Category: Reviews

A lot more than just punk or grunge, Canberra's CHINS channel concerted energy and self-assuredness on MARGO and BOJACK

A lot more than just punk or grunge, Canberra’s CHINS channel concerted energy and self-assuredness on MARGO and BOJACK

Review by Vince Leigh Chins are a Canberra-based alternative rock band, having released a double-A side featuring Margo and Bojack ...
SHED MY SKIN is a rebirth for BEC TAYLOR AND THE LYREBIRDS in more than just subject matter

SHED MY SKIN is a rebirth for BEC TAYLOR AND THE LYREBIRDS in more than just subject matter

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra outfit Bec Taylor and the Lyrebirds have just released Shed My Skin. The new track, ...
[Film review] Cousins

[Film review] Cousins

Cousins shows us the tale-worthy aspects of the lives of and relationships between three Māori cousins — Makareta, Missy, and ...
How I Taught Myself to Be a Child [Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein] — German Film Festival 2021

How I Taught Myself to Be a Child [Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein] — German Film Festival 2021

Paul Silberstein (Valentin Hagg), 12 years old in 1958 Austria, comes of a very unusual family. His father, Roman (Karl ...
The gallant JOEY PAUL extols the giddiness of love, bringing CLARE MUNNINGS along to espouse a WILD HEART

The gallant JOEY PAUL extols the giddiness of love, bringing CLARE MUNNINGS along to espouse a WILD HEART

Review by Vince Leigh Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Joey Paul has been releasing singles since 2019. His new one, Wild Heart, ...
SHAYAN ITALIA: A superstar in the making? The next Elton John? Fevered opinion is flooding in...

SHAYAN ITALIA: A superstar in the making? The next Elton John? Fevered opinion is flooding in…

Review by Vince Leigh Shayan Italia is a name you’ll soon be hearing a lot of. He is a British ...
ECHOLILY uses synth-pop, trip hop, electro-pop, and lo-fi to get HIGHER on retro notions

ECHOLILY uses synth-pop, trip hop, electro-pop, and lo-fi to get HIGHER on retro notions

Review by Vince Leigh Following the release of Echolily’s debut Under The Clocks (Stay), some music critics praised the emerging ...
From cafes to Covid, from Sounds On The Couch to sounds on the radio; KAREN HARDING emerges with debut I DIDN'T REALISE

From cafes to Covid, from Sounds On The Couch to sounds on the radio; KAREN HARDING emerges with debut I DIDN’T REALISE

Review by Vince Leigh Music has always been a part of Karen Harding’s life, learning piano from the age of ...
Alberta, Canada's CRYSTAL McGRATH whips up a chocolate-vanilla country-pop swirl of a track with ABOUT A BOY

Alberta, Canada’s CRYSTAL McGRATH whips up a chocolate-vanilla country-pop swirl of a track with ABOUT A BOY

Review by Vince Leigh Country-pop singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Crystal McGrath, has just released a new single About A Boy ...
“Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh...” Enter roots-Afrobeat giggle merchants RAS BANAMUNGU and THE DET-N-ATORS

“Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh…” Enter roots-Afrobeat giggle merchants RAS BANAMUNGU and THE DET-N-ATORS

Review by Vince Leigh Ras Banamungu and The Det-n-ators International have just released a new album, Revelation of Oneness. The ...