Words: James Frostick

The ranks of Brisbane’s new crop of post-punk up-and-comers has swollen to include cerebral mood-moulders Local Authority. The trio has recently dropped its second-ever single ‘Oil Rigs’ – a lavish and textural track indebted to the band’s to shoegaze forebears, but angles to look inward, rather than downward.

Continue reading Listen: LOCAL AUTHORITY – ‘OIL RIGS’


Words: James Frostick
Band image: Louis Oliver Roach

Melbourne/Naarm punk-meets-garage foursome Pinch Points inch closer to the release of its new full-length record Moving Parts with second single ‘Stranger Danger’. This speedy slice of frenetic noise is a tightly wound number that channels the fear of violence and harassment women feel while out in public, and the fury at being told that changing their own behaviour is the best form of prevention.

Continue reading Listen: PINCH POINTS – ‘STRANGER DANGER’

Premiere: PEAK TWINS – ‘WATER’

Words: James Frostick

It’s been a few years between drinks for Peak Twins, but the band is back with a new track that will quench the thirsts of those parched and craving new noise. ‘Water’ – the first single plucked from the band’s forthcoming album Beloved – is an affirming and heartening ode to the heartbroken and love-starved folk still who don’t find intimacy easy.

Continue reading Premiere: PEAK TWINS – ‘WATER’


Words: Doug Wallen
Artist image: Bill Golding

Relocated from Perth to Melbourne, Hideous Sun Demon frontman Vincent Buchanan-Simpson doubles down on his surprising power-pop prowess with the new single from his solo outlet turned side band.

Continue reading Premiere: TERRIBLE SIGNAL – ‘RETIRE’


Words: James Frostick
Band image: Katherine Daly

Tasmanian transplants Mount Trout will be following up on 2016 LP Screwy with Shelter Belt, a brand-new record dropping on May 24. To a musical backing of tottering discordant folk, new single ‘I Have Everything’ sees Mount Trout counting its blessings – taking stock of life’s essentials and celebrating a humble glut of unconventional riches. 

Continue reading Premiere: MOUNT TROUT – ‘I HAVE EVERYTHING’


Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Jake Ollett

After dipping her toes into stripped-back piano-driven songwriting on 2017 LP SHYNESS, Angela Garrick aka Angie Bermuda aka Angie has picked up the guitar once again to pen a collection of bulldozing rock-and-roll numbers for The Underling. Lead single ‘Blood On My Eyes’ finds Angie with dirt under her fingernails, sweat on her brow and a bit of fire in her gut.

Continue reading Listen: ANGIE – ‘BLOOD ON MY EYES’


Words: James Frostick

Geelong/Melbourne new-wave nonconformists Hierophants are back with a new album Spitting Out Moonlight, three years on from the incredible Parallax Error LP. Lead single ‘Limousine’ is a slinky and understated number that uses the luxury vehicle as motif for how the trappings of wealth can isolate.

Continue reading Premiere: HIEROPHANTS – ‘LIMOUSINE’

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