Doug Wallen

Deuce – ‘Deuce’ review: Melbourne duo’s unhurried, intimate debut album

Born in the extended limbo of lockdown, ‘Deuce’ is the promising first collaboration between Kayleigh Heydon and The Ocean Party/Pop Filter member Curtis Wakeling

Leroy Macqueen: The Gooch Palms’ punk hero-turned-country crooner

Burnt out by a decade on the road, the Novocastrian embraced their longtime love of Elvis and Roy Orbison for an unexpected second act

Palms: “It’s important to highlight the good stuff as much as the hardship and the shame”

Sydney indie rockers return after a five-year absence with songs about growth and self-acceptance

Civic – ‘Future Forecast’ review: Melbourne punk rockers capture lightning in a bottle

Led by charismatic frontman Jim McCullough, the five-piece offer a cleaner, more melodic sound that still buzzes with adrenaline

Michael Beach – ‘Dream Violence’ review: existential dread exorcised through heady guitar rockers and intimate ballads

Melbourne-based songwriter’s latest is set against the backdrop of bureaucratic red tape and pandemic anxiety

Flyying Colours – ‘Fantasy Country’ review: shoegaze’s heightened reality meets intense inner monologues

The Melbourne band’s first album in five years finds clarity and meaning amid saturated dream-pop vistas

June Jones: “Even when the world feels extremely difficult, there is always humanity and care and solidarity”

On new album ‘Leafcutter’, the Melbourne artist crafts a private yet revealing universe

FRITZ – ‘Pastel’ review: coming-of-age album balances dream-pop effects and alt-rock attack

Newcastle’s Tilly Murphy farewells her teen years with a diaristic yet energising second record

Dannika – ‘Gems’ review: deceptively casual, emotional guitar-pop

Backed by both members of Good Morning, Melbourne writer/filmmaker Dannika Horvat populates her debut album with understated revelations

Divide and Dissolve wield sonic extremes against white supremacy

Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill tell NME about their new album ‘Gas Lit’, which was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson