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06 Apr Trading Tunes with Blank Realm


One of our favourite Queensland-based bands Blank Realm are back in Melbourne this weekend, playing at The Curtin on Saturday night. Joining them on an incredibly stacked line-up are Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo! and Hachiku. This show is for the launch of the Split Singles Club, a subscription service created by the beautiful people of Bedroom Suck Records and Milk! Records. Over the next three months subscribers will receive exclusive 7″ vinyls, each with two singles curated by the two labels and custom cover art by local illustrator Steph Hughes.

The build up for every Blank Realm gig is exciting, but to aid in the anticipation Dan Spencer (lead singer/drums) has written us some notes on a few of his favourite tracks from the bands’ continually updated playlist — which you can find in full at the bottom of this very page.

 

Bobby Brown – ‘Hawaii Nei I’ll Miss You (Israel Bound)’

“I could have picked any track off the album Prayers of a One Man Band. It’s truly a classic. Released in 1982, and recorded as Bobby Brown lived nomadically in his van with only his dog for company, Prayers is difficult to describe. Once you get past the strangeness of it all, and the multiple personality disorder vocals, it reveals itself to be a stone cold pop classic.”

Catherine Ribeiro – ‘Paix’

“Probably one of the most under-appreciated artists ever, Catherine Ribeiro has a deep back catalogue, but I think ‘Paix‘ is the pick. I will never get tired of this record. A masterpiece of eldritch psychedelic folk.”

75 Dollar Bill – ‘Beni Said’

“My most played record of last year. Addictive stuff. They are a two piece, and use a guitar and a wooden box for drums. Think Henry Flynt meets International Harvester, but in miniature.”

Dominique Lawalree – ‘Dimanche Pluvieux’

“A recent discovery for me, this record is also from 1982. Truly beautiful stuff, he almost released an album on Brian Eno’s label but it fell through.”

Pink Section – ‘Jane Blank / Shopping’

“I’ve watched this vid so many times. Just watch. It’s great.”

Blank Realm’s Full Playlist


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05 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (6/4/17)

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 Exhibitionist, Major Leagues, Tim Coggins, Cassius Select, Kirin J Callinan, Shouse, The Goods, Shrimpwitch, Top Dollar, Jessica Says, Oswolf, Wallace, Chymes and this week’s best new track by Trevor.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Chymes – ‘Bloom’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

39. Wallace – ‘Diaspora’ | Uploaded: April 5th

38. Oswolf – ‘Canteen’ | Uploaded: April 1st

37. Jessica Says – ‘Rock Candy’ | Uploaded: March 31st

36. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

33. Top Dollar – ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ | Uploaded: April 5th

32. Batts – ‘For Now’ | Uploaded: March 20th| Open with SoundCloud

31. Ferla – ‘Wasted On You’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with Bandcamp

29. Martin King – ‘The Way We Crush’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

28. Forever Son – ‘Crumb Kitchen’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Shrimpwitch – ‘Lust For A Kick’ | Uploaded: March 28th

26. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

25. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with YouTube

24. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

23. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

21. Changelings – ‘Fridge Buzz #2’ | Uploaded: March 15th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Jimmy Chang – ‘Style’n w/ Ease’ | Uploaded: February 28th | Open with SoundCloud

19. The Goods – ‘Make Your Move’ | Uploaded: March 30th

18. Shouse – ‘Without You’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

17. Kirin J Callinan – ‘Bravado’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

16. Cassius Select – ‘Herd’ | Uploaded: April 5th

15. Tim Coggins – ‘Viewpoint’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

14. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

13. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

10. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

9. Major Leagues – ‘It Was Always You’ | Uploaded: March 30th

8. Slow Dancer – ‘It Goes On’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

7. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’ | Uploaded: March 21st

6. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

5. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Trevor – ‘Sensual Mediation’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with Spotify

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30 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (30/3/17)

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 Slow Dancer, Super Magic Hats, Wolf Shield, Jimmy Chang, Jade Imagine, Forever Son, Ferla, Batts and this week’s best new track by Harvey Sutherland.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Le Pie – ‘White Walls & Promises’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

39. Poppongene – ‘Esky’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

38. Nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Vanderlay – ‘Saltlines’ | Uploaded: March 16th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hypersleep ft. Arrom – ‘Charcoal’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

34. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

33. Roland Tings – ‘Slow Centre’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Sebastian Vivian – ‘Cascade’ | Uploaded: March 10th | Open with SoundCloud

30. REMI ft. Silent Jay – ‘Contact Hi/High/I’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with YouTube

29. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Batts – ‘For Now’ | Uploaded: March 20th

24. Ferla – ‘Wasted On You’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

23. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Martin King – ‘The Way We Crush’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

21. Forever Son – ‘Crumb Kitchen’ | Uploaded: March 24th

20. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

18. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

16. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

15. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Changelings – ‘Fridge Buzz #2’ | Uploaded: March 15th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Jimmy Chang – ‘Style’n w/ Ease’ | Uploaded: February 28th

11. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

10. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

7. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

6. Slow Dancer – ‘It Goes On’ | Uploaded: March 28th

5. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th

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29 Mar Trading Tunes with Noise In My Head


Since 2005 Michael Kucyk has been running Noise In My Head (Radio Show), which has been broadcast on Melbourne’s 3RRR and once a month on London’s online network NTS. His shows feature two sections; the first a collection of tracks, then a recorded mix by an Australian or International artist.

This had made Michael an important figure when it comes to exposing Australian artists to the UK and abroad. Not only is his taste consistently interesting, but anyone who helps expose great local talent, will always get support from us too.

Noise In My Head is set to play at Inner Varnika 2017, with a track list we can only dream of – somwhere between fascinating and educational. However, until then, Michael has sent us five of his favourite Australian tracks to listen too.

 

CS + Kreme – ‘Devotion’

Conrad Standish and Sam Karmel‘s musical pursuits have always had me bugging out but its their transcendent partnership CS + Kreme that hits me hardest. Destined to be an Inner Varnika highlight given they rarely play live.”

Pelican Daughters – ‘Pendulum’

“Moody dub from Andy Rantzen, collaborating with Justin Brandis and Miriam Williamson as Pelican Daughters. It’s one of 200+ tracks that the Sydney artist has uploaded to YouTube – an extraordinary 36 year history that also includes Itch-E & Scratch-E, his techno-rave duo with Paul Mac.”

Shahara Ja – ‘I’m An Arabian Knight’

“Egyptian-Australian electro funk which has just been reissued by Left Ear Records. They found and restored the original video from 1989 in the process!”

GlamouRatz – ‘Club Rat (R.B.T Fierce Mix)’

GlamouRatz are Melbourne trash bags Claudette Justice, Luis CL, Natasha Vomit and Adam Hammad, remixed here by Bell Towers. Totally underestimated the ferocity of this track until observing it in full swing at a recent wedding. Look out for their next release on Munich label Public Possession.”

Shanghai Au Go-Go – ‘I Cried All Winter’

“Early-80s cassette only synth-wave from Melbourne. Once you hear that melody, you’ll never be able to shake it. If Oz Waves sees a second volume, this will be a mandatory inclusion.”


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24 Mar Trading Tunes with Winters


Ahead of Inner Varnika 2017 next month, a music festival a few hours outside of Melbourne, we Traded Tunes with one of the local talents playing by the alias of Winters.
Winters, who makes softly interlaced, intricately modern RnB, uploaded three songs last year that caught our attention. He also already has a knack for harmonies that naturally fit his layered atmospheres. These reasons make it easy to be intrigued by what Winters’ niche contributions can add to the local and national music scene over the next few years. Before you catch his set at Inner Varnika, have a listen to some of the tracks he has been recently enjoying and that have inspired his creative practice lately.

 

Seven Davis Jr – ‘Babes’

“This whole album is fire. Just raw fuckin’ production and sleazy vocal work. I’ve seen the dude compared to Prince but the spirit of George Clinton is all over this record to me. This dude definitely brings his own thing to the table, though. Panache is the word that comes to mind.”

Jay Daniel – ‘Knowledge of Selfie’

“Was pleasantly surprised at the organic sound of this album, after being a fan of Jay’s previous work. The live drums bring so much warmth and feel to the music. Hard to pick a single track from the album – it plays so well as an LP and really feels cohesive start to finish. Really enjoyable display of musicianship and artistic growth from Jay Daniel. Shouts to Zubeyda for the beautiful cover art, too.”

