14 Feb Dianas – ‘Weather Girl’

Nothing more satisfying than seeing a band you talk up to everybody, take it to the next level with their latest releases. Dianas are easily the Australian band so far in 2020 making the biggest statements. If this video clip doesn’t grab people’s attention. That’s it, back to Winnipeg.

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14 Feb Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Cars In Space’

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever keep rolling on with more new twirling guitar smoothies. Interestingly the 1st AD on this video clip is Julia Jacklin.

Local shows coming up:

14.02.20 Perth Festival
Chevron Lighthouse, Perth AUS

01.03.20 Nine Lives Festival
Brisbane, AUS

14.03.20 with Pixies
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney AUS

15.03.20 with Pixies
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney AUS

18.03.20 Brunswick Music Festival
Estonian House, Brunswick VIC

28.03.20 Meadow Festival
Bambra, VIC

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05 Feb Loose Tooth – ‘Lonely’

Loose Tooth’s latest track provides all the late night feels one might need. The chorus nostalgia feels will take you places.
It comes out as part of a split single with ‘The Process’ by Chastity Belt.
Catch both bands touring the US West coast this month.

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01 Feb Andras: Joyful

Melbourne wizard Andras just released a new seven track album titled Joyful via the label Beats In Space Records. A portion of proceeds from this release will benefit the Invasive Species Council as a part of the ongoing Come! Mend! Initiative.
The album was mastered by Mikey Young (like 80% of Melbourne’s best releases this decade), so you know it’s worth getting the sweet, sweet vinyl via Discogs.

Joyful Track List:
1. ‘Honeybird’ 04:35
2. ‘Live Forever’ 05:54
3. ‘Poppy’ 04:35
4. ‘River Red’ 04:37
5. ‘Harf Green’ 05:17
6. ‘Saga of Sweetheart’ 05:27
7. ‘Goggles’ 05:25

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29 Jan Big Yawn – ‘Skinrat’

I did miss the initial email about this track in July, but never late then never as they say.
It’s like the early dim-lit Scuba neon synth chords vibe being shuffled along by Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange.
The album No! is released 6 March 2020 via Research Records.

You can also catch them live this summer:
3 February – Drive Live – PBS106.7FM – Melbourne
6 February – Wildlife VIC / CFA Fundraiser with Bitumen, Big Yawn, Premium Fantasy, Synthetics – The Curtin – Melbourne
15 February – Something Unlimited – Northcote Town Hall – Melbourne
20 March – No! Album Launch – The Tote – Melbourne
* No! National Tour TBA *

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23 Jan Dianas – ‘Going Gone’

Dianas don’t mess around on their new track ‘Going Gone’. It’s the first track from their upcoming new album set to be released on a new label called Blossom Rot Records run by Nathalie Pavlovic (Dianas) and Sophie McComish (Body Type).

Fun, fun, fun in 2020.

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Hmmm Podcasts x Music That Matters Bushfire Benefit 2020

16 Jan Ripe Podcast at the Music That Matters Bushfire Benefit

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

On Tuesday the 14th of January 2020, Francesca Gonzales and Marcus Rimondini went down to The Gasometer during the daytime soundcheck to interview five of the artists on the amazing Music That Matters Bushfire Benefit lineup. Ripe wanted to capture the thoughts on this crisis, and ask how the artists feel about not only the horrific fires, but the unbelievable response by the music community in raising funds to support the ongoing recovery efforts. We start with Good Morning and Joe Alexander of Bedroom Suck Records. (17:42) Then Leah Senior and band member Jesse Williams. (28:18) Tim Harvey, Mimi Gilbert of Julia Jacklin‘s band come in. (40:39) Tanya Batt who performs as Batts. (52:45) We finish with artist El Tee and Sarah who was one of the sound engineer’s on the night.

Thank you Lorrae McKenna & Emily Ulman for putting on such a special event, and allowing us to record a podcast during soundcheck. Thank you Sunbeam Sound Machine for music featured in the podcast.

Link to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities:

We don’t know the total funds raised from this event yet, but you can still bid on the silent auction prizes.
Here’s the link: Music That Matters Silent Auction

1. 2x tickets to Weyes Blood at Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on 7th March, plus accommodation for one night at The New Northern Hotel, plus a $60 food + drink voucher for Theatre Royal. Very generously donated by Mistletone.

