ touches on displacement of culture, alienation and isolation, and a longing for home – drawing influence from a legend from the distant past to underscore the societal issues permeating the present.

Continue reading Premiere: NEW TALK – ‘AMYTIS’

Premiere: RAIN DOGS – ‘CATACOMB EYES’

Words: James Frostick

Following quickly on the heels of debut single ‘Perilous Woman’, emerging Naarm/Melbourne trio Rain Dogs unveils a second single from its forthcoming self-titled EP – out soon via .jpeg Artefacts. ‘Catacomb Eyes’ is a pulse-quickening slice of atmospheric synth-pop – its understated urgency showcasing a talent for setting mood and mindset. 

Continue reading Premiere: RAIN DOGS – ‘CATACOMB EYES’

Premiere: OV PAIN – ‘EXCESS AND EXPENDITURE’

Words: James Frostick
Band image and cover art: Josh Watson

Naarm/Melbourne via Dunedin experimental dark wave duo Ov Pain is making some moves ahead of the release of new album The Churning Blue of Noon – out next year via It Records. The album’s lead single ‘Excess and Expenditure’ is a gripping introductory statement to the group’s next chapter; a colossal monolith wrought from dark and intimidating sound, breathtaking in its sheer density and power.

Continue reading Premiere: OV PAIN – ‘EXCESS AND EXPENDITURE’

Listen: ROMERO – ‘TROUBLEMAKER’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Kaitlyn Hickey

Naarm/Melbourne group Romero returns with a brand-new single called ‘Troublemaker’, helping blow back the leaden clouds that have lingered over our heads for most of the year. Another slice of euphoric power-pop brilliance, ‘Troublemaker’ reaffirms Romero’s emergence as one of the more vital and exciting things to happen in 2020.

Continue reading Listen: ROMERO – ‘TROUBLEMAKER’

Video Premiere: 100 – ‘PSYCH’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: McLean Stephenson

A year on from the release of its previous single ‘Weightless’, Warrang/Sydney crew 100 is back – announcing its signing to newly minted label Endless Recordings and the arrival of fresh material to boot. Truculent new single ‘Psych’ is a staunch and uncompromising scud of murky post-punk that lashes out at the poseurs, pricks and pinheads that exist within the masculine milieu. 

Continue reading Video Premiere: 100 – ‘PSYCH’

Listen: RED RED KROVVY – ‘BEFORE YOU DIE’ / ‘DESPISE THE RICH’

Words: James Frostick

Red Red Krovvy – a trio of some of the country’s fiercest punk-rock pugilists – are gearing up to throw down with the establishment on forthcoming album Managing. Soundtracking a vicious scrap with the ugliest elements of the self-centred elite, the record’s first two available tracks document RRK’s dogged determination to make cracks in the foundations – no matter how much their knuckles bleed.

Continue reading Listen: RED RED KROVVY – ‘BEFORE YOU DIE’ / ‘DESPISE THE RICH’

Watch: CIVIC – ‘RADIANT EYE’

Words: James Frostick

CIVIC – one of Naarm/Melbourne’s most compelling proponents of rugged, rip-roaring rock and roll – return with a hot new 7″, out now via Flightless Records. ‘Radiant Eye’ is a heated slice of CIVIC’s signature sprint, boasting percussive kicks that leave dents and licks that leave scorch marks.

Continue reading Watch: CIVIC – ‘RADIANT EYE’

Premiere: BANANAGUN – ‘CRANE IN THE TIGER’S MOUTH’

Words: James Frostick
Band Image: Jamie Wdziekonski

After dominating 2020 with two highly regarded releases, Naarm/Melbourne psychedelic-rhythmic juggernaut Bananagun is looking to make it a victorious trifecta. The group is capping off its phenomenal run with a timely reissue of its 2019 ‘Do Yeah’ 7″ single. ‘Crane In The Tiger’s Mouth’ – a previously unreleased track crafted during the ‘Do Yeah’ sessions – documents the group’s foray into whimsical jazz-infused territory.  

Continue reading Premiere: BANANAGUN – ‘CRANE IN THE TIGER’S MOUTH’

Listen: SARAH MARY CHADWICK- ‘EVERY LOSER NEEDS A MOTHER’

Words: Lakshmi Krishnan
Artist image: Simon Karis

Sarah Mary Chadwick introduces her seventh full-length LP with an achingly post-satirical, post-grunge lead single and video ‘Every Loser Needs A Mother’. Stripped-back with a darkly confessional pairing of toughened piano refrains and vocals, Chadwick honours her past with a “smirkingly [brutal] self-depreciating” force.

Continue reading Listen: SARAH MARY CHADWICK- ‘EVERY LOSER NEEDS A MOTHER’