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Ahead of the November 9 release of new album Not Forever, Melbourne’s Tram Cops have released single ‘LA’, a sparsely ornamented tune that is grogged-out and woozy on love. Link in bio!

Melbourne singer-songwriter Candy is offering another personal insight into his mind with new single ‘Validation’. Here, Candy yearns for positive reinforcement, but grapples with a deep-seeded unhappiness within himself that prevents him from attaining or accepting the satisfaction he craves. Read more via link in bio! 📸: Briana Davis

After tearing us a new one with New Vietnam, CIVIC return with a spanker of a 7”. The release will be dropping on November 9 through Anti Fade (AUS/EU) and Famous Class (US/UK) but if you click the link in the bio you can listen to primo track ‘Pleasure’ right now! 📸: Julian Hocking

Following on from the release of their impressive full-length record Broadcast Park, Brisbane’s Tape/Off are today unveiling the visuals for single ‘Wake in Fright’. Influenced by the Australian outback’s vicious notoriety, the track and clip provide an unsettling snapshot of our landscape’s history and terrifying isolation. Hit the bio for a gander! 📸: Peter Krbavac

Very excited to premiere the lead single from Constant Mongrel’s forthcoming LP Living In Excellence. It’s urgent post-punk at its finest! Listen to the track and read a chat with the band now. Link in bio!

Melbourne-via-Bonny Hills trio Dumb Punts are celebrating the release of their new LP The Big One through Pissfart Records. Filled with strong riffs, mongrelised energy and world-weary lyrics, The Big One is a vital entrant into the revitalised and burgeoning Aus-rock scene. Read our interview with the band and listen to the album through the link in the bio! ⬆️⬆️

At the beginning of September, Jake Robertson (AUSMUTEANTS and Drug Sweat) will be dropping the first full-length release under his Alien Nosejob moniker. The second single from the record Various Fads & Technological Achievements is called ‘Abstract Theory’, and it’s our pleasure to offer the first look at the propulsive track’s surreal and silly space journey visuals. Hit the link in the bio to watch!

Ahead of its release on August 17, we’re hosting a preview stream of The little hand of the faithful’s new instrumental record, is with you. The brainchild of Scattered Order’s Mitchell Jones, is with you is an amalgamation of disparate sounds, welded together to form a machine that’s at times intimidating in sound, but engrossing in vision.

Today we have the pleasure of debuting ‘Cheating’ – the new track from Melbourne dark-wave five-piece Venetian Blinds. Eerie and encompassing, ‘Cheating’ situates listeners in the middle of a cold tempest, where biting winds carry haunted sounds and cloudy skies rumble with unsettling prose. Link in bio! 📸: Nick Wilkins

Celebrating a new drummer, Melbourne trio Life Strike unveil a loopy self-made video for one of their characteristically short and nagging songs. Doug Wallen breaks it down via the link in bio! 📸: Will Zerno

Ahead of the release of its official release on July 13 through Eastmint Records, avant-garde duo Crush Crush is giving us a preview listen of their debut self-titled album. Steeped in experimental sonic sensibilities, Crush Crush’s collection of tracks explores the possibilities of what can be done with less, resulting in a purposefully off-kilter but intriguing assembly of sounds. Listen via link in bio!

The newest face on the Hysterical Records roster is making moves. HoT To RoT is accelerating towards the release of its new EP in mid-August, but before the trio drops its collection of taught and sinewy post-punk, it’s releasing a DIY clip for its commanding debut single ‘Kindred’. We’ve got the first look here. 📸: Coralee Hall

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