CD Reviews


Zeiiga - Soma

Conceived in 2015 as a vehicle for musical experimentation and self-expression,Zeiiga is the alias of Brisbane’s Emma Rose Pitney. Growing out of DIY project Abysso, Rose’s self-taught experimentation quickly found an unlikely affinity with the sugary electro-pop of Kylie Minogue and detached melodicism of Annie Lennox. The project’s glossy pop veneer is also underscored by a...

Casey May - Eden

I recently had the pleasure to review Nova Scotian Artist Casey May’s album, EDEN. I sat down with my favorite BOSE headphones to ensure I could enjoy the true sounds and vocals of this album. Casey May has a very unique sound which is perfect for storytelling and you can feel the emotions in the songs. This album consists of just that. en great tracks each telling a story making...

Australia - Portraits of People, Places and Movies

In the wake of their April tour, Australia (the band, not the country, not a country band)* have dropped their debut like a dropbear invasion in a children’s park, frighteningly exciting and scarily newsworthy. The album Portraits of People, Places and Movies is quintessentially Australian, you can just hear the Vegemite and cheese oozing out of the aural toasted sandwich the band have...

Music From Around the World Inspires

A number of new music-minded releases truly celebrate the far-flung corners of this world and beyond. DVD Title: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XXXV (Shout! Factory). You might like if you enjoy: Rifftrax, Cinematic Titanic. Tell me more: With the impending re-launch of the comedy sci-fi classic "Mystery Science Theater 3000" later this year, now is a great...

Green Buzzard - Easy Queezy Squeezy

When Sydney five-piece Green Buzzard signed to I OH YOU in June 2015 out of the blue, the Australian music scebe had no idea that it was about to be gifted with nostalgic 70’s video clips and impeccable taste in sunglasses. Green Buzzard is all things retro, their first EP Zoo Fly – released in August last year – was released on double a-side 7” vinyl. They even got Zoo Fly released on the...

The Leers - Are You Curious?

Committed to bringing back the cassette tape and not in an annoying way, New Zealand’s The Leers have gifted us with a new album Are You Curious?Available on cassette tape and digital download alike. It’s Aussie nature to be skeptical of anything with a Kiwi background, ever since it was proved that our mates across the Tasman technically invented the Pavlova, we have...

Hands Like Houses - Dissonants

Since their formation in 2008, Canberra band Hands Like Houses have established themselves as one of Australia’s most successful rock acts. Their 2012 debut albumGround Dweller debuted at 141 on the Billboard Top 200 and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The band’s 2013 follow-up album Unimagine was released whilst on Warped Tour; every Australian band’s...

ShaManic - The Artist

THE ARTIST is an impressive debut album from hip hop artist and Nashville native, ShaManic. The twelve track album breaks away from the pack with its range of emotion and fine examples of ShaManic’s craftsmanship, as not only a rapper – but a writer. With songs ranging from lighthearted to manic, his lyrics are more than repetitive rhymes, but seem to unfold into short stories.

Music Aplenty Courtesy of New Album and DVD Titles

Majestic returns from modern-day guitar hero Joe Bonamassa and Southern hard rocker 3 Doors Down, as well as the release of a wonderful tribute to George Harrison and involving documentary about '80s hard rock hit makers Twisted Sister are among a parade of fantastic new releases available. Also worth discovering is an unreleased collection of outstanding recordings from the...

PJ Orr - Foggy Notion

Once upon a time, in the suburban Inner West of Sydney, a vibrant and undeniably nostalgic psych rock band called Hailer was born. The band accomplished great things within their decade of making music together, including releasing the highly acclaimed El Cosmico and Another Way, in addition to playing over 40 shows in three months across America.

Musical Firepower Shines on New Albums

The art of powerful songwriting remains in good hands as evidenced by the latest album releases from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Brett Harris, Mike Jacoby and Tim Hockenberry. Artist: Tedeschi Trucks Band Title: Let Me Get By (Fantasy). You might like if you enjoy: Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks. Tell me more: The third full-length studio from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Let Me Get...

Debbie Bond - Enjoy The Ride

Often likened to Bonnie Raitt, Alabama blues-lady Debbie Bond’s latest release, ‘Enjoy The Ride’, kicks off strongly with an upbeat, optimistic surge of soul and passion on the title track before shifting a few gears with introspective inner searching reaching out in tracks ‘Start With Love’, the dizzying despair and combative edge of ‘Left Me In The Dark’, and the reflective beauty of...

Josh Goodlett - I Don’t Usually Do This

With an instantly-recognizable tenor that merges a Northern Kentucky twang with the gritty tone of a Southern Rock star, Country artist Josh Goodlett sounds like he’s lived what he’s singing on his poignant new single, “I Don’t Usually Do This.” In telling a woman that he normally doesn’t let anyone touch his heart, he puts a new twist on an old cliché with both passion and...
richard-lynch_soundpress-net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note March 2016

It's the time of year around the world when millions in the northern hemisphere are tired of the Winter blues and are desperate for the return of Spring. With that in mind we have the perfect disc to help drive away the seasonal doldrums. Plus, a lot of other great music has recently arrived ranging from rock to blues to pop and jam. We've given them a test drive and can...

Swimwear - High Summer

Thinking about tracks like the Scissor Sister’s I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks and the Friendly Fires’ Hawwiian Air you can’t help but feel that some of that infectiously feel-good dance pop pulse slowly has drifted from the periphery of contemporary music. Whatever People Say That I Am, I’m Not, The Streets, The Strokes and Lily Allen’s Alright Still; a decade...
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