CD Reviews

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Psychedelic pop legends, New Zealand’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra continue to explore the cosmic soundscape to infinity and beyond. A concoction of futuristic synths and untraveled lyrical terrain, if you’re one of UMO’s zillion supporters then you’re in for a treat with their third instalment, Multi-Love.
 

Heart Beach - Self-Titled

Bringing together droning alt rock, surfy indie pop and despondent dole wave jangle Heart Beach craft a characterful and endearing debut LP. Hailing from Hobart, Tassie trio Heart Beach comprises of Jonathon McCarthy (guitar/ vocals), Claire Jansen (bass/ vocals) and Christopher Wessing (drums/ guitar). The core of the group’s unique sound...
 

Leslie Cours Mather – Countrified

Leslie Cours Mather’s bio says she’s lived all over the world, but she sings about how her heart is in the South on her new self-penned single, “Countrified.” She obviously means it. Shades of Shania Twain combined with the mountain sweetness of the young Dolly Parton, the energy of Miranda Lambert, and the pitch-perfectness of Barbara ...
 

Josh Goodlett – Why You Gotta Be That Way

Josh Goodlett is a promising new country talent out of the Louisville, KY area who is starting to make some noise with his new single “Why You Gotta Be That Way.” The song is a pointed admonition to a buddy who disses a woman who wants him, when he’s really pretty damn lucky to have her interest to begin with. Whether he’s just scared of where she might take...
 

Darts - Below Empty and Westward Bound

Over the last few months, Darts have been like a spectre that has emerged from the Melbourne gloom, seemingly from nowhere, bringing us these beautiful, belligerent musical tales of displacement, isolation and apprehension filtered through the gaze of aggressive 90s guitar rock. And I bet I’m not the only one who has been saying, “Who the fuck are these guys?!”
 

Eliza Hull - The Bones of Us

With a string of EP’s under her belt Melbourne based ethereal electro darling Eliza Hull has built up quite a reputation for herself as a talented and unique presence on the songwriter scene and has shared stages with the likes of SAFIA and Owl Eyes. Her debut LP The Bones Of Us (Produced by Hayden Calnin, and Mixed by Jono Steer) is a characteristically...
 

Legends Revisited Via Excellent New Collections

The legacies of The Knack, Andrew Gold and Memphis' historic Beale Street blues scene shine on new collections, while Texas-based Jimmy LaFave continues to expand his singular talents as singer and songwriter on a stunning new album. Artist: The Knack. Title: Zoom (Omnivore Recordings). You might like if you enjoy: The Knack, Walter Clevenger...
 

Jarrow - Legitimate

There’s something super charming about bedroom recordings. Everything seems a little more personal, visceral and real, and our airwaves are becoming increasingly proliferated with tracks recorded using cheap, simple recording setups due to advances in digital recording software. An obvious example is the bedroom producer, à la Chet Faker, whose...
 

Black Stone From The Sun - Self-Titled

Perth seems to be the place of the Aussie grunge revival at the moment with acts such as Foam, Puck, Dead Owls, The Love Junkies and The Novocaines to name a few breaking out of the WA city. Some would go as far as saying that Perth was the first scene to really touch onto the grunge sound with their home grown punks The Scientists, whom have lent...
 

Bill Wyman - Back to Basics

A new release from ex-Stones bassist, Wyman, is inevitably going to be of interest to a vast army of music fans. For Wyman, it must be difficult at times to ditch some of the overhanging burden of having been an original member of the world's greatest rock'n'roll and rootsy R&B band, but with this 12 track album, he seems to have shrugged...
 

Timberwolf - Flux

Timberwolf is a pseudonym that left my spidey senses tingling, and had me hoping for something completely rare, utterly rambunctious, and all-round god damn lustrous. I wasn’t wrong; I was delivered aural goods truly of their own class. Flux is the sophomore EP from 23 year old Chris Panousakis, and his...
 

Superstar - Table For Two

Melbourne duo Superstar have just dropped their second LP Table For Two, released through the label Bedroom Suck. It can only be likened to experiencing one of those sensory deprivation float tanks (not that I have, but I do imagine it’d be pretty on point). Ambient and breezy, this LP takes you away from wherever you are and places you on...
 

Taking Berlin - Degenerate Rot

Merging Aussie folk infused punk with their unique brand of indie rock, Sydney locals Taking Berlin turn out raw and introspective tracks on their sophomore EP. Formed in 2012 from a group of university friends with a mutual affection for music, beer and smashing out great rock tracks, the group currently consists of rhythm guitarist Bradley Christie, lead...
 

Josh Smith - Over Your Head

To some, Josh Smith will need little or no introduction. Another of those seemingly prodigious young US electric blues guitar guys who has already toured extensively with Joe Bonamassa and regularly trades licks back home on the Florida blues circuit with his good ole buddy, Kirk Fletcher, he clearly comes from the loud, wailing guitar school of playing where...
 

Charlie Parr - Stump Jumper

Leo Kotkke-esque barrelling twelve-string acoustic guitar picking rips this odd mix of modern Americana-cum-blues release to a rocking start. Parr spent much of his youth in one of the USA's lesser-known rural areas, the home of the great post-war menu filler - Spam - Austin, Minnesota, never a noted musical centre, unlike its big Texan brother. Despite - or perhaps because...
 
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