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Listen: COLD MEAT – ‘BAD MOOD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Alex Leech

A tempest is rising in the west. Perth punk four-piece Cold Meat have announced the forthcoming release of their debut full-length records Hot and Flustered. Lead single ‘Bad Mood’ is the the first lick of the furious storm to come – a punishing number boasting prickly riffs, uncompromising percussion and furious vocals that are well and truly fed up with everything and anything.

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Premiere: EN.V – ‘NEON COWBOY (RUNWAY EDIT)’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Isabella Capizio, clothing by SÜK Workwear

Several years on from her debut 2016 EP Ur Future Is Bright, Melbourne electro-pop artist EN.V has returned with some new music. ‘Neon Cowboy’ is a roomy and irresistible piece of country-tinged dance – the mix of genres is less an ironic aesthetic choice, and more a melding of influences, namely the artist’s rural upbringing and adoration for contemporary dance pop.

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Premiere: PRIMO! – ‘BEST AND FAIREST’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: ZP

Two years on from the release of their stellar LP Amici, Melbourne’s Primo! return with the first cut off follow-up record Sogni. Lead single ‘Best and Fairest’ is a thoughtful number that explores the idea of a perfect life – the choices we make and how they enrich or devalue the quality of our existence.

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Listen: MYSTERY GUEST – ‘THE RED DANCE’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Louis Oliver Roach

Melbourne two-piece outfit Mystery Guest are building momentum ahead of the release of their debut album Octagon City with new single ‘The Red Dance’ – a piece of understated-yet-hypnotic club-pop rhythm all about shedding inhibitions and giving yourself over to the act of dance, free of ego, identity and name.

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Listen: STAR SLUSHY – ‘STAR SLUSHY S/WAY’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Glen Schenau

Brisbane-based experimental noise punks Star Slushy are set to release a new cassette filled with a mixture of studio and live recordings. The group revels in beautifully dissonant skronk – the kind that’ll have you recoiling at first, but stomping with the beat before long. 

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Listen: ROMERO – ‘HONEY’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Felix Mooneeram

Less than a month into 2020 and we have a frontrunner for song of the year. Melbourne power-pop five-piece Romero is dropping a double A-side brimming with trenchant energy. Brilliantly radiant and uncompromising from the outset, ‘Honey’ is the kind of summer-appropriate track we could use during a period of noxious current affairs.

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