Author: Rory McCartney

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The Rubens' 'Live in Life' offers the confessions of a seriously confused guy to a serious earworm of a tune

The Rubens’ ‘Live in Life’ offers the confessions of a seriously confused guy to a serious earworm of a tune

[Ivy League] The Rubens originated as a five-piece from the tiny town of Menangle, just off the Hume Highway between ...
Alex the Astronaut's 'I Think You’re Great' is the perfect antidote for a troubled, nervous world

Alex the Astronaut’s ‘I Think You’re Great’ is the perfect antidote for a troubled, nervous world

[Minkowski Records] Do you believe that light can be emitted by imploding bubbles when they are excited by sound? Sydney’s ...
Lachy Doley Group's 'No Key Left Unbroken' lives up to its title; a full-on soul extravaganza from start to finish

Lachy Doley Group’s ‘No Key Left Unbroken’ lives up to its title; a full-on soul extravaganza from start to finish

The Lachy Doley Group is quite unlike any other blues bands. The signature sound comes from the incredible wave of ...
Three-piece punk outfit Cable Ties hit out with an angry, righteous go at people who cannot handle diversity with new track 'Sandcastles'

Three-piece punk outfit Cable Ties hit out with an angry, righteous go at people who cannot handle diversity with new track ‘Sandcastles’

Cable Ties are a three-piece punk outfit which laid its credentials down in 2016 with the appealing rhythms of the ...
Indie-pop-punk duo Cry Club's single 'Robert Smith' is a rollicking egotistical fantasy exploring self-image and the desire to appear as others want you to be

Indie-pop-punk duo Cry Club’s single ‘Robert Smith’ is a rollicking egotistical fantasy exploring self-image and the desire to appear as others want you to be

Wollongong-spawned indie-pop-punk duo Cry Club won a place on the Lorne leg of the Falls Festival, courtesy of JJJ Unearthed ...
Keith Potger @ Beyond Q, Saturday, November 21

Keith Potger @ Beyond Q, Saturday, November 21

Live music venues are a bit thin south of the lake, especially anywhere outside the Woden area. It is a ...
Grace & Hugh @ Beyond Q, Sunday, 29 November

Grace & Hugh @ Beyond Q, Sunday, 29 November

Have piano will travel! While it is only a small outfit, the sound-check for Grace & Hugh took longer than ...
TJ Patrick has further lifted his game with the joyous love song 'Bluebird'

TJ Patrick has further lifted his game with the joyous love song ‘Bluebird’

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter TJ Patrick contributed his blues guitar sound to albums by such hip-hop luminaries as Urthboy, Drapht, and the Hilltop Hoods. However, ...
Canberra's Muddy Wolfe tell the harrowing story of 'Willie Allen' via a great song

Canberra’s Muddy Wolfe tell the harrowing story of ‘Willie Allen’ via a great song

It has been a big year for Canberra indie blues rockers Muddy Wolfe. Formed in 2017, they released a debut ...
Bec Sandridge's brilliant 'Try + Save Me' deals with deep identity issues with raw honesty and a bold employment of synths

Bec Sandridge’s brilliant ‘Try + Save Me’ deals with deep identity issues with raw honesty and a bold employment of synths

Following the 2016 indie pop EP In The Fog, Wollongong’s Bec Sandridge has released a very personally focussed debut album ...