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Video Premiere: THE NATIVE CATS – ‘RUN WITH THE ROSES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Lou Conboy

To celebrate the release of their new 7″ and tour, Tasmanian two-piece The Native Cats give their scintillating track ‘Run With The Roses’ the visual treatment. The clip matches the song’s visceral urgency, managing to match the sonic energy with imagery that is equally as entrancing.

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Premiere: MOUNT TROUT – ‘I HAVE EVERYTHING’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Katherine Daly

Tasmanian transplants Mount Trout will be following up on 2016 LP Screwy with Shelter Belt, a brand-new record dropping on May 24. To a musical backing of tottering discordant folk, new single ‘I Have Everything’ sees Mount Trout counting its blessings – taking stock of life’s essentials and celebrating a humble glut of unconventional riches. 

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Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Reece Lyne

Terrific Tasmanian post-punk crew Slag Queens are riding high following the release of their new full-length album You Can’t Go Out Like That. An amalgam of styles, speeds and emotions, the record showcases not only the band’s unique talent but also conveys their frustrations and thoughts about life in Tasmania. The band is putting forth a new clip for energetic thumper ‘Real 1’, a track that carries its fair share of discontent. Continue reading Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

Premiere: THE NATIVE CATS – SPIRO SCRATCH (ROUGH SKIES RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick
Image: Lou Conboy
Record art: Molly Dyson

A few months removed from the release of one of their most accomplished works (and a personal album-of-the-year contender) John Sharp Toro, The Native Cats are putting forth a new three-track 7” EP. Spiro Scratch is an epilogue of sorts; one that sees the acclaimed duo embarking on a new chapter with a clear sense of identity, unburdened by the demons that were exorcised in their still-resonant LP.

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