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Royel Otis are bringing a radically positive vision to Australia’s guitar scene

"Birds of a feather flock together” is so much more than just an old adage for Royel Otis – it’s become representative of their...

Sophie May: “I woke up after a big night out to see Billie Eilish calling my song ‘beautiful'”

The Londoner's early material shows flashes of Joni Mitchell and Sam Fender – her performances at low-key open-mic nights may not last much longer

HighSchool: escapist joy in Melbourne trio’s goth-pop dreamworld

The boundary-pushing band discuss their thrilling debut EP and an imminent, career-changing move to London

Teenage Joans: Adelaide juice-box punk-pop duo on a mission of inclusivity

Adelaide’s Teenage Joans talk making “juice box punk-pop” and how Camp Cope and Tired Lion have inspired them

Romero: thrilling power-pop from Melbourne troublemakers

Hand-picked by Sheer Mag and Twin Peaks to support them live, Melbourne's Romero and their new single are about to make a name for themselves worldwide

Ruby Fields: strident garage-rock fuelled by self-improvement

The Aussie star's new song 'Pretty Grim' is a tale of betterment and improvement, all set to clattering guitars and sincere vocals

FRITZ: Sticky-sweet grunge-pop turning teenage boredom into a rallying cry

Here's the first word on the Newcastle's (no, the other one) FRITZ, whose GarageBand recordings are resonating worldwide