2. Bumper vinyl and Merch pack, with items donated by Barely Dressed, Bedroom Suck, Caroline Australia, Chapter Music, Dot Dash, Inertia Music, I OH YOU, Milk Records, Music In Exile, Our Golden Friend and Remote Control Records.

3. The Festival Frenzy pack, with double passes for Grampians Music Festival 2020, Meadow, Boogie Festival and Jerk Fest (ANTI FADE records).

4. A beautiful, original piece by Frances Cannon Artist “Regrow”, framed and ready to hang.

5. The penny drop golden ticket, which includes a double pass for all Penny Drop shows for one year.

6. The Our Golden Friend golden ticket, which includes a double pass to all Our Golden Friend artists headline shows for one year.

100% of funds from this auction will be donated directly to the NSW RFS, CFA (Country Fire Authority), Wildlife Victoria & The Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communities to support those directly affected by the fires.

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ESC @ Paradise Music Festival 2014

26 Dec 100 Best Australian Tracks Of The Decade 2010-2019

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

I couldn’t music blog for the entire decade and not make this playlist post.
In true Marcus Rimondini music blogging fashion, less words, more music.
Enjoy! (tell the kids).

Spotify & Soundcloud playlist links below:


100. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’

99. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

98. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

97. DRMNGNOW ft. Philly, Adrian Eagle, Culture Evolves- ‘Australia Does Not Exist’

96. Geo Williams – ‘Everything’s a Galaxy’

95. Honey 2 Honey – ‘Tone Of Voice’

94. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’

93. Kaiit – ‘Natural Woman’

92. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

91. Primo – ‘Ticking Off A List’

90. Roza Terenzi – ‘Open Me’

89. Lower Plenty – ‘Bondi’s Dead’

88. Shouse ft. Habits – ‘Whisper’

87. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’

86. Sampa The Great ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi – ‘Energy’

85. Bored Nothing – ‘Let Down’

84. Gold Class – ‘Life As A Gun’

83. Furious Frank ft. Ivy Barkakati – ‘Ahora Sí’

82. Major Leagues – ‘Teen Mums’

81. Body Type – ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’

80. Tram Cops – ‘LA’


79. Knightlife – ‘Don’t Stop’

78. Movement – ‘Like Lust’

77. Chook Race – ‘Hard To Clean’

76. FERLA – ‘In The Night’

75. Amaya Laucirica – ‘More Than This’

74. The Drones – ‘Why Write A Letter That You’ll Never Send’

73. Flowertruck – ‘Bad Dreams’

72. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care of Business’

71. A. Swayze & the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’

70. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’

69. Gregor – ‘A Song About Holding Hands’

68. The Stevens – ‘Thirsty Eye’

67. Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange – ‘Jamaika’

66. Tornado Wallace – ‘Voices’

65. Thigh Master – ‘Head of the Witch’

64. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / the Force Won’t Kill Me’

63. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’

62. Tetrahedra – ‘Either’

61. Caroline No – ‘Alex’

60. Terrible Truths – ‘Don Juan’

59. Hazel English – ‘Fix’

58. Oscar Key Sung – ‘D.Y.T.’

57. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’

56. Friendships – ‘When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder’

55. Jaala – ‘Salt Shaker’

54. Geoffrey O’Connor – ‘Whatever Leads Me To You’

53. Planète – ‘Altair’

52. Totally Mild – ‘Christa’

51. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’

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01 Sep Ripe On Pause


Just an update on RipeMusic.com.au – it’s not shut down for good. It’s just taking a much needed holiday rest. Not sure how long the holiday is, but when the time is right it’ll come back fresh! The main reason for the pause (aside from fatigue), is to finally get my Podcast company Hmmm in motion.

Hmmm Podcasts will be a local community based podcast company in Melbourne that will focus on those people who need a platform to speak their stories, and to discuss the local important topics that need highlighting. Think RRR, but a Podcast company version. Hmmm Podcasts will be recorded at Kewl Studios. Throughout September we will be in the training and refining shows stage.

We’re also keen to buff the team up to 15 people (currently at 10) – so if you’re keen on the idea, email me at MarcusRimondini@gmail.com. Hopefully we’ll have the first episodes launched in January 2020 🙂

Thanks for reading!

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