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MTNS – Salvage EP

MTNS – Salvage EP

Like so many electronic based artists, MTNS’ favoured approach of loading up the keyboards in place of “real instruments” and reliance on programmed elements makes this Australian outfit’s work appear rather cold at first.  Once you’ve broken through that mechanized wall – much like many of electronica’s strongest artists – there’s an intermittent dreamlike world […]

SONS OF THE EAST – Sons Of The East EP

SONS OF THE EAST – Sons Of The East EP

This self-titled EP is the debut outing from Australian trio Sons of the East.  Self released, there’s a warmth in the material that suggests it’s been a while in the making.  Those who enjoy acoustic music are almost guaranteed to come away having heard something great, even if they don’t enjoy everything on offer. ‘Miramare’ […]

FLAGFALL – Flagfall EP

FLAGFALL – Flagfall EP

What to do with a bunch of guys from Sydney who claim to make music for misfits, drawn together via a love of The Black Keys and Kanye West?  Keep an open mind if you can…since this Australian quintet make some interesting music on their debut EP.  The four tunes are driven by obvious funk […]

EVOLETAH – We Ache For The Moon

EVOLETAH – We Ache For The Moon

In the summer of 2012, Australian alt-rock quartet Evoletah released their third album ‘Sleepwalker’.  While often showing the makings of a talented bunch of musicians, a lot of the material was indistinct; there were individual tunes to be cherry-picked for enjoyment, but overall, the release felt somewhat samey. A year on, and similar to before, […]

DE LA CRUZ – Street Level

DE LA CRUZ – Street Level

There have been some great bands exported from Australisia over the decades.  Crowded House have blessed us with near-perfect and often very thoughtful pop; Cold Chisel raised the bar for no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll; Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil proved – perhaps more than any of their American counterparts – that hard rock and politics […]

THE FAULTS – Patients EP

THE FAULTS – Patients EP

On The Faults’ debut EP (a self-titled release from 2011) the band’s two members, Oli (gtr/vox) and Tom (drums) hammered their way through four reverb-drenched songs, sticking rigidly to the confines of the two-man setup.  While their work didn’t actually bring anything of a new slant to the garage rock genre, the tunes were played […]

EVOLETAH – Sleepwalker

EVOLETAH – Sleepwalker

Mixing elements of alternative rock, indie jangle and a just a touch of dream pop, Australian rock band Evoletah create sounds for people who like their rock music with a nineties vibe.  One of the first things notable about ‘Sleepwalker’ – the band’s third full length – is that the album’s live in the studio […]

LOWLAKES – Lowlakes EP

LOWLAKES – Lowlakes EP

Australian four-piece band Lowlakes were born from the ashes of a band called The Moxie.  Relocating from Alice Springs to Melbourne, vocalist Thomas Snowdon, bassist Bill Guerin and drummer Jack Talbot decided a fresh start was necessary.  Under their new moniker of Lowlakes, these three musicians teamed up with guitarist Brent Monaghan and decided to […]

REGURGITATOR – Superhappyfuntimesfriends

REGURGITATOR – Superhappyfuntimesfriends

As with so many of their peers, Regurgitator haven’t made much of an impact outside their native Australia.  However, after years of hard work, half a dozen full album releases and a bunch of singles, they’ve become cult heroes among the alternative community.  They’ve even secured support slots with Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers and […]

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS – Tangalooma

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS – Tangalooma

Their name may sound like a community choir, but Australian band The John Steel Singers aren’t named after a man. John Steel, in this case, refers to a small toy horse named by frontman Tim Morrissey.  Since their choice of name leans towards the surreal, you would perhaps expect their debut full-length release to be […]

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