Archive of ‘Pop’ category

The Cairos – Desire

Cairos_The_livecover_0313Brisbane indie rockers The Cairo’s have just dropped their latest single ‘Desire’.

‘Desire’ is very poppy number, with a host of hotly layered guitars pinging off high notes, whilst steady drumming just pushes the track along. The Cairos are no strangers to vocal hooks, and needless to say ‘Desire’ is packed with them. Following on from a host of great recent singles ‘Shame’, ‘Obsession’, etc ‘Desire’ definitely shows a different side to The Cairos, and is a little more reminiscent of their early EP ‘Colours Like Features’. With more music due to drop later in the year, get excited for more from The Cairos.

DMAs -Delete


DMAs are another band out of Newtown, who are gaining lots of kudos with their debut track ‘Delete’.

If you want to know what a vocal hook is, look no further. DMAs show shades of Oasis, and I love their stripped back vibes. Moreover, ‘Delete’ has message that just resonates with people. These guys were signed very early in their career, and its easy to see why. With a debut EP now out, check it out and get on the DMAs wagon.

Velociraptor – Ramona

VelociraptorThe Brisbane garage pop-rockers are back with another choice tune called ‘Ramona’.

Continuing their trend of single with girls names, ‘Ramona’ is a welcome return to the airwaves for Velociraptor. Armed with a plentiful supply of back up harmonies, abundant reverb and that care-free poppy vibe that has almost become a staple in Velociraptor numbers, ‘Ramona’ is a more than welcoming track on the ears. Although lacking the punch of previous tunes such as ‘Cynthia’ or even some of Jeremy Neale’s singles, the chilled vibes of ‘Ramona’ is certainly to my liking, and left me keen for more Raptors releases.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Flaws

VSCVancouver Sleep Clinic is back with another, seemingly overdue single called ‘Flaws’.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic, aka Tim Bettinson, first announced himself with ‘Vapour’, during the Triple J Unearthed comp – how he didnt win, lord knows? Keeping his sound in the same realm as his debut, ‘Flaws’ delivers that soft, airy, haunting  sound that feels like it comes out of nature itself. I really dig this kid, so let your ears embrace the ‘Flaws’ he’s made.

Halcyon Drive – Whitewash

Halcyon DriveHalcyon Drive are bringing back garage pop with their latest ear caressing number, ‘Whitewash’.

There is something about lead singer, Michael’s voice, that reminds me so much of Josh Pyke. This is a good thing, because I love Josh Pyke. At the same time there are these shades of Bon Iver. These similarities alone gave me reason to enjoy this track. Yet, the way they open with this subtle and delicate intro before developing into a punchy yet melodic indie rock number is what really took this track to the next level. So much to love.

Jimmy and the Mirrors – Toucan Blues

JMJimmy and The Mirrors are an Adelaide band dabbling in some of the most infectious indie pop around, judging by their debut single ‘Toucan Blues’.

Pumped full of bouncy drum patterns, soaring guitar riffs, and some catchy as hell vocal hooks, “Toucan Blues’ is one of those infectious tunes that cannot help but leave you dancing around the room. If you love The Jungle Giants, The Griswolds and Grouplove, then Jimmy and The Mirrors are the band for you. So fun, so punchy…more please.

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