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Mike Elrington brings solid rammed out blues with roared vocals on 'She’s On My Mind Again'

Mike Elrington brings solid rammed out blues with roared vocals on ‘She’s On My Mind Again’

[Only Blues Music] Mike Elrington has been banging out the blues with forceful singing and plenty of grunt for 17 ...
This Way North bring the light and shiny with 'You Be You'

This Way North bring the light and shiny with ‘You Be You’

Female two-piece indie pop outfit This Way North has dropped You Be You as the first single from upcoming EP ...
Beyond Q - A Canberra institution closes its doors

Beyond Q – A Canberra institution closes its doors

Formerly of Curtin, lately of Weston Creek, Beyond Q Café and Bookshop closed its doors on Friday June 5. A ...
With third album 'Juveniles' the rock is very much back with Kingswood

With third album ‘Juveniles’ the rock is very much back with Kingswood

[Dew Process] Melbourne alt rock band Kingswood debuted their drool-worthy album  Microscopic Wars in 2014, with tracks demonstrating an impressive ...
Hayley Williams' 'Simmer' brilliantly boils over with rage, revenge, and self-remonstration

Hayley Williams’ ‘Simmer’ brilliantly boils over with rage, revenge, and self-remonstration

[Atlantic Records] Hayley Williams, the front woman of the three-piece band Paramour from Tennessee, has gone solo with the debut ...
Maddy Jane's debut LP is heart-on-the-sleeve stuff via a striking, engaging voice

Maddy Jane’s debut LP is heart-on-the-sleeve stuff via a striking, engaging voice

[Lemon Tree Records] Hailing from Tasmania’s Bruny Island, Maddy Jane has joined the likes of Alex Lahey and Alex the ...
Shotgun Mistress 'Save Me From Myself' is an unapologetic, fast-paced track of sheer musical grunt

Shotgun Mistress ‘Save Me From Myself’ is an unapologetic, fast-paced track of sheer musical grunt

[Golden Robot Records] Formed in 2018, Melbourne hard rock outfit Shotgun Mistress is the initiative of guitarist Matt Wilcock. Wilcock, ...
Melbourne's Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for 'The Valley'

Melbourne’s Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for ‘The Valley’

[Cultivator Records] Melbournites Collegians formed in 2014, including two members from 1980s pop rockers Pseudo Echo, and later bands Vertigo ...
Vendulka becomes Aya Yves and swaps strings for electronic grooves in the excellent '(in)Sanity'

Vendulka becomes Aya Yves and swaps strings for electronic grooves in the excellent ‘(in)Sanity’

[Independent Release] Local songstress Vendulka is well known about town for her smooth folk-pop performances. Now she has swapped easy ...
Jarrow 'Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)'

Jarrow ‘Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)’

[Independent Release] Melbourne singer-songwriter Daniel Oke, AKA Jarrow, first launched his musical career with the 2015 EP Legitimate, followed by ...