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The Griswolds ‘Mississippi’

The reliably excellent Rare Finds have announced their first band of 2012, and it’s none other than Sydney’s The Griswolds. The band not may be from Brisbane like most of Rare Finds’ signings, but they play just as infectious pop music as the likes of YesYou and The Belligerents, which is a very very good thing. Check out their euphoric single ‘Mississippi’.

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Them Swoops ‘Work Around It’

Cosine Records have been putting out some fantastic Australian releases recently, and the latest band to join the family is Melbourne’s Them Swoops. The duo are so good that Cosine Records have actually released a double A-side record from the boys as opposed to the split-release that they are accustomed to. It’s hardly surprising either: this is melodious, sweeping, infectious indie pop that can sound uncannily like Napoleon-era Phoenix at times, which is meant as the highest of compliments.

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Umpire ‘Corner An Owl In An Alcove’

Based in Perth, Umpire have been around the music scene for the better part of five years now, but only released their debut album, ‘Now We’re Active’, last year. For those that have followed the band’s career from the beginning the wait must have been completely worth it however, because the album is fantastic, denying easy categorisation and instead drawing on countless different trends and elements to create an entirely unique sound. The wonderfully titled single ‘Corner An Owl In An Alcove’ is the perfect example of this.

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San Cisco ‘Awkward’

If you read my review of San Cisco’s excellent debut EP ‘Golden Revolver’ then you already know that I’m kind of a big fan of the teenage Perth band. It should come as no surprise then that I also really like their latest song (I think it’s been floating around for a while but I must have missed it), ‘Awkward’. The track is the first single from their upcoming second EP, which was recorded in Melbourne with producer Steven Schram, responsible for a few small bands like Little Red and The Cat Empire. Anyway, enough foreplay, check it out.

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Atlas Genius ‘Trojans’

I kind of enjoy getting sent international press releases about Australian artists. I admit I had never heard of Adelaide-based fourpiece Atlas Genius before this track dropped into my inbox, but boy am I glad that it did. This is purely infectious music, and while drawing comparisons to Phoenix in a writeup might be pushing it a bit for another artist, Atlas Genius can just about pull it off.

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Millions ‘Those Girls’

Brisbane band Millions have been announced as the Triple J Unearthed Splendour In The Grass winner, which means that they will be opening the main stage of the festival in a month’s time, just like Jinja Safari did last year.

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