Doug Wallen

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

Body Type – ‘Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising’ review: a thrilling, self-possessed debut

The Sydney post-punk band’s first album is a riveting exercise in contrast and connection

Annie Hamilton – ‘The Future Is Here But It Feels Kinda Like the Past’ review: immersive, turbulent shoegaze

The Sydney artist’s debut album captures anxiety and turmoil with vivid, textured dream pop

Dorsal Fins – ‘Star of the Show’ review: a promising but patchy comeback record

On their first album in six years – and their first as a three-piece – Dorsal Fins start strong but lose momentum

Coconut Cream – ‘What Kind of Music Do You Like to Listen To?’ review: indie rock with an eye for the small, significant things

On this EP, the Sydney quartet’s songwriter Astari Mudana emerges as a canny, detail-oriented lyricist

Partner Look – ‘By the Book’ review: soft-stepping indie pop with its poignant moments

Members of Cool Sounds and Studio Magic tell playful tales and reflect on the concept of home on this debut album

On new EP ‘Stanley’, Rainbow Chan toys with “performing nostalgia”

The Hong Kong-Australian art pop artist talks to NME about her new project, out today, which draws on retro Mandopop and Cantopop

Mo’ju – ‘O.K.’ review: Restless and revelatory

The Wiradjuri/Filipino artist has always tapped into vulnerability, but her mini-album still surprises with its therapeutic intensity

HTRK – ‘Rhinestones’ review: album inspired by country and folk offers delicacy and disclosure

Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang’s gradual, yearslong efforts to distil their sound to its essentials culminate on their fifth album

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – ‘Under These Streets’ review: a powerful, more spontaneous third outing

A consistently and sometimes subtly experimental record from the veteran singer and the funk/soul band
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