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Mere Women – ‘Big Skies’

Written by on 13 June 2017

If there’s a better named album released in 2017, I’m yet to see it. Big Skies, Mere Women’s third full-length album evokes its title, but is as spacious as it is claustrophobic. The exploration of women’s experiences over generations stimulates the senses from the echoing, layered guitar riff on opener Eternally to the meandering journey [...]

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Major Leagues – ‘Good Love’

Written by on 13 June 2017

Major Leagues have returned just in time for winter, helping you to get through the colder months with some sweet, comforting tunes. Listening to their entire upcoming debut album, Good Love, whilst wrapped up like a burrito is one helluva way to spend my Sunday morning. The indie quartet is following on from their major [...]

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Q&A: Jess Locke

Written by on 10 June 2017

Answered by: Jess Locke Give us your wicked-cool backstory. How did you start out? I had piano lessons when I was really young and then dabbled in flute and clarinet. But I didn't stick to any of those because I wasn't very good with discipline. When I picked up the guitar around age 12, I [...]

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PLGRMS: On iPhone Editing & Keeping The Mystery Alive

Written by on 7 June 2017

Indie-electro duo (trio with veiled electric producer Ross James) PLGRMS formed a few years ago in Sydney, with Jacob Pearson as the artist/singer/songwriter and Jonathan “Jono” Bowden collaborating the songwriting and multi-instrumentals. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of their smash singles Pieces (2015), 2016's Fools & Their Gold and Gemini, and latest April release Dream You Up. Pearson, who used [...]

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Mixtape: Future Haunts

Written by on 3 June 2017

Ben, Tom, Stu and Dan from Future Haunts, an alt-rock band from Brisbane. Our music is based around duelling guitars and has a slightly darker edge to it. Think twilight-drenched indie rock. Here are some of our favourite tracks by Australian bands. Song 1: Twist In The Dark - Gold Class Big fans of Gold [...]

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Mixtape: Morning Harvey

Written by on 2 June 2017

Spencer here from Morning Harvey. A Brisbane band consisting of myself, Jackson White, and Steve Kempnich. I watch cooking shows as much as I sleep, I eat ramen as if it's going out of fashion, and the best TV series ever made are as follows; The Office UK, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Seinfeld, Peep Show, Always [...]

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Mixtape: Chase City

Written by on 31 May 2017

I’m Tarik and I play in Chase City. We just released a new single titled A-N-X-T. Upon forming we use to play guitar-based indie music, however in recent times our sound has changed to encompass a lot more synth elements. We will be releasing our debut album in July as well as heading over to [...]

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Q&A

Introducing: Timi Temple

Written by on 24 May 2017

Answered by: Timothy Lockwood aka Timi Temple Genre: Indie/dance (psychedelic influences) Where do you hail from: Sydney’s North Shore Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Well, my first gig was at six years old on violin at the Sydney Opera House - talk about setting the bar high. My dad plays in an Australiana bush band [...]

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Mixtape: Magic Bones

Written by on 1 May 2017

Hi, I'm Kiri from Magic Bones, a band based in Melbourne and Adelaide. We play loud, fuzzy guitars so we can hear each other across states, and we sound a bit like The-B52's cross the Dead Kennedys. We're releasing our debut album later this year. Here are some songs by local Aussie acts that I'm loving, [...]

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