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The Knowgoods - Styrofoam Bones     Rock, Pop 11/10/2018
Sydney's The Knowgoods are a family in the same sense the Ramones were: in spirit, absent blood. They don't take themselves too seriously, but they give everything to their music.
Styrofoam Bones is about deciding not to be with someone because they've hurt you too much and you can’t do it anymore. It’s about the times where you feel vulnerable like you can’t hold the weight - that’s where the styrofoam concept comes from - you look right but you can’t hold the weight and you’re worried you’ll crumble.

Julie Kember - Undone     Blues/Roots, Country, Rock, Pop 09/10/2018
Built around the gorgeous timbre of her voice, Julie Kember's songs are majestically poetic, cinematic and relatable – providing her with a passport to tour the world.
Written under the storm cloud of anxiety, Julie took the emotion of her struggles as an artist and from them created a metaphor we can all relate to. It is a representation of both the dark tunnel of mental illness, and the light that exists at the end of it. Summoning strength and determination, 'Undone' is the voice of encouragement.

As I Destruct - A Question of Faith     Metal/Punk, Metal 24/09/2018
As I Destruct continue Adelaide's legacy for producing world class heavy music. Stepping out of the shadows, the five-piece have produced a near-flawless debut in From Fear To Oblivion.
Technical yet catchy, focused yet relentless, A Question of Faith is executed with consummate precision. From its infectious opening riff to its pummelling finale, it is the perfect summary of From Fear To Oblivion – and a definitive introduction to As I Destruct.

Dan Howls - Mary Lou     Blues/Roots, Rock 20/09/2018
Dan Howls is an appropriate name for an artist with such a bellowing roar. Big, gritty and acidic, it's a voice that belongs to the blues...
Relentlessly steaming forward like a stolen train, Mary Lou is a fantastical crimson-soaked murder blues number and is
Dan Howls at his foot-stomping best. Needing nothing more than a guitar and a tambourine around it, his voice drives a grim narrative of death and dirty deeds, accompanied beautifully by the bittersweet vocals of Julia Weller.

Sam Carmody - Shadow in the Dream     Pop, Folk, Atmospheric 20/09/2018
Recalling the experimental Antipodean pop of Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens and Crowded House, Sam Carmody has been active as a writer across various projects and formats.
A propulsive, hook-laden ode to lost love, Shadow in the Dream shimmers with jangly guitars and haunted plaintive vocals, along with Carmody's unadorned lyrics.

"Polished and lyrical. I've been trying to lucid dream. If this is the Shadow in the Dream that's great by me." 4.5/5 Stacy Gougoulis, triple j Unearthed

Slow Culture - Pig     Rock, Atmospheric, Grunge 20/09/2018
Juxtaposing the complexities of jazz, the hypnotic rhythms of psychedelia and the effective simplicity of alternative rock, Sydney's Slow Culture have poured an ocean of imagination into their debut EP.
Vocalist Jack O'Neale says of Pig, "We were trying to piece together all these conflicting influences, when I stumbled on the chords to what is now the chorus. From its first inception it really became a reference point for how we could incorporate our different influences into one song."

The Milkmen - State of Mind     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Country 20/09/2018
Driven by the gritty vocals of Conor Mcloughlin, The Milkmen tap a vein of dirty acoustic rock with masterfully layered songs that delve deep into the heavier realities of life.
Conor says of the track, "State Of Mind is one of the quickest songs I've ever written and was done months after the initial tracking of the album, so it was the last song recorded. Usually when I write love songs they are very personal. State Of Mind is more universal, a song of hope for people looking for love.”

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Yalla Yalla - Not Ordinary     Rock, Metal, Atmospheric 10/09/2018
A musical vanguard that is part immovable object, part irresistible force, Yalla Yalla are a sonic meteor storm of technical syncopated beats, inspired riffs and powerful, captivating vocals.
Vocalist Dave Watkins says "Not Ordinary touches on my will to flex and stretch social norms. It delves into that dizzy feeling I get, y'know a cut above the traditional romantic model that relationships follow. There's also an angle of vulnerability, like hiding behind somebody as a barrier of safety to the big wide world that you both don't understand."

Licy Be - Be The Change (feat CASS and WYLD)     Hip Hop, Pop, Dance 27/08/2018
Devoted rapper, poet, motivational speaker, suicide prevention and mental health awareness advocate - Licy Be is a Gold Coast based artist on a mission.
“We wrote this song to speak to a generation struggling with suicide. We believe it's everyones responsibility to 'Be The Change' and reach out to those in our lives that are struggling with life, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and mental health challenges. Whatever it may be, there is hope.”

The Peppermint Club - Passing Through Your World     Pop, Rock, Psychedelic, Easy Listening 22/08/2018
Formed by Chris Chen, The Peppermint Club has evolved from an aspiring studio project into a stunning band, threading lush, airy vocals through a textured fabric of ethereal, neo-psychedelic rock.
Scratching your neo-Beatles, psychedelic soul itch with a just hint of digital-age shimmer, Passing Through Your World is the stunning Harrison-esque finale to their debut album.

