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New Music – Tora, Trust Fund, Retro Culture

New arrivals on the new music radar from Byron Bay, Bristol and Melbourne

Byron Bay boys Tora

Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 14:00


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.


Beautifully striking sounds from Byron Bay-based five-piece Tora, who will remind you a ton of acts who’ve passed this way before from The Middle East to Toro Y Moi to James Blake. The band, whose first show was in a library, fuse acoustic and electronic sounds to create warm, beguiling and infectious tunes.

Trust Fund

Trust Fund is the work of Bristol musician (and obvious Neutral Milk Hotel/Sebadoh fan) Ellis Jones. His new “Don’t Let Them Begin” EP is awash with subtle, soft-focus, melancholic sounds and emotional bare-bones strumming. Perfect moody music for autumnal evenings.

Retro Culture

Hailing from Melbourne, Retro Culture get the thumbs up on the back of new track “Hypnotized”. The trio, led by Matt Connelly, know all about the ins and outs of synthpop jams and grooves. A sunny sound to remind you of last season’s bliss.