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Album Review: Fakear – Animal

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Animal is the debut album from Fakear – as 24 year-old Théo Le Vigoureux has been professional known since 2013 – and, being the son of music teachers, it is not surprising that he has...

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Berliner Niklas Kramer previously produced indie-folk music under the moniker Deep Sea Diver – not to be confused with the American indie-rock band of the same name – before pursuing electronic music production.  Kramer’s early...

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Single Review: Beck – ‘Wow’

June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

To be honest with you, I’m not quite sure what to make of Beck or his music.  Beck is one of those ‘interesting’ artists who manages to be popular and obscure; accessible but alienating; lauded...

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Good music excites the blood and inflames the passions.  Bad music pretty much does the same, but from the other direction.  What about music that is neither good nor bad, or is both good and...

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That Wherever I Go, OneRepublic’s latest single and teaser for the as yet untitled new album, is a polished pop-rock affair isn’t really surprising.  Neither is its competence given frontman Ryan Tedder’s long list of...

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Album Review: Yumi Zouma – Yoncalla

June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yumi Zouma have lived the possibilities of modern telecommunications technology.  After forming in Christchurch, New Zealand, the members then scattered to the wind, ending up as far afield as New York and France.  Yet despite...

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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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