Posts by: Courtney Heffernan

Darkness fell on North Melbourne’s Meat Market before DMA’S arrived on stage. The show opened with Tommy O’Dell’s distinct vocals and Johnny Took’s acoustic guitar on the quiet opening of So We Know. At the song’s crescendo, guitarist and backing vocalist Matt Mason and the three members of DMA’S touring band joined...

Slow Turismo have released Pistol Powder. It is the first single they have released since they won the 2017 triple j Unearthed spot for Groovin the Moo Canberra. Slow Turismo self-describes as “the new Hanson but older, [with] one less relative, darker hair and different taste in music.” They previously played as a four...

Few album titles better suit current affairs in 2017 than Outrage! Is Now. Toronto two piece Death From Above returns with their third full-length album, the bands second since their reunion following a ten-year hiatus. (Though they purportedly dropped the ‘1979’ from their band name, they remain Death From Above 1979...

Psymon Spine’s sound is nothing short of euphoric. Though they have only released an album’s worth of material, they have already masterfully created a sound that defies conventional genre classification. Founded in 2013 by Peter Spears and Noah Prebish, the Brooklyn, New York band currently has a five member line up...

The excitement was palpable as LCD Soundsystem took the stage at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena. The audience was already moving to the booming synth when frontman James Murphy came out, dressed in his signature blazer and t-shirt. Our collective excitement exploded when Murphy reached the chorus of Yr City’s a...

While the debut album from Pixx can be most consistently described as synth pop, The Age of Anxiety is stylistically varied. Across its twelve tracks, the album plays in multiple genres at once, most remarkably dream pop and shoegaze. The result is a sonically dense album, mature beyond Pixx’s twenty-one years. Pixx is...

As a self-described grunge/funk/pop band, Lady HD works in several genres at once. The amalgam of genres befits the duo from opposite coasts of the United States: songwriter Ciaran Wall is from Philadelphia, a city known from its funk and soul scene, and producer Dusty Moon is from Los Angeles. While the band’s...