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Halcyon Drive - Agnosia     Rock, Pop 06/07/2018
Melbourne-based indie-rock group Halcyon Drive have just revealed live dates and latest cut ‘Agnosia' – another gripping number lifted from their forthcoming debut album (due late-2018).
‘Agnosia’ shines a light on the trio’s ability to shape songs eclectically, whilst still retaining apt cohesiveness, to ensure they never sway far from their charming and distinctive sound. Opening with searing fuzz-laden guitars, the track briskly bursts into a frenetic and brazen energy; a fitting foundation for the anthemic melodies of enigmatic front man Michael Oechsle.

Blasko - Know You Better     Electronic, RnB 22/06/2018
Blasko has just unveiled his latest single ‘Know You Better’ – an emotive and brooding cut lifted from forthcoming mixtape ‘Blasko In Love Pt.1’ (due July 27 through Yunizon/Majestic Casual).
‘Know You Better’ is a deep slow-burning slice of R&B and soul-laden electronica, glimmering with Blasko’s lush and sensual vocal melodies. As the track effortlessly glides along, intricate layers build gradually and meld meticulously.

Househats - I've Been Broken     Rock, Punk, Pop, Garage 01/06/2018
Melbourne-based group Househats announce tour dates and their infectious new cut ‘I’ve Been Broken,’ lifted from their forthcoming debut record ‘Running Out Of Time’ (due late-2018).
Recorded and produced by Alex Markwell (The Delta Riggs, Kita Alexander, Elliphant) and mixed by Michael Badger (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, IV League), ‘I’ve Been Broken’ channels the hook-laden production of Parquet Courts and Beck.

Approachable Members of Your Local Community - Velcro     Rock, Funk, Soul, Psychedelic 09/05/2018
Approachable Members of Your Local Community unveil new single ‘Velcro’ – from their forthcoming debut EP ‘If There’s Anything You Need, Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us’ (due May 25).
‘Velcro’ is a spicy disco-pop jam, held together tightly by its funk-laden rhythmic section. Glimmering with hypnotising keys, sweeping psychedelic guitars and capped off by the infectious and unique vocals melodies of frontman Josh Blashki.

Arroyo - Please Just Let Me Know     Rock, Pop, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 04/05/2018
New Gold Coast-based duo Arroyo have just unveiled their debut cut ‘Please Just Let Me Know’ – a compelling and brooding track lifted from their forthcoming maiden EP (due late-2018).
With a style reminiscent of the likes of alt-J, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver, ‘Please Just Let Me Know’ is a soul-infused slice of down-tempo indie-rock. Intense, yet spacious dynamics enable the melody, groove and structure to float elegantly throughout, creating a meticulously composed piece that encompasses dark pop-sensibilities.

Halcyon Drive - Silver Ray (Acoustic Version)     Pop, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Live Performance 27/04/2018
Melbourne-based indie rockers Halcyon Drive have just delivered the gorgeous rendition of their latest single ‘Silver Ray’ accompanied by a stunning video.
Recorded and mixed by James Seymour (Feelds), the stripped back version shines a light on the raw, emotive, yet compelling vocals of charismatic front man Michael Oechsle, paired aptly with subtle acoustic guitar and keys.

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Eliza Hull - Hard Way     Folk, Pop, Rock 18/04/2018
Castlemaine-based indie artist, Eliza Hull, has just announced tour dates and her new single ‘Hard Way’ - produced by Jono Steer (Ainslie Wills, Ali Barter) at New Market Studios, Melbourne.
‘Hard Way’ is an elegant and emotively-driven slice of indie-pop, that draws on learning to move on from a toxic relationship. Taking cues from the likes of Meg Mac, The Jezabels and London Grammar, the track also shines a light on the songstress’ evolution as a musician.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

Papaya Tree - Radar     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Roots, Rock 10/04/2018
After releasing their standout debut track ‘Bamboo Schooner’, Sydney-based indie sextet Papaya Tree have just unveiled the stunning follow up new single ‘Radar’.
Recorded and produced by Phan Sjarif (Middle Kids, The Jezabels) at Parliament Studios, Annandale, ‘Radar’ is an eclectic and sophisticated slice of up-beat funk-infused indie-rock, that melds intriguing pop-sensibilities with elements of jazz, reggae and soul.

Essie Holt - Magnetise     Pop, Electronic, Atmospheric 21/03/2018
Melbourne indie-pop artist Essie Holt is poised to release her second single 'Magnetise', delivering on the accolades generated by her much-lauded debut in late 2017.
'Magnetise' is an ethereal, drenched-in-melancholia slice of electronic indie-pop. Solemn vocals and sparse verses are underscored by deft percussion, giving way to an intricately layered chorus that submerges the senses and ensnares the heartstrings. The infectious track was co-written and produced by Melbourne artist Fractures and mixed by Dave Hammer.

