Category: Reviews

[Single Review] Francis Groove ft Nd Friends - 'Can't Wait' - fusing pop, hip hop with added traces of soul and smidgens of dance

[Single Review] Francis Groove ft Nd Friends – ‘Can’t Wait’ – fusing pop, hip hop with added traces of soul and smidgens of dance

Review by Vince Leigh Belgian-born producer Francis Groove has just released Can’t Wait, a contemporary pop track that features Miss ...
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman sips from the fountain of youth for its looks; but can the story hold its liquor?

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman sips from the fountain of youth for its looks; but can the story hold its liquor?

By Cam Williams In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman characters are not defined by how they live but how they die ...
[Gig Review] Katie Noonan, Kaleenah Edwards & The Australian String Quartet - The Glad Tomorrow - Sat, 9 Nov - The Playhouse

[Gig Review] Katie Noonan, Kaleenah Edwards & The Australian String Quartet – The Glad Tomorrow – Sat, 9 Nov – The Playhouse

There are words and stories of our ancestors which need to be heard.  They need to be translated to resonate ...
KG - DOIN' ME EP - South African born Canberra based rapper doin' mighty good

KG – DOIN’ ME EP – South African born Canberra based rapper doin’ mighty good

Review by Vince Leigh KG’s last two single releases, Change and Come Along, feature on his new EP, DOIN’ ME ...
The Hard-ons - So I Could Have Them Destroyed

The Hard-ons – So I Could Have Them Destroyed

The Hard-ons album number 12 - not counting the live albums, the EPs, and the rest of a discography that's ...
Orodruin - Ruins of Eternity

Orodruin – Ruins of Eternity

Doom metal is not immune to uncompromising fans that form a clique and decide if a band is “true” to ...
The Neptune Power Federation - Memoirs of a Rat Queen

The Neptune Power Federation – Memoirs of a Rat Queen

The Neptune Power Federation are a five-piece Sydney band featuring four exceptionally seasoned rockers on the classic two guitars, bass, ...
Huck Hastings' new track delivers a kind of reconciliation with a lyric that can surprise with unexpected jabs

Huck Hastings’ new track delivers a kind of reconciliation with a lyric that can surprise with unexpected jabs

Review by Vince Leigh Sydney outfit Huck Hastings, aka Harrie, has been putting material up online for a few years, ...
Kirklandd 'knowbody' - an accomplished slice of contemporary rap from Canberra's son

Kirklandd ‘knowbody’ – an accomplished slice of contemporary rap from Canberra’s son

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra’s Kirklandd is part of a new breed of Australian rappers staking their ground and widening ...
West Side Story — Canberra Theatre — Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 October 2019

West Side Story — Canberra Theatre — Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Pop music changed for all time when The Beatles emerged onto the world music stage, and the stage musical changed ...