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Under The Radar review
18.05.17

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Clash review
23.01.17

The musicianship is of the highest, yet understated, order...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.16

Evening. Over the next two weeks I will try to add a few albums that for various reasons slipped under my radar. First we have this beautiful album by Ngaiire. Genre: soul. Enjoy...

The Pier review
28.11.16

2 years after the dream-like high of their 2nd album Land Of Pleasure, Sticky Fingers return with a darker, more introspective album in Westway (The Glitter & The Slums). Westway...

Clash review
09.11.16

Now on their sixth album, the cult Australians still impress...

Clash review
09.11.16

A forgettable return from a group capable of better...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

In the time it's taken Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater to follow up The Avalanches' sublime 2000 debut Since I Left You (released in 2001 in the U.S.) the world has somersaulted...

Clash review
09.11.16

A flirtation with the songbook of Serge Gainsbourg...

Spotinews recomendation
01.11.16

Howdy. The first update of the month is the new album by Empire of the Sun. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Empire of the Sun – Two VinesFiled under: 2016...

Clash review
12.09.16

A stark, beautiful rendering of deep, profound pain...

Afro Monk review
19.12.15

If you were to ask me to name some of my favorite producers, right now. I’d absolutely list Staunch. If you’ve heard me DJ in the past year you’ll probably realize I throw in at...

Under The Radar review
09.11.15

After a seven-year absence, former Go-Betweens great Robert Forster returns with this low-key lark. Though he's capable of sounding as theatrically distraught as ever, the...

Punk News review
02.09.15

Deaf Wish are a group of musicians in Australia who seem to pass the microphone to whomever is willing to hold it. Pain sees the band utilizing their varied vocal stylings in the...

The Quietus review
17.09.15

Sometimes playing a couple of gigs means exactly that. Now on their fourth album, Melbourne malcontents Deaf Wish are still finding disparate ways to air their anachronistic wares...

AudioCred review
23.08.15

They bake all day so you don’t have to. Bakery is a genre bending, tripped out, Lo-fi experience. Psychedelic landscapes evolve with golden waves of electronica, trip-hop and...

Clash review
16.07.15

A nigh on perfect release...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

In another world, it was this way all along. Bands who loved the 60s understood that the reason to love the 60s is not simply the music, but what animated the people who made the...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Currents opens with "Let It Happen," which instantly launches itself into the Tame Impala pantheon. Well, maybe not instantly—it takes close to eight minutes.  More

Punk News review
26.05.15

Miles Away recognized calls to improve from critics over the last couple years -- some of which I felt were harsh. In fact, they were downright unjustified given the fairly decent...

Punk News review
12.05.15

Albany, NY’s After The Fall are one of the most tight-knit and prolific acts melding melodic hardcore and skate-punk together currently. They feel like a genuine mash-up of two...

Punk News review
28.04.15

It’s seemingly odd to hear a hardcore band screaming about smoking weed and getting poured up, but Deez Nuts have found a way once again on their fourth LP, Word Is Bond. The band...

Punk News review
22.04.15

In 2011, Australian punk rock veterans Frenzal Rhomb pulled off a feat that sailed right below many a radar: they released their very own Everything Sucks. Released almost twenty...

Under The Radar review
20.03.15

Just where did Courtney Barnett come from? One moment she's an anonymous Australian singer/songwriter with a tangled mop of hair, the next she's at the helm of the new grunge...

Clash review
23.03.15

Golden full length debut...

Punk News review
16.03.15

I've connected with a lot of bands over the past few years battling my own demons. Bands like Thursday, Touche Amore, La Dispute, Hop Along, All Get Out, Code Orange and The Front...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Melbourne is proving to be quite the fertile ground for punk bands lately. The city previously known for the grim post-punk of The Birthday Party and the goofy pop punk of Bodyjar...

Punk News review
01.02.15

It’s an interesting feeling when you start a record and after a brief musical introduction, aren't sure if the vocals are going to come in singing or screaming. In the case of Sun...

Punk News review
15.01.15

I've been eagerly awaiting Homewrecker's sophomore LP since A389 put out their last release, 2012's Worms and Dirt. The band hails from Ohio and in the tradition of some of that...

The Pier review
01.12.14

First and foremost, this isn’t your typical reggae album, but that’s why I like it. Dancehall Days strays from more cliché roots-y production values and offers a more experimental...

Clash review
29.09.14

A debut blessed with just enough heartfelt honesty...

Spotinews recomendation
06.09.14

Morning. From a fairly recent Spotify update: the rather lovely new album by singer-songwriter Laura Jean. Enjoy! Laura Jean – Laura JeanFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Insound review
19.08.14

Suave synth-pop songsmith Geoffrey O'Connor returns with his second solo album Fan Fiction . Previously known as the frontman for euphoric pop quartet Crayon Fields, Geoffrey...