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RECORD REVIEW: LOWTIDE – SOUTHERN MIND
RECORD REVIEW: LOWTIDE – SOUTHERN MIND

Last Friday saw Melbourne shoegaze outfit Lowtide finally send their second album Southern Mind out into the world. It comes almost six months after we heard its first cut, the rhythmic and pop inspired  ‘Alibi‘ and the announcement they’d...

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LIVE REVIEW & IN PICTURES: ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2018 – HARTS MILL, ADELAIDE
LIVE REVIEW & IN PICTURES: ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2018 – HARTS MILL, ADELAIDE

With the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival wrapping up in Fremantle on Sunday, its two week long music odyssey that began in Singapore and rounded Australia via New Zealand has again proven, alongside the Golden Plains weekender, why it remains...

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RECORD REVIEW: FUTURE MUSEUMS – ROSEWATER CEREMONY
RECORD REVIEW: FUTURE MUSEUMS – ROSEWATER CEREMONY

One of the many pleasing and lasting markers that has characterised independent music culturally over the last two decades has been its tendency to embrace patience and the compositional long game. It has seen a multitude of artists and...

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RECORD REVIEW: BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS – ROT
RECORD REVIEW: BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS – ROT

Sydney “(fuck) success” rock band Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys have just released their first record in four years.  And unsurprisingly with the usual wry self-deprecation, they’ve titled it Rot, a description which in truth while humorous is itself a...

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RECORD REVIEW: LAST LEAVES – OTHER TOWNS THAN OURS
RECORD REVIEW: LAST LEAVES – OTHER TOWNS THAN OURS

When The Lucksmiths called time in 2009 after 16 years and eight albums they left behind not only half a lifetime producing music of great melodic and structural quality but it was of a style and character that was created in...

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RECORD REVIEW: KAUF – REGROWTH
RECORD REVIEW: KAUF – REGROWTH

Today finally sees the release of the long awaited debut album, Regrowth from Los Angeles based artist Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf. It’s been four years since the release of his 2013 EP As Much Again and word first surfaced...

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OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION, RECORD REVIEW: ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – TALK TIGHT & THE FRENCH PRESS
OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION, RECORD REVIEW: ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – TALK TIGHT & THE FRENCH PRESS

“It’s about remembering where you came from and making sure you don’t act like a wanker, basically.” Tom Russo – guitarist/vocalist from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to London In Stereo , March 29, 2017. Earlier this year unbeknownst to this music...

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RECORD REVIEW: BEN FROST – THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD
RECORD REVIEW: BEN FROST – THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD

Reykjavik based Australian artist Ben Frost’s deeply affecting fifth album The Centre Cannot Hold is a subterranean work of visceral and explorative beauty and is a perfect follow up to the compelling percussive intensity of his 2014 long player Aurora....

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RECORD REVIEW: MOLLY NILSSON – IMAGINATIONS
RECORD REVIEW: MOLLY NILSSON – IMAGINATIONS

“Milton Friedman, burn in hell’. Molly Nilsson, Not Today Satan. After being all over the announcement late last year of Molly Nilsson’s eighth full length Imaginations which was originally due in January, it’s subsequent five month delay meant it...

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OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION #3: HOLODECK RECORDS – TROLLER
OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION #3: HOLODECK RECORDS – TROLLER

This post is the third in the three part Our Sins of Sonic Omission review series highlighting the 2016 releases by Austin label Holodeck Records that we, much to our chagrin, allowed to pass us by. For the context behind the...

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