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CUT COPY – HAIKU FROM ZERO (Alt/Electro – Australia)

Australian synth-pop powerhouse Cut Copy is back with a their fifth studio album, Haiku From Zero. First single “Airborne” was released in July as a teaser for the new record, closely followed by the mesmerising “Standing in the Middle Of The Field” and more danceable “Black Rainbows”, which you can stream below.

Released via Cut Copy’s own imprint Cutters Records (licensed to Astralwerks in the US), Haiku From Zero is the band’s first full-length release since 2013’s Free Your Mind. Less immediately danceable than some of their previous work, this new release still features the kind of 80s-throwback vibes that have come to define Cut Copy, with electronic grooves and psychedelic synths featuring prominently from start to finish.

More info and music on Cut Copy’s official site or Facebook. Buy Haiku from Zero now on

CUT COPY – FREE YOUR MIND (SynthPop – Australia)

Fresh off their sold-out Australian tour, Cut Copy are packing their bags and setting off on a cross-country US, followed by a few gigs across the UK and Europe in April and May. They also recently revealed their latest single, the celestial “We Are Explorers”, and a slew of remixes, including one by Greek sample wunderkind and DFA affiliate Larry Gus, now available as a free download!

Cut Copy - We Are Explorers (Larry Gus Remix)     

This track is taken off Cut Copy’s new album, Free Your Mind, which follows from the Grammy-nominated and ARIA Award-winning Zonoscope. Produced by Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford and mixed by sonic wizard Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips), the record creates a vivid fantasy world of psychedelic fun.

More info on Cut Copy’s official site or Facebook. Buy Free Your Mind on


The Rapture

Aeroplane, Cosmic Kids and Modular label-mates Cut Copy, have all turned their hands to reworking The Rapture‘s latest single “Sail Away”, the anthemic opener to their album In The Grace Of Your Love. Take a listen to Cut Copy’s blazing synthpop remix below and stream the rest of the EP on SoundCloud.

Australian fans will get a chance to see The Rapture in March as part of the Future Music Festival, with friends James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Holy Ghost, The Juan MacLean, Benoit & Sergio, Horse Meat Disco, Hercules & Love Affair, Azari & III and many more.

Bonus track:

The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love (Cyclist + Pat Lok Remix)     

For more info head over to the band’s MySpace or visit the official site. You can buy the new album on

saturday nite with… KNIGHTLIFE


After a (very) long wait Melbourne-based producer Knightlife, aka Mike Gamwell, is releasing not one, but two new EPs in less a month via Cut Copy’s label Cutters Records. First there was a nice 3-track appetizer featuring lead track, “Serves You Right”, a remix by Emperor Machine and another original track called “Otherway” and now the mothership has come to earth in the form of the 8-track, I Want You EP, which is Knightlife’s most substantial release to date.

Knightlife - Serves You Right     

I Want You is Knightlife’s fourth release on Cutters and it’s the imprint’s 13th release overall. You can stream a whole lot of tracks on their SoundCloud.

More info and music on Knightlife’s MySpace. Buy the I Want You EP on Juno or

THE PRESETS – REMIXES (Electro/SynthPop – Australia)

The Presets

In less than eight years, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes (better known as The Presets) have worked their way up and out of the musical quagmire of Sydney’s club scene to become Australia’s foremost proponents of twisted electronic pop.

Ever since their 2003 debut EP, The Presets have enjoyed steady popular success, with their eclectic mix of electro, rock, techno, pop and a handful of other genres. It’s been three years since they made their jump to the big time with their acclaimed sophomore album Apocalypso and critics are starting to speculate as to when the next album will be released and what it will sound like.

This might just be the perfect time to give a quick roundup on some of the best remixes that have surfaced in the past few years. Now, as you can imagine there have been loads of remixes, edits and reworks of Presets’ songs by many talented artists (Simian Mobile Disco, Heartbreak, Lifelike, Jence, Cut Copy, Van She, Miami Horror, Kris Menace). For what it’s worth, here is a little selection!

The Presets - Girl and the Sea (Cut Copy Remix)     

The Presets - This Boy's In Love (KIM Remix)     

The Presets - Anywhere (Compuphonic and Kolombo Remix)     

The Presets - Talk Like That (Miami Horror Remix)     

The Presets - If I Know You (Tom Middleton Remix)     

If you like what you hear, you can sample more music on the band’s official MySpace and you can purchase their albums on