We had a chat with guitarist Laurent Brancowitz about writing the new record on keyboards and how the band got their head around meeting the expectations of their massively successful Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
Owl Eyes – Nightswim (Wunderkind/Liberation)
After building anticipation for a full-length with a string of EPs and singles, does Nightswim live up to expectations? If you're keen on the the latest from Owl Eyes, aka Brooke Addamo, then you can catch her on tour this May.
Bibio – Silver Wilkinson (Warp /Inertia)
One of a new generation of up-and-comers at Warp Records, Bibio's latest record is a bit of a mixed bag, showing both the best and worst of his acoustic folk and party-electro mishmash.
Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart (Polydor/Universal)
The London singer-songwriter is returning with his fifth studio album, and we caught him live and unplugged at an exclusive TheMusic session earlier this month.
Dead Can Dance – In Concert (PIAS/Liberator)
The acclaimed Australian duo, who have spent decades channeling world music, classical influences and a profound ambient sensibility, are releasing a live album and we happened to catch them live on their last run of Australia.
Gay Paris – The Last Good Party (Independent)
We're streaming the latest from these former hardcore kids-turned hard-drinking party-blues rockers, where you can also find the dates for their massive national tour, starting tonight in Sydney's Bull & Bush.
Ted Mulry & Ted Mulry Gang – The Essential Ted Mulry & Ted Mulry Gang (Alberts/Sony)
We got some thoughts from TMG drummer Herm Kovac about this best-of compliation, which features tracks from one of Australia's iconic 70s and 80s rock bands.
Karl Hyde – Edgeland (Universal)
We spoke with Mr. Hyde about his new record and life after pioneering new dance sounds with Underworld.
Mad Season – Mad Season [Reissue] (Sony)
Danny Elfman – Promised Land Sountrack (Sony)
Various Artists – Songs for Marion Soundtrack (Sony)
Willie Nelson & Family – Let's Face the Music and Dance (Legacy/Sony)
Spiritual Beggars – Earth Blues (Century Media/EMI)
Eric Church – Caught in the Act: Live (EMI)
Renée Geyer – Swing (Fanfare/EMI)
King Creosote – That Might Well Be It, Darling (Domino/EMI)
Bill Ryder Jones – A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart (Domino/EMI)
Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Universal)
Andre Rieu – Mother & Child: Lullabies the Whole World Loves (label)
will.i.am – #willpower (Interscope/Universal)
Bryan Adams – His Greatest Hits [Australian Tour Edition] (Universal)
Trigger Jackets – Skinny (Green Media Distribution)
Beastwars – Blood Becomes Fire (Destroy Records)
Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark – English Electric (English Electric)
Charlie XCX – True Romance (Warner)
Suede – Bloodsports (Warner)
Jericco – Beautiful in Danger (Independent)
Great Earthquake – Mind Maps (Lost and Lonesome)
Parkway Drive – Killing With a Smile [Reissue] (Resist/Shock)
Veterans lead this week's releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus albums from Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.