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Listen: WHITE DOG – ‘STORM THE STREETS’

Words: James Frostick

With a ferocious and intimidating aura, Sydney’s White Dog returns to the scene after two years with the wired and wild churn of new track ‘Storm the Streets’. Boasting a roiling mix of thuggish hardcore, ‘Storm the Streets’ is a slice of old-school disaffected punk, keeping sentiments lean and direct to maximise impact.

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Premiere: FAIR MAIDEN – OLEANDER (HYSTERICAL RECORDS, 2019)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Harriet Fraser Barbour

After a few years of self exploration and composition, Adelaide’s noir-folk doo-wop outfit Fair Maiden  is finally releasing its anticipated new album Oleander. Documenting transformations and emotional turbulence, the record is a hypnotic musical document of love and all its pitfalls, perils and pains. We’ve got a preview listen ahead of its release on March 22, as well as a chat with Fair Maiden’s creative lead Ellen Carey.

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Premiere: AUSMUTEANTS – ‘FOREVER COPS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Danielle Hakim

It’s been almost three years since Ausmuteants gifted the world with new music, but now the Melbourne-based rabble-rousers are back with a particularly idiosyncratic new record. Ausmuteants … Presents The World In Handcuffs is the brainchild of guitarist Shaun Connor, a collection of tracks that explores the mind of an unhinged police officer. 

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Premiere: PLEASURE SYMBOLS – ‘IMAGE REFLECTED’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Haydn Hall and Matthew Deasy

Brisbane’s Pleasure Symbols have returned after a period of evolution with news of a debut full-length record. Lead single ‘Image Reflected’ shows off a polished sound, used perfectly to convey explorations of the self and the power of desire.

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Listen: POSSIBLE HUMANS – ‘THE THUMPS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Alex Macfarlane

Melbourne quintet Possible Humans has announced the imminent arrival of brand-new LP Everybody Split. Lead single ‘The Thumps’ is an even-keeled number that showcases a sublime sun-warped twang that sounds effortless and utterly enjoyable.

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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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