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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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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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