NOW+ 4EVA: majestic pop from Architecture in Helsinki

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 31 March 2014

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since Aussie music legends (and I don’t use that term lightly), Architecture in Helsinki, first graced the stages of inner-city Melbourne and Sydney. I was playing in bands myself back then, keeping one eye on my ever-growing Marshall stack and the other on the local band scene. And while I’ve long since moved behind the keypad and left my guitar to gather dust, these guys keep going. And going. And going. Phew!

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My Secret Playlist by Hamish Rosser, ex-The Vines and Wolfmother

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Not many grungy musicians have a past as both a chemical engineer and a rugby player, but former Vines and Wolfmother drummer Hamish Rosser does. Before joining the enigmatic buzzsaw three-piece The Vines, Rosser was also the skinman in a cover band, Sixties Mania. These are the songs that have most inspired him, in his own words.

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A music video shot entirely from an iPhone

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Roderick Smith, or better known as North Arm, is an Australian musician who has found an economic way to creating simple but artistic music videos: he used his iPhone. Locked Gate is the most recent single and music video from the Thought Lines EP. Watching the home made video makes you feel you’re looking at […]

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Cities of the Red Night video by SPOD

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By Kenzie Larsen in New Music on Wednesday 18 January 2012

If you live in Sydney, the name SPOD will be familiar to you, if you don’t live in Sydney, the name SPOD is imminently closer by the second to being familiar to you. Why, you ask? Well, because he’s just one of those everyday music and video geniuses, that’s all. Have a look at his […]

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Awesome video for The Go Roll Your Bones song Kingdom

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By Adam Turnbull in New Music on Tuesday 29 November 2011

I am a huge fan of film clips like this, design in general, actually: simple and really effective. This video was directed by Thomas Thoms. The Go Roll Your Bones have an EP out which was mixed by Mikey Young from the Eddie Current Supression Ring. It’s music to put on loud with some headphones […]

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Lovers Electric: Beating Like a Drum

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By James Cooper in New Music on Friday 14 October 2011

This intriguing duo showed up on my doorstep in Sydney a few years ago wanting some help with their first album cover after a call from their record company. We polished off the design together, and I was inspired after meeting David and Eden, or Lovers Electric as they’re known in Australia, UK and Germany. […]

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Dreamboat: Patterns

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By Olivier Olivier from Bikini in New Music on Tuesday 28 June 2011

Dreamboat is from Victoria. I found out about him through my brother, who saw him playing in a park in Toronto. Once I looked him up, I was amazed by his song called Molly Ringwald [listen below]. He has awesome danceable qualities that are paired with vocals tested by all the complexities of being culturally aware, but living a small suburban town.

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Doomed Bird Of Providence

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By Crawford Blair and Mark Beazley in New Music on Friday 6 May 2011

Will Ever Pray is the debut album by Doomed Bird Of Providence, which is the project of Australian musician Mark Kluzek, telling tales of sea faring, stories of mutiny, and horrific piracy in Australian waters back in colonial times. Dark, nautical tales, the furthest away from sea shanties you could ever hope to get. Brutally […]

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Sooners

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Music on Thursday 31 March 2011

Stirring up indie, electronic, rock and ambient genres, is the striking enigmatic sounds of Sydney-based band, Sooners. With influences including Low, Toe, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sooners will soon be releasing their double single on 7” vinyl. How about that!

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Grün

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By Andre Matkovic in New Music on Tuesday 1 March 2011

Grün is an Australian band blending elements of post-rock, electronica, alternative and prog-rock. Inspired by diverse artists like Dead Can Dance, Four Tet, Phillip Glass, Tool and Sigur Ros, Grün’s obsession with film and soundtrack clarifies their sound — it’s visual without the visuals, the score to a film that doesn’t exist.

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Sad Sun video by Australian band Teeth and Tongue

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Thursday 27 January 2011

This kaleidoscope music video by Australian band Teeth & Tongue is just what I need to help me get through another busy work week. So while I may be stuck inside editing papers, at least I’ll have this hypnotic video to help me pretend that I’m out dancing in the snow.

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Van She’s Kelly

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 20 March 2008

Australian band Van She had a cultish hit single a little while back with their synth-pop track Kelly. The voyeuristic film clip was simple enough — girls called Kelly kissing boys — but it was strangely beguiling. We asked the guys where the creative inspiration for the clip came from: ‘We worked on that video with a friend of ours who has a really strong style in terms of Grading and set plotting and location spotting, a style which was perfect for the song Kelly. At the time we were, and still are, really in to movies like the Breakfast Club, Virgin Suicides, and anything that has that lost sense of nostalgia’.

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