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Taken from Bored Nothing‘s second album “Some Songs”. via Spunk (AUS + NZ) // Caroline (UK + Europe).


released April 20, 2014



Fraser A. Gorman – Shiny Gun

‘Shiny Gun’ is taken from Fraser A. Gorman’s debut album “SLOW GUM” (Milk! Records). Clip directed by Sunny Leunig, featuring Courtney Barnett (Fraser was featured on Courtney’s clip for “Avant Gardener”) and Davey Lane.




Fraser A. Gorman’s song-writing builds around his wry charm and offbeat storytelling. In recent years, Gorman has taken a sly sidestep away from the country-folk of his early releases; his sound is still steeped in Americana, but this time it’s somewhere between Transformer-era Lou and the joyous romp of early Big Star.  The forthcoming debut album showcases Gorman’s role as curator as well as songwriter – the record features choice contributions from Davey Lane (You Am I), Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard), and Jarrad Brown and James Fleming (Eagle and the Worm). The album was recorded by Cal Barter and mixed by Dan Luscombe (The Drones)”

arigato arata-san….



taken from his self-titled EP, released 25 February 2013


JACKSON C. FRANK cover …..



“The Soft Focus” is the 4th album from Melbourne’s quintet, The Ocean Party.
The band comprises of Lachlan Denton – guitar/vocals, Curtis Wakeling – guitar/vocals, Liam Halliwell – guitar/vocals, Zac Denton – drums/vocals, Jordan Thompson – Keys/vocals.


今年の忘れ物。メルボルンのリアル・エステートか(?)、ジ・オーシャン・パーティーの4thアルバム『Soft Focus』。



The Ocean Party – Head Down
taken from the Ocean Party’s 4th album “Soft Focus” (released 09 September 2014) via Spunk Records (Aus), Jigsaw Records (US)





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The Ocean Party – Quarter Life Crisis
taken from Split, released 07 October 2013 


also…. listen! Jordan Thompson‘s latest EP!


released 06 June 2014



Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener


Tajette O’Halloran Photography




Courtney Barnett is a Melbourne-based guitar player & singer & songwriter. In 2012 she started her own label, Milk! Records, and released her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris to glowing reviews around Australia. That quickly snowballed into International critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.




Monnone Alone – The Business World

Monnone Alone is Mark Monnone, best known as the bass player and co-songwriter in Australian band The Lucksmiths.  This song ‘The Business World’ is taken from the upcoming Monnone Alone debut full-length “Together At Last,” due out on May 24th via The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co..  The album was recorded at Marlborough Farms, Brooklyn and Sheahan Drive, Melbourne 2010-12. Produced by Gary Olson (The Ladybug Transistor) and Gus Franklin (Architecture in Helsinki, The Smallgoods), and features performances by his friends Kyle Forrester (Crystal Stilts) Linton (The Aislers Set), Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) and Ryan McPhun (Ruby Suns), as well as a duet with Bec Rigby of Melbourne beach party R&B favourites The Harpoons. 


Monnone Alone — The Business World


“Back in Melbourne, Monnone Alone grew to be a band with the introduction of Gus Franklin (Architecture in Helsinki, The Smallgoods) on drums and Connal Parsley (Your Wedding Night, Francis Plagne) on bass. Described by Mess+Noise as “classic indie pop with groggy vocals worthy of Stephen Pastel”, Monnone Alone’s sound has been shaped by the likes of Jonathan Richman, Television Personalities and Flying Nun.”



‘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). 

Puta Madre Brothers preview of their new shocking album
“It’s A Long Long Way To Meximotown”



Puta Madre Brothers are three gringos hailing from Altona in the western suburbs of Melbourne in the early 1980s. Their second album “It’s A Long Long Way To Meximotown,” featuring 14 bonus tracks of mexicali-disco-garage-hi-speed-soul-dance gunslings, will be coming soon, on February 10th via Baboso Records/Fuse Distribution. 

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