CHVRCHES – Graffiti (Video)

Our favourite Scotish Synth-Lords CHVRCHES have returned with a new single from their third album, the fan favourite ‘Grafitti‘. The synth-heavy opener to the trio’s third album Love Is Dead fast became a fan favourite with its rich cinematic lyrics about young love, and fleeting youth and unashamed pop-ness. The synth-pop band’s video which is…

New Music – 12.10.18

The Wrap is POPHRT’s weekly rundown of all the songs that we’ve fallen in love with this weekend, all put in one place/playlist and delivered with a cute little bow on top of it all. This week we’re falling head over heels for tracks from newcomer Yorke, returner Japanese Wallpaper and Eurovision top 10 Mikolas…

George Ezra Returns for 2019 Tour

I feel there must be something about Englishmen with guitars which just drives the Australian public wild. I mean look at the way Australia froths every time The Wombats announce a tour (usually once every 8 to 12 months), we go absolutely wild for them, and the same can be said about that soulful crooner…

LANY – Malibu Nights LP

Writing love songs can be hard to do. If you have an audience of 150 people and you release a heart-wrenching break-up song, chances are, a large proportion of these people will know who and what exactly you are singing about. But when you have an audience of more than 390,000 people, that context is…

OPENSIDE (Possum Plows) Interview – ‘Writing our truth’

Openside is an enigmatic, jet-propelled power-pop meets emo-pop four-piece hailing from New Zealand who first caught my attention late last year with the release of their infectious track ‘I Feel Nothing‘. There are many things about the Kiwi band that have me enamoured, their name derived from a Harry Potter term (Quidditch term if I…

Eves Karydas – summerskin

The debut album from Eves Karydas has been one of my longest, most anticipated releases ever since 2015 when I was first introduced to her music under the name Eves The Behavior. ‘summerskin‘ pieces together all the part of Eves life that has cumulated into this debut, from her early life in Northern Queensland and…

Zac Sunset – Suburban Sunset

The debut EP release from Brunswick artist Zac Sunset is an acid trip at 5pm in the evening as you hike through the city to watch the pink and orange glow of the sunset disappear between the cracks in the apartment blocks to be replaced by the neon lights of the nighttime. Colours swirl in…

New Music Friday – 05/10/19

Ooooh, it’s week two of us joining the New Music Friday bandwagon. How exciting. This week has had such an amazing selection of new tracks being released left, right and centre it was so hard to keep the playlist under 20 tracks. As before we’ve given you a rundown of a select few special tracks…

LINES Interview – ‘From Blood and Broken Glass’

LINES are a Swedish four-piece born into the rich artistic fires of Stockholm that evolved and found themselves in the wild, debaucherous underground of Berlin. At their core LINES are a band with DIY ethics writing, producing and mixing their own material in their self-built studio. They’ve self-directed and produced their music videos and throw…