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03 Aug Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (3/8/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Emma Russack, Beaches, Simona, Conversationalists., The Jim Mitchells, Frames, Jahnne, Pillow Pro, Cara Mia, Twelve Ballet, Milwaukee Banks, Winters, Shoeb Ahmad, Dave O’Connor, The Attics, Sons of Rico and this week’s best new track by Arthur Miles.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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50. Sons of Rico – ‘Cool Change’ | Uploaded: July 27th

49. The Attics – ‘Stuck Anywhere’ | Uploaded: July 29th

48. Dave O’Connor – ‘Pay It On Time’ | Uploaded: July 31st

47. Shoeb Ahmad – ‘Mask-ed’ | Uploaded: July 2nd

46. Winters – ‘For All People’ | Uploaded: July 28th

45. Milwaukee Banks – ‘The City’ | Uploaded: July 28th

44. Twelve Ballet – ‘Just So She Knows’ | Uploaded: July 29th

43. Cara Mia – ‘Awaken’ | Uploaded: July 31st

42. Heart Beach – ‘Hours’ | Uploaded: July 19th | Open with YouTube

41. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Jen Cloher – ‘Regional Echo’ | Uploaded: July 24th | Open with YouTube

39. Simona – ‘Triumph’ | Uploaded: July 4th | Open with SoundCloud

38. S Y Orosa – ‘Anxious’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Love Deluxe – ‘Spice of Life’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Mere Women – ‘Silver And Gold’ | Uploaded: July 13th | Open with YouTube

35. Ara Koufax – ‘Natural States’ | Uploaded: July 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Workhorse – ‘Horses’ | Uploaded: July 17th | Open with YouTube

33. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

32. Small World Experience – ‘Daily Grind’ | Uploaded: July 6th | Open with YouTube

31. Morning TV – ‘Let It Lie’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with YouTube

30. Nolan House – ‘Seperated’ | Uploaded: July 26th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Pillow Pro – ‘Sex Appeal’ | Uploaded: August 1st

28. Jahnne – ‘Impend (Alternate)’ | Uploaded: July 31st

27. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

26. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Arthur Miles – ‘Night Flight’ | Uploaded: July 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Frames – ‘Trip’ | Uploaded: July 28th

21. The Jim Mitchells – ‘Ankle Deep’ | Uploaded: July 26th

20. Statue – ‘Base’ | Uploaded: July 10th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Beaches – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: July 12th | Open with YouTube

18. Liluzu – ‘How to: TIAFY’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Løskøber – ‘Lake Michigan (Andy Hart Remix)’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Conversationalists. – ‘Fuck, You’re On My Mind’ | Uploaded: July 31st

15. Simona – ‘Collect’ | Uploaded: July 31st

14. Beaches – ‘When You’re Gone’ | Uploaded: July 27th

13. Statue – ‘Face’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

12. The Ocean Party – ‘More To Run’ | Uploaded: July 9th | Open with YouTube

11. Hymns – ‘Heinz Harald Frentzen’ | Uploaded: July 25th | Open with YouTube

10. Emma Russack – ‘Body Goals’ | Uploaded: July 31st

9. The Harpoons – ‘Do You Want My Love’ | Uploaded: July 20th | Open with YouTube

8. A. Swayze And The Ghosts – ‘ICU’ | Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

7. Hey Baby! – ‘1-800 WEED’ | Uploaded: June 28th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Holiday Party – ‘I’m Still Here’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Arthur Miles – ‘Deep Think, Straight Talk’ | Uploaded: July 28th

4. Dianas – ‘Somebody Else’ | Uploaded: July 13th | Open with YouTube

3. Martin Frawley – ‘Chain Reaction’ | Uploaded: June 30th | Open with SoundCloud

2. The Stevens – ‘I Know (Charles and Jerry)’ | Uploaded: July 14th | Open with Spotify

1. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud


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27 Jul Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (27/7/17)


Photo by Jake Willis


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Hymns, Statue, Nolan House, Ara Koufax, Jen Cloher, Heart Beach, Ra Ra Raj, Corniglia, Matthew Kenneally and this week’s best new track by The Harpoons.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Matthew Kenneally – ‘Would You Do It Again?’ | Uploaded: July 26th

39. Corniglia – ‘I Don’t Know What To Say’ | Uploaded: July 25th

38. Ra Ra Raj – ‘Transfigurated Villian’ | Uploaded: July 26th

37. Kllo – ‘Virtue’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Heart Beach – ‘Hours’ | Uploaded: July 19th

35. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

34. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Jen Cloher – ‘Regional Echo’ | Uploaded: July 24th

