Category: Reviews

ANU School of Music via America; a giddy blend of jazz awaits the listeners of Crossroads Quintet's 'Intertwined'

ANU School of Music via America; a giddy blend of jazz awaits the listeners of Crossroads Quintet’s ‘Intertwined’

[Midwest Crush Music] To those of us who’ve been following the jazz genre for many years (64 in my case) ...
Mahmood Khan's catchy 'Merry Go Round' is another joyous slice of world pop/blues/folk

Mahmood Khan’s catchy ‘Merry Go Round’ is another joyous slice of world pop/blues/folk

Review by Vince Leigh Mahmood Khan has just released Merry Go Round, the follow up to Go On and Runaway ...
Anna Weatherup's 'Climb' fuses rock, country, and gospel for an earthy and effortlessly grand track

Anna Weatherup’s ‘Climb’ fuses rock, country, and gospel for an earthy and effortlessly grand track

Review by Vince Leigh Anna Weatherup first came to the public’s attention via The Voice. For many artists, the effects ...
Maddy Jane's debut LP is heart-on-the-sleeve stuff via a striking, engaging voice

Maddy Jane’s debut LP is heart-on-the-sleeve stuff via a striking, engaging voice

[Lemon Tree Records] Hailing from Tasmania’s Bruny Island, Maddy Jane has joined the likes of Alex Lahey and Alex the ...
Shotgun Mistress 'Save Me From Myself' is an unapologetic, fast-paced track of sheer musical grunt

Shotgun Mistress ‘Save Me From Myself’ is an unapologetic, fast-paced track of sheer musical grunt

[Golden Robot Records] Formed in 2018, Melbourne hard rock outfit Shotgun Mistress is the initiative of guitarist Matt Wilcock. Wilcock, ...
Melbourne's Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for 'The Valley'

Melbourne’s Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for ‘The Valley’

[Cultivator Records] Melbournites Collegians formed in 2014, including two members from 1980s pop rockers Pseudo Echo, and later bands Vertigo ...
Canberra's Ghost Boy reveals LP 'Tender Is The Night' - piano-driven odes and acoustic guitar-led pieces channelling another era

Canberra’s Ghost Boy reveals LP ‘Tender Is The Night’ – piano-driven odes and acoustic guitar-led pieces channelling another era

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra’s Ghost Boy (aka Miles McLaughlin) has just released a new album, Tender Is The Night, ...
Fernanda Melchor's 'Hurricane Season' fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

Fernanda Melchor’s ‘Hurricane Season’ fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

[Text Publishing; 2020] This was a tricky beast. The premise is grabbing but it lets go pretty quickly and leaves ...
Youngster Sebastian Coe's 'Me' is a finely-crafted ballad with melodic flights, dip, turns and suspensions

Youngster Sebastian Coe’s ‘Me’ is a finely-crafted ballad with melodic flights, dip, turns and suspensions

Review By Vince Leigh Sebastian Coe got his first break when he was eight, appearing on The Voice Kids Australia ...
Vendulka becomes Aya Yves and swaps strings for electronic grooves in the excellent '(in)Sanity'

Vendulka becomes Aya Yves and swaps strings for electronic grooves in the excellent ‘(in)Sanity’

[Independent Release] Local songstress Vendulka is well known about town for her smooth folk-pop performances. Now she has swapped easy ...