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Handkerchief Thief: ‘Salted Skin’

With his debut EP, Hunting For Hummingbirds due out later this year, Melbourne-based Sam McLaren aka Handkerchief Thief has revealed his first single, ‘Salted Skin’.  There are obvious comparisons to the likes of alt-J here, but there is a diacritic dynamic to McLaren that sets him apart from his influences. With its short, sharp rhythmical backbone,…

Kllo: ‘Virtue’

Melbourne is producing some of the best artists we have been introduced to over the last couple of years and duo Kllo are no exception. With their LP Backwater, out in October via Different Recordings, ‘Virtue‘ is the first single to be taken from the album. The band say, “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve…

Owen Rabbit: ‘Oh My God’

Owen Rabbit has rapidly emerged as one of the most notable musicians of the year. The Melbourne-based electronic producer gained critical acclaim with previous releases including the otherworldly ‘Weeds’. His latest track, ‘Oh My God’ continues to showcase him as something of a pioneer. Not without its lyrical dark side, this raises you to your…

Polykite: ‘Bones’

Melbourne shoegaze quintet Polykite are another triumph to emerge from the current Melbourne music landscape. Their debut single ‘Bones’ has all the makings of an early 4AD roster tribute, I found myself lost in the depths of the arrangement, the reverb -drenched vocals surround your aural perimeter like a choir of angels. This is a song…

Halcyon Drive: ‘Books For The Holidays’

 Halcyon Drive have made quite the impression on Podcart, having already secured Song of the Day with the vitalic ‘Untethered’, the Melbourne-based trio have released their 3rd single from forthcoming EP. ‘Books For The Holidays’ showcases the same qualities that attracted us to the band. Michael Oechsle’s vocals are a primary draw, his endearing delivery tugs tirelessly…