31. Simona – ‘Triumph’ | Uploaded: July 4th | Open with SoundCloud

30. S Y Orosa – ‘Anxious’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Love Deluxe – ‘Spice of Life’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Mere Women – ‘Silver And Gold’ | Uploaded: July 13th | Open with YouTube

27. Ara Koufax – ‘Natural States’ | Uploaded: July 22nd

26. Workhorse – ‘Horses’ | Uploaded: July 17th | Open with YouTube

25. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

24. Small World Experience – ‘Daily Grind’ | Uploaded: July 6th | Open with YouTube

23. Morning TV – ‘Let It Lie’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with YouTube

22. Nolan House – ‘Seperated’ | Uploaded: July 26th

21. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

20. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Arthur Miles – ‘Night Flight’ | Uploaded: July 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

16. Statue – ‘Base’ | Uploaded: July 10th

15. Beaches – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: July 12th | Open with YouTube

14. Liluzu – ‘How to: TIAFY’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Michael Beach – ‘I Never Had Enough Time With You’ | Uploaded: May 31st | Open with YouTube

12. Løskøber – ‘Lake Michigan (Andy Hart Remix)’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Statue – ‘Face’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

10. The Ocean Party – ‘More To Run’ | Uploaded: July 9th | Open with YouTube

9. Hymns – ‘Heinz Harald Frentzen’ | Uploaded: July 25th

8. The Harpoons – ‘Do You Want My Love’ | Uploaded: July 20th

7. A. Swayze And The Ghosts – ‘ICU’ | Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

6. Hey Baby! – ‘1-800 WEED’ | Uploaded: June 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Holiday Party – ‘I’m Still Here’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Dianas – ‘Somebody Else’ | Uploaded: July 13th | Open with YouTube

3. Martin Frawley – ‘Chain Reaction’ | Uploaded: June 30th | Open with SoundCloud

2. The Stevens – ‘I Know (Charles and Jerry)’ | Uploaded: July 14th | Open with Spotify

1. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud


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20 Jul Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (20/7/17)


Photo by Bodhi Bailey


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Dianas, Beaches, Morning TV, Workhorse, Mere Women, Jamal Amir / Cool Anna, LETRAN, Gold Class, Saskwatch, Eduardo Muchacho and this week’s best new track by The Stevens.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Eduardo Muchacho – ‘Intoxicated’ | Uploaded: July 5th

39. Saskwatch – ‘Gemini’ | Uploaded: July 14th

38. Gold Class – ‘Rose Blind’ | Uploaded: July 12th

37. LETRAN – ‘Solipsism’ | Uploaded: July 13th

36. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

35. András – ’40k’ | Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Kllo – ‘Virtue’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Jamal Amir / Cool Anna – ‘Wrist Deep in that Jar of Honey’ | Uploaded: July 13th

32. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

31. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

29. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Simona – ‘Triumph’ | Uploaded: July 4th | Open with SoundCloud

26. S Y Orosa – ‘Anxious’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Love Deluxe – ‘Spice of Life’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Mere Women – ‘Silver And Gold’ | Uploaded: July 13th

23. Workhorse – ‘Horses’ | Uploaded: July 17th

22. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

21. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

18. Small World Experience – ‘Daily Grind’ | Uploaded: July 6th | Open with YouTube

20. Morning TV – ‘Let It Lie’ | Uploaded: July 11th

19. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

18. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Night Flight’ | Uploaded: July 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

14. Beaches – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: July 12th

13. Liluzu – ‘How to: TIAFY’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Michael Beach – ‘I Never Had Enough Time With You’ | Uploaded: May 31st | Open with YouTube

11. Løskøber – ‘Lake Michigan (Andy Hart Remix)’ | Uploaded: July 11th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Statue – ‘Face’ | Uploaded: July 7th | Open with SoundCloud

9. The Ocean Party – ‘More To Run’ | Uploaded: July 9th | Open with YouTube

8. A. Swayze And The Ghosts – ‘ICU’ | Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

7. Hey Baby! – ‘1-800 WEED’ | Uploaded: June 28th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Holiday Party – ‘I’m Still Here’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Dianas – ‘Somebody Else’ | Uploaded: July 13th

4. Martin Frawley – ‘Chain Reaction’ | Uploaded: June 30th | Open with SoundCloud

3. The Stevens – ‘I Know (Charles and Jerry)’ | Uploaded: July 14th

2. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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13 Jul Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (13/7/17)


