Category: Reviews

Byron Bay's iLUMiNATiVE combines hip hop, rap, rock, an intriguing concept, and the spiritual for KUNDALINI RISING

Byron Bay’s iLUMiNATiVE combines hip hop, rap, rock, an intriguing concept, and the spiritual for KUNDALINI RISING

Review by Vince Leigh Australian rapper, singer-songwriter and producer iLUMiNATiVE has just dropped the title track from his album, Kundalini ...
CRYSTAL MCGRATH gifts a country-pop track with an eager heart and an informed soul with GAME ON

CRYSTAL MCGRATH gifts a country-pop track with an eager heart and an informed soul with GAME ON

Review by Vince Leigh Crystal McGrath is a country pop singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. In September 2019, Crystal released her ...
Melbourne maestros SHOTGUN MISTRESS bring more gritty and cleverly brash hard rock with new single COLLIDE

Melbourne maestros SHOTGUN MISTRESS bring more gritty and cleverly brash hard rock with new single COLLIDE

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne based hard rock band Shotgun Mistress has returned with the follow-up to their recent track ...
MOOD. utilises a flotilla of sonic fire for the curious blend of R&B infused pop and soulful electronica that is GOGO

MOOD. utilises a flotilla of sonic fire for the curious blend of R&B infused pop and soulful electronica that is GOGO

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra based music artist Mood. has just released GOGO, a curious blend of R&B infused pop ...
Emerging songster LIAM RORKE plucks both roots-based contemp pop and heart strings with WILL YOU BE MINE

Emerging songster LIAM RORKE plucks both roots-based contemp pop and heart strings with WILL YOU BE MINE

Review by Vince Leigh Emerging Australian singer-songwriter Liam Rorke began his career in the music world at a very young ...
THE RAVEN’S ROCK use folk-edged contemp rock to explore a socially important theme in 6 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

THE RAVEN’S ROCK use folk-edged contemp rock to explore a socially important theme in 6 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra based musical outfit The Raven’s Rock has just released a new track 6 Minutes to ...
A desperate, listless group attempts a heist in the twisty-turny GOLDEN MEN [Gli uomini d’oro] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A desperate, listless group attempts a heist in the twisty-turny GOLDEN MEN [Gli uomini d’oro] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey Shortly before his retirement with plans to live the high life in Costa Rica, armoured-car ...
Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR deliver the electro equivalent of stoner rock with their oft dreamy oft savage new album

Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR deliver the electro equivalent of stoner rock with their oft dreamy oft savage new album

Review by Rory McCartney Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR comprises Shannon Roberts (of bands Future Silence and Gun Creeps), ...
KIM YANG's luxuriously hypnotic cadences transport you geographically and emotionally in DOMINOES

KIM YANG’s luxuriously hypnotic cadences transport you geographically and emotionally in DOMINOES

Review by Vince Leigh In 2019 Canberra based indie folk artist Kim Yang toured her debut EP Ocean of Mind ...
A simple science-fiction trope makes for a rollicking, original comedy in ONCE UPON A TIME IN BETHLEHEM [Il primo natale] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A simple science-fiction trope makes for a rollicking, original comedy in ONCE UPON A TIME IN BETHLEHEM [Il primo natale] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey Local priest Valentino (Valentino Picone) has a firm — actually, an immovable — idea of ...