Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues – Chapter 2

Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues – Chapter 2

If 2020's Race Car Blues wasn't enough, Melbourne rock outfit Slowly Slowly have gifted us with its second chapter. As the potential B-sides grew into a life of their own, singer Ben Stewart reflects, "in retrospect, some of those pieces that didn’t quite feel like they fit on the original album have served as great [...]

Slowly Slowly – The Level + Extended Album Announcement

Slowly Slowly – The Level + Extended Album Announcement

A deep and dark guitar line opens up the latest track from Melbourne's Slowly Slowly. 'The Level' is a gritty jam with thrumming drumlines and bouncing basslines keeping the track danceable, and as the chorus runs deep, there's a tinge of Brendan Urie (Panic at the Disco) vibes to Ben Stewarts low, resonant vocal tones. [...]

Picket Palace – All About the Money

Picket Palace – All About the Money

After getting lots of attention when their tribute to Essendon footy player ‘Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’ went viral, Melbourne punk-rock band Picket Palace found that you can't win them all. Being criticised for "selling out" the band envisioned a version of themselves becoming consumed by the attention and actually selling-out, and thus the satirical 'All About The [...]

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses

Continuing to churn out content during lockdown with epic live-streamed shows, Canberra's Hands Like Houses have released their short but fulfilling, punchy self-titled EP. The EP maintains the band's gritty tonality with heavy guitars and crisp drum beats while diving into some personal and exhaustive topics. 'The Water' narrates a longing of returning to familiarity [...]