Category: Single Reviews

SHAYAN ITALIA: A superstar in the making? The next Elton John? Fevered opinion is flooding in...

SHAYAN ITALIA: A superstar in the making? The next Elton John? Fevered opinion is flooding in…

Review by Vince Leigh Shayan Italia is a name you’ll soon be hearing a lot of. He is a British ...
ECHOLILY uses synth-pop, trip hop, electro-pop, and lo-fi to get HIGHER on retro notions

ECHOLILY uses synth-pop, trip hop, electro-pop, and lo-fi to get HIGHER on retro notions

Review by Vince Leigh Following the release of Echolily’s debut Under The Clocks (Stay), some music critics praised the emerging ...
From cafes to Covid, from Sounds On The Couch to sounds on the radio; KAREN HARDING emerges with debut I DIDN'T REALISE

From cafes to Covid, from Sounds On The Couch to sounds on the radio; KAREN HARDING emerges with debut I DIDN’T REALISE

Review by Vince Leigh Music has always been a part of Karen Harding’s life, learning piano from the age of ...
Alberta, Canada's CRYSTAL McGRATH whips up a chocolate-vanilla country-pop swirl of a track with ABOUT A BOY

Alberta, Canada’s CRYSTAL McGRATH whips up a chocolate-vanilla country-pop swirl of a track with ABOUT A BOY

Review by Vince Leigh Country-pop singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Crystal McGrath, has just released a new single About A Boy ...
A powerhouse songwriting Canberra trio unite for HOPE WILKINS' refashioning in the beguiling track PROBLEMS

A powerhouse songwriting Canberra trio unite for HOPE WILKINS’ refashioning in the beguiling track PROBLEMS

Review by Vince Leigh Problems is the new single for Hope Wilkins and follows the release of her acclaimed debut ...
Canberra singer-songwriter NINA LEO presents the disarming, reaffirming, unearthly song RECOVER

Canberra singer-songwriter NINA LEO presents the disarming, reaffirming, unearthly song RECOVER

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra music artist Nina Leo has been performing locally as frontwoman and guitarist of The Differs ...
ROBYN PAYNE ft JAY McNEILL present endearing mainstream pop-rock with a biting lyric in JIMMY

ROBYN PAYNE ft JAY McNEILL present endearing mainstream pop-rock with a biting lyric in JIMMY

Review by Vince Leigh Jimmy is the new release for Australian music artist Robyn Payne. The track is a collaboration ...
Canberra's SAULÉ surprises and satisfies with the sparse sonic palette of WHEN WE FIRST WENT OUT

Canberra’s SAULÉ surprises and satisfies with the sparse sonic palette of WHEN WE FIRST WENT OUT

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra-based artist Saulé has followed up her debut single from last year, Let Me Know with ...
Mining IRL hardship for inspirational gold, singer-songwriter/rapper/multi-instrumentalist LONELY BONOBO searches for SALVATION in song

Mining IRL hardship for inspirational gold, singer-songwriter/rapper/multi-instrumentalist LONELY BONOBO searches for SALVATION in song

Review by Vince Leigh Lonely Bonobo grew up playing different instruments in various bands, which has given him the ability ...
Youngster JELLY OSHEN proves once again that indie-pop songwriting is EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY

Youngster JELLY OSHEN proves once again that indie-pop songwriting is EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY

Review by Vince Leigh The multi-instrumentalist Jelly Oshen has already attracted a considerable amount of media attention for his indie-pop ...