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BATZ - WIZARD     Rock, Garage, Pop, Punk 10/07/2019
BATZ are a Melbourne indie five-piece, who have fast been earning a reputation as one of the inner-north’s finest and rowdiest.
‘Wizard’ is the perfect snapshot of the type of fun BATZ have brought to each release and each live show. There are hints of Karen O in Aubry’s vocals, as she sings with attitude over dance-able indie melodies with attitude punching each note.

Ragdoll - Rust     Rock 10/07/2019
Led by the powerhouse vocals of Ryan Rafferty and backed by the shredding guitars of Leon Todd and drum grooves of Cam Barrett, Ragdoll are the definitive hard rock band.
Guitarist Leon Todd: “Rust is simultaneously heavier and more melodic than anything we’ve written before. Working out of Hammerspace has resulted in the most complete performances we’ve ever recorded.”

“Merges the swagger of the Seventies, the anthemic melodies of the mid-Eighties and the sonic intensity of modern times.” Classic Rock Magazine

Slowcoaching - Between The Walls     Rock, Pop 10/07/2019
From computer chair to stage, Slowcoaching has expanded his dream-pop vision to something far more audacious and vivid. Slowcoaching creates a focussed aura of hazy nostalgia through his musical stylings.
'Between The Walls' is Slowcoaching's first release since his debut EP in 2017. Lyrically the song focuses on the gender polarization, bottled feelings and the stigma of masculinity - which is brought to the surface by a driving chorus and swathes of dreamy instrumentation.

tilde - Slowly     Rock, Grunge, Rock 10/07/2019
Tilde is a pop Grunge band (from Sydney) soaked in fuzzy nostalgic 90's tones.
Pop Grunge band soaked in fuzzy nostalgic 90's tones. Vocally melodic, with a melancholy feel.

Zeitgeber - 1010110 - {Self}     Rock, Atmospheric, Electronic 10/07/2019
A blend of world, dance, progressive, psychedelic and electronic music, incorporating Balkan and African rhythms.
‘Transforming The Random Crushing Forces Of The Universe Into Manageable Patterns’, Zeitgeber have expanded their sonic palette while further refining their compositional style. As the oscillating polyrhythms work to slowly draw the listener into a trance-like state, the music begins to slowly unfold with an unhurried, lush and organic feel.

Low Key Crush - Shelter     Rock, Pop 09/07/2019
Low Key Crush are are an indie pop band from Melbourne.
‘Shelter’ is about trying to find a way to help someone you love in the enormity of a terrible situation.

Rosa Maria - Tell The Devil     Rock, Garage, Psychedelic, Blues 09/07/2019
Inspired by the primitive garage rock and strange psychedelic sounds of the 1960s, Rosa Maria create a rock n roll cocktail that’ll possess the hips of any listener.
'Tell The Devil' is a dark groovy number that boasts Rosa Maria's classic taste for surfy hooks and up-tempo vibes. The song is best described by the band's frontman, Broc: "it's about how Rock n Roll won't leave me alone – it continues to show it's face time and time again".

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Shock Friendly - Take what you want     Rock, Goth, Dance 09/07/2019
From western Victoria, playing what they describe as rust-rock but could easily be attributed to goth or new wave as much as it is well produced, catchy pop music.
Shock Friendly's first attempt at Self producing their own music. Recorded at Phaedra studios Melbourne, SF HQ, Mixed by Rob Long & mastered by King Willy Bowden.

The Butterknives - Cut Me Off     Rock, Garage 09/07/2019
The Butterknives are a 4 piece rock band out of cronulla.
A song about bad drivers on the Sydney roads.

The Southern River Band - Second Best     Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock 09/07/2019
The Southern River Band are fast becoming Australia's premiere 70's rock influenced attraction, riffs, hooks, power and humour all underpinned by the talents of frontman, chief guitar slinger Kal Kramer
Tight riffs, breakneck licks and 70's FM harmonies, Second Best is The Southern River Band at their most melodic and aurally infectious. Another slice of classic Australian rock from the new contenders for the crown of Australia's best live band, captured in full flight.

