Author: Rory McCartney

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Press Club - 'Thinking About You' - uncomplicated rock hammers home overwhelming emotion

Press Club – ‘Thinking About You’ – uncomplicated rock hammers home overwhelming emotion

Melbourne punk outfit Press Club has been wowing the crowds with the energy of their songs and the intensity of ...
Shotgun Mistress - 'No Friend of Mine' - hard rock hit demonising domestic violence

Shotgun Mistress – ‘No Friend of Mine’ – hard rock hit demonising domestic violence

Formed in 2018, Shotgun Mistress is the initiative of guitarist Matt Willcock, a man who is usually associated with gory ...
[Single review] The Lazy Susans - Care About Yourself

[Single review] The Lazy Susans – Care About Yourself

Formed in 2016 in the beautiful Blue Mountains, four piece The Lazy Susans fled south for cultured Melbourne. Their title comes ...
The Radiators @ Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, Friday 7 June

The Radiators @ Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, Friday 7 June

The golden age of Aussie pub rock returned to the region, with The Radiators playing in Queanbeyan. The venue was ...
[Gig Review] The Proclaimers @ The Playhouse, Thursday, May 23

[Gig Review] The Proclaimers @ The Playhouse, Thursday, May 23

Thirty years after their first sold out show here, The Proclaimers were back in Canberra, playing once again to a ...
[Gig Review] The Whitlams, Bob Evans @ The Playhouse, Friday, 24 May

[Gig Review] The Whitlams, Bob Evans @ The Playhouse, Friday, 24 May

Kevin Mitchell, front man of rockers Jebediah, was in troubadour mode as his alter ego Bob Evans. He loved the ...
[Album Review] Opelousas  'Opelousified'

[Album Review] Opelousas ‘Opelousified’

A keen love of the music of the deep south drew together three of Melbourne’s top blues artists to form ...
[Album Review] Skyscraper Stan - 'Golden Boy Vol. I and Vol. II' [Independent]

[Album Review] Skyscraper Stan – ‘Golden Boy Vol. I and Vol. II’ [Independent]

Four Stars Once a humble floor scrubber, Stan Woodhouse, AKA Skyscraper Stan, was "discovered" by his boss singing to himself ...
[Album Review] The Maes - 'The Maes' [Independent Release]

[Album Review] The Maes – ‘The Maes’ [Independent Release]

Review by Rory McCartney Three-and-a-half stars And then there were two! Following the departure of Anita Hillman, The Mae Trio ...
[Album Review] Irish Mythen - 'Little Bones' [Myth Records]

[Album Review] Irish Mythen – ‘Little Bones’ [Myth Records]

Four stars Irish-born, now Canadian resident, Irish Mythen is an award-winning folk powerhouse. After a couple of EP releases, Mythen ...