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New War - Bang On     Punk, Experimental 13/12/2019
New War are champions amongst the country's art-rock scene and the beauty that can come with the contrast of maximalism and minimalism.
After being commissioned by the City of Melbourne to create a new song cycle composed for voice, bass guitar, electronics and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, New War return with Trouble In The Air, a post-punk LP written for and recorded live on the largest organ in the Southern Hemisphere. Bang On is the first single.

California Girls - Small Birds     Electronic / Beats / Industrial 26/11/2019
California Girls is the recording project of Gus McGrath, who is set to release his sophomore LP (and first release on Dero Arcade) Beat Boy on March 3 2020.
New single Small Birds is a dance-floor-ready track about demanding to be cared for. It captures the frantic energy of California Girls' live shows, once described as “Coil but gabber”. The song’s repeated vocal sample and deep bass work to disorient listeners, throwing them into the chaos of sex, loneliness, and wanting to be wanted.

Anna Cordell - Nobody Knows Us     Folk 06/11/2019
Anna Cordell has always been a ‘maker’. From her childhood writing on guitar, to the stitches of her design work, and into motherhood, Cordell has a natural flair for creation.
‘Nobody Knows Us’ explores the space within us that is separate to the wider world, the internal resources that no external factor controls and the freedom that comes with that. Following time that saw Anna through the grief of lamenting a loved one, as well as the energy of new life, this record grapples with ideas of meaning and purpose.

Miles Brown - Shudder Speed     Electronic / Beats / Industrial, Experimental 18/10/2019
Miles Brown is Australia’s leading proponent of the theremin - the world’s oldest electronic instrument, and the only instrument that is played without being touched.
Melbourne electronic composer and theremin artist Miles Brown (The Night Terrors) launches his new single 'Shudder Speed' - the first preview of his upcoming solo album 'The Gateway' on cult UK horror soundtrack label Death Waltz Recording Company (home to soundtrack legends John Carpenter, Goblin, Ennio Morricone, Clint Mansell, Alan Horwath, Fabio Frizzi, Angelo Badalamenti, Steve Moore and Umberto).

Anna Cordell - You     Folk, Indie 09/10/2019
Anna Cordell has always been a ‘maker’. From her youngest years spent singing to the first stitches of her clothing design, and into motherhood, Cordell has a flair for creation.
Following its premiere on Double J last week, we're thrilled to announce the release of 'You', the beautiful first single lifted from Anna Cordell's forthcoming record 'Nobody Knows Us', out February 14th next year.

JP Shilo - Kid King Kong     Rock, Blues 01/10/2019
J.P. Shilo is a Mystery Man. He has spent the last decade creating the sounds for Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard, Adalita and also his very own Hungry Ghosts.
This is the second track to be lifted from JP Shilo's album 'Invisible You', out October 11th.

J.P. Shilo - Voodoo Talking     Rock, Blues 19/09/2019
J.P. Shilo is something of a Mystery Man, spending the last decade helping to create sounds luminaries like Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard, The Blackeyed Susans, Adalita and Hungry Ghosts.
'Voodoo Talking' was premiered across the Double J airwaves last night via captain Henry Wagons' Tower Of Song, calling J.P 'one of Australia's greatest enigmas'. 'Voodoo Talking' is what it sounds like when you put J.P. in a room with legends, Mick Harvey & Steve Shelley. Not what you'd expect - The cool groove and hypnotic sound of Voodoo Talking.

Thigh Master - Entity     Rock, Garage, Indie 30/08/2019
Brisbane (via Melbourne), Australia-based quartet Thigh Master are back with the long awaited second LP 'Now for Example' -- the follow up to their 2016 debut 'Early Times'.
'Entity' is a high energy, jangly guitar driven bop, and the second track lifted from upcoming record 'Now For Example', out September 27th via Goner Records.

Thigh Master - Mould Lines     Rock 15/08/2019
Australia-based quartet Thigh Master are back with the long awaited second LP 'Now for Example' -- the follow up to their 2016 debut 'Early Times'.
'Mould Lines' is the first single to be lifted from forthcoming LP, 'Now For Example'. With intervals of ragged, jangly guitar riffs interspersed with waves of distorted sonic mischief, this track recalls the late 80s/early 90s Flying Nun sound of the Clean, Bats and 3Ds (with an Australian edge).

The Hunter Express - Weekdays & Weekends     Folk, Rock 13/08/2019
The Hunter Express is a band led by front man, Brad Ellis. Matt Dixon on guitar, bassist Jarrad Brown, percussionist Tyler Campbell, pianist Olaf Scott and the vocals Pia Nesvara.
Frontman Brad Ellis was inspired to write the track after a close friend confided in him about the ins and outs of another overwhelmingly average day at work. This song is a response to trying to negotiate making the most out of what gives you pleasure, whilst also dealing with the mundane, routine driven aspects of life.

Prudence - Tokyo     Electronic, Ambience 30/07/2019
Prudence is the moniker and recording project of Tom Crandles, a session bass player and composer who thinks too much.
'Tokyo' started one night in 2017, whilst Tom was browsing radio frequencies in a Shibuya hotel room. After discovering pirate radiostations airing mysterious furniture music, he recorded himself tuning the radio onto a dictaphone to capture the atmosphere. After rediscovering the recording in 2019, he began adding textures and melodies to the composition whilst arranging it into one cohesive piece.

The Hunter Express - Bad Line     Folk 19/06/2019
The Hunter Express is a band led by frontman, Brad Ellis. The lineup sees Matt Dixon on guitar, bassist Jarrad Brown, percussionist Tyler Campbell, pianist Olaf Scott and Pia Nesvara.
'Bad Line' is the first single to be lifted from the record. The song reflects the struggle that someone goes through when communication starts to break down between that someone you love. Trying to stay in contact, but destined to keep dropping out and away from one another.

Angie - Movement     Rock 15/05/2019
Angie is the solo project of artist and multi-instrumentalist Angelia Bermuda aka Angela Garrick.
'Movement' was born in Athens, Greece.

Angie explains "Movement is about being constantly in flux, living in between the shadow of the past and the sublime fear and excitement of an unknown future".

Angie's inspiration musically for 'Movement' is the combination of cheesy 80's power rock choruses of ELO and 90's surf / skate compilations VHS tapes.

Sun Sap - Time Enough For Love     Rock, Garage, Soul 29/03/2018
Showcasing the sextets trademark surf-soul vibes, sun-soaked guitars and intoxicating swagger, 'Sometimes, Always, Never, Maybe' EP is just what the doctor ordered.
Following the release of their scorching summer anthem "Walking Out The Door" and soul-warming "Miss Behind", the "Leisure Coasts" favourite garage-rockers Sun Sap return with "Time Enough For Love" taken from debut EP 'Sometimes, Always, Never, Maybe EP - out now.