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The Griswolds ‘The Courtship Of Summer Preasley’

One of the year’s big breakout Australian bands has been The Griswolds. The Sydney band make the type of music that’s supremely easy to enjoy and very difficult to hate, and their debut single ‘Mississippi’ accordingly received a ton of airplay and even more love.

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Ugly Kids Club ‘My Soul’

Nashville-based duo Ugly Kids Club have recently released their debut self-titled EP, complete with album art in direct contrast to their name. It’s ballsy to list influences such as The Kills and M83, but in this case I think it’s justified: this is dark, synth-driven, edgy rock music that gets under your skin and stays there. The EP’s first single, ‘My Soul’, typifies their approach to music, constructed around the line “Music is my lover, she’s a sage, she’s physical”, which in this case is quite true.

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The Clues ‘This Year’

It really does seem as if Brisbane has a monopoly on happy Australian indie pop music at the moment. And I was recently introduced to a new band to add to the growing collection, The Clues. They do enough to set themselves apart from the rest by packing so many different ideas and styles into single tracks, and ‘This Year’ is the perfect example of this.

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Album Review: Foster The People ‘Foster The People EP’

LA band Foster The People confirm their status as one of the acts to watch in 2011 with this exceptional, albeit short, debut EP that makes for essential summer listening.

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