Approachable Members of Your Local Community - Semiotic Vision     Rock, Soul, Psychedelic, Pop 10/03/2018
Melbourne indie-pop collective Approachable Members of Your Local Community are set to unleash their new single 'Semiotic Vision'.
Semiotic Vision is a detour into beguiling groove and low-fi reflectiveness. It's a seamless segue from infectious bass and keys to a warm buzz of euphoria, all weaved together around an irresistible hook.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge, Hobart (TAS)

Yes Yes Whatever - Mushrooms     Rock, Punk, Garage 02/03/2018
Melbourne garage rockers Yes Yes Whatever are set to release new single 'Mushrooms', the unruly new follow-up to debut single 'Lacklustre'.
'Mushrooms' is a boisterous race from start to finish, a bruising punk-infused riff and contagious chorus set off by punchy, undeniably danceable percussion. The band's knack for the anecdotal is in full force, shining through in their trademark tongue-in-cheek, self-aware lyrics.

Halcyon Drive - Silver Ray     Rock, Pop 28/02/2018
Melbourne-based indie-rock group Halcyon Drive have just unveiled tour dates and their latest single 'Silver Ray' - a compelling track lifted from their forthcoming debut album (due 2018).
Recorded and produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt, ELKI), 'Silver Ray' is a stunning and sophisticated slice of intricate indie-pop. Shining exuberantly with its spirited melodies, the track takes cues from the likes of Everything Everything. Glass Animals and The Strokes.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge, Hobart (TAS)

Born Lion - Slowly Sinking     Rock, Punk 22/02/2018
Following on from their critically adored 2015 debut album 'Final Words', Born Lion return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length 'Celebrate the Lie' and new single 'Slowly Sinking'.
'Slowly Sinking' combines angsty punk-rock, frenetic hardcore and unapologetic monstrous pop-hooks, to deliver on what is quite simply a straight up, raucous, razor-sharp rock n' roll track.

Born Lion - Drag     Rock, Punk, Metal, Hardcore 01/02/2018
ARIA nominated Sydney-based punk-rock band, Born Lion, are set to soon release their sophomore album 'Celebrate The Lie'.
Carried by its thunderous, dynamic rhythmic section, volcanic riffage and infectious group sing-a-longs, new cut 'Drag' delivers on another exciting take of abrasive and unpredictable melodic punk-rock that the band has become widely known for.

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Househats - Stop     Rock, Punk, Garage 01/02/2018
Melbourne based three-piece band, somewhere between post-punk and garage pop.
Taking cues from the trio's staple influences Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Omni and Parquet Courts, 'Stop' combines elements of garage-rock and post-punk, while also blending well-crafted pop sensibilities, that are sure to inspire many rowdy house party sing-a-longs.

Machine Age - Fighting     Electronic, Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental 28/11/2017
Machine Age's music is a fusion of eclectic genres and influences. Intricately layered instrumentation, collides with synth-laden soundscapes and pattering drumbeats, resulting in a unique, exciting brand of experimental electronica.
'Fighting' is a fusion of eclectic musical genres and influences. Intricately layered instrumentation builds throughout the song, colliding with synth-laden soundscapes and pattering drumbeats, resulting in his own brand of experimental electronica. Meanwhile, a sense of desperation is encapsulated beautifully by raw, simmering vocals.

JANEVA - Humble Beginnings feat. Zensofly     Pop, RnB, Soul, Electronic 24/11/2017
Geelong-based singer/songwriter, JANEVA has just revealed East Coast tour dates and new single ‘Humble Beginnings’ - featuring North Carolina rapper Zensofly.
‘Humble Beginnings’ is a slow-burning slice of sophisticated pop and R&B, which places JANEVA's raspy, soulful vocals - described by Indie Shuffle as “enveloping your mind with soaring and husky tone” - front and centre.

Little Earthquake - Human Connection     Electronic, Pop 08/11/2017
NSW Central Coast-based indie-pop duo, Little Earthquake, have just unveiled their new single ‘Human Connection’ (featuring Rosa Morgan) – mixed by Chris Galland and Manny Marroquin (Post Malone, The Weeknd).
Human Connection’ is a deep brooding slice of indie-electronica, melding dark-pop sensibilities with snippets of future bass-inspired production. Composed by brothers Justin and Matthew Hyland, and fellow collaborator Simon Carter, the tracks emotive highs are carried by Rosa Morgan, who’s endearing vocals soar and float effortlessly along throughout.

Essie Holt - Underwater     Pop, Easy Listening, Rock 01/11/2017
Melbourne-based indie-pop artist, Essie Holt, has just unveiled her debut single ‘Underwater’ – produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt), with additional production and mixing by Dave Hammer (Washington)
‘Underwater’ is a meticulously crafted slice of indie-pop, taking cues from the likes of Lykke Li, St. Vincent and Banks. Opening with beautifully layered melancholy vocals, the track ascends into its soaring chorus, driven by the songstress’ infectious melodies and aptly composed instrumentals, which navigate dynamics and structure effortlessly.

Georgia June - Broke     Rock, Garage 26/10/2017
Georgia June combine angsty, passionate vocals with catchy guitar riffs and crisp basslines to create candid indie anthems, with the spirit of fem-rock icons Joan Jett, Blondie and Chrissy Amphlett.
‘Broke’ is instantly impressionable, bursting open with infectious guitar riffs and battering drums. The track retains an exhilarating energy throughout, complimented by front woman Georgia’s emotionally-charged vocals. Combining these elements with honest, relatable lyrics, she channels the sound of past and present indie songstresses Blondie and Alex Lahey.