Tag: Rory McCartney

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 ...
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 ...
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), ...
Nomadic duo This Way North conjure dreams of escape with rich drawn out guitar and psych-rock sensibilities in 'Driving Roads'

Nomadic duo This Way North conjure dreams of escape with rich drawn out guitar and psych-rock sensibilities in ‘Driving Roads’

Review by Rory McCartney This Way North is the Melbourne based indie pop-rock duo Leisha Jungalwalla and Cat Leahy. They ...
This Way North bring the light and shiny with 'You Be You'

This Way North bring the light and shiny with ‘You Be You’

Female two-piece indie pop outfit This Way North has dropped You Be You as the first single from upcoming EP ...
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 ...
Hayley Williams' 'Simmer' brilliantly boils over with rage, revenge, and self-remonstration

Hayley Williams’ ‘Simmer’ brilliantly boils over with rage, revenge, and self-remonstration

[Atlantic Records] Hayley Williams, the front woman of the three-piece band Paramour from Tennessee, has gone solo with the debut ...
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 ...
Melbourne's Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for 'The Valley'

Melbourne’s Collegians ditch the dark and bring in ringing guitars and bright, spaced keyboard for ‘The Valley’

[Cultivator Records] Melbournites Collegians formed in 2014, including two members from 1980s pop rockers Pseudo Echo, and later bands Vertigo ...
Jarrow 'Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)'

Jarrow ‘Keep A Tab (On All My Friends)’

[Independent Release] Melbourne singer-songwriter Daniel Oke, AKA Jarrow, first launched his musical career with the 2015 EP Legitimate, followed by ...