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Posted 2 Dec 2011 @ 10:03am

Queensland-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songsmith and charismatic live performer Danny Widdicombe is an integral part of entertaining ARIA Award nominated roots combo The Wilson Pickers. He has also played guitar with luminaries such as Bernard Fanning, Karl Broadie and fellow Wilson Picker Andrew Morris, toured Oz as part of Tim Rogers' Temperance Union and released the solo albums...

Posted 4 Nov 2011 @ 3:42pm

Cathedral, the debut EP from Melbourne-based soundsmith James Wallace [aka Wintercoats], has garnered a slow-building wave of universal acclaim since its release mid-2010. Even in the month leading up to the release of the fully realised EP Sketches, Wintercoats’ debut was still being subjected to fresh blog adoration around the world. This somewhat unassuming buildup has led to an avoidance...

Posted 5 Oct 2011 @ 11:13am

New York dance-punk enthusiastsThe Rapture bring their third full-length album In the Grace of Your Love.

 

 

Front man Luke Jenner's voice, rather than dripping in its usual New York casual sarcasm, possesses a raw honesty. This is evident immediately, opener Sail Away feeling as though Jenner's heart is firmly on his sleeve. The following Miss You introduces the Rapture...

Posted 23 Aug 2011 @ 2:25pm

A lull seeps over the packed Workers Club bandroom. Awaiting side of stage in a sparking white dinner jacket, sporting a manicured goatee and an irrepressible grin, is Donny Benet, man of mystery. A soaring synth backing track sweeps throughout the room, emanating a smoothly intoxicating ambiance with enough lo-fi qualities to make it feel like everybody was just handed a pair of velvet-lined...

Posted 10 Aug 2011 @ 11:12am

Freshly departed from our shores, The Kills left behind a new single from Blood Pressures. A resonant bass guitar, distorted with reverb, gives the song its character, otherwise it's just another marching beat dressed with Alison's sultry snarls and Jamie's steady undertone. Very much over The Kills.

Posted 12 Jul 2011 @ 7:43pm

Uber-suave Sydney retro-popster Donny Benet has released the first video from his brand spankin' new LP.

 

The video for title track Don't Hold Back, directed by SPOD, features the gaudy aesthetic and state-of-the-art special FX we'd expect from one of the nation's hottest musical properties.

 

Check out that private jet, that slap bass, leisure suits, cowbell, and...

Posted 25 May 2011 @ 10:39am

" Gurrumul's one of few musicians I work with that brings complete arrangements. He'll do beautiful, subtle things like write verses with phrases of three, but the final verse in four. Occasionally, [I suggest something] but I don't ever want to be seen as someone who rearranges things."

 

Three lines from Michael Hohnen - whitefella, producer, double bass player for indigenous...

Posted 20 May 2011 @ 12:07pm

Local four-piece Kins have a mini-LP due out on May 20 and a new single, the intriguingly spelt Mockasin's to promote it - a dreamy but restrained tune that makes much out of the spaces between the notes. The drums are almost metronomic, the guitar notes short and the basslines light as a nursery rhyme. Thomas Savage's sweet voice holds it all together; a distinctively high sound that falls...

Posted 14 Apr 2011 @ 1:33pm

 

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