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Rare Finds New Release // Approachable Members of Your Local Community - Semiotic Vision

Rob Carroll

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Melbourne indie-pop collective Approachable Members of Your Local Community are set to unleash their new single 'Semiotic Vision', following up a climactic 2017 with the first cut from their forthcoming EP (due 2018) and a limited run of shows.

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. Recorded at the band's home studio Lumeah Records, the track was engineered and mixed by Casey Hartnett (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and mastered by Poons Head (Tame Impala, Pond).

The band will launch 'Semiotic Vision' at Melbourne's The Toff In Town, followed by a debut appearance at indie club night Rare Finds' 3rd Birthday at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney. The single will also be supported by a forthcoming video release, with additional tour dates including a support slot on Kira Puru's Tension single launch tour in March, and an EP slated for later in the year.

Debut single Millennium Queen was strongly supported by triple j (premiered on Home and Hosed), triple j UnearthedSpotifyApple Music, Pilerats and community radio stations 4ZZZ, FBi and 3RRR.

After a packed out single launch at Melbourne's The Night Cat and sharing the festival stage with the likes of Gang of Youths, SAFIA and Allday at Melbourne's Let Go Fest earlier this year, Approachable Members of Your Local Community are poised for a major strike in 2018.


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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.

Bassist Rory Walker describes the essence of the track:“Mushrooms is a cautionary tale exploring the ramifications of experimentation with psychedelics when young and impressionable. It's essentially about losing your mind while your more relaxed friends remain unaffected, and how that changes you.”

The band spent late 2017 carving out their niche in the Melbourne music scene, winning attention for their irreverent perspective and brazen sound. Off the back of single ‘Lacklustre’, they cut their live teeth supporting the likes of RAT!Hammock, Househats and BATZ, making appearances at venues such as The Old Bar, Melbourne and The Workers Club, Geelong. 

Yes Yes Whatever will launch 'Mushrooms' at a repeat appearance at Melbourne's The Old Bar in late March                                                                                                               


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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.

To celebrate the release, Halcyon Drive will launch ‘Silver Ray’ at The Workers Club, Melbourne and The Hills Are Alive festival held in regional Victorian town, Wonthaggi. From there, the trio will continue performances with headlining shows in Wollongong, Byron Bay and in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as part of the Rare Finds indie club night tour circuit. 

In the coming weeks Halcyon Drive will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Silver Ray’, which will feature the members in a visually intriguing production.

Previous singles and EPs have been supported by the likes of triple j, Spotify, Rolling Stone Australia, Indie Shuffle (USA), The Wild Honey Pie (USA), Pilerats, ABC’s Rage, MTV and community radio stations 3RRR, RTR FM, FBi, Edge Radio and 4ZZZ.

The band have traversed the country multiple times, sharing stages with the likes of MEW and performed at renowned festivals NYE on the Hill, BIGSOUND and Caloundra Music Festival. In late 2017, Halcyon Drive set out on their own headline East Coast tour, where they played to capacity crowds.  


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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’ – produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension, Grenadiers) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard)

'Celebrate the Lie' combines angsty punk-rock, frenetic hardcore and unapologetic monstrous pop-hooks, to deliver on what is quite simply a straight-up, raucous, no bull-shit, razor-sharp rock n' roll record. 

Writing for the album began in winter 2016 in a tiny, frosty rehearsal space in Southern Sydney. Over six-months the quartet narrowed down eleven tracks, before heading to Adelaide to record the final cuts over two-weeks.

Lead single ‘Evil K’ was widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Rolling Stone Australia, Music Feeds, The Music, Hysteria Magazine, radio stations FBi, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and triple j, who added the track to spot rotation. To coincide with the release of ‘Evil K’, the band set out on an East Coast tour, which saw them play to wild capacity crowds.

Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave competition, Born Lion have continually put out critically praised music, with three of their singles ‘D for Danger’, ‘Good Times Jimmy’ and ‘Good Dogs Play Dead’ all being added to rotation on triple j.

Their 2015 debut album ‘Final Words’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Award.

In the live arena, the band have traversed the countryside multiple times on their own headline tours and supporting the likes of The Hives, The Bronx, Royal Blood, Mamozets and Karnivool.

