Cat Woods

Romero – ‘Turn It On!’ review: a thrilling rock ’n’ roll joyride

The Melbourne band's debut album is a vivacious, shack-shaking garage rock beast

Camp Cope – ‘Running With The Hurricane’ review: hard-won hope and raw elegance

The trio move on from their indie punk beginnings on their third album, which offers songs more mature but no less magnificent

Pinch Points – ‘Process’ review: Riveting post-punk that seethes with righteous anger

On their second album, the Melbourne four-piece stare down societal dysfunction with the help of producer Anna Laverty

Alex Cameron – ‘Oxy Music’ review: Conceptual synthpop that leaves you a little cold

The Australian artist’s new album is a commentary on America’s opioid crisis with rare moments of emotional connection

FERLA – ‘Personal Hotspot’ review: Nostalgic synthpop shot through with sardonic, seductive humour

A catchy, buoyant record about our modern apocalypse that may make you wonder if you’re the butt of the joke or involved in its telling

Gabriella Cohen – ‘Blue No More’ review: A lively, confident adventure

But melancholy tinges the third studio album from this alt-folk and blues singer-songwriter

Grace Cummings – ‘Storm Queen’ review: show-stopping vocals and poetic songs

An arresting second record from the Melbourne artist, though the theatrics sometimes work against the songs

Kalaji – ‘Kalaji’ review: Sweeping, evocative electronic soundscapes by Mark Coles Smith

Best known as an actor, Mark Coles Smith explores his Nyikina heritage and relationship to the Martuwarra in Sigur Rós-esque compositions

Jaala – ‘Gap Tooth’ review: sensuous, synth-heavy sounds from an evolving band

The Melbourne three-piece make a trippy, jazzy left-turn on their third record

RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Surrender’ review: Electronic trio offer atmospheric optimism but nothing new

Haunting sonics support hopeful mantras in a record that doesn’t stray from the playbook