Laura Jean returns with their new album Amateurs, her first record since the much-celebrated Devotion from 2018. Amateurs is a stunning, string-laden album, set at a mystical midway point between the deep synth-pop of Devotion and the folkier sounds of Laura’s earlier work.

Amateurs is an album about anti-art and anti-intellectual culture in Australia, seeing Laura questioning her role as a songwriter and examining the reality of her life choices. It is also a warmhearted, humorous and sonically breathtaking album.

“Amateurs means to do something for love, not money, and somehow it’s become a dirty word, shorthand for a failure,” says Laura. “These songs arise from my acceptance that I will always be an ‘amateur.’ At the same time, in making this record I was fuelled by a desire to create something inordinately luxurious and beautiful.” 

Tune in all this week to hear tracks from Amateurs, plus PBS Members have the chance to win a copy of the album on vinyl via this Tuesday's e-newsletter, so make sure you check your inbox!

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First Aid Kit - 'Palomino' 

First Aid Kit - Palomino (Official Video)


Fran Swinn - 'The Sad Cowboy Five'

Rat Child - 'Forgiveness'

Midnight Tenderness - 'Catamaran' 

Gena Rose Bruce - 'Deep Is The Way' ft. Bill Callahan

Smooch - 'Can You Hear Me' 

Nice Girl - 'Take Me Home'

Jen Cloher - 'Mana Takat​ā​pui'

CS + Kreme - 'Bassline' 

Zig Zag - 'I Care About You'