To celebrate the release of ‘Celebrate the Lie’, the quartet will hit the road teaming up with Captives, performing in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.


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Following on from their critically praised debut cut ‘All Together’, Melbourne-based indie-punk group, Househats, have just unveiled their new single ‘Stop’ - recorded and mixed by the same All Together team of Dan Caswell (Horace Bones, DIET.) and Michael Badger (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, IV League).

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.

Drummer Joshua De Laurentiis describes the motivation behind the track:

“Life can often just get away from you, and Stop is about really dialling back the hectic speed in this age of post-millennial malaise and trying to get yourself back on track”

Debut single ‘All Together’ was strongly supported across all of the triple j platforms (with high rotation triple j unearthed and multiple spins on some of triple j’s biggest programs Goodnights, 2017 with Richard Kingsmill, Home & Hosed) along with love from worldwide radio and tastemaker blogs.

They’ve shared stages with The Gooch Palms and Mike Noga (The Drones), and to coincide with this release, Househats will perform at Sydney Road Street Party, Cruisin’ For A Boozin’ and By The Meadow.

Additional live dates and an accompanying music video for ‘Stop’ will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Rare Finds New Release // Born Lion - Drag

Rob Carroll


Sydney-based quartet, Born Lion have just unveiled tour dates and a video for ‘Drag’. It's the second track lifted from their forthcoming sophomore studio album ‘Celebrate the Lie’ (due February 16) – produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension, Grenadiers) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard).

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.

Shot in the suburbs of Sydney’s Inner-west by Paste Studios, the accompanying video keeps in line with the theme of the track, by highlighting an absurd situation, where someone is forced to pretend that everything is normal.

The candid narrative sees the protagonist (played by front man John Bowker) attend a blind band audition. It turns out, the members are chickens… mean chickens. During smoko, the lead character pulls out a chicken burger – it doesn’t go well for him after that. 

The album’s first single, ‘Evil K’ was widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Rolling Stone Australia, Music Feeds, The Music, Hysteria Magazine, radio stations FBi, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and triple j - who added the track to spot rotation.

Following on from their ‘Evil K’ headline tour, Born Lion have further traversed the countryside, sharing stages alongside Ecca Vandal, Shihad and Guttermouth. The four-piece will continue their rampage across the continent, this time teaming up with Melbourne crowd favourite’s ‘Captives’, with shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.

Rare Finds New Release // Yungblud - Yungblub (EP)

Rob Carroll


UK recording artist Yungblud, whom NME has said carries himself like “a hyper-addictive mix between rapper Eminem and Johnny Rotten” releases his self-titled debut EP today via all digital partners. Listen to Yungblud HERE

With his frenetic take on alt-pop equally inspired by punk, hip-hop, and UK garage, Yungblud uses breakneck flow and tongue-in-cheek attitude to deliver pointed lyrics about everything from gentrification to disenfranchisement to addiction without getting heavy-handed. “I want my music to always have a message, but I don’t want to preach to anybody” says the Northern England native, whose given name is Dominic Harrison“This music’s just an outburst of emotion and anger, and everything else going on in my head.”

The Yorkshire-born, London-based Yungblud, producer Matt Schwartz (Massive Attack)alongside executive producer Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz) performed all the music on the EP (Yungblud plays guitar, bass, piano, and drums), shaping a guitar-driven sound spiked with tightly crafted beats.

The EP features “King Charles” and “Tin Pan Boy” (which Wonderland called “a bold and biting call to social justice”) and the current single “I Love You, Will You Marry Me” which takes its title from a real-life, ill-fated marriage proposal spray-painted at a public housing project in South Yorkshire. Watch the live performance video for “ILYWYMM” HERE and the self-directed video for “Tin Pan Boy” HERE. The EP also includes two brand-new songs, “Anarchist” and “Polygraph Eyes” a seedy portrait of a Saturday night out that also serves as a delicate commentary on consent and “lad mentality.” 

In a recent profile of Yungblud, Wonderland raves about his “captivating songwriting” while Nylonnotes that “Harrison imbues every ounce of raucous energy into songs that defy genre.” NME has called him “utterly thrilling” and says that “what makes Yungblud so intriguing is the versatility in his material already, and how confident he feels about pulling it all off.”