Photo by Bodhi Bailey


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from The Ocean Party, Statue, Andy Hart, Liluzu, Small World Experience, Love Deluxe, S Y Orosa, Kllo, Leftenent, Ara Koufax, Mosam Howieson and this week’s best new track by Martin Frawley.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Cale Sexton – ‘Palmerston’ | Uploaded: June 28th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Jess Ribeiro – ‘Strange Game’ | Uploaded: June 24th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Mosam Howieson – ‘Untitled 3’ | Uploaded: June 16th

37. Banoffee – ‘Ripe’ | Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

36. Ara Koufax – ‘Test Dream’ | Uploaded: July 11th

35. Moody Beach – ‘All I Do’ | Uploaded: June 29th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Kardajala Kirridarra – ‘Ngurra (Rain Song)’ | Uploaded: June 27th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Jen Cloher – ‘Forgot Myself’ | Uploaded: June 21st | Open with YouTube

32. Leftenent – ‘We Can Do Better’ | Uploaded: July 7th

31. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

30. András – ’40k’ | Uploaded: June 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Kllo – ‘Virtue’ | Uploaded: July 11th

28. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

27. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

25. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Simona – ‘Triumph’ | Uploaded: July 4th | Open with SoundCloud

22. S Y Orosa – ‘Anxious’ | Uploaded: July 11th

21. Love Deluxe – ‘Spice of Life’ | Uploaded: July 7th

20. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

19. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

18. Small World Experience – ‘Daily Grind’ | Uploaded: July 6th

17. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

16. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

13. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Arthur Miles – ‘Night Flight’ | Uploaded: July 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

11. Liluzu – ‘How to: TIAFY’ | Uploaded: July 11th

10. Michael Beach – ‘I Never Had Enough Time With You’ | Uploaded: May 31st | Open with YouTube

9. Løskøber – ‘Lake Michigan (Andy Hart Remix)’ | Uploaded: July 11th

8. Statue – ‘Face’ | Uploaded: July 7th

7. The Ocean Party – ‘More To Run’ | Uploaded: July 9th

6. A. Swayze And The Ghosts – ‘ICU’ | Uploaded: June 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Hey Baby! – ‘1-800 WEED’ | Uploaded: June 28th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Holiday Party – ‘I’m Still Here’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Martin Frawley – ‘Chain Reaction’ | Uploaded: June 30th

2. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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06 Jul Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (6/7/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Hey Baby!, A. Swayze And The Ghosts, Michael Beach, Baby Blue, Arthur Miles, Simona, András, Jen Cloher, Kardajala Kirridarra, Moody Beach, Banoffee, Jess Ribeiro, Cale Sexton, Culte, Bleach Dream, Poppongene, Great Outdoors, Wavevom, Blanket Rule, Rat & Co, Hamjam, Saatsuma, Alex Cameron, Leisure Suite and this week’s best new track by Holiday Party.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Leisure Suite – ‘Shut Down’ | Uploaded: July 5th

39. Alex Cameron – ‘Candy May’ | Uploaded: June 28th

38. Saatsuma – ‘Stay’ | Uploaded: June 24th

37. Hamjam – ‘Lean’ | Uploaded: July 1st

36. Rat & Co ft. Liahona – ‘Soldiers’ | Uploaded: June 17th

35. Blanket Rule – ‘Fuck’m’ | Uploaded: July 1st

34. Wavevom – ‘Eternal Summer’ | Uploaded: June 28th

33. Great Outdoors – ‘Keep Your Focus’ | Uploaded: June 28th

32. Poppongene – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: June 27th

31. Bleach Dream – ‘Drown In Colours’ | Uploaded: June 23rd

30. Culte – ‘It’s Too Cold To Be Spring’ | Uploaded: June 23rd

29. Cale Sexton – ‘Palmerston’ | Uploaded: June 28th

28. Jess Ribeiro – ‘Strange Game’ | Uploaded: June 24th

27. Banoffee – ‘Ripe’ | Uploaded: June 22nd

26. Moody Beach – ‘All I Do’ | Uploaded: June 29th

25. Kardajala Kirridarra – ‘Ngurra (Rain Song)’ | Uploaded: June 27th

24. Jen Cloher – ‘Forgot Myself’ | Uploaded: June 21st

23. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

22. András – ’40k’ | Uploaded: June 22nd

21. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

20. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

18. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Simona – ‘Triumph’ | Uploaded: July 4th

15. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

14. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

13. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

12. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

9. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Arthur Miles – ‘Night Flight’ | Uploaded: July 3rd