John FM & Omar-S – ‘Alone’

“I don’t know much about John FM, other than he’s affiliated with Omar S and that his music is good. Some of his stuff is fairly straight up dance music, but more interesting to me is his soulful, lo fi, left field r&b.”

SiR ft. Masego – ‘Ooh Nah Nah’

“Speaking of r&b, SiR‘s new EP on TDE is really good. This is the kind of stuff I don’t really get to play out when I DJ but gets a lot of play at home, or at Parallel People meetings.”

A2 – ‘Gold’

“Fuck it, another r&b jam. Heat!! Shouts to ungoogleable aliases.”


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22 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (23/3/17)

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 Martin King, REMI, Hypersleep, Vanderlay, Rory McPike, Angie and this week’s best new track by Changelings.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. HTMLflowers – ‘Diamontees On Ur Coffin’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Brightness – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with YouTube

38. The Braves – Beaches of Berlin’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

37. Bad//Dreems – ‘Feeling Remains’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Angie – ‘This House’ | Uploaded: March 20th

35. Le Pie – ‘White Walls & Promises’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Rory McPike – ‘Yung Tomato’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

33. Poppongene – ‘Esky’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

32. Nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Vanderlay – ‘Saltlines’ | Uploaded: March 16th

30. Hypersleep ft. Arrom – ‘Charcoal’ | Uploaded: March 8th

29. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

28. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

27. Roland Tings – ‘Slow Centre’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Sebastian Vivian – ‘Cascade’ | Uploaded: March 10th | Open with SoundCloud

24. REMI ft. Silent Jay – ‘Contact Hi/High/I’ | Uploaded: March 20th

23. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Tunnel Signs & Will Buck – ‘Spirits’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

20. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

18. Rough River – ‘True Wild’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with Bandcamp

16. Martin King – ‘The Way We Crush’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

15. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

14. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

12. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

9. Changelings – ‘Fridge Buzz #2’ | Uploaded: March 15th

8. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

7. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. RVG – ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

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16 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (16/3/17)

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 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hannah Kate, Sebastian Vivian, Brightness, Alice Ivy and this week’s best new track by Sui Zhen.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Thrupence ft. Edward Vanzet – ‘Conversations’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

39. Alice Ivy ft. E^st & Charlie Threads – ‘Get Me A Drink’ | Uploaded: March 10th

38. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Shedding Skin’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

37. Great Outdoors – ‘Happy Woman Blues’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

36. Jarrow – ‘Cody’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

35. HTMLflowers – ‘Diamontees On Ur Coffin’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Brightness – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: February 6th

33. The Braves – Beaches of Berlin’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

32. Bad//Dreems – ‘Feeling Remains’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Le Pie – ‘White Walls & Promises’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Poppongene – ‘Esky’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

27. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

26. Roland Tings – ‘Slow Centre’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Sebastian Vivian – ‘Cascade’ | Uploaded: March 10th

23. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Tunnel Signs & Will Buck – ‘Spirits’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

20. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

18. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Sleep Drifter’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

17. Rough River – ‘True Wild’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th

15. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

14. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

12. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

11. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st

9. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

8. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th

5. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Tornado Wallace ft. Sui Zhen – ‘Today’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

3. RVG – ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

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10 Mar PREMIERE: The Attics – ‘Alright’


The Attics are from Colac, a town two hours outside of Melbourne. You would think by the bliss nature of ‘Alright‘, that Colac was a sunny beach town, but it’s actually inland. My only guess is that maybe the band spend a lot of time at the lake. However, unlike some other breezy bands — who perhaps spend too much time at the beach — The Attics still sound like they’ve spent a lot of time indoors, working at their craft.

For example the low-energy background instrumentation in ‘Alright’ could initially sound lazy, but under the microscope it’s carefully put together. The subtle glisten is just enough to keep you warm, without bogging your mind down in the details. They’ve used layers of sound without over-complicating the track, leaving the listener with an immediate impression. The key here is delivery of the chorus — “I believe everything is alright / I believe in the best of you”. Their use of a content approach — rather than generic, overly joyous and bombastic yelling often used to emphasise a chorus — makes ‘Alright’ rather hard to dislike.

If you dig the early work of Kisses, Smith Westerns or Craft Spells, then keep an eye on The Attics. ‘Alright’ is the first single from their debut LP due out later this year.


