Sunbeam Sound Machine – ‘Wonderer’


Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Nick Sowersby has got the attention of Fbi, Triple J, Impose, Tone Deaf and Brooklyn Vegan with his solo project Sunbeam Sound Machine, a mix of dream pop and psychedelia direct from his Collingwood garage. Nick’s debut full length ‘Wonderer’ is available now via Dot Dash/Remote Control (stream via Wondering Sound). The album was recorded and mixed by Stu Mackenzie (of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard) with mastering by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee).  It’s an acid washed journey, part pop and part experimental, yielding the singles ‘Real Life’ and ‘Wandering, I’.

Sunbeam Sound Machine – ‘Wandering, I’

Nick has also assembled a five piece for live shows, with a string of December dates coming up including Sydney’s Psych Fest at The Factory Theatre on December 13. The bumper line-up features Immigrant Union (with Brent DeBoer of the Dandy Warhols and Courtney Barnett), Dead China Doll, The Citradels (VIC), Salvadarlings (QLD) plus Adelaide’s Glass Skies and The Dunes (tickets here).

Visit Sunbeam Sound Machine @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘Drive Blind’ (Ride Cover)


93MillionMilesFromTheSun pay tribute to Ride’s reunion by covering ‘Drive Blind’, released on Ride’s first EP back in 1990. Meanwhile, the Doncaster space rockers ready their new full length ‘Fall Into Nothing’, with the lead single ‘Sunshine Girl‘.

93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘Drive Blind’ (Ride Cover)

Visit 93MillionMilesFromTheSun @ Bandcamp @ Big Cartel @ In At The Eye Records @ Facebook.

Nite Fields – ‘You I Never Knew’


The always impressive Nite Fields will deliver their debut LP ‘Depersonalisation’ on February 2 via felte. The post punk quartet originally hail from Brisbane, and tap into a classic Australian sound on their new single ‘You I Never Knew’. The 80s styled jangle popper recalls The Church or The Go-Betweens at their best. This is the first time Nite Fields have handed over production duties to a third party, the lucky man being Nigel Lee-Yang of HTRK. It’ll be really interesting to see what else ‘Depersonalisation’ has to offer. Pre-sales are available now.

Nite Fields – ‘You I Never Knew’

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Tuques – ‘Slushpuppie’


Introducing Tuques, a new shoegaze act out of Edmonton, Alberta. The four piece (singer/guitarist Nathan Levasseur and Dan Cook, together with bassist Robert Michalec and drummer Steve Laughton) released an understated EP called ‘Slushpuppie’ last month. ‘Stay With Me’ demonstrates the lo-fi haze you can expect! Stream/download via DIY-label Phok-ing. So far, so good.

Tuques – ‘Slushpuppie’ [EP Stream]

Download Tuques ‘Slushpuppie’ @ Phok-ing.

The Starlight Run – ‘Little Pieces Of Everything’


The Starlight Run are ready to hit you with ‘All This Summer‘, their latest EP featuring the ambient single ‘Little Pieces Of Everything’. The Mississippi duo (Neil Carey and Warren Ard) dominate this tune with airy synthesizers fighting for attention, while the catchy vocals peer through the mix. It follows the EP ‘A Place To Land’ released earlier in the year.

The Starlight Run – ‘Little Pieces Of Everything’

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Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’


Florida-based collective Figbox is proud to present ‘Apollonia,’ a new EP by solo artist Nick Petakas. Inspired by the greats (Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Drop Nineteens, Pale Saints, etc.), ‘Apollonia’ delves into experimental rockers, balladry and very honest song titles (‘I Kinda Wanna F**k Courtney Love)!? Take a listen to the stand out cut ‘Joeina’ below.

Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’

Visit Nick Petakas @ Bandcamp @ Figbox.