We Lost The Sea - Towers     Rock, Instrumental, Atmospheric, Experimental 09/07/2019
We Lost The Sea are friends who came together in 2007 to create a new collection of noise that gathers relentless crushing guitars together with otherworldly atmospherics and melody.
At an expansive 15 minutes long, with its ringing guitars “Towers” heralds in a new era for the band. Representing the beginning and the end of everything, it is about giant oppressive forces and feelings, the towering juggernaut of power, failure, history and death.

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Filthy Lucre - Prescription     Rock, Grunge, Metal 08/07/2019
Filthy Lucre are a duo set to challenge the limits of how big a band can sound with only two members.
“Prescription” is everything Filthy Lucre but distilled and condensed into a faster paced, harder hitting, and more aggressive piece than the band has put out previously. Big riffs, barbaric drums, and captivating vocals make this single a standout call-to-attention in the world of stoner/desert rock.

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Life Strike - Pages     Rock 08/07/2019
Post punk from Melbourne Australia, featuring members of Deaf Wish and Dollar Bar.
Inspired by the Flying Nun sound of his homeland, Life Strike's Nick Pratt delivers a vocal which evokes a writer on the edge of town, recording his own mundane thoughts... before setting it all on fire. It represents a new direction for Pratt, best known for his snarling punk anthems penned during his four albums with Deaf Wish.

Matt Taylor & Phil Manning - I Remember When I Was Young (live)     Rock, Blues 08/07/2019
Matt Taylor & Phil Manning were two of the founding members of Australian Blues Rock band Chain.
This live album, recorded in 1973 in Melbourne, has only just been discovered in the archives of Matt's basement on quarter inch reel to reel. It features 12 tracks, including a killer version of the smash hit 'I Remember When I Was Young'.

Mode Atlanta - Song For The Workers     Rock 08/07/2019
Mode Atlanta are a three-piece indie pop and rock act that blend concise, 60's-style melodies with a 90's-style instrumental approach.
a rumbling riff and a thunderous drum beat score the story of a person trying to find the meaning in their life's work. A bright coda ends the song on an optimistic note.

Tetsuians - Chump Change     Rock, Garage, Psychedelic, Retro 08/07/2019
Tetsuians are extra-terrestrials masquerading as humans. Not duplicates, but distant kin making slightly left of centre music existing somewhere between Superchunk and 13th Floor Elevators… When the lift is stuck!
A brief commentary on the waning leverage of Australian mainstream media, with a really nice hook!

TEXAS TEA - Old At Heart     Rock, Country, Alternative Country 08/07/2019
Indie country goodness from Brisbane, since 2005.
2nd single from Texas Tea’s fourth album - Röda Tråden. Röda Tråden was written with the two principal members of the band living on opposite sides of the globe with Kate Jacobson residing in Stockholm, Sweden and Benjamin Dougherty in Queensland Australia.

The Witching Hour - Under My Skin     Rock, Metal 08/07/2019
The Witching Hour is a band from NSW who write poetic songs that can stem from melodic haunting music to hard Blues based rock.
The track opens with a grinding riff that grabs hold of you from the start and refuses to let go. Vocal lines in the versus stab the listener with a view of the world which state a view of uncompromising teenage angst, stating emphatically that you can say or do whatever, but you won't get underneath my skin.

DC Cardwell - I Am Still The Same     Rock, Folk, Pop 07/07/2019
DC Cardwell is a Tasmanian artist, originally from Northern Ireland, whose distinctive and affecting voice is perfect for his songs which take an honest and often wry look at life.
I Am Still The Same won the two top prizes in the national Australian Catapult Song Contest, taking home both the overall audience award and the Judges’ Favourite award.

Unusually, the song is written from the point of view of a person with locked-in syndrome. However, the chorus lifts the mood to one of positivity.

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Other tracks by DC Cardwell:  Birthday Present
Fingerless - Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs     Rock, Psychedelic, Garage, Folk 06/07/2019
Fingerless is a psychedelic rock and heavy folk quartet. Initially a vehicle for Marc Cheeseman's woozy meanderings, the solo project expanded to bring the evolving songwriting its due justice.
A far-out melding of 70s heavy psych and contemporary folk-rock, ‘Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs’ explores the themes of loneliness and giving emotions room to breathe. The song is a homage to the tambourine player for TBJM, Joel Gion.