Posts tagged “garage



Bloody try and not smile listening to this stuff. Bugs is the project of Connor Brooker from up Sunshine Coast way. His new EP Cosmic Dolphin is a hazy feel-good guitar pop record. There’s a certain whatever goes attitude in the work of Bugs, but it’s done with such precision and some sweet as production care of Brock Weston that everything still feels purposeful and in its place.

It’s also a fucking good listen in the colder months. Makes it feel a little warmer.

You can stream the full EP over here (available for a free download too), but we got our two faves below.




oh mate. it’s always good when new labels start up. especially those that are artist run and support local scenes.

Format Records have just started up proper in Adelaide. You may have heard about the Format guys before – they’ve put on a coupla fests in the past and curated a stage at Adelaide Laneway this year.

Their first release as part of a label is the debut full length from WIREHEADS, a rad Adelaide band featuring members of Old Mate, Bruff Superior, Big Richard Insect and Doe. The album is gonna be called The Late Great and will be due out sometime in May.

The first taste is ‘The Way It Is’, which you can stream below. If you dig your slacker vibe punk style, then WIREHEADS might be up your alley. ‘The Way It Is’ features your normal band get up, but comes complete with a little flute and some violin for your earholes. It’s a mix that on paper seems suspect, but mate, it’s actually pretty fuckin’ good.




In a week where (again) there’s been a quiet uproar about the roll of triple j and the homogenisation of the Australian music landscape, it’s great to know that there is a thriving and diverse independent music scene in this country.

After a stint over in London, Gazar Strips have returned to their hometown of Brisbane with their feverish garage stylings. Their new single, ‘Oversight’ manages to capture this jolty, dark atmosphere, and with that extended 1 minute 15 intro, it forces you to be taken in, even before any direct lyrical engagement happens. Also, make sure you keep an eye out for the bands second EP, Sparkling, which is due out soon.

Also exciting is the fact that those rad guys up at Sonic Masala are putting out the EP. These guys are doing what I think a lot of other music blogs want to do but don’t have the balls/belief/hopefulness to do so. They’ve started their own label. Make sure you give them a lot of love. No mean feat moving from a blog and a couple of parties to a full blown indie label.




‘Nice Fit’ is taken from Unity Floors‘s debut full length Exotic Goldfish Blues, due out tomorrow. It’s sprawling garage pop that seriously makes you feel alright about shit.

If you’re keen, then make sure you check ’em out at the three album launches their doin next week. Details here.




Bangin’ little 60’s vibe number from that rapscallion from Brisvegas, Jeremy Neale. Comes with added feel goods from fellow Brisvegas babes Go Violets.

Catch Mr Neale as he tours the latest single on a mini east coast 3 dater. Details here.




Melbourne five-piece Beaches are releasing their second album, She Beats on May 3. The band’s self-titled debut, released in 2008 (feels like ages ago), was pretty lauded – some great surfy indie guitar music.

The first taste of the new album, ‘Distance’ goes for a big driving dreamy vibe with layers and layers of some of the best guitar sounds you’ve heard in a while. So keen for this album!




2010’s album Fifteen from Melbourne garage rock two-piece Super Wild Horses was easily a fave of mine.

The girls are finally back with brand new single ‘Alligator’ as well as an ace clip all about pie face! But pie face as in the classic cream pie slapstick kind, not the 24/7 joints you visit at 4 in the morning.

Seriously ace track too. Their second album Crossroads is due for release April 5 on excellent label Remote Control Records. Definitely one to get your mits on.



FOOD COURT portrait


Food Court are outta Glebe in Sydney and doing some really really great 60s style garage, complete with harmonies. They’ve just released a clip for their track, ‘Not Enough’. Heaps fun clip full of 3 quarters of the band chucking food around, eating decent sized breakfasts and burgers, and lead singer Cristian Campano constantly missing out.

The band have recorded their debut EP due out in April. It was recorded down here in Melbourne with Mark Doman from garage punk legends Ross De Cheyne Hurricanes and mastered by Mikey Young from Eddy Current.

You can check out the clip below and make sure you download the track from their bandcamp.



Some pretty quick nasty stuff for your Tuesday afternoon.

The Faults are a two-piece outta Sydneytown and do some very nice fuzzed out garagey sounding rock’n’roll.

After putting out a self produced self-titled EP last year, the gents have just released a new track, Patients, with the help of Darren Cross of Gerling/The E.L.F and Betty Airs fame. If you’re around Sydney, then make sure you catch the boys launch the new track. Deets after the track.


Patients Single Launch

Friday 16th March, GoodGod small club w/ Betty Airs + Bad Dreems (Adelaide)

Friday 30th March, Gee Wizz @ the Burdekin w/ Tom Ugly + Myth & Tropics