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Listen: BRIEF BREAKDOWN VOL. 2

Words: James Frostick
Naretha Williams image: Christopher Sutherland

The year keeps on and so does the music. Volume two of Brief Breakdown charts some of the new song releases of the past month or so – everything from tooth-grinding synth-punk and dreamy scuzz to haunting organ-laced drone and unhurried, contemplative sax-laced pop. Continue reading Listen: BRIEF BREAKDOWN VOL. 2

Premiere: VINTAGE CROP – ‘GRIDLOCK’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Chelsea King

Two years on from the release of their debut LP New Age and one year removed from 2019’s Company Man EP, Geelong-born punk foursome Vintage Crop return with a new full-length record in the pipeline called Serve to Serve Again. Today we’re premiering the record’s first single ‘Gridlock’ – a nimble and nervy punk number that’s the perfect antidote for bumper-to-bumper peak-hour frustration.

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Premiere: PRIMO! – ‘BEST AND FAIREST’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: ZP

Two years on from the release of their stellar LP Amici, Melbourne’s Primo! return with the first cut off follow-up record Sogni. Lead single ‘Best and Fairest’ is a thoughtful number that explores the idea of a perfect life – the choices we make and how they enrich or devalue the quality of our existence.

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