Yungblud, who is currently on the road in Europe, will also hit the road for a U.S. spring tour with K. Flay in March. “If you ever get the chance to see him perform live, his passion is evident in the way he throws himself around the stage, spitting ferocious lyrics at the front row and strutting around with the confidence you only have if you were born to do something” writes Wonderland. 

Rare Finds New Release // Machine Age – Fighting

Rob Carroll

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Following the release of his stand-out single Don't Look, Brisbane-based beatmaker Machine Age (Adrian Mauro) has returned with new cut 'Fighting’ – drawn from his forthcoming EP (due March 2018).

A completely self-recorded effort, with additional mixing from Slumberjack and mastering by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote), '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.

Mauro describes the inspiration behind ‘Fighting’ –

“Fighting - When you find yourself paralyzed by your own decisions and wake up asking "How did I get here". The only way to gain clarity is to be kinder to yourself and not repeat the mistakes of the past”.

2017 has seen Machine Age develop a reputation for delivering impressive compositions and incredible live shows, garnering strong support from the likes of triple jRolling Stone Australia,Purple Sneakers, Tone Deaf, FBi, 3RRR and the Hype Machine blogging community. The songsmith also recently supported critically acclaimed duo Holy Holy on their 'Paint' tour, alongside writing and recording with the likes of Kuren and Slumberjack.

To coincide with the release of ‘Fighting’, Machine Age will launch the single at The Lady Hampshire, Sydney on December 1st

Since its release, ‘Fighting’ has garnered strong support from tastemaker outlets, receiving airplay on triple j, 4ZZZ, 2SER, KRXM (USA) and support via Red Bull, double j, Pilerats, MTV and the Hype Machine blogging community. 


Rare Finds New Release // Essie Holt - Underwater (Video)

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 After releasing her warmly received debut single ‘Underwater’, Melbourne-based indie-pop artist, Essie Holt, has just revealed the accompanying music video – directed by Tegan Crowley (Drifters Productions), filmed by Bonnie Moir and edited by Sarah Jo Fraser.

Shot in the picturesqtue coastal town of Barwon Heads, Victoria, the clip features the songstress herself performing and dancing in a collection of stunning attire that was provided by local independent fashion designers EWOL, Grace Willow the Label and Verner.

Since the release of ‘Underwater’, the track has picked up considerable support from the likes of triple j Unearthed, Australian community radio, worldwide taste maker blogs and Spotify via their ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Fresh Finds: Six Strings’ play lists. Holt and her band also recently performed two capacity launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

Produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt), with additional production and mixing by Dave Hammer (Washington, Thundamentals, Nicole Millar), ‘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. 

 In 2018, Holt plans to continue releasing more music and playing live shows. 



Rob Carroll


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 her raspy, soulful vocals - described by Indie Shuffle as “enveloping your mind with soaring and husky tone” - front and centre.

JANEVA on ‘Humble Beginnings’ –

“It’s about persisting through difficult times and not forgetting how far you’ve come and why you started. We all struggle at different times to maintain perspective on our own lives. Sometimes we just need to remember to give ourselves a break and a little bit of credit”.

Earlier in 2017, debut single ‘You & I’ went onto receive airplay across triple j, landing top position on the triple j Unearthed Electronic charts and number two on the overall charts. The track was also strongly supported by worldwide tastemaker blogs and clocked over 88,000 plays on Spotify.

To coincide with the release, JANEVA will perform at Brighton Up Bar, Sydney and The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne in December. Previously, the songstress has traversed the countryside sharing the stages with the likes of L D R U, Running Touch, KLP and Lanks.

In the coming weeks, JANEVA will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Humble Beginnings’.  


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Yungblud has today released his brand new track 'Tin Pan Boy'.

The release of the nineteen-year-old, Yorkshire-born artist's new track comes just days after he unveiled the official video for 'I Love You, Will You Marry Me'.