7. Baby Blue – ‘New Girlfriend’ | Uploaded: May 5th

6. Michael Beach – ‘I Never Had Enough Time With You’ | Uploaded: May 31st

5. A. Swayze And The Ghosts – ‘ICU’ | Uploaded: June 23rd

4. Hey Baby! – ‘1-800 WEED’ | Uploaded: June 28th

3. Holiday Party – ‘I’m Still Here’ | Uploaded: June 20th

2. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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04 Jul Trading Tunes with Holy Balm


Holy Balm caught our attention last year when they released the singles ‘Fashion‘ and ‘Clandestine.‘But similarly in how I came to fully appreciate No Zu, it wasn’t until I saw them live (at Paradise Music Festival) that I really gathered what makes Holy Balm stand out. Holy Balm are combination of modest self-belief with the meticulous attention to detail and the ability to perform together as one solid entity.

Being signed to Chapter Music is a also reliable indication that it’s worthwhile checking out the artist. I suggest that the first step in exploring the music of this band would be to check out their album released last year, titled Activity. Then enjoy the Activity remixes posted above. Then their selections for Trading Tunes, and then ultimately go check out their live show.

Holy Balm chose to go with the theme of “wet things, water or washing” for their trading tunes this time round.

Launderette – ‘Vivien Goldman’

“This song has a very infectious groove and really beautiful, dynamic production – but what I (Anna) like most is the space in it. Vivien Goldman was a music writer before she put down a demo of this track in one afternoon, and only made seven odd others. It’s good fun – can’t walk past a laundry without ‘seems like I can’t get away from you’ popping into my head.”

Syracuse – ‘Liquid Silver Dream’

“Galactic contemporary French ‘blossoming lover’ disco. A classy edition to any endless dancefloor. An impressive live act, but sadly they have recently ceased working as duo?! This 10 minute opus is WELL worth every droplet.”

HOUSE OF DAD (Andras) – ‘Water Diviner’

“From a curious release by Andras under the name ‘House Of Dad’ dedicated to his father who is a plumber. Contrary in tone to previous work – we see a more inquiring and humorous dimension to his creative output. An interesting exploration of music, melody and metaphor.”

Drexciya – ‘Bubble Metropolis’

“Amazing Detroit duo whose entire premise was centred around the afrofuturist myth of Drexciya – an underwater city populated by unborn children of pregnant African women who were thrown off of slave ships; who had adapted to breathe underwater in their mothers’ wombs – an idea adapted from a text by Paul Gilroy. Part of the Underground Resistance crew. Such cool techno with serious intrigue.”

Martha & The Muffins – ‘Echo Beach’

“Canadian post punk, popular here in Oz and in the UK too. Heard a gorgeous rendition of this one at karaoke recently with some mates of ours – top sing along. Hits a nostalgic beach/end of summer vibe even if you didn’t grow up on the coast. “



12″ Activity Mixes Launch Dates
Saturday July 8th – Melbourne @ The Tote Hotel w/ Various Assess + GlamouRatz Saturday July 15th – Sydney @ Gaelic Club 2/ Enderie + Matthew Brown + Try [Tickets on the Door]



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29 Jun 2017 Half Time: Top 50 Australian Tracks


Photos by Sarah Chavdaroska


Every year Australian music is just getting better and bolder. Our artists are flying overseas more and more, and the live music experience and level of experimentation we have is hitting new peaks. With this year already off to a cracking start, we thought to break away from our usual Top 100 Australian Tracks and give you a look at what’s been happening in music so far.

We’ve collated a bunch of great tracks in alphabetical order to help you stay on top of what’s been released, and for ease of listening we’ve created the playlist on both Spotify and SoundCloud.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has sent us music this year, contacted us, shared, liked, commented or re-tweeted Ripe.

We couldn’t enjoy this level of music, or share it with you all, without these hard-working artists, publicists and music managers that spend their time sharing with us. After all, we are all here to support each other in just REALLY enjoying Australia’s music offerings. The rest of the year is looking bright and wonderful.

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1. András – ‘Vinyl Only’

2. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’

3. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’

4. Blank Realm – ‘Jesus, Part Two’

5. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’

6. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’’

7. Doona Waves – ‘Wategos’

8. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’

9. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’

10. Ferla – ‘In The Night’

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27 Jun Trading Tunes with Friendships


It’s not Summer anymore and sadly the festivals are long gone. Enter: Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, our saviour during Melbourne winter. There are plenty of live music shows throughout the colder months, but nothing quite brings that cross pollination of fans from different styles and genres like a music festival.

