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With their third album, Worlds Apart, Perth sextet Make Them Suffer find themselves reduced to a quintet. This reduction in numbers isn’t the only change to have occurred since the release of the group’s sophomore...

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For many, Mark Foster’s tendency towards eclecticism in song writing is one of the drawcards for his group, Foster the People. Drawing upon contrasting genres and styles can certainly make for an intriguing listen, stoking...

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Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With their art-school sensibilities, Canadian sextet Arcade Fire has never been to everybody’s taste. But over the course of the group’s career, their morphing sound has justifiably earned them a loyal fan-base, and plenty of...

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Album Review: Vera Blue – Perennial

July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the adoption of the Vera Blue moniker and the release of the Fingertips EP a little over twelve months ago, Celia Pavey made it strikingly clear that she had matured beyond being a TV...

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In 2012, Brisbane’s Danny Harley established himself as The Kite String Tangle, and by 2014 he had earned himself an ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist, played Groovin’ The Moo and The Falls Festival, and...

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Single Review: Garbage – ‘No Horses’

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coinciding with the release of their autobiography, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, and their Rage and Rapture tour with seminal new-wave outfit Blondie, Garbage has released the dark, dystopian single No Horses....

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Album Review: LANY – LANY

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s pronounced lay-nee, and it is an acronym for Los Angeles New York. With a name implying transcontinental aspirations, you may well expect LANY to draw heavily upon the disparate musical styles that the United...

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Album Review: TLC – TLC

July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident fifteen years ago, her TLC bandmates – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas – promised to leave her position in the group...

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With the lead single, One of Us, from her 1995 début album Relish, Joan Osborne had a brief dalliance with mainstream success, but it wasn’t to convert into long-term name recognition for her. Since then...

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Album Review: DJ Khaled – Gratitude

July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is generally accepted that having a young child makes parents – especially first-time parents – a little crazy. Khaled Mohamed Khaled, best known by the moniker DJ Khaled, has taken that new parent weirdness...

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Album Review: Imagine Dragons – EVOLVE

July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Radioactive was one of the inescapable songs of the past half-decade, heard everywhere from commercial radio to corporate presentations. It wouldn’t quite be fair to say that Imagine Dragons have been coasting along on the...

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Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a long time between drinks for fans of Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, with six years elapsing since the group released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. In mid-2013 the band posted on their Facebook...

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Album Review: alt-J – RELAXER

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I were to write something in CAPITAL LETTERS, you may well think I was shouting it at you and your fellow readers. With this in mind, it is interesting that English trio alt-J have...

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