Category: Reviews

Niall Horan – ‘Slow Hands’

Niall Horan – ‘Slow Hands’

The chorus of this song contains the line, “like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry”, inferring he wore filthy clothes ...
Wet Lips – ‘Shame’

Wet Lips – ‘Shame’

There’s something immediately grabbing about ‘Shame’; the descending fuzz-stricken riff, the tight backbeat. But the trio only build from there ...
Shoeb Ahmad – “mask-ed”

Shoeb Ahmad – “mask-ed”

The line between honesty and vulnerability, and one capturing the tide from the other, is very narrow. On “mask-ed” Ahmad ...
Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’

Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’

A slightly laconic guitar line – wait, can a guitar be laconic? Let’s say yes for the purpose of this ...
Georgia Fields + Phia, Melanie Horsnell @ Smith’s Alternative, Thursday July 13

Georgia Fields + Phia, Melanie Horsnell @ Smith’s Alternative, Thursday July 13

The chilly nights of Canberra call for warm, cosy venues with warming drinks like red wine and whisky and, of ...
All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

[Fueled by Ramen] “Please turn on some bad music”, said no one ever. All Time Low’s new album, Last Young ...
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

[Def Jam Recordings] This isn’t a Vince Staples album in the vein of the other Vince Staples albums. Let’s get ...
Phoenix – Ti Amo

Phoenix – Ti Amo

[Glassnote] Making a follow-up to 2013’s Bankrupt! (easily in the top 50 albums of the decade for me) was never ...
The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts

The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts

[Anti] For the fourth Drums record, frontman (and now only remaining member of the original lineup) Jonathan Pierce jumped ship ...
The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

[Rough Trade/Remote Control] Probably best known for her 2009 hit ‘Jungle Drum’, Emiliana Torrini is a former member of Icelandic ...