Category: Reviews

Borneo – Alert!

Borneo – Alert!

[Habit] Sydney five-piece Borneo has gone through a series of identity crises, having used and discarded such monikers as Charlie ...
Beach Fossils – Somersault

Beach Fossils – Somersault

[Bayonet Records / Secretly Publishing] The label “easy listening” can be both a slur and a compliment. In the case ...
Band of Frequencies – Men of Wood & Foam

Band of Frequencies – Men of Wood & Foam

[Low Pressure Productions] Queenslanders Band of Frequencies occupy an unusual niche in music, devoting themselves to creating sound tracks for ...
(Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

(Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

[Domino] For better or worse, Bandcamp.com has changed what it means to be an independent artist in the twenty-first century ...
SZA – Ctrl

SZA – Ctrl

[RCA] Ctrl’s been a long-time coming. SZA, who dropped debut project See.SZA.Run in late 2012, gained real traction in 2013, ...
Peaking Lights – The Fifth State of Consciousness

Peaking Lights – The Fifth State of Consciousness

This one is something special. An intricate mosaic of bliss painted amongst the background ambience of traffic congestion and forceful ...
Screaming Trees – Dust: 2017 Deluxe Edition

Screaming Trees – Dust: 2017 Deluxe Edition

The entire package highlights the intense creativity of a band that followed no trend other than what it set for ...
Toxicon @ The Basement, Saturday July 8

Toxicon @ The Basement, Saturday July 8

Presented by Shananigan’s Entertainment, six local and three interstate bands performed to an intimate crowd of 75 attendees. Primitive (Melb) ...
Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

The night began, unlike almost any other gig review in these pages, with a panel discussion involving the three bands ...
Cable Ties, Moaning Lisa, Slagatha Cristie @ The Phoenix, Saturday July 8

Cable Ties, Moaning Lisa, Slagatha Cristie @ The Phoenix, Saturday July 8

Cable Ties are the best band I’ve seen at The Phoenix since Destrends last visited us. This was proper punk, ...