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

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NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST
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....

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

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RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA  DAUGHERTY – LIGHT
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...

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VILDE DROPS TENSION FILLED FIRST SINGLE FROM THUD
VILDE DROPS TENSION FILLED FIRST SINGLE FROM THUD

Stockholm based Australian artist Thomas Savage aka VILDE has released the thrillingly fractious and tense second single ‘Warm Milk’ from his forthcoming album Thud. Eschewing the traditional verse/chorus structure its a track in three parts with Savage’s dual drawl cum...

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H O N E Y M O A N’S  AMAZING DEBUT SINGLE
H O N E Y M O A N’S AMAZING DEBUT SINGLE

We were recently smacked in the face by the rollicking fuzzed out ‘</3’, one side of the schizophrenic debut double A sided single released back in March by Cape Town’s genre defying DIY quintet H O N E Y...

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COLLECTING THE AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM HANA VU’S DEBUT EP
COLLECTING THE AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM HANA VU’S DEBUT EP

Los Angeles DIY bedroom pop (for now) artist Hana Vu is set release her debut 6 track EP, How Many Times Have You Driven By later this month. So far she’s shared its first three tracks in their running...

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CENTREFOLD RELEASE SELF TITLED DEBUT LP
CENTREFOLD RELEASE SELF TITLED DEBUT LP

Photo: Kieran Hounsell Canadian quartet Centrefold recently released their self titled debut album, a raw and diversely influenced set of tracks suggestive of a band possessing a wide palate of music tastes. Resourcefully tuneful hooks and melodies which take...

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THIRD SINGLE FROM ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER’S HOPE DOWNS
THIRD SINGLE FROM ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER’S HOPE DOWNS

A couple of weeks back Melbourne outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever unveiled the second cut from their forthcoming debut album Hope Downs. ‘An Air Conditioned Man’ very much takes its cues from what was achieved on our thrilling number...

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MERE WOMEN RETURN WITH SKIN FOR SPLIT SINGLES CLUB
MERE WOMEN RETURN WITH SKIN FOR SPLIT SINGLES CLUB

Sydney post punk quartet Mere Women recently released their emotively tough single, ‘Skin’. It forms one side of a split single with Melbourne band Harmony as part of the  second edition of the Split Singles Club curated by Poison...

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