When it comes to artists who cross genres at the highest level, Friendships and Habits have earned a place a-top the list. They are playing a show together with BV and Wahe at The Night Cat on July 14th. If you’ve experienced these artists before, than you know how captivating the experience is. If you haven’t, buy tickets now.

To help get you hyped during pre-drinks before the show, Friendships have sent us five of their current favourite tunes.

Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’

IT Records pull a biggie with this slice of absolute class from Taipan Tiger Girls drummer Mat Watson AKA Other Places. This track sounds expensive. It evolves and flicks with perfect kineticism. It’s the kind of track you wish you wrote. Huuuuuge banger!!”

Nitzer Ebb – ‘Control I’m Here’

“I love to have a few late night glasses of bubbles with Miles Brown and let him fill my brain with his insanely massive knowledge about everything. This came from one of those nights (along with everything currently in our DJ set lol). ‘Drinking with Miles Brown’ should be a class you take at Melbourne University when you study Music History.”

Habits of Hate – ‘Limelight Roles’

“I know nothing about this group. I found this two track release when I was digging for bangers in my itunes. I tried to find more and couldn’t find an effing thing. If anyone knows anything HMU!! Miles Brown??!?”

Dead Sound & Videohead – ‘Fuck TV’

“BANGERS BANGERS BANGERS BANGERs!!!”

Gold Class – ‘Twist In The Dark (friendships remix)’

“I’ve been a massive fan of Gold Class for a good long time. They are incred live, incred recorded and such beautiful fellas. I was honoured when the cuties asked us to remix their banger “Twist in the Dark”. The remix is a bit of a longy, but effin worth it I swear!! Find yourself a big sound system, chuck it on and neck a bottle of prosecco. toot toot!!”


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22 Jun Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (22/6/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Jamil, Other Places, Planète, New Band, Shouse, The Pink Tiles, Noire, Phile, No Local and this week’s best new track by GL.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. No Local – ‘Hell’ | Uploaded: June 15th

39. Phile – ‘Marauder’ | Uploaded: June 20th

38. Dream Fiend – ‘🚀 Voyager 🚀’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Noire – ‘Real Cool’ | Uploaded: June 20th

36. The Pink Tiles – ‘Writer’s Block’ | Uploaded: June 15th

35. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

33. DJ Simon TK – ‘Manster (Wax’o Dystopio’s Oz Nu Beat Mix)’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

32. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

31. Lucy Cliche – ‘SOH008 (Lucy Cliche Remix)’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Alta – ‘Fix It’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’ | Uploaded: May 19th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Crepes – ‘Sexyland’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Shouse – ‘Gavotte (Live)’ | Uploaded: June 20th

26. New Band – ‘Bitter & Alone’ | Uploaded: June 19th

25. Planète – ‘Guided by Flux’ | Uploaded: June 19th

24. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Great Outdoors – ‘Part Ways’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

21. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

20. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

19. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

17. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th

16. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

14. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

11. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

10. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

9. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th

7. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

5. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

3. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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15 Jun Trading Tunes with Chiara Kickdrum


One of last summer’s standout sets had to be Melbourne’s own Chiara Kickdrum when she debuted at Meredith Music Festival. On a night that featured King Gizzard, Sheila E and Mount Liberation Unlimited, Chiara still managed to be the talking point. In just one hour she demonstrated how to be commanding and concise within a sound that she’s very quickly stamped as her own.

It’s a signature sound that’s dark, focused and always in control, like a plane taking flight in the night and landing right on schedule, the only variable being the cities’ flickering lights. In a time when so many DJs are genre jumping to keep everyone happy, Chiara makes the audience come to her and I love it.

You can catch Chiara Kickdrum playing with DJ Kiti this Friday the 16th of June at the Dark Mofo & Red Bull Music Academy’s Transliminal event at the Hobart City Hall. Juliana Huxtable and Brooke Powers are also on the lineup. The fun begins at 10pm with limited tickets available on the door!

For her trading tunes Chiara Kickdrum choose the theme of Electro: “I love the drum programming and all the different layers of electro. One of the links I’ve chosen is actually an album, Aqua Team 2 by DJ Stingray, it’s a work in its whole and I think only works when you hear all the tracks together. These selections encapsulate the rawness and soulfulness of electro. It’s the perfect combination of human and the machine.”

 

Optic Nerve – ‘Another World’

Dj Stingray – ‘Binarycoven’

E.r.p – ‘Gallup String’

Morphology – ‘Subsurface Ocean’

Andrea Parker feat DJ Assault & DJ Godfather – ‘Freaky Bitches’

 


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