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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

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First Signs of Love No. 189 Private Life

Australian duo Private Life have unleashed their new single ‘Dragon’ upon us, it’s an unabashed embrace of pop with catchy hooks, unexpected arrangements and arena-ready crescendos. A winning combination of pop sensibility, comparisons to Blondie and vocal aerobics reminiscent of Chairlift, Private Life are filling headphones with the promise of new adventures and setting free

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Eliza Hull – Used To (Feat. Texture Like Sun)

Melbourne’s Eliza Hull has a new single ‘Used To’ Featuring Melbourne’s Texture Like Sun. It’s the second single off debut album ‘The Bones Of Us’ – produced by Hayden Calnin. Eliza is known for her ethereal soundscapes and haunting vocals, whether it’s emotive lyrics, or the trip hop beats that surround them, each moment of her performance compels the

By Julia Fayngruen

First Signs Of Love No 105. Owls Of The Swamp – Shapeshifter

First Sign of Love this week is Shapeshifter from Owls of the Swamp, aka Pete Uhlenbruch. Originally from Melbourne, now based in the UK, his third album Atlas was recorded in his mobile studio across Germany, Iceland and the UK. The album features guest appearances from Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season), Ryan Karazija (Low Roar),

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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

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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

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Band Of The Week. Clubfeet -Heirs & Graces

One of my favourite things about music is the individuality of musical taste and appreciation.  Clubfeet’s new album Heirs & Graces is a reminder of this, as after a few listens, I found myself a little underwhelmed by the 1st single, and radio favourite, Heartbreak.  That’s by no mean saying that it is a bad

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Band Of The Week. Red Aces

Australian indie pop collective Red Aces are a true family band. Made up of four loyal brothers, they started their musical quest together playing for the rest of their family at gatherings. After developing their sound and playing endless gigs in Melbourne, they were brought under the radar of Red Door Sounds. This musical union