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EMMA RUSSACK & LACHLAN DENTON REUNITE FOR KEEP ON TRYING

“But I can listen and I’m sincere” Just four months after releasing their DIY debut full length When It Ends, Melbourne via regional New South Wales artists Emma Russack and Lachlan Denton today release their second album, Keep On Trying. With Dylan Young (Totally Mild) on drums and keys and Denton’s The Ocean Party bandmate […]

TOP 30 – JULY 18, 2018: VOL.10 NO.20

30. Go Whitney Ballan (USA) From the forthcoming album, ‘You’re A Shooting Star, I’m A Sinking Ship’ Father/Daughter, Substitute Scene. Out Aug 24. Audio Stream You’re A Shooting Star, I’m A Sinking Ship by whitney ballen   29. Inner Most Rick Wade (USA) From the EP, ‘Passion Play’, Shall Not Fade Ltd.  Audio Stream   […]

NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC POP: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

PLAYLIST UPDATE JULY 17: Paris artist Zimmer begins our list of new tracks with ‘Landing’, his starry eyed new synth pop single for Roche Musique. Following him is Vesuvio Solo’s Cam Maclean with the sparkling new guitar/synth hybrid ‘Jacob Always’ off his debut record Wait For Love on Atelier Ciseaux. Dublin dream pop duo Hvmmingbyrd self-released a […]

NEW INDEPENDENT & UNDERGROUND TECHNO – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

PLAYLIST UPDATE JUNE 16: Five new tracks in our update this week. The opener is the immersive and powerful ‘Brunette Cistern’ from Toronto experimental producer E-Saggila (Rita Mikhael) who last Friday released her excellent six track album Dedicated To Sublimity on New York City’s Bank Records.  Next is the spatially powerful title track ‘Enigma’ from Birmingham […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POST PUNK / MOTORIK / DARKWAVE / SHOEGAZE / POST ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

JULY 16 UPDATE:  Two new tracks from two band not averse in their own deadpan way to spelling out how bad things are on all levels at present as neoliberal economics and social conservatism continue their relatively successful attempt to suck vitality and meaning out of society. Bristol experimental & motorik trio Beak>are set to […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

JULY 13 UPDATE: Nine instantly appealing and incredibly strong new additions to the pop/rock playlist this week. Melbourne quartet Frida lead us off with the reflectively deep ‘Badlands’ off their new EP. these are all the things we have found. That’s followed by the gorgeous and crystalline ‘Köm Ihag’, the new single from Umeå pop quartet Honungsvagen. […]

NEW INDEPENDENT HOUSE MUSIC – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

PLAYLIST UPDATE – 10 JULY: Four new tracks today. The elastic old school groove of ‘A Moment Of Clarity’ from Mainz DJ producer Tilman. The multi-faceted ‘Can’t Cry’ by Swede Lukas Lyrestom runs like an encyclopaedia of house styles from jackin’ to deep. ‘Pinao’ is another super involved style shifter from New York based producer Anthony Naples. Locked […]

NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC & EXPERIMENTAL: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST (UPDATED JULY 10)

July 10 – Austin electronic quartet Thousand Foot Whale Claw released their amazing new album two weeks ago Black Hole Party and the title track and album opener ‘No Kingdom’ enter the playlist along with English left field electronic producer WEN and Dutch techno experimentalist Yaleesa Hall. July 7 – Moscow electronic artist and producer Kate […]

INTERVIEW: EMOTIVE MATHEMATICS – JESSE WOOLSTON’S µSTRUCTURE

Last month New Zealand composer and multimedia artist Jesse Woolston released his new album µstructure to coincide with simultaneous visual art exhibitions in San Francisco for MUTEK and in Miami for the Digital Graffiti Projection Festival and referencing earlier exhibits in Mexico City and London. The exhibitions are centred on the idea of scalability and the […]

IN LONG FORM: A BLUSH(INGLY) BELATED RESPONSE TO HEARTS GROW DULL (PART ONE)

Adelaide shoegaze/dream pop outfit Blush Response, led by DIY multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer (and soon be to be qualified veterinarian) Alister Douglas, dropped their long awaited debut album Hearts Grow Dull back in April.  Instructive as it is intoxicating, it’s a work of personal catharsis poignant in its processing of loss and regret. But it […]

RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA DAUGHERTY – LIGHT

“I gave it a good fight, I tried to be alright, but I wasn’t.” Charlottesville artist Juliana Daugherty’s new album Light begins with the amazing opener ‘Player’, the deft merger of gently strummed rock chords, electronic effects and pitter-patter like drum programming. While the rest of the record’s diverse offering can be seen as a bit […]

REBEL YELL UNLEASHES HIRED MUSCLE

Brisbane Producer Grace Stevenson aka REBEL YELL, unleashed her debut album Hired Muscle today. We’ve been keeping a keen ear on the DIY producer since she arrived on the independent electronic and techno horizon with the amazing ‘Never Perfection’ from the EP Mother of Millions back in 2016. Hired muscle was foregrounded by a slew […]

TOP 30: JUNE 27, 2018 VOL:10 NO:19

Updated list with details as per normal coming shortly over the next few days. Want to count ’em up 1-30 through Spotify? Go below. Or count ’em down 30-1 in our Top 30 player? Go adjacent right. You choose! Either way… TOP 30 – June 27, 2018 

AN EXPLANATION: WE ARE NO FRIEND OF SPOTIFY OR ANY CORPORATE OWNED STREAMING SERVICE; AND THERE IS AN EMBRYONIC ALTERNATIVE EMERGING

It’s taken us 10 years to decide to use a streaming service. It was made will full awareness of what they are, what they do and how they do it. Indie30 turns 10 years old at the end of this year. As a music blog, we are and have always been totally non-financial and have […]

FROM SURGEON TO BLAWAN: A PLAYLIST DOCUMENTING A MAGNIFICENT MONTH IN TECHNO; NEW REEKO & BLUE HOUR EP’S OUT

The last few weeks have been quite an unbelievable month album wise in Techno’s cerebral music world. In a genre not best known for its long form efforts, the last few Fridays have seen nine quality album releases which formed the backbone for the beginning of our New Independent & Underground Techno Playlist. The 18th […]

BLAWAN’S AURALLY INTOXICATING DEBUT ALBUM

Photo:  Yacoub Chakarji Been hanging for Berlin based English left field techno producer Blawan’s debut album Wet Will Always Dry since its March announcement and the sonic accompaniment, the whirring otherwordly monster  ‘North‘. Now its here in all its experimental boundary pushing modular glory and it doesn’t disappoint one iota. What a follow up to last […]