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When I’m Dead: new music by The Dead Heads

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Tuesday 16 October 2012

I like this track a lot because lyrically it fits so well with the distorted vocals, vibrations, and fuzzy guitars. The repetitive chorus of ‘I’m dead’ is ironically uplifting, especially because of the guitar melody which hooks you right in. This band’s unique garage sound is one to watch for 2013.

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Hip hop by Chance Waters and Bertie Blackman

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Monday 15 October 2012

Australian hip hop artist Chance Waters teams up with indie goddess Bertie Blackman for a sweet hip hop song. The rhymes roll off your tongue and the jazzy chorus with trumpets and keys makes Young and Dumb super catchy. The lyrics tell a love story between Chance and Bertie, which makes this track a great […]

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Would That Not Be Nice: new music by Divine Fits

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Wednesday 5 September 2012

If you’re missing some Spoon action then Spoon’s front man’s side project Divine Fits will hit the spot. “Would That Not Be Nice” is distinctly Britt Daniel’s Texan voice mixed with playful indie rock which peddles along with clean cut bass. A tune you can rock out to… indeed that would be nice!

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Angels: the new single from UK band XX

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Wednesday 18 July 2012

I’m loving XX’s new song, Angels, taken from their forthcoming album, Coexist. It has XX’s signature dark, minimalist guitars, stagnant drums, and breathy vocals, which are hauntingly beautiful. The repeated pleading in the songstress’ voice is so heartfelt it takes Angels to a more personal and intimate place for the listener.

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She’s a Riot: new music by Brisbane’s Jungle Giants

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Saturday 14 July 2012

A group from Brisbane called the Jungle Giants caught my ear this week with their song, She’s a Riot. This indie tune has a fun, catchy chorus with little claps mixed in with guitar riffs and funky bass.

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Watch the Corners: the new single from Dinosaur Jr.

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Watch the Corners is the new single from Dinosaur Jr. They are not exactly the new kids on the block, forming in the 80s, breaking up, reforming again. But while, with some bands, you think they should just be left in their own era … not this one. You could be tricked into thinking this track […]

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Ruin: the new single from Cat Power

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 21 June 2012

She’s back! After what seemed like an eternity, songstress Cat Power returns with her new single, Ruin. This song is taken off her new album, Sun, marking a brighter direction for the singer and drifting away from her former melancholy self. Despite its title, Ruin is an eclectic track with the opening verse delving into […]

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Varuo: the mystifying new single by Sigur Ros

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Tuesday 19 June 2012

Sigur Ros are back from the northern corner of the world to enthrall us with their new mystifying single, Varuo. With deep piano chords, soft percussions, child like harmonies and Jonsi’s haunting vocals, Sigur Ros triumph again in Varuo. Sigur Ros’ music is enough to transcend any language barrier leaving you calm and refreshed. Well worth […]

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New music by Melody’s Echo Chamber

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 24 May 2012

Mix together a Parisian songstress with Australia’s Kevin Parker, from Tame Impala fame, and you get the unique sounds of Melody’s Echo Chamber. With its levels of distortion and mesmerising electronic rhythms, this vocalist’s sweet voice is like a soft breeze on your face, making this track simply beautiful.

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This Head I Hold: the new single from Electric Guest

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 10 May 2012

Electric Guest is the latest band to team up with the famed producer, Danger Mouse, on their new single, This Head I Hold. The song is an absolute charmer, echoing smooth 60s pop with soulful vocals, funky instrumentals and twinkling keyboards.

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Schemers: a new song from New York band Skaters

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 26 April 2012

Skaters is a band born from New York’s hub of indie and garage rock greatness. They have a new track, Schemers, which bursts with sharp, well-defined riffs and smooth, charismatic vocals. The bridge of the song is a highlight as the pace slows right down and you’re left with beautiful, atmospheric guitars caressing you all over.

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The Only Place: a new song by Best Coast

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Tuesday 17 April 2012

If you’re dreaming of Californian beaches and long summer days, Best Coast is back with a new single to take you right there. Reminiscent of the 60s, The Only Place is a little pocket of sunshine melting away your winter blues with a perfect mix of bubbly lyrics and surf rock punch. This song will […]

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Irish rock band: The Cast of Cheers

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 5 April 2012

Before you completely give up on any newcomers from the indie scene, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for an onslaught of catchy vibrant rock from The Cast of Cheers. If you loved Bloc Party’s Banquet, then you’re guaranteed to be swept away by these Irish lads. Their first single, Family, is bound to get your […]

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New single by Lower Dens: Brains

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Friday 30 March 2012

Lower Dens’s tune Brains is an epic track touching on shoe gaze and garage rock genres. What I like most about Brains is that it creates its own magic by going against the standard formula for songwriting. It begins simply with quick tempo drumming accompanied by plucking guitars, then drifts along with drawn-out melodies. It […]

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The new single from Beach House: Myth

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 29 March 2012

Beach House has floated back to us with their glorious single Myth, which is taken off their new record due out in May entitled Bloom. Myth has Beach House’s signature sound of airy, dreamy pop combined with atmospheric percussion written all over it. This track is simply pure ear candy, soothing you all over with […]

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