Category Archives: First Listen

First Listen: Holding On For Life by Broken Bells

You might remember Broken Bells, the collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins fame. If not, you might remember Garden State, the Zach Braff film that gave The Shins a chance to be heard in a slightly … Continue reading

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First Listen: Stream the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor

If you can name a less-than-excellent Arcade Fire album then I’ll give you a special prize. Ha, that’s impossible, so I guess my favourite sweater is safe. I’ll still give you a prize anyway though; here’s the new Arcade Fire … Continue reading

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First Listen: Cavalier by James Vincent McMorrow

A few years back James Vincent McMorrow released an album that received a fair bit of justified love. It was quite unabashedly a folk album, recorded in a few months of solitude ┬áin a cabin in Ireland. Yes, I know … Continue reading

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First Listen: New Arcade Fire tracks

Things have been infrequent here because I popped over to England for a few months, and am only just settled with blankets and sheets and everything, because you can’t write words without blankets and sheets and everything. But at least … Continue reading

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First Listen: Fossil Dreams by March of the Real Fly

Sydney popfolkpunk folks, March of the Real Fly, are back in town with a swell new video. The song is Fossil Dreams, from their most recent EP, available here. The video features some green grass, a green screen, and a … Continue reading

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First Listen: Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys

After last year’s almost-year-topping lone single, R U Mine, I’ve been well excited for new Arctic Monkeys material. Suck It And See was a grower; initially it seemed to lack anything interesting but eventually the true quality (of the latter … Continue reading

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First Listen: Dojo Rising by Cloud Control

Everyone’s favourite Blue Mountaineers, Cloud Control, are back in business with a killer track, Dojo Rising. These guys lit up Vivid Festival in Sydney a few nights ago with a power set at the Opera House, proving that albumo numero … Continue reading

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