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Album Review: Texas – Jump On Board

April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

With 8 albums already under their belts and a string of hits that would make any greatest hits concert a truly enviable live experience for any music fan, Glaswegian pop/rock outfit Texas have proven they are a mainstream mainstay as they have recently unveiled album number 9 with Jump On Board adding to an already...

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Over the course of 40 years Tina Arena has established herself as one of the most celebrated and defining Australian musical exports; a national treasure. Starting out in music at a young age when she caught the attention of her homeland after appearing on Australian talent show, Young Talent Time, Arena became a household name...

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During the 90’s when British pop music was hitting a new peak and going through a glossy transformation, Steps were a welcome addition as they erupted onto the scene with ABBA-esque pop hits like Last Thing On My Mind, One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade of Blue and Stomp; all accompanied by memorable dance routines and...

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Album Review: Tall Heights – Neptune

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As with any music genre, cyclical tendencies in folk music seem to appear unavoidably in more ways than others. The psychedelia groovings of the sixties have been reinterpreted in many of the melancholic waves of the nineties much like the funk-driven boogie aura lives in some contemporary pop music of today as it did in...

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Despite having a long musical history as a part of a number of different groups, Freedom Highway is only Rhiannon Giddens’ second solo release under her own name. For her second solo effort, she’s changed things up a little bit; rather than collecting reinterpretations and covers, as she did on her debut Tomorrow Is My...

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Deaf Havana, hailing from the UK, have already built up an large discography in their decade long career. In 2017, the band add another studio album to the list, namely, All These Countless Nights. Their approach to this album seems to be one of open expression both in the candid lyrical content- which delve into...

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Album Review: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The acclaimed Australian song writer and performing artist, Kasey Chambers, is back with a new studio album, Dragonfly. The double album features a wealth of Australian and international talent; Paul Kelly as producer for the first half of the album- the Sing Sing Sessions, Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers, as producer for the second half- the...

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Album Review: Colony House – Only the Lonely

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

However you feel about 2016 socially and politically (it’s probably not positive), it’s fairly hard to deny that it was an incredible year for music. However, one genre proves the exception to that, and that genre was rock n’ roll. Outside of a few choice acts like Car Seat Headrest and White Lung, one struggles...

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Album Review: The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The description for Flaming Lips’ latest experimental album Oczy Mlody is a mouthful in and of itself: A record in the style of both rock group Pink Floyd’s found Syd Barrett and modern rapper A$AP Rocky, combining their psychedelic styles into one obviously Flaming Lips sounding arrangement, on top of a concept about a party...

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Album Review: You Me At Six – Night People

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The English band, You Me At Six, have racked up an impressive resume in their decade long career including playing Wembley Arena, the O2 and supporting The Black Keys at Isle of Wight festival. The guys release their fifth studio album, Night People, in early 2017 much to the delight of their fans. Frontman Josh...

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The new collaborative release, Gentlewoman, Ruby Man, by Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White is one that is not easy to classify. The pair draw from styles as vast as the world we live in; it is an eclectic blend of the American stylings of Matthew E. White and the English indie vibes of Flo...

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Album Review: Faith Hill – Deep Tracks

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The reigning queen of country music has a knack for finding a way into the hearts of her global fanbase. It is a warmer and deeper intention, however, that has her latest record reflect on the lesser known gems not previously released as singles. Deep Tracks is a shining collection of Faith’s eloquent and versatile...

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Album Review: Austra – Future Politics

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enduring long into their third record lay an enlightening soundscape filled with rebirth and pulsing life – plucked from cultures stretching into clubs, literature, life messages and unbridled rhythm. We thank Austra for the riding experience amidst their Future Politics album. The album’s ascent drifts into a silky atmosphere tipped with soft synth work and...

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