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Chick Quest – Somebody Call a Doctor

Actually when I think of the term Spaghetti Western Punk, I imagine some cliched punk (green mohawk, ripped clothes) holding a spaghetti fight in Arizona. In reality this is a twangy, TOTALLY danceable, foot stomping gem. You’ll have your arms …

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Roomful of Teeth – The Ascending: The Beginning And (Wally Gunn)

A nine piece a Capella choir, interpreting a piece by an Australian composer??? Yeah it sounds strange, but it works! This track is borderline eccentric and genius. It’s a bit difficult to explain, as it comprises of different vocal tones …

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Skinny Lister – This is War

Skinny Lister’s This is War does not start in a subtle way. In fact it feels like someone has strapped a firecracker near your butt and lit it. Without you realising of course. The crash of an accordion, the thumping …

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Alberteen – We are the Mods

Now I’m not the type to moan about how music isn’t as good as it used to be. In fact, we’re living in some very exciting times, BUT I do sometimes wish that lyrics were better. Luckily Alberteen fill that …

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Elvis Depressedly – Bruises (amethyst)

When reviewing tracks, one learns that there are three types. Those which you warm to instantly, those which have potential and need a couple of spin,s and those that stink. Bruises falls in the first territory. Nothing gets me more …

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Buffalo Rodeo – Blue Sky

Is it me or is there some sudden weird upsurge of guitar rock? Over the past few months I’ve been coming across one great indie band after another. In fact a lot of the groups have got that classic indie …

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Legs – Top of the World

Top of the World is absolutely brilliant. It feels like every synth pop sound I’ve ever liked was encapsulated in this track. It fizzes and pops like a shaken bottle of soda. It’s a rump shaking tune that showers you …

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Jenny Hval – That Battle is Over

Just how can one describe this track? Lyrically it’s all over the place: quoting John Lennon, saying phrases which make you turn your head, and replaying the track just in case you ACTUALLY did hear that certain line. Then there’s …

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Wet Blankets – Fridge too Far

No album cover, no permanent guitarist, no song longer than 2 minutes. Australia’s Wet Blankets have got punk attitude, but do they have the punk tunes? YES! Fridge too Far is a minute and a half of blistering guitar, heavily …

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Courtney Barnett – Depreston

It’s no secret that I’m a big Courtney Barnett fan. It’s no big secret that I’m SO looking forward to her debut proper, Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I just sit. Yeah it’s a mouthful, but then again …

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