Speaking about the inspiration of the new track, Yungblud says:

"I spent most of my childhood on Denmark Street, Soho, London, it’s where I first picked up a guitar. At the moment there is a massive redevelopment going on which will eventually force a lot of independent businesses out of the area - I have a real connection to all the music and art stores and to see people trying to tear out its soul makes me super upset and really pissed off. Tin Pan Alley is literally where the foundations of British rock and roll and the pop music that we know today were built. Everyone from Jagger to Lennon to the Sex Pistols used to hang out there. To sit back and watch it happen without saying something is not an idea that I’m into".

'Tin Pan Boy' once again shows off Yungblud’s unique blend of alternative rock: poetry, crunching guitar-hooks and energetic break beats - all brought together with his own fierce determination to make a serious dent in pop culture.

Just last night, Yungblud completed his headline US tour. He will head out on a European tour, complete with six UK & Ireland dates, in early 2018.


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New Melbourne-based indie-pop artist, Essie Holt, has just unveiled tour dates and her debut single ‘Underwater’ – produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt), with additional production and mixing by Dave Hammer (Washington, Thundamentals, Nicole Millar)

‘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. 

Holt describes the meaning behind ‘Underwater’ –

“I wrote Underwater super late one night after a pretty heavy conversation. I’d had to swallow a lot of words in that moment, so when I sat down at the piano the song came relatively fast. It’s about the blurred senses you experience when something really shakes you”.

To coincide with the release of ‘Underwater’, Holt will also perform two shows at The Workers Club, Melbourne on Tuesday November 21st and at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on Friday 24th November as part of indie club night party, Rare Finds.

In the coming weeks, Essie Holt will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Underwater’. 

‘Underwater’ will be available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retails on Friday November 17th


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NSW Central Coast-based indie-pop duo, Little Earthquake, have just unveiled their brand new single ‘Human Connection’ (featuring Rosa Morgan) – mixed by Chris Galland and Manny Marroquin (Post Malone, Kanye West, 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.

Justin Hyland describes the creative process behind ‘Human Connection’ –

‘I was in a very dark place when I wrote ‘Human Connection’. It’s about a girl, I thought I wanted to be with. As the writing progressed, the song took a very creative turn and started to take on a life of its own. I realised that I actually wasn’t chasing this girl and I was running from myself. I thought I was asking her not to give up on me, but by the time the song was finished I realised I was reaching out to myself. Not giving up on myself and not being afraid to admit that I wanted human connection. Ultimately, the song became a journey about self-reflection’ 

Since their inception, Little Earthquake have received strong support from the likes of triple j, Spotify, ABC’s Rage, MTV and worldwide tastemaker blogs. They’ve traversed the countryside playing sold-out shows alongside the likes of twenty one pilotsPNAUThe Griswolds and appeared on boutique festivals and events Mountain Sound Festival and Rare Finds.

In the coming weeks, Little Earthquake will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Human Connection’. 

‘Human Connection’ is now available worldwide via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers.


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After releasing their standout debut single ‘Cool’, Sydney-based indie rock quintet, Georgia June, return with new cut ‘Broke’ – recorded at New York’s Diamond City Studios.

‘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.

Georgia describes the inspiration behind the track –

“I feel as though the song really speaks for itself in this one, it was written when I literally had no money, wandering aimlessly around New York, and I just wrote it as a joke on how broke I was. It was comical, I remember going in stores and trying things on and not being able to afford it, but still wanting it and telling my rents I was fine because I was in denial. It’s a song which I feel a lot of people can relate to at some point and just laugh about it”.

Debut single ‘Cool’ released last month made waves among local tastemakers, garnering support from Spotify, triple j Unearthed, Rolling Stone Australia and Pilerats. The track achieved rotation and spot play on FBi, SYN, 3RRR and 4ZZZ, leading to a #2 rank on the AMRAP metro charts.

Georgia June have also kept a busy live schedule amongst releasing new music, recently performing to a capacity crowd at Brighton Up Bar and supporting buzz acts Le Pie and Sloan Peterson. This week, the quintet will support Melbourne-based songsmith Wesley Fuller at his Sydney album launch. To celebrate the release of ‘Broke’ Georgia June will launch the single at Marrickville’s Red Rattler on Friday November 10th.

