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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Premiere: CONG JOSIE – ‘LEATHER WHIP’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Margarita Strateas

Nicolaas Oogjes is stepping away from the heat-beat release of NO ZU – donning a Stetson and a pair of Cuban heels, thereby transforming into his outsized cowboy-electronica and synth-sleaze persona Cong Josie. Today marks a formal introduction to the artist’s enigmatic sonic persona via new digital single ‘Leather Whip’. This rodeo is a throbbing piece of sweat-drenched hedonism and peacocking virility that cloaks a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness and earnest critique. It’s a striking and unpredictable turn for a figure who has built a career out of creative artistic pivots.

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Listen: JUNE JONES – ‘JENNY (BREATHE)’

Words: Jasmine Alavuk

With new single ‘Jenny (Breathe)’, June Jones of Two Steps on the Water fame steps further into the spotlight as a solo artist. This is a song of survival, which June sings to herself and others who, in her words, are “hurting and [need] a place to rest, recalibrate, and breathe”.

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Video Premiere: SCREENSAVER – ‘STRANGE ANXIETY’

Words: James Frostick

Naarm/Melbourne-based darkwave crew screensaver are today releasing the visual accompaniment for their new single ‘Strange Anxiety’. Set to a shadowy sonic backdrop rippled with slashes of incandescent beauty, screensaver convey feelings of emotional dissonance and a growing disconnect with our current form of isolated existence.

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Video Premiere: DOLPHIN – ‘WINE’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Eden Meure
Cover art: Amber Perez-Wright

Today marks the release of If You’re Cold They’re Cold, the debut album from Tasmanian group Dolphin. To celebrate the release, the band (which is comprised of members of The Foxy Morons and Slag Queens) is sharing the visual accompaniment to lead single ‘Wine’ – a downcast lo-fi jam that hints at an inner unhappiness and the unhealthy coping mechanisms we often rely on to persevere. Continue reading Video Premiere: DOLPHIN – ‘WINE’

Video Premiere: SHINING BIRD – ‘STRANGE LAND’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Olivia Trevor

Following on from the August release of ‘Deadlands’, the title track of their forthcoming third LP, Shining Bird are releasing a new single called ‘Strange Land’. Set to a backing of melodious and slightly melancholy indie Australiana, ‘Strange Land’ sees Shining Bird reckoning with a growing unfamiliarity with their home – the subtle changes that are  shaping it into something foreign and socially inhospitable. 

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Video Premiere: MARK’S PARANORMAL DYSNEYLAND – ‘MY DEPRESSION’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Dylan Jeffreys

Cover art: Fred Gooch

Meanjin/Brisbane-based crew Mark’s Paranormal Dysneyland is gearing up to release a new cassette via Eternal Soundcheck, dropping a clip today for visceral track ‘My Depression’. Unflinching and uncomfortable, ‘My Depression’ peels back the facade of abject misery, including listeners in the journey to pass through the dark core in hopes of breaking through on the other side. 

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Video Premiere: THE WERM – ‘SKINCRAWLIN”

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Emily Herbert

Simon Maisch from Melbourne/Naarm-based post-punk outfit Bitumen is stepping away from slithering industrial sonics with his new iso-project The Werm. Dipping into the realm of subterranean club music, Simon has fashioned a five-track EP of addled groove called Skincrawlin‘. We’re stoked to be premiering the visuals of the EP’s title track, which boasts mulched-up elements of conventional breakbeat that have been refashioned into a sublime slice of snappy downtempo EDM.

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