Album Reviews

Album Review: Clea reveals her cleverly crafted debut Vermillion (2018 LP)

November 21, 2018

22 year old Brisbane girl Clea is set to release her debut LP Vermillion on Friday after she finishes touring Australia and New Zealand with pop-star of the moment, King Princess. Like King Princess’ tracks, Vermillion is a panoramic look at growing up in our contemporary world told through Clea’s resonant and rich voice. From a […]

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Album of the Week: Harts unleashes the eclectic Queens, Kings, & All Big Things (2018 LP)

November 21, 2018

Darren Hart, more commonly known as the multi-instrumentalist Harts, gained recognition with his debut album Smoke Fire Hope Desire in 2016 and is now taking the meaning of the one-man show to the next level (though he does perform with an incredible band, it must be said). The musical blend of the Indian-born and Australia […]

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Album Review: Larkin Poe’s Venom & Faith (2018 LP) is a modern interpretation of traditional blues music

November 15, 2018

The blues sisters from Atlanta are back with their long-awaited fourth studio album, Venom & Faith, which follows up on the critical acclaim of last year’s Peach, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award, with a collection of ten bluesy tracks. Don’t be fooled Larkin Poe is not a man, but instead two sisters, Megan and Rebecca […]

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Album Of The Week: Vance Joy – Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (2018 LP)

November 14, 2018

Vance Joy has been round the world over the last eight months, putting on an impressive 83 shows on the back of his most recent album, Nation Of Two. If you somehow missed this massive run of shows or are just suffering from post concert depression, he is now releasing a 16 track live record which […]

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Album Review: Imagine Dragons’ Origins (2018 LP) is disappointingly unoriginal

November 14, 2018

Las Vegas four-piece Imagine Dragons are probably best known for their incredibly overplayed songs “Radioactive” and “Thunder”. They fuse genres from Pop, to EDM and Hip Hop on one LP, and strike up a wide angle of important topics like world peace, depression and love. A mixture that might sound intriguing, but the outcome is […]

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Album Review: Muse’s Simulation Theory (2018 LP) is a masterful sensory sledgehammer

November 12, 2018

There’s an indescribable level of anxiety that comes with being a Muse fan any time a new album is announced. It’s the heady mixture of excitement, overwhelmingly peppered with fear of the unknown. It’s been a divided fandom for as far back as I can recall, with old-school versus the progressives, and there’s no shortage […]

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Album of the Week: Cyanide Thornton’s debut self-titled LP is a transcendent experience

November 7, 2018

It almost seems unbelievable that the self-titled LP is Cyanide Thornton’s first release. The Melbourne three-piece formed in 2016 and quickly gathered a local following in the alternative rock circuits of the city. The much-anticipated self-titled album will drop on Friday and is a collection of seven unique and musically advanced tracks. The album is like a […]

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Album Review: E^ST’s Life Ain’t Always Roses (2018 EP) is an eclectic look at young relationships

November 2, 2018

As we look back on music in 2018, female indie-pop artists swarm my mind, with G-Flip, Nicole Millar, Mallrat, Angie McMahon, CXLOE, Amy Shark and E^ST all dominating airwaves. After really making a name for herself in 2017 with glowing single “Life Goes On,” E^ST‘s seven track EP Life Ain’t Always Roses was released last […]

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Album Review: Oh Pep! – I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… (2018 LP)

November 1, 2018

Melbourne Duo Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, known as Oh Pep!, are back again. Since they first met in a performing arts school in 2009, the girls have brought out two EPs, one full-length album, and concluded several international tours. Now the duo follow on from their critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake with I Wasn’t Only […]

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Album of the Week: Glades – To Love You (2018 LP)

October 31, 2018

Sydney electronic pop trio Glades are releasing their long awaited debut album, To Love You. Featuring singles “Eyes Wide Shut”, “Not About You”, “Drive” and “Do Right”, the album is out this Friday. With a remarkable 150 million streams under their belt already, this trio clearly aren’t messing around. To Love You opens with a track called “Nervous […]

