Category: Album Reviews

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 ...
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 ...