Music Reviews

Georgina Grimshaw- Cafe Corner (EP Review)

Georgina Grimshaw- Cafe Corner (EP Review)

22 year old Novocastrian Georgina Grimshaw is beating a pretty traditional path. A singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar, a handful of heartfelt songs and a vulnerability worn proudly on her sleeve,  she’s not exactly reinventing genre. From Joni Mitchell to Jewel, it’s a familiar formula to say the least. .   . It would, however, be a mistake to mark that down as the end of […]

Benjamin Smith

November 13th, 2016

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Black Rheno- Let’s Start a Cult (EP Review)

Black Rheno- Let’s Start a Cult (EP Review)

There is only one real way to sum up Black Rheno’s new EP titled Let’s Start a Cult. Heavy. Heavy as Fuck. . . The band describes itself as stoner, doom, sludge. With the exception of the last of those terms I generally think of something a little slower and more droning than this onslaught. There is as much of the old school thrash in […]

Benjamin Smith

November 13th, 2016

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Honeyblood – Babes Never Die (Album Review)

Honeyblood – Babes Never Die (Album Review)

Following a successful debut album in 2014 and support slots alongside the likes of Deap Vally, Foo Fighters and Australia’s own Courtney Barnett, Scottish duo Honeyblood make a welcome return to recording with their second full-length release, Babes Never Die.   Click above for your copy of Honeyblood’s latest album, “Babes Never Die”. Image Courtesy of Cooking Vinyl Australia & FatCat Records. From the second […]

Jackie Smith

November 12th, 2016

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The Peep Tempel – Joy (Album Review)

The Peep Tempel – Joy (Album Review)

Melbourne punk trio The Peep Tempel’s latest album, Joy, is a varied offering of Aussie rock that’s chief concern is storytelling. It’s something of a concept album, with each song taking on a different mood and persona, always being told from the perspectives of different characters. The tales that are woven by these characters all have the distinct flavour of Australian narrative, plonked in front […]

Scott Russell

November 8th, 2016

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Idolising Nova – Discover (Single Review)

Idolising Nova – Discover (Single Review)

Once upon a time, UK-based Idolising Nova was a duo. That duo, featuring Jack Fulton Smith and Luke Cochrane, has now transformed into a trio with Cochrane no longer on the scene. The trio formed over summer and was initially more of a project than a fully fledged band. That summer saw the end of a band called KLAUS at the same time Fulton Smith […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

November 6th, 2016

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Tomato/Tomato – I Go Where You Go (Album Review)

Tomato/Tomato – I Go Where You Go (Album Review)

The Canadian husband and wife duo, John and Lisa Mclaggan; better known as Tomato/Tomato are currently in Australia for Australian Music Week (AMW) (2-4 November 2016), a three-day live music and entertainment industry conference event taking place at venues in and around Cronulla Beach in Sydney. .   . The AMW Live Showcases brings together 80 of the best emerging artists on offer from around Australia and the […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

November 4th, 2016

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The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For (Album Review)

The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For (Album Review)

Taylor Momsen is a bit of a dark horse in the entertainment industry, of which she has been a part of from a young age. Gossip Girl fans will remember her as  Jenny Humphrey, whilst other Gen Y-ers will remember her performances in How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Spy Kids 2. Music lovers, on the other hand, know her as the sassy frontwoman of alt-rock […]

Jackie Smith

October 28th, 2016

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Nuge – Here Comes The Rain (Single Review)

Nuge – Here Comes The Rain (Single Review)

Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter Nuge is back. He is on the verge of releasing his Emotions LP that follows on from his Shattered Clocks EP that really announced him on the indie music scene. He credits his main influences as Boyce Avenue and Ed Sheeran and his music is as honest and from the heart as both artists.   .   . His latest release from the […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

October 27th, 2016

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TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Album Review)

TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Album Review)

Testament is synonymous with high quality Thrash metal. Sure, they missed out on being anointed formally as part the ‘Big 4’ but those in the know will be quick to offer their name when discussing the absolute best of the bands in the genre.   Unlike many of their contemporaries, who are arguably living off  prior success and material written in the glory days of the […]

Chris Reid

October 27th, 2016

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Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex  (Single Review)

Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex (Single Review)

“Shout out to my ex… Hey, look at me now! I’m all the way up, I swear you’ll never bring me down.” Little Mix, they’re back! And it’s fabulous! .   .   Coming off the back of the majorly successful Get Weird tour that spanned Europe/UK, Asia and right here down under, Shout Out To My Ex is the first single from the British girl […]

Cassandra Thomson

October 22nd, 2016

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