If we had to choose a band to connect us with alien life and have a party, Animal Collective's new album Centipede Hz would be on the top of our play list.

tunesday - davy simony

9:00am Tuesday, 11 Sep.

The salty sea air and barefooted barbecues in far-north Queensland have imbued Davy's gentle guitar manner on his debut EP, Discover.

tunesday - the beautiful girls

9:00am Tuesday, 07 Aug.

After a decade, The Beautiful Girls are coming to an end. When we close our eyes and hear the tinkle of "La Mar" in the background, we can almost feel the salty wind dance around our faces and the sand between our toes.

tunesday - a is for alpine

9:00am Tuesday, 14 Aug.

Not only does Melbourne band Alpine rock our little cotton socks off with their debut album, but they also can teach us the musical alphabet.

tunesday - the falls

9:00am Tuesday, 31 Jul.

They've fallen in love, they've broken up, they've made some pretty tunes.

tunesday - patrick wolf

9:00am Tuesday, 24 Jul.

We're howling a yes of approval for Patrick Wolf's new album, Lupercalia.

tunesday - dirt farmer

8:00am Tuesday, 21 Aug.

Every town has one musical troupe that everyone seems to know a member of. In Melbourne, Dirt Farmer is that band.

tunesday - elephant eyes

9:00am Tuesday, 17 Jul.

Folk music can be like candy apples. They both have a bright, glossy sheen on the outside that makes you want to sink your teeth into its sweetness. But on the underside, you find something quite different - the tart, unexpectedly delicious tang of a saccharine facade.

tunesday - the medics

8:00am Tuesday, 03 Jul.

These four boys from Cairns can evoke more emotion in one of their songs than an entire discography of most modern bands.

tunesday - the laurels

8:00am Tuesday, 26 Jun.

If The Velvet Underground liked harmonies and hung out in Surry Hills, they might have sounded like these guys.

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