πŸ“Έ Shows

Gigs and good times shot on Sydney’s stages

πŸ”Š Tracks

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

  • Body Type – Expired Candy
    Body Type – Expired Candy

    “The second album from Body Type in the space of twelve months sees them in a gloriously bright temper. The mood on this title track runs throughout the whole, all sunshine in the melodies, and savage wit in the words β˜€οΈ”

  • Raging Hormones – Everything Opens Up
    Raging Hormones – Everything Opens Up

    “Echoes of The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ explode into a giant gorilla of a track, balancing the plaintive and the triumphant on a blade of shiny stadium-sized sound. Heart strings tugged, hairs on neck raised 🦍”

  • Anatomy Class – Wrong Side
    Anatomy Class – Wrong Side

    “High-tempo jangle orbits an immediately addictive core on the new one from Anatomy Class, skittering like a kitten on an ice rink. An instant whack of loveable charm straight to the core of the brain ⛸️”

  • West Thebarton – Virgin Lounge
    West Thebarton – Virgin Lounge

    “West Thebarton’s EP drops into the ears like a brick into a glass of water, the resulting chaos spread all over the floor, with the distinct danger of blood being drawn. Savage but grinning like a goon, it’s a return to the fray with ferocious intent 🧱”

  • Talk Heavy – The Song That Plays (When Marissa Shoots Trey)
    Talk Heavy – The Song That Plays (When Marissa Shoots Trey)

    “More NC than O.C, more Chapel Hill than Newport Beach, this is a track with a thunderous, chaotic energy, swan-diving from a dizzying height into turbulent waters. If this *had* been playing when Marissa pulled the trigger on Trey, she’d have damn sure pulled it more than once 🌊”

πŸ—žοΈ Fanzine

Every month I make a (digital) fanzine edition which rounds up all the shows shot and all the tracks loved from the last month.

🎧 The Playlist

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

πŸ•΅οΈ Guides

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

πŸ€– Music Data

Who’s getting the most adds on the best playlists, who’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.

πŸ“± 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.