Category: Single Reviews

New Zealand songstress IRIS blends a sense of wounded sultriness with a restrained dance aesthetic on LAY WITH YOU

New Zealand songstress IRIS blends a sense of wounded sultriness with a restrained dance aesthetic on LAY WITH YOU

Review by Vince Leigh This is not the first release for Iris, and it shows. The New Zealand music artist’s ...
GIO delivers a raw, endearing song, exploratory lyrics, and all the indie rock trimmings in FREE

GIO delivers a raw, endearing song, exploratory lyrics, and all the indie rock trimmings in FREE

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne based singer-songwriter Gio has just released his new track Free, a raw and endearing record ...
A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that's Northbourne Flats' latest 'Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)'

A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that’s Northbourne Flats’ latest ‘Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)’

Review by Vince Leigh [band photo by Harry Chalker] Northbourne Flats last single Kindred Spirit was a relatable musical meditation, ...
Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but 'Last Time' carries an edge

Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but ‘Last Time’ carries an edge

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sandee Facy recently enjoyed success with her track Still That Girl which debuted at ...
Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit 'Can’t Keep Still', a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit ‘Can’t Keep Still’, a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Review by Vince Leigh The spark for Dino Jag’s new release Can’t Keep Still was ignited by the 2020 bans ...
Huckleberry Hastings brings a lo-fi jangly pop celebration of a relationship in the throes of domesticity with 'It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)'

Huckleberry Hastings brings a lo-fi jangly pop celebration of a relationship in the throes of domesticity with ‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’

Review by Vince Leigh Sydney music artist Huckleberry Hastings has just released It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues), a lo-fi jangly ...
Sombre preoccupations that are surprisingly buoyant and joyous; that's The Blue Shamrocks' 'Through The Years'

Sombre preoccupations that are surprisingly buoyant and joyous; that’s The Blue Shamrocks’ ‘Through The Years’

Review by Vince Leigh Brisbane-based six-piece band The Blue Shamrocks have just released Through The Years, a traditional-sounding track that ...
Once again, Anita Spring explores the terrain of relationships with 'Still a Child', this time with herself

Once again, Anita Spring explores the terrain of relationships with ‘Still a Child’, this time with herself

Review by Vince Leigh Australian singer-songwriter Anita Spring has just released Still a Child, the follow-up to her last single ...
Josh Orange's 'I Will Follow You' is an ageless sounding folk-rock song of farm and family

Josh Orange’s ‘I Will Follow You’ is an ageless sounding folk-rock song of farm and family

Review by Vince Leigh Sydney-based indie folk-rock band Josh Orange already has several albums under their belt including Songs for ...
Monique Clare's bold, clever and vivid 'It Works' gives the ad industry the hard sell

Monique Clare’s bold, clever and vivid ‘It Works’ gives the ad industry the hard sell

Review by Rory McCartney Cellist and folk-pop songwriter Monique Clare has been a member of a band (The Mulberry Collective), ...