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Delivery – ‘Forever Giving Handshakes’ review: everyone gets a look in on this invigorating punk debut

All five members of the Melbourne band contribute vocals to this lively record full of guitar interplay and sociopolitical critique

Carla Dal Forno – ‘Come Around’ review: delicate dreampop without the disorientation

The Castlemaine native’s third solo album is haunting yet inviting – her most approachable record to date

Jade Imagine – ‘Cold Memory’ review: sophisticated second record rewards patient listening

Jade McInally takes a turn for the introspective on this many-layered album

Cool Sounds – ‘Like That’ review: Melbourne genre chameleons hit the dancefloor

After dream pop and country, Dainis Lacey leads Cool Sounds into funk and disco on their fifth album

Ruby Gill: “I like to go to the end of the feeling. I guess I’m a bit of a masochist”

Quiet sounds and sharp songwriting collide on Ruby Gill’s debut album ‘I’m Gonna Die with This Frown On My Face’. She speaks to NME about the record, being present in life and being more vulnerable in her music

Flowertruck – ‘Partly Cloudy’ review: joy shaded with melancholy

For their first record in four years, the Sydney/Illawarra indie band turn in a mercurial and empathetic work

CLAMM – ‘Care’ review: desperation and despair bottled up in volatile noise punk

The Melbourne punk trio vent frustration and helplessness in a second album that points to a intriguing creative future

Grazer: Prolific Melbourne duo crafting an intimate, shoegazey world

The NME 100 2022 members on being inspired by Joy Division, their love of home recording and their debut album ‘Melancholics Anonymous’

Party Dozen – ‘The Real Work’ review: bold, bracing noise rock with a rare assist from Nick Cave

On their third album, the sax-and-drums improvisers shine in the mellow, melodic moments amid the melee

Vintage Crop – ‘Kibitzer’ review: Withering, well-honed garage punk

Sharp and sarcastic as ever, the Geelong punks make quick work of corporate culture and ruminate on wars both figurative and literal