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Words: James Frostick
Band image: Ruby Gabe Varbørton and Bridghid Russell

A couple of years on from the release of introductory statement ‘Nil By Mouth’, dream-pop duo Devotions return with a lush double A-side single. Serene and surreal, both tracks boast blissful waves of luxuriant dream-pop sound – the kind that is effortlessly easy to sink into, but impossibly hard to extricate one’s self from. 

Continue reading Premiere: DEVOTIONS – ‘FINAL GIRL’ / ‘MODELING’


Words: James Frostick
Band image: James Morris

Ever-entertaining Perth/Boorloo three-piece Hideous Sun Demon are making a racket of late – creating new music in anticipation of a to-be-announced release later this year. On Thursday the crew will officially drop a fresh single called ‘Distractions’, but we’ve got the pleasure of giving it the first spin today. Hideous Sun Demon have pivoted from the psych-fuzz of their earlier releases, crafting a gripping post-punk churner that explores our constant need for a diversion from life’s underwhelming reality, especially after the methods we use to offset it have lost their efficacy. 

Continue reading Premiere: HIDEOUS SUN DEMON – ‘DISTRACTIONS’


Words: James Frostick
Band image: ZK Photo
Cover art: Adam J Bragg

After a few years of inactivity, Canberra-born post-punk/noise act Agency return with a new collection of music in tow. The band’s forthcoming record Wild Possession is finally seeing the light of day more than three years after its creation. This clamorous collection of haywire sound is as engrossing as it is chaotic, and we’re stoked to be hosting the premiere stream of the full album ahead of its official release on Friday July 3.

Continue reading Premiere: AGENCY – WILD POSSESSION (SELF RELEASE, 2020)


Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Lou Conboy

Cerebral Hobart, Tasmania post-punk legends The Native Cats are back with a throbbing and piercing newbie. ‘Run With The Roses’ marks a complete shedding of inhibition for singer and synth wielder Chloe Alison Escott – an acknowledgement of her long-held wants and desires, and an eschewing of false guises and behaviours donned for the sake of politeness. 

Continue reading Listen: THE NATIVE CATS – ‘RUN WITH THE ROSES’

Premiere: MERE WOMEN – ‘SPELL’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jaclyn Paterson

Hypnotic Sydney-based post-punk four-piece Mere Women return with news of a new full-length album rumbling just over the horizon. Precipitating the release of the record later in 2019, the band is teasing us with fresh single ‘Spell’,  a track that explores the notion of breaking away from bewitching coercion, rediscovering autonomy and the feeling of freedom.

Continue reading Premiere: MERE WOMEN – ‘SPELL’


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.

Continue reading Premiere: PLEASURE SYMBOLS – ‘IMAGE REFLECTED’


Words: James Frostick
Image: Nick Wilkins

Today we have the pleasure of debuting ‘Cheating’ – the new track from Melbourne dark-wave five-piece Venetian Blinds. Eerie and encompassing, ‘Cheating’ situates listeners in the middle of a cold tempest, where biting winds carry haunted sounds and cloudy skies rumble with unsettling prose.

Continue reading Premiere: VENETIAN BLINDS – ‘CHEATING’

Introducing: TERREMOTO – ‘CAPTURE’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Gage Allison

It’s our absolute pleasure to premiere the new track from post-punk-meets-new-wave outfit Terremoto. Split between two continents, the band has pieced together a 12” EP that is shaping up to be a seriously promising first release full of new wave-tinged goth. ‘Capture’ is the first track from the record – a song that details an overwhelming moment of emotional claustrophobia, the realisation that an escape of some sort is necessary and a desire to rebel against the rut.

Continue reading Introducing: TERREMOTO – ‘CAPTURE’