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Music can be live or recorded, it doesn’t matter how it finds us. What matters is if it has the ability to stir us, make us think and make us feel. We search for the different, the new, the inspiring, the upcoming and the underground. If it makes our knees tremble with excitement and our skin shiver with pleasure, we’ll share it.

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New music and poetry by Brighton’s Session Leopard

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Sunday 12 January 2014

Joss Albért is a composer and writer from Brighton who creates electronic art-pop under the name Session Leopard. Recently he published Naive Devices, his first collection of poetry where his tiny, loaded thoughts hide in poems about feeling human, unrequited love and more profane subjects, such as House music. Unlike others who simply pick a […]

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Review: Grizzly Bear at the Sydney Opera House

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Saturday 11 January 2014

I can assure you that Grizzly Bear are not running short on either creativity and originality. As they walked onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House’s beautiful Concert Hall, a hush washed over the crowd.

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Sound + Rhythm Tumblr shows video of White Lies playing live in Singapore

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Thank you Burberry. You not only bought our favourite post-punk live band, White Lies, to the ears and eyes of our friends in Singapore, you also recorded the action and put it up on the compelling Sound + Rhythm Tumblr for the rest of the world to enjoy.

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The Otoasobi Project

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Tuesday 10 December 2013

In 2005 at Kobe University, a group of 20 musicians, music therapists, 16 people with learning disabilities – like autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome – and their families, formed a music-making workshop that explores new musical expressions. And thus, The Otoasabi Project was born. The group usually collaborates with different artists in various fields such […]

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Interview with Australian electro-pop duo The Presets

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Music on Saturday 7 December 2013

Julian Hamilton (vocals) and Kim Moyes (keyboards), aka Australian electro group The Presets, both have the gentle, unassuming air of two people who don’t realise they’re famous. But they really are. We recently spoke to them about their music.

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Pharrell Williams creates a music video that goes for 24 hours straight

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By Mareike Muller in New Music on Friday 29 November 2013

Listening to music 24/7? No problem, but only if you like Pharrell Williams. His new song, Happy, comes with a 24-hour video with happy dancing people celebrating a glorious sunny day – and night. The secret is, though, that you can skip to whatever part of the day/video and this way you will always discover […]

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Interview with Sydney’s Extreme Gelati DJs

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 21 November 2013

As last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney we were all treated to a set by Extreme Gelati DJs, aka Carla Uriarte and Todd Andrews.

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Take a soundwalk in Lower Manhattan

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Thursday 14 November 2013

Cities are experienced not just by sight, but sound too. Composers Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez have created Digital Sanctuaries, a project that lets Manhattanites take a soundwalk to the city’s 12 historical sites on a mobile app. As Ibarra puts it, the soundwalk offers an ‘aural sanctuary’ in the urban city. Wonder how it’d […]

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Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age coming down under

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 8 November 2013

It’s not often that things that are ‘too good to be true’ actually come true. Luckily for us Australians, THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Yes, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age are joining forces for eight co-headline tour dates here in March 2014. It’s been a long four years since Nine Inch Nails […]

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Psych-pop or kraut-rock? New music by Chile’s Föllakzoid

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By Autumn Whitehurst in New Music on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Hailing from Chile, Follakzoid’s sound was defined in their first jam back in 2008 during which they experienced, by their own admission, a ‘trance experience between friends, sort of a soul abduction’. Psych-pop, kraut-rock … I’m not sure that any of these accurately describe their music. But this video for their track Pulsar does them […]

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The Bass Orchestra does Queens of the Stoneage

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By Jake Sheridan in New Music on Wednesday 6 November 2013

The Bass Orchestra is one man and his bass, and what a sound he gets as he rocks through a medley of The Queens of the Stoneage. The songs: ‘Turnin’ on the Screw’, ‘No One Knows’ and ‘Little Sister’ all get the treatment. He even makes the drum sounds using his bass somehow.

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Worthy: a soulful song by Jacob Banks

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By Hameed Adigun in New Music on Thursday 31 October 2013

I’m kind of infatuated with the unique, soulful sound of London-based Jacob Banks. I was procrastinating on YouTube one day, going from music video to music video (I really didn’t want to do any work that day) when, all of a sudden … BAM! My speakers hit me with a song – the appropriately named […]

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Bill Callahan finds a garden escape from the loud city

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By Louise Rosenkrands in New Music on Wednesday 23 October 2013

The artist formerly known as Smog, has recently released his fourth album. And I’ve always been a huge fan of this introvert barytone singer. Full of warm analogue tones, flutes and fiddles, and softly-tapped hand drums. But it’s not all smooth sailing: like dreams themselves, Dream River has deep undercurrents, some of them quite disturbing.

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New Business Casual EP trailer by We Are Scientists

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Tuesday 22 October 2013

This video for Business Casual, the new EP by We Are Scientists, is so cool. The broken images flipping across the screen are so atmospheric and old-school. The video just oozes nostalgia and classic cool. It makes me wish I could go back to the eighties and lounge on a beach somewhere with the band.

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Illustrated music video for The Dead Pirates song, Wood

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By Marcus Byrne in New Music on Thursday 3 October 2013

I discovered The Dead Pirates a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Check out their music video for country/rock inspired track, Wood. The animation is outstanding and the black and white illustrations are created by French illustrator and band guitarist, Matthieu Bessudo (Mcbess). The pen and ink style has an old […]

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