Category Archives: Australia

VAN SHE – ZE VEMIXES (Indie/Electro – Australia)

Van She

Van She are a Sydney four-piece who bridge the musical gap between boldly adventurous shoegaze and danceable glint disco. Van She began in 2005, when the members met at a Bang Gang nights in Sydney.

The release of their much hyped self-titled EP on Modular Records brought them wide recognition, especially with the success of the single “Sex City”, which was then covered by Crystal Castles on their debut LP. In 2008, Van She released their thrilling debut V, which debuted at number 10 on the Australian charts. This album is a collection of spacey dance tracks with its foot firmly planted in the pop world.

The band are known to step off the stage and into their DJ guise of Van She Tech to remix tracks by the likes of Dragonette, Ladyhawke and Lost Valentinos. Their 2008 debut album, V, received the royal Tech treatment and was remixed and re-released by the band, fittingly titled Ze Vemixes.

Van She - Strangers (Vemixed)     

Show Van She some virtual love on MySpace and buy their music on

saturday nite with… TIM & JEAN

Tim and Jean

Tim Ayre and Jean Capotorto are Tim & Jean, an electronic indie duo from Perth, Western Australia. “Come Around” is clearly the kind of song you want to listen to on a boring monday morning, when nothing is working out and you’re stuck in traffic jams. This is happy music for you…

Tim & Jean - Come Around     

Show the boys some love on MySpace and look out for more music from them!

THE TEMPER TRAP – SWEET DISPOSITION (Indie/Rock – Australia)

The Temper Trap is an Australian indie rock band which was formed in 2005 in Melbourne and consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums). Their debut album, Conditions, was released in August 2009 on Infectious Music.

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition     

Find out more about The Temper Trap on MySpace and buy their music on The Temper Trap

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY (Electro/Indie – Australia)

Hailing from Melbourne, Midnight Juggernauts are Andy Juggernaut, Vincent Vendetta, and Daniel Stricker. Andrew and Vincent  originally met in school and formed the band back in 2004. They released a couple of EPs together and were later joined by Daniel on drums. Their work met with a lot of success amongst their peers so the band kept working and, in 2007, they released their debut album Dystopia on their own label, Siberia Records.

Midnight Juggernauts’ music has been described as anything from ‘prog dance meets cosmic film scores’ to ‘slasher-flick disco’ to ‘deadpan landscape’. This incredible mix of influences has attracted a great variety of artists to work with them and the boys have had the opportunity to do remixes for Dragonette, K.I.M, Cut/Copy, Sébastien Tellier or The Presets.

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Mix)     

After playing festivals and headlining tours worldwide during late 2007-early 2008, the band is now working on their follow-up album. For now, you can check out their latest EP, This New Technology (Acéphale, 2009), and purchase it on Midnight Juggernauts

Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology     

In the next three months you’ll be able to catch Midnight Juggernauts live in New York, LA, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, etc… Check out all the dates on MySpace and if you feel like it, watch their new video HERE.

LOST VALENTINOS – CITIES OF GOLD (Psychedelic/Indie – Australia)

Lost Valentinos are a band from Sydney. They released two EPs under the name The Valentinos but decided to change their name in mid 2007 to Lost Valentinos to avoid potential legal issues with soul artists from the 1950s, Bobby Womack & The Valentinos.

They released their debut album Cities Of Gold in September 2009. It was recorded during 2008 and 2009 in Sydney, London and Berlin and produced by Ewan Pearson, who has worked with bands including Chemical Brothers, The Rapture, Tracey Thorn and Delphic.

Lost Valentinos - Thief (Nile Delta Remix)     

For more info and music, check out Lost Valentinos’ official site. Buy the album on Cities