Category: New Australian Music

Fave Aussie LPs of ’15

A version of these two pieces originally appeared in Tonedeaf back in December. Twerps – Range Anxiety (Chapter Music) It was incredibly hard not to have felt more than just a little giddy following my first couple of listens to Twerps’ sophomore record Range Anxiety. Having taken quite awhile to warm to last year’s Underlay EP,…

New Video: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “The River”

Melbourne’s finest perveyors of psychedelia induced garage rock King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, are set to release their latest full length offering Quarters next month. The record will feature four songs, each lasting an even 10 minutes & 10 seconds in length, and so to tide us over, the seven piece have unleashed a trippy new video for the album’s opening track;…

Album Review: Chook Race – “About Time”

This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Having released the rather well received Powernap cassette in 2013 and the even more impressive split 7” with Sydney’s Unity Floors last year, to say there is an air of anticipation surrounding the release of Melbourne’s Chook Race debut full length About Time, is something of an understatement. The guitar pop…

Single Review: Dick Diver – ‘Tearing the Posters Down’

Melbourne indie-pop darlings Dick Diver are now only a month away from releasing their highly anticipated third full length Melbourne, Florida. Having previously released the album’s infectiously upbeat first single ‘Waste the Alphabet’ back in December, the foursome have very kindly decided to drop a follow up in the form of ‘Tearing the Posters Down’ One can’t help…

Album Review: Pond – “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Having already released three full length albums it seemed as though Pond were intent on being able to fly under the radar of the mid-noughtie’s psyche-rock resurgence. Things however took a not so unexpected lift-off for the Perth natives, following high praise both at home and abroad, for their 2012 release…

Single Review: Jonny Telafone – “The Prayer”

Melbourne based musician Jonny Telafone’s latest release “The Prayer”, is the first single to be lifted from his forthcoming Chapter Music release; Romeo Must Cry. It will be Telafone’s first proper full-length record for the label, as it follows his 2012 self-titled collection which gathered together 20 tracks that had previously featured in cassette and digital formats only. “The Prayer”…

Single Review: Ausmuteants – “Boiling Point”

Geelong’s Ausmuteants formed in late 2011, when Jake Robertson (Hierophants and Frowning Clouds) and Billy Gardner (Living Eyes and Wet Blankets), decided to explore their love of all things synth-punk, i.e. Devo, the Screamers & Chrome. In no time at all they had released their first album Split Personalities, which was in turn swiftly followed…

Single Review: The Living Eyes – “Guilty Pleasures”

Regrettably I must admit that the Geelong based label Anti Fade Records, has only just popped up on my radar, meaning at this stage, I have only managed to explore the tip of its heavily punk/garage rock induced roster. The label’s most recent release is this 7″ single “Guilty Pleasures”, from young psyche disciples The Living Eyes. The group…

Single Review: Laura Jean – ‘Don’t Marry The One You Love’

Melbourne based folk songstress Laura Jean has just dropped the second single; ‘Don’t Marry The One You Love’, from her soon to be released eponymous album. Even though the upbeat and breezy sounding track contains the lush tones of it’s composer, as well as backing vocals from Norway’s Jenny Hval – herself a former resident of Melbourne – it’s…