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Apricot Rail - Scarecrow     Rock, Instrumental 27/10/2016
“Imagine the ethereal pop of early Múm, the whimsy of Sigur Rós’ more optimistic moments, and the emotional edge of The Twilight Sad. This is consummate indie post-rock.” Rave Magazine
After a long hiatus, Perth’s instrumental pop magicians are back. ‘Scarecrow’ is the sound of empty fields bathed in the early morning sun, buzzing with insects, birds and liminal activity. The song embraces their unique sound along with their talent for weaving multiple melodies into a shimmering tapestry of songcraft.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

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Craig Hallsworth - We're Too Far Away (My Other Future My Other Youth)     Rock, Garage, Britpop 21/10/2016
Craig Hallsworth was the singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in Perth bands and projects The Bamboos, The Healers, wild palms, Zuvuya, Outstation, The Slow Beings & Tangled Star.
‘We’re Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth)’ is the first single taken from What’s The Story With This Hole?, the debut solo album by Western Australian songwriter Craig Hallsworth.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

Other tracks by Craig Hallsworth:  Everyday Ghost Song  -  Jonah, He Lived in a Micro-Apartment
Liminal Drifter - Troubled Mystic (feat. Chloe March)     Electronic, Downbeat, Chill 22/07/2015
Liminal Drifter is an ongoing travelogue between identities, physical places and states of consciousness. Many of his dreamy, evocative slices of ambient electronica evolved away from the studio, while traveling.
A collaboration with dream-pop artist Chloe March, ‘Troubled Mystic’ is the perfect introduction to the measured, spacious beauty of Liminal Drifter. Drawing on the seminal sounds of trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack and early Warp acts, ‘Troubled Mystic’ punctuates a shuffling groove with golden swells of brass and March’s aching vocal.

Makee - Bail     Electronic, Instrumental, Rock, Downbeat 19/11/2014
Makee’s bright-eyed are as beat-driven tracks, as danceable as they are atmospheric. His debut self-titled EP spreads itself across beatific disco, ecstatic electronica, and shoegazing kosmische.
Taken from Makee's debut self-titled EP. Makee’s bright-eyed, beat-driven tracks, as danceable as they are atmospheric, build to create a thoroughly rewarding sonic whole. His debut stretches luxuriously across seemingly disparate genres from the fog-laden shoegaze disco of ‘Bail’ to the ecstatic, sun-blind intensity of ‘Tone’.

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Other tracks by Makee:  Tone  -  Bord
perth - Drank and Kites and Tomorrow (GUM Remix)     Electronic, Psychedelic, Pop, Experimental 11/04/2014
Australian outfit perth shift effortlessly between psychedelic pop, folk-laced electronica and shoegaze. Their new album what’s your utopia? manages to meld these disparate genres into a beautifully cohesive statement.
On ‘Drank and Kites and Tomorrow (GUM Remix)’ Jay Watson (Tame Impala) takes perth’s majestic original and streamlines it further into a Spiritualized-esque drone-pop beauty. The song comes from the forthcoming album Where’s My Dystopia?, which features remixes by Mei Saraswati, Seams, Usurper of Modern Medicine, Valerio Cosi among others.


Gilded - Cluttered Room (Perth Remix)     Electronic, Experimental, Chill, Atmospheric 26/02/2014
Gilded operates around the intersections of melody and texture, movement and pause. The project brings together the similar but distinct musical directions of experimental musicians Matt Rösner and Adam Trainer.
Australian experimental popsters Perth remix the Gilded track ‘Cluttered Room’ in their own inimitable style, creating an ebbing electro-acoustic micro-environment set adrift in clouds of reverb. The track comes from Gilded's critically acclaimed debut album Terrane.

