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The Best Days of Our Lives EP
by Slow Dancing Society


Vixit
by Battlestations


Dyschronia
by Markus Mehr


Washington Hebrew
by Washington Hebrew


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New Slow Dancing Society Single

We’re excited to present the first cut from the forthcoming Slow Dancing Society EP Night Takes Day, the third in a series of four new Slow Dancing Society Eps, each released a month apart. ‘As Night Takes The Day’ delivers a brooding slice of dreamy...

New Liminal Drifter Remix Album – Pre-Orders & Track Stream!

We’re excited to announce the forthcoming release of The Night Train Vacancies, the new album featuring remixes of tracks by Perth-based ambient electronica artist Liminal Drifter. The album is available now for pre-order and will see release on the 28th of...

Brilliant New Summon the Birds Single!

Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of new single ‘London Tap Water’ by Melbourne band Summon the Birds, taken from their forthcoming second album, Blood Love, recorded by Tim Johnston (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Dandy Warhols, The Drones). Like...

Slow Dancing Society’s “The Best Days of Our Lives” EP Out Now!

Following on from the recently released Lilac Lullabies EP, Drew Sullivan presents The Best Days of Our Lives, the second in a series of four new Slow Dancing Society EPs, lovingly mastered by Taylor Deupree. Each EP will be released digitally, one per month from June...

Markus Mehr Featured on “Mind The Gap” Comp

The ever wonderful Markus Mehr is featured on the latest “Mind the Gap” compilation as part of the new issue of the excellent Dutch magazine Gonzo Circus. Mehr’s latest masterpiece Dyschronia has been bending ears since it’s release in May this...

Battlestations “Vixit” Out Now!

We’re incredibly excited to present Battlestations‘ majestic new album Vixit. The album is available now via Battlestations’ Bandcamp and all good 3rd party stores. An excerpt of the epic opening track ‘I’ is available for streaming on...

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New Liminal Drifter Remix Album – Pre-Orders & Track Stream!

We’re excited to announce the forthcoming release of The Night Train Vacancies, the new album featuring remixes of tracks by Perth-based ambient electronica artist Liminal Drifter. The album is available now for pre-order and will see release on the 28th of...

Markus Mehr “Dyschronia” Reviewed at A Closer Listen

“Dyschronia is an album eerily aligned with its time, as it addresses technology, surveillance, wiretapping and the disconnected plight of the modern era, while exuding an aesthetic appeal. Today’s industrial societies are approaching total technological...

Markus Mehr Reviewed at ATTN:Magazine

“I couldn’t have picked a better time to write about this record. I’m currently working nightshifts. 7pm until 7am. They don’t come up often, but given the amount of effort I’ve exerted in trying to whip my circadian clock into obedience over the past couple of...

Joe Sampson “Chansons de Parade” Reviewed at Music Won’t Save You

In the sequel of songs that follow in an agile parade, there are some of the most vibrant harmonic structures, accompanied by more definite dynamics (“Gown” and especially “Otherwise The Pull”), but all of them Characterized by an extraordinary naturalness of writing and interpretation, that of a craftsman of songs able to create small wonders that, while being made up of those same elements, travalicano of momentum every cliché of the songwriter guitar and voice.

Exclusive Washington Hebrew Track Stream at Ondarock

Head over to Italy’s wonderful Ondarock for an exclusive stream of the Washington Hebrew track ‘Ima Try’ lifted from his forthcoming self titled debut. The exclusive follows the release of first single ‘Bank Holiday Wknd’, available now...

Craig Hallsworth “What’s The Story With This Hole?” Reviewed at Luna Kafe

Hallsworth’s songs has a certain glow and warmth, as this is poppy, melodic guitar rock with elegance and a human touch. Plain, neat pop songs. Period. When checking out “We’re Too Far Away…”, I compared the song’s atmosphere and attitude with some of the Kiwi rock from the Flying Nun label years back. Another reference could be the power-pop of Matthew Sweet, but maybe also The dB’s, Velvet Crush, my old fave Tall Grass Captains of Greater Chicago and several others.

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