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Album Review: Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having studied ethnomusicology at the University of London and performed in the jazz and world music infused ensemble, Portico Quartet, it is probably not too surprising that Nick Mulvey offers a slightly different take on...

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Album Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus

September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you like your music to have a wry sense of humour and include references to exotic animals, 15th-century Dutch painters, classic automobiles, anonymous literature, and tragic Shakespearean characters, then Sparks have you covered. And...

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Album Review: Neil Young – Hitchhiker

September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Forty-one years ago, on August 11 1976, Neil Young entered Indigo Studios in Malibu, along with his long-standing studio collaborator David Brings, and committed ten acoustic tracks to tape over the course of a single...

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Album Review: Anna of the North – Lovers

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anna of the North developed out of a chance encounter between Norwegian Anna Lotterud and New Zealander Brady Daniell-Smith in a bar in Melbourne. Lotterud – who impulsively travelled to Australia after an anonymous customer...

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Album Review: Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan

September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is the Café Carlyle, a venue described by singer Joan Osborne as “intimate”. It is here, back in March 2016, that audiences first caught a glimpse of Osborne’s...

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What Lovers Do is the third single to be released from the group’s forthcoming sixth album and features guest vocals from R&B singer SZA. Unlike preceding singles Don’t Wanna Know and Cold, What Lovers Do...

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Album Review: Neil Finn – Out of Silence

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Out of Silence is touted as Neil Finn’s fourth solo album, which of course it is. But to refer to Out of Silence as an album would be to do a disservice to Finn, arranger...

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Album Review: Living Colour – Shade

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been eight years since New York’s Living Colour last released an album, and four years since the release of the group’s sixth record, Shade, was originally announced. After four years of delays, Shade...

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Eugene Hütz’s Gogol Bordello has been peddling their brand of gypsy-punk for almost two decades now, along the way earning a reputation for offering electrifying live performances, their skills honed thanks to frequent stints on...

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With a career spanning over four decades, from his pivotal roles in Split Enz and Crowded House through to his more recent solo works and collaborative projects, there can be little doubt that Neil Finn...

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Interview: Joan Osborne

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many artists upon experiencing overnight success will seek to replicate the formula that resulted in the recognition they received, constantly repeating themselves in the process. Following her breakthrough in 1995 with her début album Relish,...

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Album Review: Rival Fire – WAR

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Melbourne based alternative rock outfit Rival Fire certainly look set to become one of the bands that prove overnight success takes years of hard work to achieve. War is the group’s debut album, and the...

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EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interminable, incessant, and uninterrupted are some of the English translations applied to the Sanskrit word Avīci. This is also the name of the lowest level of hell within Buddhist cosmology. So, in naming his latest...

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