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Splendour in the Grass 2014 Line-Up Announcement

Splendour in the Grass 2014 Line-Up Announcement

My oh my how time flies. It is that time of year again when we set our sights on road trips to Byron Bay. The Splendour line-up is here. As always the team have put together an excellent selection of artists that have been on our radars for months, years...
Watch: D.D Dumbo “Tropical Oceans” (Oak Forest Version)

Watch: D.D Dumbo “Tropical Oceans” (Oak Forest Version)

Flashing lights and a big budget doesn’t necessarily equal a brilliant and stunning video clip. If D.D Dumbo plays in the woods, does anyone hear it? They sure do if it sounds this good. Oliver Perry took to the Oak Forrest near the Harcourt-Castlemaine area to film a live version of...
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Listen: Tim Shiel 'Duet Duets'

Listen: Tim Shiel ‘Duet Duets’

Late last year, Tim Shiel produced the soundtrack to the award winning game, Duet. The soundtrack itself gained some impressive responses, not to mention the success of the app itself. Shiel has taken the record back to the drawing board, allowing for nine distinct electronic artists to dissect tracks as they felt appropriate. From the Bandcamp...
Captured: Mountain Sounds Festival 2014

Captured: Mountain Sounds Festival 2014

Our man on the coast, James Booth hit up Mountain Sounds Festival last Saturday, to shoot the hell out of what seemed like another quality festival. The Mount Penang Parklands in New South Wales saw the likes of Ball Park Music, Beni, Canyons (DJ Set), Cosmo’s Midnight, Emma Louise, The Holidays, Jinja Safari, L D R...
Listen: perth - Drank and Kites and Tomorrow (GUM Remix)

Listen: perth – Drank and Kites and Tomorrow (GUM Remix)

perth (lowercase ‘p’ intentional) released a quality record last year. 2013′s What’s Your Utopia? winds through experimental pop, shoegaze and eletronica in a flawless exhibition of melding genres. ‘Drank and Kites and Tomorrow’ has been taken to by none other than Jay Watson of Gum, Tame Impala and Pond. The track is the first taste from...
Listen: Winston & Goldstein - 'Ode to a Massive Obsession'

Listen: Winston & Goldstein – ‘Ode to a Massive Obsession’

Usually, I find it hard to watch a video clip from bang to dust. Kicking this trend is the clip for ’Ode to a Massive Obsession’. Jacqueline Collyer recently left Brighton-via-Melbourne outfit KINS, what she’s established in her solo endeavour, is something completely different. Winston & Goldstein clearly indulges in the darker side of sound, yet ‘Ode to a Massive...
Premiere: Atolls

Premiere: Atolls

We’re lucky enough today to be premiering new tunes from local lads Atolls. After delivering Dwell Breaker late last year, the boys return with a double A side in the lead up to the release of their EP New Dream. First up is Love Forlorn. Continuing in the theme of Dwell Breaker, Love Forlorn has...
Listen: Alex Cameron - 'Mongrel'

Listen: Alex Cameron – ‘Mongrel’

The most treasured record from 2013 for me was Alex Cameron’s Jumping The Shark. There a few better examples of a record of such clarity and individualism failing to gain the attention it deserved, sadly, it was left off  many of the “best of 2013″ lists. But maybe this was Cameron’s plan all along. Adding to...
Listen: Deja - 'Heavy Water'

Listen: Deja – ‘Heavy Water’

In 2013 Melbourne duo Deja released their debut EP, ‘Make Light‘, an impressive entry on to an already saturated scene, their track ‘Holiday’ gained some heat. The collaboration of artists Haxx & Rromarin, Deja are back just five months since their debut, releasing a haunting, percussion driven ‘Heavy Water’. Premiering on Triple J’s Unearthed program...
Upcoming: Sister Smooth All Star Party

Upcoming: Sister Smooth All Star Party

One hell of a party going down for all those Sydney-side. Saturday March 15, at The Square, will see artists and bands such as Day Ravies, Lovely Head, Teenage Mustache, Circular Keys, School Girl Report, Tom Smith (Thomas William), Chunyin and Ruined Fortune. Head over to the event page to collect the finer details, or read on below....
Listen: Hoodlem - 'Old Friend'

Listen: Hoodlem – ‘Old Friend’

Hoodlem are a Melbourne duo, not only do they produce genre-crossing slow-burning jams, but they’re also pretty handy with keeping their identities under wraps. Their latest offering is ‘Old Friend’, a late-night track that speaks volumes of class. Premiering on Los Angeles and San Francisco based Blahblahblahscience, late last night, very little doubt was expressed in which...
Stream: Tincture - Tryst EP

Stream: Tincture – Tryst EP

Brisbane producer Luke Dalton aka Tincture has slowly been drip-feeding us up until today. ‘Similar Circles’ and ‘Tryst (feat. Hazel Brown)’ stirred and pleased a large contingent of electronic fans, not only in Australia. Today, Tincture releases his debut EP, Tryst, via the solid powerhouse that is via Silo Arts & Records. Premiering on The 405...
Listen: Lovely Head - 'Grip'

Listen: Lovely Head – ‘Grip’

Motion is the debut three-track EP from Sydney’s Lovely Head, the solo project of Vivian Huynh (Pants and the recently disbanded No Art). With lingering guitar hooks, scant percussion and absorbing vocals, ‘Grip’ is the best introduction to the more minimal shoegaze sounds of Huynh’s new project. Under the cloak of Lovely Head, Huynh has been...
Listen: Hawaii94 - '3797'

Listen: Hawaii94 – ’3797′

I’ve only lately got on board with Hawaii94, my immediate thought was that Melbourne-bedroom project sounds like the perfect accompany the best scenes in Drive. Lee Nania has written, performed, produced, and recorded the entirety of the Nightvision EP, which is a combination of both analog and digital synths, wisp-like vocals and a solid dose drum machine....