๐Ÿ“ธ Shows

Gigs and good times shot on Sydney’s stages

๐Ÿ”Š Tracks

There’s so much incredible new music every week by emerging, DIY, and independent artists in Australia, but these are my favourite fives.

  • Alex Lahey – Good Time
    Alex Lahey – Good Time

    “Alex Lahey returns, taking a faint impression of Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” and forcing it into this century. Lahey’s combo punch of laconic wit and fuck-it joie de vivre shines, another crazy-bright roadsign pointing directly to fun ๐Ÿชง”

  • GRXCE – Family Traditions
    GRXCE – Family Traditions

    โ€œThis is a more restrained, considered follow-up to their debut, but itโ€™s no less well-constructed and impressive. Thatโ€™s two from two for this new project, and they should be solidly on your ones-to-watch list for this year ๐Ÿ‘๏ธโ€

  • Gia Darcy – I’ll Never Drink Again
    Gia Darcy – I’ll Never Drink Again

    โ€œStaggering magnificently and clutching its head like it might fall off, Gia Darcy neatly captures one of the few experiences that unite every generation in one great big package of bop and bounce ๐Ÿฅดโ€

  • Sophisticated Dingo – With You
    Sophisticated Dingo – With You

    “Full and heavy Japandroids vibes on the Dingos’ latest, another blast of distortion and thumping rhythm sitting underneath a surprisingly delicate melody. Already an electrifying sound, this one’s pumped up until the sparks fly and the fires start โšก๏ธ”

  • Cable Ties – Perfect Client
    Cable Ties – Perfect Client

    “Such a pleasure to hear the unmistakeable, other-worldly yowl of a Cable Ties record. It’s been a while, but time sure hasn’t dulled the fearsome edge ๐Ÿ”ช”

๐ŸŽฅ Videos

The best & latest new music videos from emerging, DIY, and independent Australian artists

๐ŸŽง The Playlist

Only brand-new tracks from the best artists in Australia, updated every Friday

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Guides

If new Australian music is your thing, Iโ€™ve put together a couple of guides to help you out.

๐Ÿค– Music Data

Whoโ€™s getting the most adds on the best playlists, whoโ€™s getting the most Spotify support on New Music Friday, and how new music playlists behave in Australia.

Most Playlisted

Who’s getting the most adds on the most credible new music playlists in Australia? My robots scour them every week to find out – discover who’s lighting up the tastemaker’s tastebuds here.

Playlist Map

If you *really* want to go down the rabbit hole, this is for you. Which playlists post the newest music by the newest artists? Find out here, plus which playlist to approach for support, and when.

New Music Friday

Looking outside of Australia, I also track who’s getting added across the biggest nine New Music Friday playlists globally, to see who’s getting the most backing from Spotify. Dig in here.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Socials

Feeding the algorithm until it bursts and dies

Follow on Instagram for live music pics, new music roundups, and who’s getting the most playlist adds.

Follow on TikTok for all the burst mode shots from the shows. They’re kind of fun, I like them.