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Album Review

Press Club – ‘Late Teens’

Written by on 15 March 2018

Stop the press! Press Club release their debut album, Late Teens, tomorrow! In a short year, the Melbourne rockers have established themselves in regular rotation as a hot commodity on Australia’s live music scene; from festivals (The Grampians Music Festival, Festival of the Sun, Fairgrounds Festival, Falls Festival, and NYE on the Hill), international support [...]

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Ocean Alley – ‘Chiaroscuro’

Written by on 13 March 2018

Imagine you’re eating a pie. Not just any old pie. You’re sinking your teeth into a wavy slice of groovy-licious pie. The flavours on your tongue taste colourful whilst you’re chewing. You swallow and it’s gone. Your cravings for another piece grow strongly and you would do just about anything for another taste of that [...]

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What So Not – ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’

Written by on 7 March 2018

Having established himself as one of the world’s most revered electronic acts, it’s hard to believe that What So Not, aka Chris Emerson has not yet released an album. However, the wait is indicative of his craftsmanship and patience as a producer, with each track on Not All The Beautiful Things being more three-dimensional than the [...]

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Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

Written by on 1 March 2018

In 2016, a three-piece from Melbourne released an album that was to be the catalyst for change. It was made by three women, and whilst this isn't noteworthy or particularly unique (although desperately under-represented), it is important and relevant to what came next and what continues to happen in the Australian music scene. Two years [...]

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Sarah Connor – ‘Just Breathe’

Written by on 27 February 2018

Sydney rapper Sarah Conner is an artist that brings poetic prowess with a social message into being. She has created her own path in the Australian hip hop scene and has fostered a positive image amongst a hip hop culture that at times glamorises toxic masculinity and misogynistic lyrics. Her latest EP Just Breathe contains [...]

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Ruby Fields – ‘Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner’ EP

Written by on 22 February 2018

Fresh out of a summer spent in the studio, Ruby Fields has built an incredible debut EP to play on repeat all year long. From beachy surfer tunes and teenage anthems to a soft, loosely lyrical lullaby, Your Dad's Opinion For Dinner includes current favourites, I Want and P Plates, along with four new additional bangers to complete the [...]

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Born Lion – ‘Celebrate the Lie’

Written by on 16 February 2018

3/5 Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave competition - the boys from Born Lion have continually put out critically praised music. Celebrate the Lie goes above and beyond all the work that the band has previously released and is a must-listen for any punk-rock aficionado. Following on from their adored 2015 debut [...]

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Frenchy & The Talent – ‘Bangerz & Trash’

Written by on 9 February 2018

Bangerz & Trash is an interesting album. With track titles such as Shoey, Hamburger Pussy, Peaked in High School, and Whatcha Fucking Looking At - you can’t help but judge a book by its cover. However, when you actually listen to the album - you are greeted with unexpected, pleasant satire disguised as rock hits that [...]

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Alice Ivy – ‘I’m Dreaming’

Written by on 5 February 2018

A hot summer’s day with a refreshing cool breeze is exactly what listening to Alice Ivy’s debut album I’m Dreaming feels like. I’m Dreaming is a complete artistic adventure from start to finish - with constant sonic references to the reverberations of past and present. Alice Ivy, AKA Annika Schmarsel has spent a hefty portion [...]

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Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’

Written by on 1 February 2018

4/5 Hockey Dad is a duo on the verge of greatness. Having reached #54 on triple j's Hottest 100 with their single Homely Feeling, it's clear that the surf-rock outfit is ready to leave their mark on the Australian music scene. Close to releasing their upcoming album Blend Inn, the follow up to 2016’s debut Boronia, [...]

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