Hoodlem

Band of The Week. Hoodlem

This week’s Band of The Week bring an unerring wave of cool to proceedings. Introducing Hoodlem, a thrillingly anonymous project from Melbourne, Australia. The self-titled EP released via Caroline Australia offers up five genre bending tracks with cleverly chaotic soulful melodies and biting lyrics set against a thrilling bed of electronica. Following on from a North

Cookie Baker

First Signs of Love No 155. Cookie Baker (Exclusive)

Little Engine is the début single from Australian contemporary folk and alternative pop artist, Cookie Baker and precedes a full length album planned for late 2015. It’s this week’s First Signs of Love featured track on RCM, and we’re delighted to say we have the exclusive first play. Cookie Baker was raised on a farm by

Annie Chalmers

First Signs of Love No 139. Annie Chalmers

Wide-eyed and humble, twenty year-old Australia singer/songwriter Annie Chalmers took to song writing in her early teens, in an effort to broaden her horizons beyond the small Australian country town she grew up in. Decorated in more tattoos then your average hipster, it’s clear she isn’t afraid of being seen (and heard) as an individual. She

Damon Smith

First Signs Of Love No. 112 Damon Smith & The Quality Lightweights

It’s Time to Let the Wolves Out is the title track, and first single, from Damon Smith’s forthcoming October release. The song has a swagger; the repetitive hammering piano drives the song, Smith in part channelling his inner Nick Cave. The low and understated vocal delivery is mirrored throughout by a female backing line, which

Young Night

First Signs Of Love No. 108 Young Night – Picasso

Sounding like the Australian love child of Vampire Weekend, Young Night burst on to scene with Picasso, a bouncy, harmonious and highly infectious pop tune, that once in your head won’t be easily shifted. It’s certainly a statement of intent, and although it’s unclear what Pablo ever did to them, the message is clear. “Hey

ElizaHull

Artist Of The Week. Eliza Hull

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Eliza Hull creates what she describes as Ethereal, dreamy and heart-felt music.  Eliza grew up in regional Victorian town of Albury, a place surrounded by big, flat and dry farmland. This childhood landscape seems to permeate into her music, and it is this sparseness where Eliza’s music shines. 2012 saw the

Hayden Calnin

Hayden Calnin – Oh, Hunter EP

Oh, Hunter by Hayden Calnin is a wonderful marriage of sparse, dream like electronic arrangements and soulful vocals. Part Bon Iver, part James Blake, but all really, really good. Calnin is an artist clearly in his element in the studio, possessing the time and talent to tinker with these songs in order to create something

F!NGERT!P$

First Signs Of Love No 88. F!NGERT!P$ – Strung Out

It’s dirty, it’s naughty, it loosens your limbs, it’s ‘Strung Out’ from exciting new Australian artist Fingertips. Her plan to boost email opening rates certainly worked when she cheekily promoted the video for ‘Strung Out’ as her ‘sex tape.’ Right now Fingertips is hot property, and it seems most things she touches turn to gold. The past