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Philadelphia Grand Jury – Crashing and Burning pt II


Philly JaysIt’s been 3 years, 10 months and 21  days since Philadelphia Grand Jury broke up. It broke my heart. But now they are back with a new single and new album!

‘Crashing and Burning’ is more of that equally chaotic and sensibly elegant garage rock that the Philly Jays were known for. Berkfinger is at his all time best delivering catchy vocal hooks, MC Bad Genius is shredding the bass and Dan Sweat is smashing the drums. Its the original gang and the original feel – I love it. With a national tour announced ahead of the release of their overdue second album ‘Summer of Doom’, be sure to catch these guys live as it always goes off!

Little May – Seven Hours

86d1a490-fdc5-4b58-919e-3e40ac0167ebSydney’s Little May have announced ‘Seven Hours‘, a hot new single off their impending debut album ‘For The Company‘ out in October.

‘For The Company’ showcases Little May’s impressive ability to create brooding, rustic style music that slowly burns its way to create a sense of total aural satisfaction. I love the transition from delicate instrumental arrangement, into pulsing and passionate indie rock, with the vocals never flinching from melancholy. Little May have already won accolades for their self titled EP, and I have a hunch that more will be coming when the album finally drops.

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The Vernons – Snap My Fingers

VernonsThe Gold Coast’s finest, The Vernons, are back with a filthily awesome new track called ‘Snap My Fingers‘.

The blues rock outfit has really delivered with ‘Snap My Fingers’, which is so grungy and raw, and so freaking satisfying at the same time. I love the drawl, I love the beat, and the pause before the final chorus was orgasmic. ‘Snap My Fingers’ has that rare ability to totally engross you and feel like you have been transported to a thriving Louisana bar without leaving your living room. I’m a big fan of these boys and its great to see they have delivered again.

Boy and Bear – Walk the Wire

Boy and BearSydney favourite’s Boy and Bear are back with ‘Walk the Wire‘, their first salivating taste of forthcoming LP number three.

‘Walk the Wire’ is much more ‘Moonfire’ than ‘Harlequin Dream’, with a return to the uptempo percussion and pulsing bass riffs that made ‘Feeding Line’ and ‘Milk and Sticks’ such classics. Its also good to hear that Dave Hosking’s vocals are still as pleasant as ever. With the boys announcing that ‘Limit of Love’, their third studio album, will be out October 9th I am excited to hear a lot more from Boy and Bear.


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Berlin Blue – Used to Know

Berlin BlueUsed to Know’ is the new indie pop number from Sydney band Berlin Blue.

Armed with fast paced beats, shredding electric riffs and soaring vocal hooks, its clear from the first listen that there is going to be a lot to love from this threesome. Taken from their newly released self-titled debut EP, the boys have shown they have a penchant for creating energetic sing-a-longs – the type where you feel like you know the words before you have even heard the song once. Its fun, damn catchy and has left me keen for more.


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Buoy, oh Buoy! – Lonely Avenue


Taree three-piece Buoy, oh Buoy have been hitting the airwaves with their most popular song to date ‘Lonely Avenue’.

‘Lonely Avenue’ is a inch perfectly constructed indie rock track with a roaring Biffy Clyro-esque introduction, epic building choruses, whilst being underpinned by an overall drowning wall of sound. They have an intensity to their music that ensures you are drawn into the song, and cannot help but stomping a foot along to the beat. Cool stuff from a band that I’m sure we will see more of.

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