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09 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (9/3/17)

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 Phanosland, Ferla, Flowertruck, Treehouse, Gamirez, Roland Tings, Nyck, Poppongene, Le Pie, The Braves, Jarrow, Thrupence, Cheap Present, Saskwatch, Dros, Life is Better Blonde and this week’s best new track by Good Boy.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Life is Better Blonde – ‘Fires’ | Uploaded: March 3rd

39. Dros – ‘Playing With My Organ’ | Uploaded: February 28th

38. Saskwatch – ‘December Nights’ | Uploaded: March 3rd

37. Cheap Present – ‘Change You’re Tune’ | Uploaded: March 1st

36. Thrupence ft. Edward Vanzet – ‘Conversations’ | Uploaded: March 3rd

35. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Shedding Skin’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Great Outdoors – ‘Happy Woman Blues’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

33. The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack – ‘Sorry Hills’ | Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Jarrow – ‘Cody’ | Uploaded: March 6th

31. HTMLflowers – ‘Diamontees On Ur Coffin’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with SoundCloud

30. The Braves – Beaches of Berlin’ | Uploaded: March 1st

29. Bad//Dreems – ‘Feeling Remains’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Le Pie – ‘White Walls & Promises’ | Uploaded: March 3rd

27. Poppongene – ‘Esky’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

26. Nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’ | Uploaded: March 6th

25. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

24. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

23. Roland Tings – ‘Slow Centre’ | Uploaded: March 7th

22. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tunnel Signs & Will Buck – ‘Spirits’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

18. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd

16. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Sleep Drifter’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

15. Rough River – ‘True Wild’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

12. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

11. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd

10. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th

9. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st

8. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th

6. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Tornado Wallace ft. Sui Zhen – ‘Today’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

4. RVG – ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

3. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘French Press’ | Uploaded: January 10th | Open with SoundCloud

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01 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (2/3/17)

Photo by Nikki Williams

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 Floating Pyramids, Bad//Dreems, Great Outdoors, Knight Ali, Hollow Everdaze, Mio, Div, Vacations, Boat Show, Abeo, Frames, Dan Orca, Babaganouj and this week’s best new track by Roland Tings.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Babaganouj – ‘When You Tell Me A Story’

39. Dan Orca – ‘Misk’ | Uploaded: February 3rd

38. Frames – ‘Court Vision’ | Uploaded: February 24th

37. Abeo – ‘Circle’ | Uploaded: February 3rd

36. Boat Show – ‘Cis White Boy’ | Uploaded: February 1st

35. Vacations – ‘Relax’> | Uploaded: January 19th

34. Div – ‘Cut Grass’ | Uploaded: February 27th

33. Hollow Everdaze – ‘Catastrophe’ | Uploaded: March 1st

32. Mio – ‘How On Earth’ | Uploaded: February 18th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Shining Bird – ‘Morning Lights’ | Uploaded: January 16th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Shedding Skin’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with YouTube

29. Mount Trout – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

28. Knight Ali – ‘Summer Dream’ | Uploaded: February 24th

27. Great Outdoors – ‘Happy Woman Blues’ | Uploaded: March 1st

26. Daniel Verhagen – ‘Arcadia’ | Uploaded: January 27th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Malcolm Chisho – ‘Zoning Out’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

24. The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack – ‘Sorry Hills’ | Uploaded: January 15th | Open with SoundCloud

23. HTMLflowers – ‘Diamontees On Ur Coffin’ | Uploaded: January 30th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Bad//Dreems – ‘Feeling Remains’ | Uploaded: February 27th

21. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

20. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

19. Roland Tings ft. Nylo – ‘Higher Ground’ | Uploaded: February 6th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Tunnel Signs & Will Buck – ‘Spirits’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

14. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th

13. Heart Beach – ‘NRG’ | Uploaded: January 5th | Open with Bandcamp

12. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Sleep Drifter’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

11. S Y Orosa – ‘You.’ | Uploaded: January 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

10. Rough River – ‘True Wild’ | Uploaded: January 28th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st

8. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

7. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

6. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Tornado Wallace ft. Sui Zhen – ‘Today’ | Uploaded: January 17th | Open with YouTube

3. RVG – ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ | Uploaded: January 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘French Press’ | Uploaded: January 10th | Open with SoundCloud

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