INDIE

Flight Facilities make a grand return with ‘Arty Boy’

After teasing new music last week, Aussie producer boys Flight Facilities have released their first single in three years. ‘Arty Boy’ featuring Emma Louise is a smooth ode to a spontaneous crush. Silky synths float amidst nostalgic drum chops and Chic-esque guitar licks, the track is a warm welcome back for the guys who have been touring the…

Stream: Lorde’s album ‘MELODRAMA’

The anxiety that sits beneath a sophomore release can be the crushing or sprinkling of gold…and in Lorde’s case we’re feeling the tension ourselves. As we uncover the opening songs of Melodrama we’re reminded of the feelings we first felt discovering her website online, with no story, and simply a collection of the freshest sound we had…

Exposed: Jahra Rager (Interview)

When a practitioner is functioning at a high level, there is an undeniable poetry to movement and a real physicality to wordplay. If you can successfully bring these two disciplines together as one, the possibilities are jaw-dropping. Through her mixed-medium efforts in dance and poetry, West Auckland’s Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is well on her way…

Slept On: Fortunes ‘Focus’

The evolution of Fortunes vocalist Conor McCabe has been a miraculous thing to witness. Since reconnecting with his producer and Hamilton Boys High School friend Barnaby Matthews three years ago in Melbourne, Conor has headed straight to the beating heart of the hedonism of late night partying, and the brutal comedown of the morning after…

6lack releases ‘That Far’

Winding the BPM up, and amongst The Weekend’s ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour’ 6lack has picked a minute to piece together a brand new track titled ‘That Far.’ His first release since the February collaboration with Jhene Aiko, this new cut ups the anti… With co-production from Australia’s LUCIANBLOMKAMP, the new cut has just hit Spotify…

Noah Slee accepts himself with ‘Told’

Dusty drum grooves provide the opening piece to Noah Slee’s new track ‘Told’ – the latest offering from the vocalist stuck between Berlin and NZ. In the lead up to his album release Otherland – the artist sets his listener up for a soulful exploration of freedom and spiritual progression. As a poignant ode to self,…

MR. JUKES – ‘Grant Green’ ft Charles Bradley

Okay. Some of you will remember Bombay Bicycle Club. They were incredible and they also stuck it out a lot longer than most indie bands from that era (with their latest album released in 2014). When they went on hiatus I can’t imagine too people were holding their breath to see what their members would…

Alt-j reveal their melodically bleeding hearts (Interview)

Alt-j are a band who are impossible to put in a box – with the release of their third album Relaxer we were met with a brand new offering, challenging genres and the preconceptions we had in our heads. The 40-min rollercoaster is perfectly poised, symmetrically adroit, and brave. Whether you class the group as art-electro, math…

The Goods sedative new cut ‘You’re a Star’

Fast becoming vital members of Sydney’s rising soul / electronic scene is The Goods, here to share their new track “You’re a Star.” A hypnotizing horizontal fixed cut that combines crisp vocals with dirty reversed samples.  With co-signs from triple J, and Personal Best Records the trio blur the lines between genre’s without hesitation. Already their incredible live…

James Vincent McMorrow Releases Fourth Album

Just eight months after the release of his third album, We Move, James Vincent McMorrow has released his fourth album, True Care. He released the track of the same name, ‘True Care’ as a taste of what to expect this Tuesday. McMorrow wrote a message on his website sharing the philosophy of the album.  I…