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Send My Love (To Your New Lover) is the latest single cut from Adele’s 2015 album, 25.  Being Adele you know exactly to expect.  Kind of.  As always Adele’s voice is strong and versatile, emotive...

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Album Review: Pale Dīan – Narrow Birth

June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Moonlight.  The name Pale Dīan means moonlight, chosen to better reflect the band’s sound and intent as Blackstone Rngrs – as the earlier incarnation of the band was known – left critics and potential listeners...

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It would be quite the understatement to say that the music of Hooded Fang isn’t for everyone and, to be honest, I’m not really sure who the music is for.  Actually, let me correct that...

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EP Review: Vera Blue – Fingertips

May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

You can’t swing the proverbial cat in the music or entertainment business without hitting at least a dozen people whose names’ aren’t really their names.  So it feels right and natural that Celia Pavey should...

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Something for Kate have been perennial favourites of the Australian rock music scene for two decades or so, and throughout their career guitarist and vocalist, Paul Dempsey, has been the face of the group, building...

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Album Review: The Living End – Shift

May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the risk of betraying my age, I remember when the Second Solution/Prisoner Of Society double A-side was first released, and the excitement that surrounded the emergence of The Living End, with their energetic rockabilly-punk...

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Love & Lovely Lies is the first release from Imogen Clark – the 21 year old, alt-country wunderkind from Sydney – since signing with Lost Highway Records late in 2015.  Technically this 8 track release...

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It was a little disappointing to discover that this wasn’t a cover of the 1986 Cyndi Lauper hit.  A little.  It is, however, still a reworking of a previously released song.  Specifically, Kesha has returned...

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Long distance relationships are notoriously difficult.  Even in our technological age, with myriad methods of instantaneous communication, great commitment and affection is required to keep a relationship alive and healthy despite the intervention of geographical...

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Album Review: White Lung – Paradise

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

It should be clear from the fact that Paradise takes just 28 and a half minutes to tear through its 10 songs that Vancouver outfit, White Lung, are in the business of making punk music. ...

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Pennywise have been mainstays of the punk scene for over a quarter century now, with a near constant presence on the touring circuit and eleven studio albums under their belts.  Fans hoping for new music...

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Chances are that if you think of Des Moines, Iowa, in the context of contemporary music, you’ll stare blankly into the air for a moment before asking “What?!?”  If you are a fan of heavier...

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Album Review: Max Raptor – Max Raptor

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

With their interesting blend of punk, alternative, and indie-rock, Max Raptor have been kicking about for around a decade now.  The group’s sound isn’t exactly original, but neither is it particularly well worn , and...

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