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Listen: LE VILLEJUIF UNDERGROUND – ‘GHOST OF THE WATER’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Camille Bokhobza

Australian-born and France-based nomadic troubadour Nathan Roche has resurfaced alongside his band Le Villejuif Underground with a new 7″ in the can, out now through Born Bad Records. The A-side track ‘Ghost of the Water’ is a tipsy take on liquor-soaked excess and drying out – the promise of sobriety and the clarity we hope it will bring. Continue reading Listen: LE VILLEJUIF UNDERGROUND – ‘GHOST OF THE WATER’

Video Premiere: SIMONA CASTRICUM – ‘THE PRESENT’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: FAINT Agency

After drip-feeding a succession of tracks to build momentum ahead the arrival of forthcoming record Panic/Desire, synthwave and technopop maestro Simona Castricum is sharing the visuals for the album’s third single ‘The Present’. Part resistance anthem and part club-friendly cathartic release, ‘The Present’ is a firm rebuke at the anti-transgender sentiments communicated by conservative media outlets and backwards political institutions, as well as a message of support for her allies in the trenches. 

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Video premiere: BUSHING – ‘X I A N X P’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jacob Miller

Sydney crew Bushing are putting final pieces in place for their forthcoming debut LP Thanatophobia, ratcheting up activity with a brand-new clip for recently released single ‘X I A N X P’ (pronounced ‘Christian Experience’). An ominous slab of art-punk noise, ‘X I A N X P’ dissects that narrative surrounding Australia’s early settlement culture and the gradual dissipation of religious spirit over the ensuing generations.

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Video Premiere: 208L CONTAINERS – ‘I DRIVE AN AUDI INTO TOWN’

Words: James Frostick
Album art: Molly Turner

Hobart/Nipaluna garage-punk quartet 208L Containers are today releasing their brand-new cassette LP called Horseland through Rough Skies Records. To celebrate, the group is putting forth the visuals for new single ‘I Drive An Audi Into Town’ – a slab of careening and acrimonious noise aimed squarely at the selfish upper class. Continue reading Video Premiere: 208L CONTAINERS – ‘I DRIVE AN AUDI INTO TOWN’

Video Premiere: L.M. QUEEN – ‘S.M.A.’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Kat Friend

Leroy Macqueen – one half of hard-rocking Newcastle-born outfit The Gooch Palms – is embarking on a new chapter in his musical career under the guise of L.M. QUEEN. ‘S.M.A.’ – the first single released under this moniker – is a dramatic turn into the realm of darkwave and synth-pop, drawing inspiration from the genre’s forbears but careful to impart his own unique imprint.

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Video Premiere: PRUDENCE – ‘HEART SWAYS’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Toto Vivian

Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Tom Crandles is deepening the catalogue of his new songwriting endeavour Prudence, following up last year’s Major Tom EP with new track ‘Heart Sways’. The song is being released today with eye-catching visuals by McLean Stephenson – adding a vivid layer to Prudence’s textured soundscapes.

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Video Premiere: APCO – ‘SCHIZOPHRENIMARES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Max Williams

Earlier this month, Victorian gutter punks APCO dropped their hefty debut LP into our laps. While we’re still reeling from the record’s weighty punch, the group has followed up the haymaker with a snappy uppercut to the jaw in the form of the surreal and confronting visual treatment for lead single ‘Schizophrenimares’. Continue reading Video Premiere: APCO – ‘SCHIZOPHRENIMARES’

Video Premiere: CLAIRE BIRCHALL – ‘RUNNING IN SLOW MOTION’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Leisa Hayhoe

Melbourne-based indie-rock veteran Claire Birchall is on the cusp of releasing her new solo record Running In Slow Motion this Friday –a moody synth-pop opus signifying the artist’s fist foray into the realm of electronica. As a final taster, Claire is releasing the visuals for the album’s title track and third single – a languid ode to loneliness and disconnection.

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Video Premiere: RABBIT ISLAND – ‘IN THE FOREST, FAR AWAY’

Words: Doug Wallen
Banner image: Matthew Saville

A group of youngsters play happily together around a forest and creek in the enchanting video for a children’s song from Fremantle’s Amber Fresh, a.k.a. Rabbit Island. It heralds the reissue of her 2014 album Songs for Kids.

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Video Premiere: THE NATIVE CATS – ‘RUN WITH THE ROSES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Lou Conboy

To celebrate the release of their new 7″ and tour, Tasmanian two-piece The Native Cats give their scintillating track ‘Run With The Roses’ the visual treatment. The clip matches the song’s visceral urgency, managing to match the sonic energy with imagery that is equally as entrancing.

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