Khruangbin: New Horizons

(Image credit: Tamsin Isaacs)

Throwing tinges of disco, techno, punk, funk, psychedelica, blues, roots, and virtually every corner of avant-garde experimentalism thought possible into one big, beautiful smoothie of pop music, Khruangbin are a genre perfectionist’s worst drug‑induced nightmare come to life. 

Their third album, Mordechai, is perhaps their most ambitious, too – it’s a silky, slinking journey down a rabbithole of artistic exploration, at once loose and lucid and loveably raw, and surprisingly tight, with song structures that require multiple listens to fully understand and appreciate.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…