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Hands Like Houses - Unimagine

Australian locals Hands Like Houses second studio album Unimagine cements their well-deserved place on the Australian and International hardcore scene.  

After their 2012 debut album Ground Dweller, it is clear that Hands Like Houses have managed a lot of growing up before this release.  Unimagine plays as polished and balanced album that has taken the best of the hardcore subgenres to create a unique but pleasantly familiar sound…

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Frankie And The Heartstrings - The Days Run Away

The five-piece band Frankie & The Heartstrings’ second album, The Days Run Away is full of classic Brit-pop rhythms, powerful vocals and the genuine lyrics that is a perfect follow up to their 2011 debut albumHunger.  With a mix of radio-friendly pop tunes, live show anthems and down-tempo ballads, this album has a little of something for fans both old and new…

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Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Black Pudding

Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood’s recent collaboration, Black Pudding, has brought two of the most respected Blues and Western performers together in a gritty and down right exceptional album.  The album isn’t built from radio-ready tracks with catchy riffs and memorable hooks.  Instead it is built on undeniable raw talent and a passion for music that can be heard from the musical backlog of both artists…

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30 Seconds To Mars - Love Lust Faith + Dreams

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Thirty Seconds To Mars’ fourth studio album Love Lust Faith + Dreams has lived up to the grandeur and theatrics that we have come to except from the band.  

From literally sending a copy of their lead single Up In The Air into space to the extravagance of the music and lyrics videos released alongside the album, Thirty Seconds To Mars have once again gone beyond what seems possible…

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Ceres - Luck

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As they like to describe themselves Ceres is born bred and dead in Melbourne.  However, with their debut EP, Luck, being picked up by local radio stations and a quickly growing fanbase, it is clear that this band will be anything but dead for a long time to come…

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fun. - Some Nights Tour Edition

After the amazing success that New York City based trio fun. have found with their second album Some Nights, they have released a tour edition version of the album featuring four bonus tracks. The album opens with the original 10 tracks and bonus track, including singles Some Nights, We Are Young and Carry On.  With the new bonus tracks showcasing a softer, stripped-down side of the band’s music that was on their first album Aim & Ignite but missing from their more recent works…

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