‘Broke’ is now available worldwide via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers


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Brisbane-based indie-electronic artist, AUSTEN, is excited to reveal her stunning new single ‘Storm’ – produced and recorded by James Angus (Midas.Gold, Carmouflage Rose, Gill Bates).

Taking cues from the likes of Broods, Halsey and Banks, ‘Storm’ is a dark and brooding cut of intricate electronica-pop. Song structure navigates effortlessly as dynamics are harnessed with finesse; flickering in between swirling synths, meticulous percussion, deep moody bass and ethereal vocals.

AUSTEN describes the motivation behind the track:

“I wrote Storm in one shot which just started with the line ‘I was talking to myself’ - the whole first verse is just exactly what I was doing / feeling before I picked up a pen and started writing. It was the start of me falling for someone and how in that moment everything is so insane and you feel like you’re in the eye of this whirlwind going on around you. All that energy is coming from that person or from the synthesis of you two together. The lyrics just follow my train of thinking and this process of falling for someone and realising how much that person affects you, and I love the metaphor of the song because for me a storm in the distance is thrilling and exciting if you don’t think you’re going to be hurt by it".

Previous singles ‘Faded’ and ‘Darkside’ have been strongly supported by the likes of triple j, Spotify, community radio and online tastemakers Pilerats, Stoney Roads, inthemix and Purple Sneakers. To coincide with the release of ‘Storm’, AUSTEN is currently touring nationally playing to sold-out crowds alongside The Kite String Tangle and Golden Vessel.

Over the coming months, AUSTEN will continue to release new music and traverse the countryside.

‘Storm’ is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers


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Nocturnal Tapes are excited to unveil their headline East Coast tour dates and new single ‘All I Need’, the follow on from their critically adored debut EP ‘Visions IV’ - recorded and produced by the duo themselves at their home studio and mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Cosmos Midnight, Kučka).

‘All I Need’ is a dreamy melting pot of dance, electronica, and psychedelia. Glimmering with walls of synth, subtle yet apt percussion and the mesmerising vocals of Harry Suttor, the eclectic track gradually ascends into its soaring and infectious chorus. Dynamics and structure float elegantly, melding together a meticulously composed piece of indie-pop.

Front man Suttor describes the motivation behind the track:

“All I Need is about the pressure I had previously put on myself to become successful and the breakthrough moment when I realised that I already have everything I need; everything else is just a bonus. I try to remind myself of this everyday as I find that this unnecessary pressure I used to put on myself, just clouds judgement and creativity”.

Since its release, their debut EP ‘Visions IV’ has received outstanding support, with Tone Deafstating it as “One of the strongest debut EP’s of the year” and Acid Stag remarking “An impressive five-track collection of tunes that will have you swinging your hips and fist punching the air all the way through”.

Previous single ‘Wake Up’ was supported by triple j, MTV, community radio and a slew of worldwide tastemaker blogs; which resulted in a #6 position on the esteemed Hype Machine Nowcharts.

Following on from a national tour alongside Luke Million and fellow rising star Mookhi, the band announce their headline East Coast run, which will see them perform seven shows across QLD, NSW and ACT.

‘All I Need’ is available now via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers


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After releasing their standout debut single ‘Rough Trade’, NSW Central Coast-based experimental-electronic duo, Desert Moons return with stellar follow up cut ‘Deep Water’ – produced and recorded by the group themselves at their home studio.

Opening with a gradual crescendo, ‘Deep Water’ harnesses dynamics with finesse, melding electronic beats, keys, synth, moog and the endearing vocals of enigmatic front man Jake Dobson, and his layers of hauntingly intricate harmonies.    

Dobson describes the meaning behind the track –

“‘Deep Water’ is a metaphor for feeling outside your comfort zone. Just like deep ocean waters, the idea of being in uncharted territory can be a confronting concept. At times in my life, I’ve had no choice but to face my demons head on, however ended up in a more advantageous position by addressing these challenges. It’s helped define my character and realise that fear is only a delusion created by the mind”.

Their debut track ‘Rough Trade’ received an auspicious introduction, receiving support from the likes of KEXP (USA), triple j, local community radio and a slew of worldwide tastemaker blogs.

