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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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Premiere: TOR – ‘WIFI HEAD’

Words: James Frostick

Today we’re stoked to be introducing Tor – an up-and-coming trio specialising in a dizzying brand of rip-roaring punk. Limber guitars, nervy synth and snappy percussive punctuation, Tor’s new single ‘Wifi Head’ is an attention-grabbing critique of our technological dependency, a stinging condemnation from a group of kids that have been savvily surfing the net since they were small. Continue reading Premiere: TOR – ‘WIFI HEAD’

Track by Track: TOM LYNGCOLN – RAGING HEAD (SOLAR/SONAR, 2020)

Words: James Frostick / Tom Lyngcoln
Image: Moodwar

Last week, Melbourne/Naarm-based musician Tom Lyngcoln (Harmony / The Nation Blue) released his second solo record Raging Head. A collection of immediate and arresting pandemonium, Raging Head shows Tom at his most furious, twisting himself into knots and lacerating everything in reach. Tom has kindly consented to breaking down the record track by track, from its peculiar composition to its conceptual drive.

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Premiere: GLUTEN PRIEST – ‘THE EVENT’ / ‘DUNNO STILL’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Franzi Datz

Ahead of the September release of their debut LP Love or Labour, Melbourne/Naarm garage-noir three-piece Gluten Priest are today dropping a couple of morsels to build appetite in anticipation of the main course. These two tasters oscillate between wired skulk and slippery downhill tumble, both tethered to each other by a shared energetic backbone.

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Listen: DOUBLE VANITY – ‘ESCALATOR’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Kalindy Williams

Melbourne/Naarm-based trio Double Vanity recently dropped ‘Escalator’ – the second track from its forthcoming length album (out later this year via Psychic Hysteria). A lush and languid effort, ‘Escalator’ is an ode to life’s relentless upward trajectory and a reminder to stop and smell the roses once in a while. 

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Premiere: SERF – ‘RESTORATION’

Words: James Frostick

Rory Maxwell – aka SERF – is releasing a fresh cut from his forthcoming debut album All You Need In Life Is Someone To Love And Your Family. On ‘Restoration’ SERF examines the pitfalls of technological over-reliance in the modern world via his enlivening brand of bedroom-crafted synth-rock.

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Premiere: CRASH MATERIAL – ‘OPIA’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Emma Dunstan

Emerging post-punk three-piece Crash Material will be beaming their debut EP to the masses on Sunday June 14, delivering the work via a special collaborative broadcast. Ahead of the EP’s arrival, we’ve got the first spin of lead single ‘Opia’ – a piece of urgent and turbulent noise freighted with vulnerability and inner strength. 

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Listen: IF SO WHY – ‘DEMAGOGUE’

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Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm-based newcomers If So Why are making some early moves, slowly building up a catalogue of intimidating bone-crunching noise-punk thumpers. New single ‘Demagogue’ is a churning and foreboding slab of mulched-up apocalyptic sonic turbulence, a terrific example of when more is better.

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Video Premiere: BIG BILL AND THE BIGOTS – ‘SUNDAY MOURNING’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Grace Goodwin

Melbourne/Naarm-based musician Will Weir is adding more form and substance to his new caustic post-punk project Big Bill and the Bigots, releasing the visuals for his most-recent single ‘Sunday Mourning’. Boasting unsettling vampiric imagery, the clip pairs perfectly with the unhinged Australiana imbued within the track’s rasping sonics.

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Premiere: THE BACKS – ‘GODZILLA 1954’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Hugene Raggy

Hard-hitting Melbourne/Naarm garage-punk crew The Backs are following up a couple of EPs with a new single – the first in a planned series coming out this year. ‘Godzilla 1954’ is a potent heater that shines a spotlight on the growing white nationalism movement in Australia and its undeniably destructive nature.

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