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ABBE MAY - ARE WE FLIRTING? May 24th, 2016

ABBE MAY - ARE WE FLIRTING?

After two years recovering from a dangerous seizure while on tour in 2013, Perth’s Abbe May returns with the first single off her forthcoming album, Are We Flirting? “When I had the seizure it felt like a near death experience,” said May. “The pressure threw me into the deep end of an existential crisis. I could barely keep my head above the water and... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 23RD 2016 May 23rd, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 23RD 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, The Living End land at #1 on the Independent Label Albums Chart with their latest record Shift (Dew Process). L-Fresh The Lion lands at #4 on the 100% Independent Albums Chart with his latest offering Become (Elefant Traks) while Ocean Alley debut this week at #10 with Lost Tropics (MGM Distribution). ... Over on the Singles... Read More...

GORDI - CLEVER DISGUISES May 17th, 2016

GORDI - CLEVER DISGUISES

Sydney’s Gordi (aka Sophie Payten), has released her highly anticipated electro-folk EP, Clever Disguises. It’s a release that presents a rich palette of drums and breezy electronics, creating a soft bed for Gordi to lay down her breathtaking vocals.Moments in the EP may recall the early albums of Beth Orton, but more storming and redesigned for the stadiums, festivals and... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 16TH 2016 May 16th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 16TH 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Kate Ceberano lands at the #1 spot on the Independent Label Albums Chart with her new record Anthology (ABC Music) and Travis Collins debuts at #2 with his new release Hard Light (ABC Music). The Screaming Jets land at #2 on the 100% Independent Albums Chart with their latest, Chrome (Independent). ... Ziggy Alberts debuts at... Read More...

SPOOKYLAND - BEAUTY ALREADY BEAUTIFUL May 10th, 2016

SPOOKYLAND - BEAUTY ALREADY BEAUTIFUL

Last week, Sydney band Spookyland dropped their assured debut album, Beauty Already Beautiful. Recorded with Tony Buchan over three weeks in Omaha, Nebraska at Conor Oberst’s (Bright Eyes) live-in Saddle Creek compound, brothers Liam and Marcus Gordon, along with percussionist Nathan Mansfield and bassist Nic Malouf have crafted something really special with their debut.Fresh... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 9TH 2016 May 9th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 9TH 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Graeme Connors debuts in top spot on the Independent Label Albums Chart with his new album 60 Summers (ABC Music). Luca Brasi land at #1 on the 100% Independent Albums Chart with their new long player, If This Is All We’re Going To Be (Poison City Records), followed by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard who take out #2... Read More...

GAWURRA - RATJA YALIYALI May 3rd, 2016

GAWURRA - RATJA YALIYALI

Gawurra aka Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is an extraordinary singer hailing from East Arnhem Land. He recently releases his debut album Ratja Yaliyali [pronounced Rart-ja yarl-i yarl-i], a collection of ten tracks in Gupapungu language that feature subtle electronic textures as well as more traditional acoustic instrumentation.Ratja Yaliyali was produced by Broadwing, a young award... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 2ND 2016 May 2nd, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 2ND 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Flume debuts at #1 on the Singles Charts with new track Say It (Feat. Tove Lo) (Future Classic). ... Over on the Independent Label Albums Chart, Paul Kelly debuts at #1 with his latest record, Seven Sonnets and a Song (Gawd Aggie Records), and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra land at #5 with Sierra Kilo Alpha (ABC Music). Camp Cope... Read More...

SAHARA BECK - PANACEA Apr 26th, 2016

SAHARA BECK - PANACEA

Sahara Beck’s new album, Panacea has landed. It’s an assured album brimming with class and beautiful production. It's been a big few months after Beck recently nabbed the Folk Singer/Songwriter Award at the Queensland Music Awards for track 9 off her new long player, Mother Mother, and it’s not hard to see why.Panacea sparkles in all the right places and has a... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 25TH 2016 Apr 26th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 25TH 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Charts we see new Album entries from Mirusia with This Time Tomorrow (Ambition Music Group), C3 Music with Abide (Independent) and Sherbet’s Anthology record (Liberation Music). It’s a milestone week for Hermitude’s album Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks) as it clocks up 50 weeks in the 100% Independent Albums Chart.... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 18TH 2016 Apr 19th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 18TH 2016

In this week's Carlton Dry Independent Charts, we see new Single entries from What So Not with track "Lone (feat. JOY)" (Sweat It Out), Sneaky Sound System with "I Ain't Over You" (Independent) and Spit Syndicate with "Know Better" (Inertia Access). ... There are also some new arrivals over on the Albums Charts, including Citipointe Live "Into The Deep", last week's AIR... Read More...

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD Apr 12th, 2016

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD

Brisbane group Halfway last week released their new LP, The Golden Halfway Record through ABC Music. The eight piece travelled to Nashville to record the album with acclaimed producer Mark Nevers (Calexico, Bonnie Prince Billie) and the result is a beautifully nostalgic and stunningly produced record. The quintessentially Australian sounding release features tracks that tell stories of... Read More...