LAURA MAC, a loved-up duo living in the hinterlands, are creating fun, vibrant, tongue-in-cheek tunes. Laura Maclachlan and Zac Connely refuse to conform to genre-norms. Instead they’re throwing out the energy that they want to see and crafting music that exists completely in its own space. ‘Garage Full of Dreams’ will leave you sifting through all the music influences that come swarming into your mind, but it’s LAURA MAC’s vision of taking it a little further that sets them apart from the masses.
Victorian duo Square Dance Caller (a.k.a brothers Mick and Brendan Etherington) have taken a heightened rock approach to their debut track ‘Swimming Pool’. It’s a refined production full of uncomplicated elements, drawing on both classic songs and modern indie rock influences. The result is an unforgettable tune that’s a little bit dreamy, a little bit dark, and a whole lotta dirty.
Premiering today on LIKE VELVET Music is the animated lyric video for Tim Hart’s ‘Turn To Salt’. Lifted from Winning Hand, the third solo album from the Boy & Bear musician, the track and video are inspired by a stroll down the streets of Venice as the sun goes down. A song that is both lyrically wise and melodically entrancing, Turn To Salt creates a sense of escapism and a determination to trust in the process without dwelling on the past.
SEABASS, the indie-rockers from Adelaide, have recently released their debut EP Always Kidding. In seven tracks, the group have brilliantly showcased all extremes – from the hectic to the calm, blasting chords to gentle serenades, and outward boldness to introspective vulnerability. They’ve certainly given it their all. Read on as we take a look at the EP and hear about the group’s Albums of Influence.
Like Paul Kelly telling his stories through song, Tasmanian singer/songwriter Zac Henderson has crafted ten tracks of Aussie folk that just feels like home. Lay the Stones is full of warmth, character and cleverly worded anecdotes that force you to be slow and really sink in. Read on as we take a look at the record and as Zac takes us through his Top 5 Defining Albums.
Melbourne trio The Grogans have just released their latest album Day / To / Day. Injecting ’60s surf-rock with a bit of their signature punk tinge and indie influence, Day / To / Day is packed with laid back, vintage jams. One big influence for the band is Australia’s own psychedelic legend Tame Impala. Read on to hear about their top five Tame Impala tunes.
The latest in indie electro-pop from Elizabeth Fader is irresistibly addictive. With the kind of ’90s nostalgia that combines the sweetest of pop vocals with the reliability of an acoustic guitar, it’s a certainty to press repeat on. Shining through with a lightness in both story and song, Lost In The Middle is an instant winner in peppy tunes that tell a vulnerable tale.
Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Luke Daniel Peacock has unveiled his third single of 2020 – an ’80s-influenced alternative pop ballad that’s laced with resonant guitar chords. The Odd Specifics takes a hard look at the attitudes of western society today, and the physical and emotional neglect that leaves our future uncertain.