Other tracks by Gilded:  Cluttered Room (Shoeb Spartak’s Thriftstore Mix)  -  38 Degrees (Live at The Bird)
perth - Greasy Moon     Electronic, Downbeat, Psychedelic, Pop 12/11/2013
Australian outfit perth shift effortlessly between psychedelic pop, folk-laced electronica and shoegaze. Their new album what’s your utopia? manages to meld these disparate genres into a beautifully cohesive statement.
‘Greasy Moon’ is an echoing, disorientating, addictive stomp that offers a tantalising hit of the wonderful songcraft woven throughout What’s Your Utopia?’s expansive, eclectic patchwork. As reassuring as it is creepy, as uplifting as it is doggedly despondent, it exemplifies the perverse pleasures and ear-bending dichotomies perth draw upon.

Other tracks by perth:  Drank and Kites and Tomorrow  -  Saw Promenade
Tangled Star - Head In The Sand     Rock, Alternative Country 18/06/2013
Fronted by one of Perth's master of song, Craig Hallsworth (The Bamboos, The Healers, Outstation). Twisting lyrics, exultant shifts and melodic detours making once familiar territory somehow foreign and offset.
‘Head In The Sand’ streamlines Tangled Star’s inimitable hooks and melodic turns into an immediately addictive and electric slice of slow burn power-pop. The glowing roar of overdriven guitars combined with the song’s endearingly ramshackle sway and Craig Hallsworth’s unmistakable vocals and lyrical playfulness evokes wide-open roads and cracked sunglasses.

Other tracks by Tangled Star:  Crazy Bit O' Truth  -  In Bed With The Averys
Apricot Rail - Basket Press     Rock, Instrumental 25/01/2013
“...what genre-defining bands like Explosions in the Sky take eight or nine minutes to do Apricot Rail are capable of in three and a half." – Drum Media
‘Basket Press’ opens Apricot Rail’s long-awaited sophomore album Quarrels in fine style. Led by the band’s unmistakably chiming guitars and overlaid with gorgeous woodwinds, the song’s melodic weave soon builds into a triumphant final chapter. The track is a wonderful introduction to Quarrels’ multi-part song structures and beautiful unfurling melodies.

Apricot Rail - Surry Hills     Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental, Electronic 26/01/2012
Most instrumental rock suggests the apocalypse is coming. If it is, Apricot Rail are too busy crafting beautiful lilting melodies to care.
The stunning new song from the much-beloved Apricot Rail that gradually blooms from a shimmering haze of harmonics and ride cymbal into a delicious interweave of resonant guitars and woodwind melodies. The song’s restraint becomes its strength as the hairs on the back of your neck slowly rise.

Apricot Rail - Surry Hills     Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental, Electronic 02/08/2011
Most instrumental rock suggests the apocalypse is coming. If it is, Apricot Rail are too busy crafting beautiful lilting melodies to care.

The stunning new song from the much-beloved Apricot Rail that gradually blooms from a shimmering haze of harmonics and ride cymbal into a delicious interweave of resonant guitars and woodwind melodies. The song’s restraint becomes its strength as the hairs on the back of your neck slowly rise.

Umpire - Green Light District     Rock 03/06/2011
Umpire are Perth’s widescreen indie-rock craftsmen, combining sprawling rock sounds with reflective melancholy, expertly wielding massive sun-drenched melodies, serpentine guitar parts and soaring vocals to spectacular effect.
The new single by Perth’s widescreen indie-rock craftsmen Umpire, ‘Green Light District’ marries Umpire’s sprawling indie-rock sounds and reflective melancholy, providing the instant gratification of massive The track is taken from Umpire’s forthcoming debut album Now We’re Active, the band’s first release through Hidden Shoal Recordings.

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Other tracks by Umpire:  Supply Chins  -  The Canyon
Mukaizake - The Yeah Conditioner     Rock 17/12/2009
Featuring members of legendary Perth bands Umpire, Adam Said Galore and Blue Tile Lounge, Mukaizake combine intricate, dynamic guitar parts with highly accessible song structures and strong melodic vocals.
The opening rush of adrenaline from forthcoming album Unknown Knowns, ‘The Yeah Conditioner’ is Mukaizake’s triumphant return to the Australian music scene. The track sees the band at their compelling best, combining urgent rhythms, dynamic guitar interplay and Geoff Symons’ strong melodic vocals, twisting and flexing into glowing new shapes.

