Category: Album Reviews

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 ...
The 1975's 'Notes On A Conditional Form' is long, very long, and doesn’t know which way is up

The 1975’s ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ is long, very long, and doesn’t know which way is up

The British pop-rock foursome The 1975 have been making teenage hearts melt for almost a decade now. Their self-titled 2013 ...
Muddy Wolfe 'Volume II' presents a tougher sound yet maintains the core elements of blues and folk

Muddy Wolfe ‘Volume II’ presents a tougher sound yet maintains the core elements of blues and folk

2019 was a good year for Canberra band Muddy Wolfe. They released their debut EP Volume I, received triple j ...
With third album 'Juveniles' the rock is very much back with Kingswood

With third album ‘Juveniles’ the rock is very much back with Kingswood

[Dew Process] Melbourne alt rock band Kingswood debuted their drool-worthy album  Microscopic Wars in 2014, with tracks demonstrating an impressive ...
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) ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Eliza & The Delusions deliver an EP bursting with a bright, fuzzy energy

Eliza & The Delusions deliver an EP bursting with a bright, fuzzy energy

Eliza & The Delusionals  A State of Living in an Objective Reality [Cooking Vinyl] Following on from their debut EP ...