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Listen: SACHET – ‘ARNCLIFFE BABYLON’

Words: James Frostick

Sydney four-piece Sachet has dropped some new sounds (and accompanying visuals) from its forthcoming record Nets. ‘Arncliffe Babylon’ is a piece of engaging and oblique guitar pop – off-centre in such a way that it perfectly scratches an itch you never new existed. Continue reading Listen: SACHET – ‘ARNCLIFFE BABYLON’

Listen: OSBO – DEMO (SELF RELEASE, 2020)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Carmen Juarez

If you’re in the market for some new Australian hardcore, Sydney’s OSBO might be just the ticket. Comprised of a few familiar faces from the Sydney scene, OSBO’s six-track demo is straightforward and energetic – two qualities all good hardcore needs.

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Listen: CONCRETE LAWN – ‘AGGREGATE’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Stephanie Liouos
Cover art: Maxine Booker

Sydney punk quartet Concrete Lawn are following up a 2018 demo release with a new record called Aggregate on April 1, filled with the group’s signature attention-grabbing noise. The unit are kicking off proceedings with the title track – a venomous spray aimed at the greedy elite, the treasure hoarders and the folks inhibiting progress.

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Video Premiere: SOLO CAREER – ‘FEELINGS’

Words: James Frostick

Sydney musician Annabel Blackman steps into the limelight under her bedroom pop moniker Solo Career with a new video clip tucked under her arm. The companion visuals to her lushly languid and ethereal track ‘Feelings’ – crafted by contemporary artist Matthew Griffin – perfectly match the purposeful spiritlessness of the song, which is lathered in despondence resulting from one-sided emotional giving.

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Listen: G2G – ‘YOU DON’T SAY SHIT RIGHT’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Annabel Blackman

Thrilling Sydney-born newcomers G2G have thrown another musical morsel into the yard for us starved animals to greedily fight over. ‘You Don’t Say Shit Right’ is another example of the three-piece unit’s knack for carving textured sculptures from blocks of raw dissonant sonic material.

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Premiere: EX-RENTAL – ‘PURE EMOTION / RAW DATA’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Jake Ollett

New noise is emerging from Sydney’s experimental electronic scene courtesy of Jack De Lacy. ‘Pure Emotion / Raw Data’ is a thunderous assault on the senses. This slice of subterranean clang and throb is a study in the power of voice as an instrument that can be modulated, and how that bending via technology alters the role of the body and renders it redundant once the organic byproduct is harvested and refined.

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Interview: MAX EASTON – MEATSPIN RECORDS

Words: James Frostick
Image: Jonno Revanche

Meatspin records has been responsible for putting out some of the most exciting sounds emanating from Sydney’s underground music scene. Ahead of a flurry of new releases, we chatted with Meatspin’s head honcho (and music journalist / musician of note) Max Easton about the label’s genesis, its creative ethos and how small-scale labels remain the lifeblood of Australia’s fringe music industry.

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