‘Stone Men’ by Dappled Cities

‘Stone Men’ by Dappled Cities

Australian 5-piece indie outfit Dappled Cities are back with their first new music in six years. Having released their first album, A Smile, all the way back in 2004, and then 3 more since, all critically lauded, Dappled Cities have been at this for a while now. It would be tempting to call them Australia’s best-kept secret or something equally cliched but the truth is they settled in the States some years ago where they have now become one of their best-kept secrets instead. Hopefully this new single, coupled with an intriguing video featuring a man seemingly alone in an Read more »

New Reels: ‘Leadlight’ by Julia Jacklin

New Reels: ‘Leadlight’ by Julia Jacklin

The great new single from this Australian singer-songwriter. There’s been a lot of good music coming out of Australia in recent years, some of which has been covered by us in the past. And now we bring you Julia Jacklin, who hails from the Blue Mountains, and has her first album Don’t Let The Kids Win coming out in October. In the meantime, and following on from ‘Pool Party’ released back in March, we have her second single the wonderfully moody ‘Leadlight’ accompanied by a self-directed video shot in her actual old school hall. With the forthcoming album already garnering Read more »

Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ and Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’.

Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ and Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’.

In our latest One On One we explore these Australian 80’s pop hits and ask what they say about the country to us Pommies and other non-Aussies. I’ve never been to Australia but it has always seemed like a country I know quite well. The relationship between us Brits and our former colonisers and convicts exists in sporting battles on cricket fields and rugby pitches, soap operas from Prisoner: Cell Block H to Home and Away and Neighbours, the latter giving us stars like Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, and of course Kylie Minogue, and in cliches regarding barbecues and beer Read more »

New Reels: ‘(Cellophane) So Cruel’ by Miami Horror

New Reels: ‘(Cellophane) So Cruel’ by Miami Horror

This week’s hot video comes from Australian electro-indie outfit Miami Horror aka DJ and producer Benjamin Plant. Plant first appeared in 2008 on Virgin Records with an E.P. called ‘Bravado’ and since then has released to long-players, 2010’s Illumination and this years All Possible Futures. Live they expand to a full band and have supported the likes of Lily Allen and Friendly Fires on their tours of Australia. It looks like Miami Horror are beginning to break big outside their Antipodean home and they spent much of may and June this year touring in America. Whilst at the moment they Read more »

New Reels: “‘Cause I’m Your Man” by Tame Impala

New Reels: “‘Cause I’m Your Man” by Tame Impala

The 2nd single from the forthcoming album by this highly-acclaimed Australian act is accompanied by an enchanting CGI video. Never let it be said that we don’t champion Australian music here at MVD with posts on Total Giavanni and Alpine already this year, and now this from Perth’s Tame Impala aka Kevin Parker who first found recognition with debut LP Innerspeakers in 2010. The sound then was mining psychedelia and garage rock from the late 60’s/early 70’s, and to wonderful effect, winning Rolling Stone magazine’s album of the year award. This new single moves away from that towards a more Read more »