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Listen: CLAMM – ‘BIT MUCH’

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Words: James Frostick
Band image: Gen Kay

In August, Naarm/Melbourne-based aural agitators and power-punk pugilists Clamm will return to the spotlight to release Care – a new LP featuring 15 tracks of focused furore – through Chapter Music. The trio are getting the cogs of the hype machine cranking with lead single ‘Bit Much’, a sprinting spanker that funnels the anxiety associated with living in a collapsing society into a fiery three-minute fracas. Continue reading Listen: CLAMM – ‘BIT MUCH’

Premiere: TANGLED SHOELACES – ‘THE BIGGEST MOVIE EVER MADE’

Words: James Frostick
Album art: Carolyn Hawkins

Continuing its recent trend of bringing sounds from bygone decades into the present, esteemed label Chapter Music is today announcing the forthcoming release of Turn My Dial – The M Squared Recordings and more, 1981-84 – a reissue of tracks from Meanjin/Brisbane-born teenage-pop prodigies Tangled Shoelaces. Charting the group’s recorded work over a three-year period, this compilation showcases not only the group’s undeniable knack for song-craft, but also eerily prognosticates sounds that would come to shape Australia’s music scene in the ensuing decades.

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Track by Track: GREGOR – DESTINY (CHAPTER MUSIC, 2020)

Words: James Frostick & Gregor Kompar
Artist image: Ellen Fairbairn

Naarm/Melbourne prog-synth individualist Gregor is today releasing his anticipated sophomore album Destiny through esteemed institution Chapter Music. To celebrate, Gregor is taking us through the record via a track-by-track breakdown, shedding insight into his headspace and how the album – an adventure into anomalous otherworldly soundscapes and an inquiry into the humanity that underpins it – came to be.

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Premiere: GREGOR – ‘SENSELESS’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Ellen Fairbairn

Naarm/Melbourne-based prog-pop maestro Gregor inches closer to the November release of their sophomore LP Destiny, today dropping a brand-new single from the record called ‘Senseless’.  Complex and multifaceted, ‘Senseless’ is a lavish tapestry of colour and sound – a layered piece that not only shows off some formidable compositional chops, but also deftly counterbalances sentiments surrounding indulgence and repeated mistakes. 

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Track by Track: THIBAULT – OR NOT THIBAULT (CHAPTER MUSIC, 2020)

Words: James Frostick and Nicole Thibault
Band image: Jamie Wdziekonski

Today Naarm/Melbourne-based dream-pop outfit Thibault releases its brand-new LP Or Not Thibault via esteemed label Chapter Music. Comprised of Nicole Thibault of Minimum Chips fame and members of current-gen groups such as Parsnip, Traffik Island and The Ocean Party, Thibault revels in lush and considered sounds – music that inspires a kind of beatific calm. Nicole has kindly shared insight into the record, including the thoughts that shaped and inspired it.

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Premiere: CHLOE ALISON ESCOTT – ‘I KNOW THE SOUL BY ITS PRESENCE IN OTHERS’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Sarah Rhodes

Chloe Alison Escott – one half of Tasmanian noise-punk duo The Native Cats – will be releasing a new solo record in October via Chapter Music. Stars Under Contract is an album of pared-back piano and voice compositions – twin foundations supporting a collection of reflective thoughts and musings. We’re thrilled to be premiering the video for the album’s new single ‘I Know the Soul By Its Presence in Others’ – a delicate piece showcasing the tenderness and subtle majesty evident on the record at large. 

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Premiere: YIRINDA – ‘NHAYA (TO SEE)’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Matt Redlich

On Friday July 3, storied label Chapter Music will be releasing Midnight Meditations, a compilation album featuring downbeat and ambient compositions contributed by a stellar collection of musicians. Today we have the privilege of premiering the record’s lead track, which comes from improvisational duo Yirinda. ‘Nhaya’ is a suitably meditative composition that blends glittering electronica with Aboriginal language and storytelling.

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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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Listen: HONEY 2 HONEY – ‘TONE OF VOICE’

Words: James Frostick
Band photo: Grace Stevenson

Dub-meets-R’n’B foursome Honey 2 Honey has released ‘Tone of Voice’ – the first taste of its forthcoming 12” release. The track is a meditative bop that wields sonic subtleties with pinpoint accuracy – creating a glossy mix out of a limited musical palette that is infused with rich texture and detail.

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