Other tracks by Mukaizake:  Rule Norse  -  Slack Bees
My Majestic Star - Crampling     Rock, Atmospheric, Pop 10/11/2009
Perth band My Majestic Star meld elements of shoegaze and post-rock to create songs brimming with fuzzed-out ambience and shimmering, haunting melodies.
A prime example of My Majestic Star’s ability to merge weightless daydream pop with droning shoegaze. The track’s melodies swim in uppers and downers, all the while building and brooding. The track also features the stunning vocals of the band’s cellist, Miriam Braun, alongside Chris Mason’s distinctively dreamy tones.

Other tracks by My Majestic Star:  Like Cracked Glass  -  Hi
City of Satellites - Moon in the Sea (Single Edit)     Pop, Electronic, Atmospheric 29/09/2009
In City of Satellites’ music, raw guitar tones, rich vocal melodies and dynamic percussive rhythms weave around layers of vintage synthesizers, textures and sequences, creating ethereal yet structured electronic pop.
The perfect introduction to City Of Satellites’ gorgeous sound. Delayed guitars, bass and drums are swathed in an eerie mist of synths and chimes, above which Jarrod Manuel’s emotive vocals shine clear and true. The track breathes and throbs with life, ebbing and flowing beautifully
throughout.

Other tracks by City of Satellites:  The Spook  -  Sleeping Disgrace
Tangled Star - seabirdtown     Rock, Alternative Country 28/09/2009
Tangled Star make once familiar territory foreign and offset. Thier sound which is rooted in indie rock and alt country takes unconventional musical twists and turns.
‘seabirdtown’ opens with the expansive open air sound of Pink Floyd-style organs and spatial guitars before falling into an earthbound shuffle. The build to a towering edifice of overdriven guitar, droning organ and harmony vocals is topped off by an echoed guitar line that sketches glistening arcs in the stratosphere.

Other tracks by Tangled Star:  I had something good in my life and I didn’t want to lose it’  -  Pictures of Lefty
Apricot Rail - Pouring Milk Out The Window     Rock, Instrumental, Pop 25/09/2009
Apricot Rail produce some of the most discretely charming, lush instrumental pop music you’re likely to hear all year.
‘Pouring Milk Out The Window’ is an anthem without ever having to be anthemic, a melancholic reverie that never resorts to the emotional ease of sadness.

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Other tracks by Apricot Rail:  The Parachute Failure  -  Trout Fishing In Australia
Fall Electric - Faithless Friend     Rock, Acoustic 25/09/2009
Fall Electric’s songs focus on riddled philosophic inquiries, ironies within romance, the nature of admitting human weakness and other enjoyably unsolvable topics.
‘Faithless Friend’ sees Fall Electric in full rock mode. Edgy, overdriven acoustic guitar is lent friction and gravity coupled with cello stabs and bows, woven around urgent, tumbling drums. The song canters and bucks frenetically before fading away in a wry homage to the Nirvana classic ‘Something In The Way’.

Other tracks by Fall Electric:  Warm Toes  -  There In The Morning
Tangled Star - tosleepingpeople     Rock, Alternative Country 25/09/2009
Distilling elements of indie rock and alt country married with Craig Hallsworth’s wonderful dust and liquor coated vocals and twisting lyrics, Tangled Star weaves their own magic place.
The wonderfully received first single lifted from the "Our Man In Eden Hill" EP, ‘tosleepingpeople’, is a lilting pop classic and sees Tangled Star at their inimitable best. The song layers gorgeously crafted, country-tinged melancholic pop with Hallsworth’s wonderfully wry lyrical playfulness.

Other tracks by Tangled Star:  Sunny Day Losers # 12 & 35  -  The Skaters
Tarcutta - Liberace Fibonacci     Rock, Instrumental 25/09/2009
Tarcutta's epic and detailed instrumental movements draw inspiration from punk, rock and post-rock.
‘Liberace Fibonacci’ thrills with its awesome organ riff,
before taking flight through a series of dizzying
twists and turns. This is complex, hook laden instrumental rock at it's best.

Other tracks by Tarcutta:  You Gotta Crawl Before You Walk Before You Waltz  -  Mount Bartle Frere