Indie30

NO LOCAL RELEASE THE END AGAIN

Late last month Melbourne outfit No Local, the project of Liam Halliwell and the late Zac Denton (The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch, Pregnancy, Hobby Farm) released their gorgeously off-beat second album The End Again. Recorded just before the prolific Denton’s passing in the second half of 2018, it’s the first of a number of forthcoming […]

EMMA RUSSACK ANNOUNCES WINTER BLUES

“Winter Blues is the perfect summary of where I am at in my life: vulnerable, open hearted and at peace with my past”. Emma Russack. Last week Melbourne singer-songwriter Emma Russack announced the release date for her fifth album Winter Blues, simultaneously unveiling its title track, a sparse and laid bare piano ballad that in […]

THE IRREPRESSIBLY IRRESISTIBLE CIGGIE WITCH CALL TIME, ANNOUNCE FINAL SHOW

“Classic Melbourne bullshit, never climaxes”. That’s the humorous and extraordinarily humble self-description you’ll find in the social media bio of the gorgeously idiosyncratic left field pop/rock septet Ciggie Witch. Largely centring on and assembling around the considerable song-writing abilities of the late Zac Denton and later, Mitch Clemens (Skydeck), his brother Lachlan and other members, […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

NOVEMBER 13 UPDATE: We begin our latest Pop/Rock update with the new single ‘Real Tight’ from Perth outfit Methyl Ethel. Joining them is the musical project of London based German artist Silvi Wersing aka Chorusgirl, veteran rocker and Dinosaur Jr mastermind J Mascis, Providence quartet Deer Tick, Los Angeles trio Cherry Glazer, Southend art rock outfit These New Puritans, Sydney based artist Julia […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE: Indie Pop/Rock fans! With almost a month since the last written update, as you’d expect our whole Independent Pop/Rock Spotify playlist has been obliterated and there are 30 brand new tracks released over the last three or so weeks awaiting your attention. The first track is going to divide for sure and […]

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 […]