Album reviews

Olympia Henshaw, which is as good a stage name as any artist can concoct, instead goes by Mookhi when producing and performing mellow electronic music, released her debut EP Lost and Found on February 24th. Mookhi’s single and prelude to her EP Foul Play featuring vocalist Billy Fox, has received frequent Triple J...

Australian-based band Holy Holy have just released an incredible second album titled Paint. The title is extremely fitting in many ways – for one, the record feels artistic and creative, and the tracks flow into each other effortlessly, like an experienced artist smoothing paint in broad strokes across a canvas. Each...

Internationally-adored trio The xx returned January 13th with their highly-anticipated third album, titled I See You. The record, recorded over the course of two years in multiple locations from Reykjavik to Los Angeles, is an incredibly moving portrait of various stages of love and loss. It’s vivid and full of...

Rennen is the highly anticipated second studio album from London born SOHN. After the success of his debut album, Tremors and working with the likes of BANKS, Lana Del Rey and Rhye, fans and critics have high expectations for his follow up album. The album opens with the theatrical Hard Liquor, which initially...

Pete Doherty, frontman of well-loved UK band The Libertines, has returned with an incredible follow-up to his first solo album, Grace/Wastelands. The sophomore record, out on December 2nd, comes almost eight years after the release of his well-received debut. Hamburg Demonstrations is an eclectic collection of...

Hi! is the highly anticipated debut E.P. from Byron based surf-punk duo Bleach Girls. After relentless gigging around Bali and the east coast of Australia, the dynamic two-piece recorded their ebullient five track E.P. at Blind Boy Studios this August, and have recently embarked on a thirteen date tour around...

With an EP like Wanderlust, the clue is in the name: Hollow Coves sound is an amalgamation of nature’s influence, travelling stories, and some bloody lovely guitar and vocal work. The band – comprised of Brisbane duo Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins – have already been smashing it with their single, The Woods, which...

Imagine having synesthesia, seeing music and words as colours and memories. If this were the Wax Castle would be a sepia-toned montage of all the best parts of your teenage years, melded together into one overarching, cohesive filmic entity. Sound good? It is. The Detroit-based duo describes themselves as anything...

Olympic is Simon Henner’s aka French79 first solo album in the order of his intention. A graduated and abundant record of electronic music where the strict production fades in front of the freshness of melodies, voices, and different ambiance. A risky and ambitious album for the French producer who had to polish up...

Darcys, Toronto’s most-loved duo, has returned with another record to please us all. Their latest release is a vivid, danceable, and imaginative record by the name of Centrefold, and it’s the perfect comeback for a duo that has been gone for what feels like a century. If there’s anything we could all use right now,...