Category: Album Reviews

Third time's the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON's playful BATFLOWERS doesn't put away childish things

Third time’s the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON’s playful BATFLOWERS doesn’t put away childish things

Review by Rory McCartney Six years after the release of There There, Megan Washington is back with a third long ...
Canberra's NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in "Welcome to the Glove Department"

Canberra’s NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in “Welcome to the Glove Department”

Review by Vince Leigh NISSAN: Unstoppable is the new artistic front for Morgan Quinn, former member of Canberra band Pleased ...
Van Walker's "Ghosting" offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Van Walker’s “Ghosting” offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Review by Rory McCartney Tasmanian blues/alt-country artist Van Walker moved from the Apple Isle to the throbbing music scene in ...
Canberra indie-rock outfit Paint Store display raw veracity that's disarming and curiously charming with debut LP 'Maybe'

Canberra indie-rock outfit Paint Store display raw veracity that’s disarming and curiously charming with debut LP ‘Maybe’

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra-based indie-rock band Paint Store has just released their debut album Maybe. Formed a couple of ...
The Basics' Kris Schroeder and his Jackmann LP debut "Low Key" is a finely-wrought assemblage of the personal and the poetic

The Basics’ Kris Schroeder and his Jackmann LP debut “Low Key” is a finely-wrought assemblage of the personal and the poetic

Review by Vince Leigh The debut album for Jackmann is called Low Key and was recorded over a weekend at ...
A fiery blend of teen angst pub rock punk-pop awaits with Canberra's Prettiest Kids 'Straight Face' EP

A fiery blend of teen angst pub rock punk-pop awaits with Canberra’s Prettiest Kids ‘Straight Face’ EP

by Vince Leigh Prettiest Kids out of Canberra has just released their EP Straight Face, a fiery blend of teen ...
Veteran blues guitarist and singer-songwriter David Williams gives us a fine collection of performances and songs with 'This Town'

Veteran blues guitarist and singer-songwriter David Williams gives us a fine collection of performances and songs with ‘This Town’

Review by Vince Leigh Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter David Williams has just released his EP, This Town. The Canberra based ...
Troubled self-reflection via compelling aural neurasthenia with JG Erasure's "Lurking In The Outer Shadows Of Society"

Troubled self-reflection via compelling aural neurasthenia with JG Erasure’s “Lurking In The Outer Shadows Of Society”

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra based musician Joshua Haigh is the artist behind JG Erasure and the new album Lurking ...
CBR's Vice Like Grip's "Earnest & Young" - a lean, lo-fi, piquant assortment of influence-harnessing pop

CBR’s Vice Like Grip’s “Earnest & Young” – a lean, lo-fi, piquant assortment of influence-harnessing pop

Review By Vince Leigh Earnest & Young, the debut album from Canberra’s Vice Like Grip, is a curious and quite ...
It's pure pissed-off street panache with Deputy Chief Wardens' album 'Dickson Liquor'

It’s pure pissed-off street panache with Deputy Chief Wardens’ album ‘Dickson Liquor’

Review By Vince Leigh Apparently, the musician behind Deputy Chief Wardens is ‘an Indie teen from Canberra with an out-of-tune ...