Dear Willow - I Was Young     Folk, Pop 17/08/2018
Dear Willow is the creative voice of Sunshine Coast based artist Em-J Dau, transforming from poet to a solo acoustic act and now embracing her sound through a full band.
Beckoning tales from the past, I Was Young explores feelings of being trapped within situations similar to that of a somewhat manic pixie dream girl character. It bares the raw truth of consequences when breaking down that bubble.

Blue Child Collective - Dive     Blues/Roots, World, Folk 02/08/2018
A Fluid Groove collaboration born from the West Australian coastline, Blue Child Collective's easy-flowing, conscious song craft "evokes the gentle rhythms and roaring freedom of Australia’s seaside" (Happy Mag).
Inspired by apnea and nautical freefall, 'Dive' is a rolling harmonic journey into the depths of the sea and self. Have you ever wondered how it feels to be 20m underwater on the ocean floor? A gateway to focus and peace, freediving is a meditation and BCC's latest will carry you right along with them to that place too.

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Pacing The Cage - Your Love My Love     Rock, Metal 02/08/2018
“Pacing The Cage meld elements of prog, psych, and straight up rock n’ roll to deliver a huge sound that belongs entirely to themselves.” Happy Mag
Partnering with White Ribbon to help raise awareness for and put an end to domestic violence, Your Love My Love touches on these themes, wrapping up powerful lyrics in equally incendiary music... a barrage of heavy guitars, thundering drums and towering vocal melodies.

Unlucky - Replay Rewind     Rock, Hip Hop, Metal 02/08/2018
Unlucky are an explosive Melbourne three-piece formed out of reaction to the growing insidiousness of world events; much needed musical voice of dissent in an age of absolute corruption.
Politically charged, socially aware, searing and catchy; 'Replay Rewind' is a mind-expanding introduction to a band that is part punk rock insurrection, part hip hop wisdom, weaving relentless grooves and Herculean riffs into an epic journey of intelligent musical changes and starkly honest lyrics.

Almond Soy - Silhouette     Pop, Rock 25/07/2018
Starting out as a bedroom project, Almond Soy have developed at an unbelievable pace. Lead by brothers Brandon and James Stockbridge, the band has evolved into a six piece ensemble.
Showing no signs of slowing down this year, Perth’s Almond Soy have unveiled their energetic new single Silhouette. The infectious track shows off the multi-dimensional talent of the band with its beat-driven dance floor vibes and 80’s inspired sonic grandeur, while lyrically exploring the notion of teenage love and modern themes of lust and loss.

Foreign Architects - High Street     Rock, Pop 25/07/2018
For fans of hook-laden specialists like The Jungle Giants and Methyl Ethel, Foreign Architects are staking their claim as one of Perth’s most promising indie-rock exports.
“I wrote this song in London last year, I was perpetually confused about how there could be so many streets called ‘High Street’ before I realised locals called every main street the ‘high street’. The song uses the term as a metaphor for a place where you feel happy and how sometimes a certain person can drive you straight there."

The Peppermint Club - All Together, On The Sun     Pop, Psychedelic, Rock 25/07/2018
Formed by Chris Chen, The Peppermint Club has evolved from an aspiring studio project into a stunning band, threading lush, airy vocals through a textured fabric of ethereal, neo-psychedelic rock.
Threading lush, airy vocals through a textured fabric of ethereal, neo-psychedelic rock, The Peppermint Club have shared the opening track from their forthcoming album, the uplifting 'All Together, On The Sun'. Scratching your neo-Beatles, psychedelic soul itch with a just hint of digital-age shimmer, The Peppermint Club will no doubt appeal to fans of the Tame Impala diaspora.

Dave Power - I Don't Care You're Gone     Blues/Roots, Country, Rock 10/07/2018
A seasoned performer, Dave Power has been releasing world class country/blues for nearly a decade, and his dedication to the craft shows in the perfection of his delivery.
"The song looks at the heartbreak warfare that keeps you balanced on that fence after a breakup - on one hand, you put on a brave face and you're glad you're rid of the girl, after all, she made a mockery of you, but on the other you're desperately wishing you had her back...she somehow holds that power over you."

Dane Overton and The Joy Williams Band - Bones     Blues/Roots, Rock 04/07/2018
Dane Overton and The Joy Williams Band deliver a smoky, gritty brand of modern blues that's as authentic on record as it is on stage.
A wine-o’s ballad of heartbreak and demise, Bones is a brutally honest account of a worst case scenario relationship breakdown. From the solid, distorted opening baseline, the intentions of Dane Overton and the Joy Williams Band are immediately clear...this is raw, dirty blues coming straight from the heart.

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Slow Culture - Idle Motion     Rock, Atmospheric, Grunge 03/07/2018
Slow Culture's music is awash in rich, ambient tones and captivating melodies - juxtaposing the complexities of jazz, the hypnotic rhythms of psychedelia and the effective simplicity of alternative rock.
Opening to the sound of chatter and eerie synths, Idle Motion layers lavish, reverb-soaked vocals atop of sophisticated beats, paving the way as the song displays Slow Culture's elegance and unfiltered energy.

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