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Album Review: Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018 LP)

October 30, 2018

2018 really has been the year for Jazz treasure hunters, with the release of not one, but two, previously unreleased recordings from jazz’s most influential artists – John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. Back in June we saw the release of Coltrane’s Both Direction at Once: The Lost Album; and now we have Mønk – a […]

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Album Review: Glorietta – Glorietta (2018 LP)

October 26, 2018

Crack open the Mezcal and the Tequila! There’s a new supergroup on the scene, Glorietta, and they’re delivering some top shelf Alt-rock Americana.  Glorietta is the brainchild of Delta Spirit/Middle Brother’s Matthew Logan Vasquez. Their self-titled record is a collection of songs written and recorded by Vasquez, and his friends over five days in a […]

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Album Review: Gang of Youths – MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne (2018 LP)

October 26, 2018

I remember driving to work when I first got the chance to listen to Gang of Youths’ second album, Go Farther In Lightness. As I weaved through Western Sydney, there was a noticeable difference between GFIL and its predecessor, The Positions. Even from its first listen, GFIL felt like it was built for bigger things, […]

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Album Review: LOSER’s Restless Noise (2018 EP) is a rock collab that’ll leave you wanting more

October 24, 2018

If, after hearing their first singles, you were left thinking Melbourne’s newest alt-rock trio LOSER sound crazily professional and experienced for a new band, you my friend, would be correct. The trio is the love child of Australian rock icons, with Tim Maxwell (Apart From This/Grim Rhythm) Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Craig Selak […]

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Album of the Week: The Pierce Brothers’ Atlas Shoulders (2018 LP) is the summer album we deserve

October 24, 2018

Over the years, The Pierce Brothers have become a centrepiece of Blues, Folk and Roots within the Australian music-scape. From their start as Melbourne street buskers, the brothers’ relentless push to hone their own talents and musical abilities have driven them overseas, with landmark tours around the Europe and UK. This has also coincided with […]

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Album Review: Moaning Lisa – Do You Know Enough? (2018 EP)

October 18, 2018

Canberra alt-rockers Moaning Lisa are back with Do You Know Enough?, a collection of love, heartbreak and reinvention that explores the journey of a queer girl manoeuvring her way through the ups and downs of her early twenties. The product of four music graduates, Moaning Lisa found their purpose in making loud noises together, operating on the […]

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Album Review: Total Giovanni – Euphoria (2018 LP)

October 17, 2018

If you aren’t already listening to Total Giovanni, you definitely should be. Following the release of their recent single “Comes in Waves”, the Melbourne group are finally releasing their debut album Euphoria, on Friday. With their music described as “Paradise Garage meets Madchester on the shores of the Mediterranean,” Euphoria is bound to take Australia by storm. Emerging out […]

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Album of the Week: Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018 LP) is an ode to 70s rock

October 17, 2018

Topping the US Rock Charts for not one, but five consecutive weeks, opening for Bob Seger, winning the Loudwire music awards, playing sold out shows across the globe and gaining acclaim from namely artists like Elton John before even releasing an album. May I introduce Greta Van Fleet, the Michigan Rock outfit that mixed up […]

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Album Review: Jess Glynne – Always In Between (2018 LP)

October 12, 2018

British pop sensation Jess Glynne has dropped her second studio album after teasing it on the airways with her singles “I’ll Be There” and “All I Am”. If you are a fan of those tunes, I can assure you you’ll be a fan of this album, Always In Between. I say this because the production of the […]

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Album Review: Bootleg Rascal’s Anónimo (2018 LP) expertly blends genres to show off a band at the top of their game

October 11, 2018

Bootleg Rascal have done it again, releasing a phenomenal album, worth wasting away the hours relaxing too. Anónimo, their second LP, continues the band’s growth, keeping the signature sounds, covering a range of genres whilst also adding in some subtle new sounds to keep it as fresh as their vibes require. The ten song album covers everything […]

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