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Meet our BOTW: Clubfeet

For all the shape-throwing that a moniker like Clubfeet might imply, it’s often the deep-seated sense of romance in the quintet’s music that rings out most evocatively. Sure, the Cape Town-via-Melbourne outfit’s 2013 sophomore album, Heirs & Graces, may feature more than its fair share of hip-shakers (‘Cape

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Track Premiere: Snakadaktal – ‘Fall Underneath’

Melbourne 5-piece Snakadaktal wowed us earlier this year with a set at Brighton’s Great Escape festival that perfectly balanced power and preciousness. Nowhere are these qualities in a more notable state of equilibrium than on ‘Fall Underneath’, the latest track to be unveiled from the antipodean quintet’s forthcoming – on …

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Album Review: Midnight Juggernauts – Uncanny Valley

First forming in 2004, Melbourne alt. electronica trio Midnight Juggernauts return with their third full-length, Uncanny Valley, this month. It comes off the back of their 2007 debut album, Dystopia, and its 2010 successor, The Crystal Axis, which won the Australian Independent Record Awards (AIR) for Best …

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New Track: Snakadaktal – ‘Ghost’

Already making waves in my native Australia, the sounds of Melbourne’s Snakadaktal are making me a little homesick. ‘Ghost’ is the first single from the band’s upcoming debut album Sleep In The Water, which, in true ‘Aussie battler’ style, was recorded in an old horse stable. The visuals to accompany …

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BOTW Playlist: Gypsy & the Cat

With their second full-length, the expansive – and infectious as hell – ‘The Late Blue‘ currently being on repeat at Notion HQ this week (and many more before it), we asked our BOTW, Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat, to compile a playlist of the tracks that inspired

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BOTW Review: Gypsy & the Cat – The Late Blue

The last few years seem to have churned out a lot of forgettable “and the” named bands who nearly made it, but didn’t quite. Luckily for Melbourne-based duo Gypsy & the Cat, their sophomore album, The Late Blue, shows that they deserve to join my list of actually …

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BOTW Interview: Gypsy & the Cat

It’s all new beginnings for Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat. The duo – comprised of former DJs Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers – have upped sticks and are releasing their sophomore album, the meteoric ‘The Late Blue‘, on their own Alsatian Music imprint in the UK this

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BOTW Track: Gypsy & the Cat – ‘Only in December’

When listening to ‘Only in December‘ – the latest single from Melbourne duo Gypsy & the Cat‘s sophomore album, The Late Blue – it’s important to remember that pesky seasonal switch down under: remember kids, December is the peak of the great Aussie summer. So, when the …

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Introducing our BOTW: Gypsy & the Cat

If you’ve ever wondered what would be the outcome of two Aussie DJs getting together and forming a space-rock band, we might just have the answer for you in Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat. The Victorian duo – comprised of Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers – first came to …

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Introducing: Snakadaktal

With a name that’s equal parts snake, pterodactyl and Mesoamerican mysticism, Melbourne’s Snakadaktal are definitely a colourful proposition. The fact they’ve just joined forces with venerable tastemaker label Young & Lost Club for their debut UK single Air/Dance Bear only piqued our interest further.

And, deservedly so. The gently …

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