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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: 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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Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm-based dark-wave trio No Statues will be dropping a debut EP in May, but are already giving ears a sample of what’s to come with lead single ‘Overtime’. Despite being saturated in downtempo atmospherics, the track fills space with a calming aura. It’s moody, yes – but not entirely disconsolate. Continue reading Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Premiere: MOLLUSC – SELF-TITLED EP AND REMIXES (IT RECORDS, 2018)

One of Australia’s most intriguing darkwave electronic acts is revisiting its stellar 2015 debut EP. Mollusc’s self-titled effort is a gripping example of the depth and nuance evident in the burgeoning genre over the past few years, and this remastered effort further solidifies the duo’s reputation as experts in the art and is a prophetic predictor as to the quality of their subsequent works. It Records is releasing the remastered version of the EP, which comes paired with a collection of remixes from some of Mollusc’s talented contemporaries.

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