Both Jake and fellow band mate and brother, Simon Dobson have been playing and performing music together since an early age. They’ve worked as session musicians in the studio and live, as well as releasing music and touring the world with their bands. Desert Moons is the first project the brothers have collaborated on as a duo.

‘Deep Water’ is available now via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers


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Nineteen-year-old, Yorkshire-born artist Yungblud has unveiled the official video for track “I Love You, Will You Marry Me”, which tells a corrupt, modern-day love story. The video showcases electrifying recorded footage from the artist’s recent live shows, combined with behind the scenes tour action.

Yungblud has created his own unique blend of alternative rock: poetry, crunching guitar-hooks and energetic break beats - all brought together with his own fierce determination to make a serious dent in pop-culture.

The singer-songwriter recently performed on the Propaganda Records tour, which saw him embark on string of dates across the country as part of the UK’s biggest indie rock night.

To coincide with the release of ‘I Love You, Will You Marry Me’, Yungblud has recently announced his first ever trip to Australia on November 13th, which will include a secret show at an undisclosed location in Sydney.


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Sydney-based indie-rock quintet, Georgia June, have just unveiled their debut single ‘Cool’ and accompanying video.

Recorded by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and Joel Witenberg (Surf Rock is Dead) at New York's Diamond City Studios, 'Cool' is full of angst and honest expression. Georgia’s passionate vocals are complimented by catchy guitar riffs and crisp basslines, resulting in a candid indie anthem. The spirit of fem-rock icons like Joan Jett, Blondie and Chrissy Amphlettmanifests in her powerful lyrics and nonchalant attitude.

June describes the recording process and inspiration behind ‘Cool’ –

“Recording the track at Diamond City was such an insane experience, the song was written in Sydney after an Uber ride home from a house party and it was amazing to bring it to life in NYC. Cool is supposed to be a satire on the notion of being popular and fitting in to a particular social hierarchy, I’ve always been super nerdy so the video and song for this was just a play on that.”

The vintage-inspired film clip depicts a teenage girl dealing with the pressures of growing up and adolescent relationships, interspersed with montages of Georgia performing alongside her fellow band members. In a sense, it displays a young woman bestowing words of wisdom upon a younger, more naïve version of herself.

The band’s debut single emerges after Georgia’s recent three-month stay in New York, where she was mentored by Billboard Magazine. Honing her craft over years of performing around Sydney’s Inner West neighbourhoods and playing at the recent King Street Crawl, the nineteen year old songstress is already an accomplished musician.

To celebrate the release, Georgia June will be launching their single at Sydney’s Brighton Up Baron Friday September 22, alongside indie-pop darling Maia Marsh and local rockers FLTRS.

‘Cool’ is available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers


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After releasing their critically adored debut single ‘Dissolve’, Sydney-based experimental-electronica duo Blondebears return with the enthralling and atmospheric follow up ‘Sedative’ – produced and recorded by both members Jake Stiles and Sebastian Morales at their Sydney-based studios.

Awash with sonic textures, the dark and dreamy ‘Sedative’ further shines a light on the group’s ability to push songcraft boundaries with meticulous delivery and cohesive finishing. Flawlessly navigated by its apt builds and drops, the hypnotic piece comes to life with spellbinding production finesse. 

Stiles describes the storyline behind the track:

“’Sedative’ recounts the story of a man who experiences a bipolar relationship. He largely accepts blame for the breakdowns and failures; struggling to ever forgive himself. He never moves on with his life and carries these burdens to his untimely death”.    

Euphoric debut cut ‘Dissolve’ was widely embraced by tastemakers, including outstanding reviews and support from worldwide blogs, triple j, MTV, ABC’s Rage, community radio stations FBi, SYN and 4ZZZ, and was added to a slew of Spotify play lists including New Music Friday, Top-Shelf Electronic, Indie Arrivals, The Australian Sound, Australian and New Zealand Viral Hits and charted in the top ten of the Australian Viral Charts.

The group have become a mainstay on the Sydney live circuit performing at various indie club night parties, including Rare Finds at OAF Gallery where they’ll perform once again to launch ‘Sedative’ on Friday August 25th, in conjunction with OXJAM Australia, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Over the coming year Blondebears plan to continually release new songs and launch their live show nationally. 

‘Sedative’ is now available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers.    


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