Category: Reviews

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 ...
Jarrow 'Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)'

Jarrow ‘Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)’

[Independent Release] Melbourne singer-songwriter Daniel Oke, AKA Jarrow, first launched his musical career with the 2015 EP Legitimate, followed by ...
The interplay of violin and voice returns with Calamity Jane's 'The Chase'

The interplay of violin and voice returns with Calamity Jane’s ‘The Chase’

Review by Vince Leigh Calamity Jane, the recently formed US musical outfit led by violin virtuoso Lucy Cantley and vocalist ...
Taylor Sheridan's 'When The Demons Come' goes big to face dark thoughts

Taylor Sheridan’s ‘When The Demons Come’ goes big to face dark thoughts

After two independent EP releases and a string of singles, emerging Australian singer-songwriter Taylor Sheridan has channelled all the disquieting ...
Jamaica Scream's 'Mad For You' layers its anti-drug message beneath a laidback rock groove

Jamaica Scream’s ‘Mad For You’ layers its anti-drug message beneath a laidback rock groove

Review by Vince Leigh Perth-based act Jamaica Scream has just released Mad For You, a rock track comprised of a ...
Sarah Bergman 'What We Have' contains an exhilarative performance, enhanced by an adventurous yet thoughtful production

Sarah Bergman ‘What We Have’ contains an exhilarative performance, enhanced by an adventurous yet thoughtful production

Review by Vince Leigh Sarah Bergman’s debut single Pieces, which was released earlier this year garnered a great response, with ...
Lucifungus unleash the burgeoning ball-shaking firepower of 'Derek'

Lucifungus unleash the burgeoning ball-shaking firepower of ‘Derek’

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra’s purveyors of post-doom metal have just dropped Derek, the follow-up to 2018’s two-track EP Akuma ...
Pixar rolls the dice in 'Onward'

Pixar rolls the dice in ‘Onward’

Review by Cam Williams Two elves, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), live in a magical kingdom ...
Idi Banamungu's ostensible love song 'My Sunshine' is a curious blend of reggae, roots, rock, and Afrobeat

Idi Banamungu’s ostensible love song ‘My Sunshine’ is a curious blend of reggae, roots, rock, and Afrobeat

My Sunshine is the latest release for Western Australia based musician Idi Banamungu. Idi, who also goes by the name ...