Hideous Towns – ‘Disquiet Living’ [Album Premiere]

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We’re celebrating the impending release of Hideous Towns‘ debut album ‘Disquiet Living’ with an exclusive stream (as below)! The Melbourne dream pop champions impressed with their 2014 self-titled EP and the lead singles ‘Don’t Forget’, ‘Wake Us’ and ‘Value’. The album delivers that intangible Aussie punk attitude; its raw, take it or leave it mentality makes ‘Disquiet Living’ sound honest and immediate. There’s a blend of new wave tracks (‘Waratah’, ‘Coincidents’), post-punk/kraut rock moments (‘Glass Curtain’, ‘Don’t Forget’) and spacious jangly pop gems (‘Fantasy’, ‘Lion’).

The album was produced by Matthew Hosking, known for his work as one half of VHS Dream. Hosking has had a hand in producing several likeminded local acts including Contrast, Bloodhounds On My Trail, Lowtide, Miniatures, and Glaciers. ‘Disquiet Living’ is an album with depth and character, recommended listening. Pick it up this Friday (November 25) from Lost And Lonesome (home to Parading, Lucy Roleff, and Lowtide). Melburnians can catch the album launch at Bella Union with Contrast, Mares, Splendid, and the Icypoles on December 2 (details). 
 
Hideous Towns – ‘Disquiet Living’ [Album Premiere]

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FOREVR – ‘Petrichor’

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Brissy shoegazers FOREVR drop new single ‘Petrichor‘! And wow, the foursome have switched up their tremolo riding ways for a brooding dose of industrial electronica. Plus there’s a fresh cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s ‘You Trip Me Up’ from the ‘Tym Records Presents Psychocandy’ compilation. Meanwhile FOREVR kick off their tour this week with the Street Street Band (details).

 
FOREVR – ‘Petrichor’


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Mosaicz – ‘Physic’

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Mosaicz dropped their latest tune ‘Physic’ earlier this month; a lo-fi wall of noise from their impending EP/LP (expected next year). The Geelong-based trio are a little bit psych, and a little shoegaze. ‘Physic’ is a washed out slow burner, with sunken vocals and a groovy, overblown feel to it. This is the third song Mosaicz have posted since 2015’s epic ‘Backwards’. Pick it up at Bandcamp.

 
Mosaicz – ‘Physic’

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Moon Sounds Records have delivered the latest EP from Melbourne shoegaze band Bloodhounds On My Trail (get it here)! The ‘Haunted Isles’ EP features the lead tunes ‘Over The Wall’ and the recently public single ‘Places Like This’. The four piece; Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Nik Donaldson (drums) and Ché Walden (bass), delivered their last EP ‘Escape II’ in late 2015. ‘Haunted Isles’ is a solid collection that builds on their widescreen moody rock sound. BOMT might be Australia’s contemporary answer to Chapterhouse or Ride; a provocative mix of melody and noise.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Parading – ‘Jungle Songs’

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Parading share their love for “Galaxie 500-cum-Mary Chain pop” on their second full length ‘Jungle Songs’ (out now through Lost And Lonesome). The Melbourne four piece cover loads of noisy ground; from psych-tinged rockers to Sonic Youth sounding slow burners. Fellow label mate Alana West (Hideous Towns) also lends her backing vocals to a number of tracks. It’s an impressive listen with a Paul Kelly cover in there too. Thumbs up!

 
Parading – ‘Jungle Songs’

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J. Francis – ‘Last Minute’

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After sharing Kigo’s latest album, it only seems right to keep it in the family and post J. Francis‘ newie – ‘Last Minute’. The Queensland-based solo artist has crafted a lovely mood piece, very cinematic. BUT… that ending, what a tease! I want to hear how the next three minutes plays out. *throws toys* Get a copy here.

 
J. Francis – ‘Last Minute’

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