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‘Water Damage’ is taken from the latest single from Melbourne fourpiece Dick Diver‘s forthcoming Chapter Music album “Calendar Days,” out on March 16th. The band comprises of Alastair McKay, Rupert Edwards, Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control) and Steph Hughes (Boomgates, Children Collide).


Water Damage by Dick Diver Calendar Days



‘Alice’ is taken from “Calendar Days,” the rest is exclusive to this EP.
Released 16 November 2012, recorded, mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (of Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring). 



Twerps – Dreamin (taken from “Twerps”)


After several releases of 7″s/cassettes through several labels like Chapter Music, Night People, Olde English Spelling Bee, Group Tightener and their bandcamp, Melbourme’s jangly-pop foursome, Twerps has their self-titled debut full-length album. “Twerps” was recorded in a bona fide studio, with the help of engineer Jack Farley (Beaches, St Helens). Out on October 18th via Underwater Peoples / October 14th via Chapter Music.

Twerps consist of guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley), bassist Rick Milovanovic (Boomgates), guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider) and drummer Patrick O’Neill.

Panel of Judges – Coconut Trees

Taken from the latest album “Moods On The Move” (Mistletone) by Melbourne’s Panel of Judges, the band features Martin Frawley.

Essendon Airport – Martial Art


Chapter Music has announced a 30th anniversary reissue of Palimpsest, the one and only album by Melbourne post-punk icons Essendon Airport. Recorded in December 1981, Palimpsest is now reborn as a double disc package with a whole bonus CD of live and unreleased studio recordings spanning 1980-83.



Essendon Airport – Science of Sound  (via Rose Quartz)

“Formed in 1978 as a mimimalist duo of guitarist Robert Goodge and keyboardist David Chesworth (now a renowned Australian composer), Essendon Airport released their landmark 7” EP Sonic Investigations Of the Trivial on Chesworth’s Innocent Records in 1979. Chapter Music reissued Sonic Investigations way back in 2002, as a CD including second single Talking To Cleopatra (with vocalist Anne Cessna) and a raft of bonus tracks.”



Hit the Jackpot – Holiday

Adelaide fuzz pop wonders Hit the Jackpot are releasing Holiday, the first new cassette on Chapter Music since 1996! After their second album Soul Money Gang Vibe (released on Chapter in 2008).  Recorded 2010 at Jess and Kynan’s house by Kynan, some extra overdubs were handled in Melbourne by Jack Farley (Beaches, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Twerps) after drummer Scott O’Hara relocated there from Adelaide.

Limited edition cassette w/ download on Chapter Music (CH90). Stream the “Holiday” EP entirely / digitally available on their bandcampHit the Jackpot are: Jessica Thomas, Kynan Lawlor, Sebastien Calabretto, Scott O’Hara, Stephanie Crase.

“Holiday”




After releases with both Night People and Chapter Music, Australia’s Twerps bring their dark dream-pop to Brooklyn label Group Tightener. This three song 7-inch (She Didn’t Know / Anything New / Peculiar) works as a companion piece (same art split into two) to their recently released 7-inch on Under Water Peoples.  

Recorded By Mikey Young, Marty Frawley – Vox & Guitar, Julia McFarlane – Guitar, Rick Milovanovic – Bass, Patrick O’Neill – Drums, Dion Nania – Casio.  Limited to 500.




Twerps – Black Eyes
Filmed by Johann Rashid and James Eisen / Edited by Johann Rashid
from Black Eyes 7″ co-released by Underwater Peoples on March 8th with Chapter Music



Twerps – Black Eyes

The Twerps – Bullies

‘Black Eyes’ is taken from Twerps‘ forthcoming single co-released by Underwater Peoples on March 8th with Chapter Music to coincide with the band’s US tour.  Also another single ‘She Didn’t Know’ is scheduled for a later March release via Olde English Spelling Bee.  The two singles have matching cover art that, when combined, forms an even bigger picture, by Melboune artist Matlok Griffiths.  ‘Bullies’ on the Ancients split single is now free downloadable on Chapter Music’s Facebook page, here.  They’ve just recorded first full length album (untitled) with Jack Farley (Panel of Judges, ZOND, Beaches, St Helens) at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, it will be out early 2011.

Boomgates – Bright Idea

Melbourne’s lo-fi foursome, Twerps consist of guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley), bassist Rick Milovanovic (Boomgates), guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider) and drummer Patrick O’Neill.


Sonny Smith’s 100 records project
Earth Girl Helen Brown – Story Of An Earth Girl

Story of An Earth Girl …..
Check out this new composition by one of our favorite singers, Earth Girl Helen Brown. Helen tells us that the amazing video was put together by the talented Mr. Ben Montero and Ms. Sophie McInerny.




Earth Girl Helen Brown was created by Sonny Smith (of Sonny & the Sunsets) with help from his fellow artists including Heidi Alexander and Grace Cooper (of The Sandwitches), John Dwyer (of the Oh Sees), Kelley Stoltz, and others. And the track will be featured on the forthcoming album.

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