The Double Agents - New Motion

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Veteran rockers The Double Agents return with their third album New Motion a powerful new recording evoking directness and immediacy and marking their first release of new material in nearly two decades.

The Double Agents’ initial incarnation circa 2000 saw the fiercely independent quintet rise from humble stages to becoming one of Melbourne’s most revered pub rock bands. They twice toured Europe and eventually shared the stage with iconic luminaries Dead Moon, Mudhoney, The Dirtbombs, Celibate Rifles, The White Stripes and The Black Keys before an amicable hiatus in 2008.

New Motion is a modern Australian rock record and marks a departure from their garage rock roots, as best exemplified in their self released 2023 anthology compilation Best Bits… So Far spanning their first three releases.

The familiar twin vocals remain, Kim and Dave summoning that deep Dead Moon energy, as does Ryan Tandy’s singular lead guitar playing and the rock solid backbeat of Myles Gallagher, but the band’s scope seems to have widened on this record, with the inclusion of longtime cohort Mick Stylianou (Saint Jude) adding style and harmonic punch on bass guitar and backing vocals.

The New Motion sessions were tracked to analog tape by Finn Keane at Head Gap and Julian McKenzie at Newmarket with vocal post production by Dave Larkin (Dallas Crane), mixing by Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile), mastering by Mikey Young. Dave Butterworth also produced the album.


  • New Motion
  • Side Effect
  • If Ya Don’t Mind
  • My Real Life Monkey Brain
  • Come Along

  • Kiss Me Once
  • Golden Rule
  • Picture In My Hand
  • Dollar Signs
  • Claw Hand

Official Release Date: 21st June 2024 // Sortie officielle : 21 Juin 2024