Tag Archives: Melbourne Music

Video Premiere: EMMA RUSSACK – ‘WINTER BLUES’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Dannika Horvat

Prolific Melbourne songwriter Emma Russack has announced the July arrival of her fifth record, Winter Blues. Ahead of the album’s release, Emma gifted listeners a small taste in the form of the record’s title track. The gorgeous piano-led tune see’s Emma copping to her own bullshit, taking ownership of bad behaviour instead of simply passing it off as a byproduct of miserable weather. We’ve got a look at the track’s brand-new visuals!

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Premiere: TERRIBLE SIGNAL – ‘RETIRE’

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.

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In review: TUSCAN RUINS – ‘MIEL’ (BLACK SPRING, 2018)

Words: Doug Wallen

Tuscan Ruins is the moniker of Melbourne-based ambient producer Tom Murchie, whose late-2018 release Miel was one of the hidden gems that flew under most radars last year. Featuring serene soundscapes and a crumbling natural grandeur, Miel is an engrossing listen and an incredibly strong showing from a creative entity still in its infancy.

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Premiere: SYNTHETICS – CRUX EP (TENDER COLLECTION, 2019)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Emily Herbert

Discordant Melbourne noise punks Synthetics are releasing their potent and acidic debut EP CRUX this month through Tender Collection. The EP is a cache of blasted and polluted noise, harnessed and focused into a potent sensory assault. Between the crunch and the clangour, Synthetics weave a brand of fury that is both nuanced and arresting. Continue reading Premiere: SYNTHETICS – CRUX EP (TENDER COLLECTION, 2019)

Premiere: PILLOW PRO – ‘HURRICANE’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Katherine Rose
Make-up Artist: Grace Hudson

Alt-RnB duo Pillow Pro digs deep into the unsettling murk of anxiety on their new track ‘Hurricane’. The single and its associated visuals do a remarkable job at providing insight into the mental chaos synonymous with the wide-spread affliction, while also emphasising on the importance of self care and genuine support from friends and family.

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Listen: SLEEPER AND SNAKE – ‘SUGAR AND GOLD’

Words: James Frostick

Not far removed from a frenzy of activity with their other project Terry, Al Montfort and Amy Hill slow things down a touch with their new two-piece project Sleeper and Snake. ‘Sugar and Gold’ takes a look at Queensland – a state built by mountains of sugar cane, colonial greed, the slave trade and oppressive heat.

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Premiere: THE SNAKES – ‘SNAKES BDAY’

Words: James Frostick
Art: Eve Dadd + David Forcier

The Snakes have emerged from Melbourne’s swampy morass of punk with a phenomenally catchy interpretation of dissonant sleaze. The group will be putting a mini-LP out in March, but lead single ‘Snakes Bday’ is a perfect introduction to a band that is bringing a distinct edge to the scene.  

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