Independent Artist Of The Week: Negative Gears

If you’re having a coffee in Marrickville and you hear a scathing punk takedown of the Catholic clergy, it just might be a Negative Gears rehearsal.

Independent Artist of the Week: Amy Kisnorbo

Amy K’s formative years in South London inform her soulful, spacious trip-hop sound, proudly on display in her new single ‘Cravings’

Independent Artist of the Week: Traffik Island

Lead singer and guitarist of ORB, HIEROPHANTS and The Frowning Clouds Zak Olsen has an off-kilter crack at another side project – the slow-burning Traffik Island.

Independent Artist of the Week: Makeda

Makeda explores unfamiliar roots on ‘Me, First’, a murky, cosmopolitan track drawing on bass music and left-field electronica

Independent Artist of the Week: YIBBY

Borrowing liberally from contemporary alternative hip hop influences like Joey Bada$$ and Earl Sweatshirt, SE SYD rapper YIBBY makes us double take on ‘WOAH’

Independent Artist of the Week: The Native Cats

Get into some Apple Isle post-punk pub rock that’s as crisp and acidic as a fresh Granny Smith.

Independent Artist of the Week: Rachel Maria Cox

Newcastle-based ‘professional feelings-haver’ Rachel Maria Cox promotes a message of radical acceptance on ‘Time’

Independent Artist of the Week: Midas.Gold

US West Coast via Brisbane rapper Midas.Gold touches trap, dance, UK garage and pop – and you know what happens then.

Independent Artist of the Week: Palm Springs

Palm Springs’ pared-down folk delivers on its promise of adventure

Independent Artist of the Week: Bachelor Pad

After a three year recording hiatus, Bachelor Pad have come in hot this year with two EPs full of sub-2 minute uncut lo-fi gems.