There is something hypnotic about the voice of Renee Cassar, one half of Melbourne-based indie pop darlings Private Life. Alongside Jamie Barlow, of The Melodics fame, they have crafted an incredible single with Follow The Sun. Cassar’s vocals drift, desolate, against the stark background of crunching guitars, while the pounding rhythm makes my heart race. It is trapped inside my head, and I fucking love it.
I’ve been rocking out until the sweat flies on the dance floor to Melbourne band, Cocophonics, a classic all-original pub rock band with swampy, punky elements. Their sound is hard and driving, with an old school attitude. They describe themselves as progressive retro, rock but not roll. Inspirations include Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Paul Kelly, [...]
When it came to making the clip for the first single off our debut LP, we wanted it to be something that was iconically Melbourne. We love the city we live in and the music that it produces. So we decided to head off around Fitzroy and Richmond, have a laugh with some friends, and [...]
The Sinking Teeth are a three piece power-pop outfit from Melbourne. They take influences from Russian Circles, Biffy Clyro and Refused. The Sinking Teeth use alternative ways to promote themselves, so keep an ear out for flash gigs in alleys, rooftops and drains. This song was recorded live in their kitchen.
Melbourne band Left Feels Right play a smooth blend of post-rock soundscapes with a hint of dance thrown into the mix. Their second EP, which is a split release with post punk band The Analyte, can be downloaded for free at their Bandcamp.
Rock/pop with an alt country twist, The Cliffords play hook filled songs with roaring choruses and lyrics that stick. ‘You guys would be the best pop band in Melbourne if ya pulled ya finger out’, a Melbourne publican told them. So they did, and finally produced their first full-length album.