Sungai Sounds
A chat with Isobel D’Cruz

Following the release of Sungai Mix 1 last month, a new mixtape released through Cease and Desist Records that documents the alternative music cultures of Asia between ’64 and ’81, we caught up with curator/researcher/HEXDEBT bassist Isobel D’Cruz to learn a little more about the compilation and Asia’s early counter-culture.

The Sunken Sea – Funeral Pyres

Alongside the announcement of their forthcoming third EP, today we have the pleasure of sharing a first listen to The Sunken Sea’s new single ‘Funeral Pyres’, an anxiety-fuelled dose of art-rock that hints at where the band might be taking us on After The Heat.

Phaedo – Spiral

Following on from the release of their debut album Beyond Divisions in 2019, today Phaedo have returned with a brand new 7” Spiral, four tracks that lean into the chaotic stylings of their previous record to produce an 11-minute blast of psychedelic-fuelled garage-punk.

Video Premiere:
The Hunter Express – I Want You

A next taste of their forthcoming album, today we’ve been treated to a first look and listen to ‘I Want You’, a nostalgic love song from folk-pop dreamers The Hunter Express. Coupled with this is a chat with Brad Ellis, principle songwriter from The Hunter Express, to delve deeper into the project.

DEA – A chat between Joe Terror and Hollie Joyce

On the first taste of his forthcoming sixth album, rock ’n’ roll workhouse Joe Terror has joined forces with garage-soul powerhouse Hollie Joyce to present the enigmatic and enthralling ‘DEA’. To dig into the new track a little further, we eavesdropped on a chat between Joe and Hollie.

Brace Yourself
A chat with Mug

Off the back of the announcement of their forthcoming debut EP, we caught up with Lily and Sam Harding, the two minds behind Mug, to delve into the idiosyncratic new project and their serene first single ‘Brace Yourself’.

They Made Me Do It
Talking Influences with Quivers

Having had a US tour cancelled on the cusp of worldwide COVID lockdowns, it is an exciting prospect for cathartic guitar pop outfit Quivers to be back on tour around Australia, celebrating their latest album Golden Doubt. We got in touch with Quivers to find out the influences behind Golden Doubt.