Music reviews

Kool and the gang thrown in a cauldron with a splash electronica, stirred in with spacey bass-lines and left to cool with the character of over all solid vocal performances would be an apt description of the sound that belongs to pop- Electronica extraordinaire Bad French. Drawing on some visible influences from the...

Often described as an era defying figure ALT-J, Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green came to us in An awesome wave their debut album captivating audiences with their spacious, airy sounds. The band further went on to laying hands on the coveted Mercury Prize in 2012 before being bombarded with an array of...

Flux is the latest single from Sydney-based musician, Ross Henry. After the success of his the singles Home, The Deep and his E.P. The Forester’s House, expectations for a somewhat obscure but incredibly engaging and provocative single were high. Flux does not fail to maintain the brand of experimental and eclectic...

Champagne Internet is the epitome of the diverse music culture Melbourne has to offer. Experimentation of sounds sees Liminal States (Part 1) play with many different concepts of expanding electronic awareness in a smooth rhythm and synthesised beats. Chords For A While hits your ears with a wave of easiness just as...

Somewhere between London’s zebra-striped mists electric blue and the blinding brightness of the Malian atmospheres. Somewhere between the cities night-spleen and the heavens, Alice Roosevelt takes its own road. The french band found its inspiration on the surface, where everything becomes confused and faint. Their...

Sure Shaker haven’t kicked backed and relaxed over the holiday period. Three weeks in and there is a national tour for their roster happening as this goes to print. Shake and Bake is the name and if you’re lucky enough to be in Adelaide or Perth over the long weekend it is a show worth catching. Saturday just gone...

Hollow Coves show no signs of slowing down in 2017, today releasing a raw acoustic video for their single Coastline. Shot at a friend’s lake on Brisbane’s bayside, the intricate video also features the duo’s mate Isaac on drums and serves as a stripped-back powerful rendition of the song’s core elements.HOLLOW...

Temples are set to release their sophomore album, Volcano, on March 3rd via Fat Possum. After presenting debut single, Certainty, the English quartet now shares album closer, Strange Or Be Forgotten Written by bassist Tom Walmsley, it’s one of the songs that best showcases the band’s innate knack for creating...

Tame Impala member and Australian Neo-Psych legend GUM (musical alias of Perth native Jay Watson) is making a noticeable and marked tonal shift in his music with the release of his latest single, personally describing Gemini as his most immediate song to date. As a long-standing fan of Jay’s previous work initially I...

Melbourne-based musician Owen Rabbit has returned from a slew of well-received singles with new track Oh My God – and you’re definitely going to be obsessed with it. The song is soulful and layered, simple yet enigmatic, and catchy as hell. With the newest release, Rabbit holds nothing back, diving headfirst into the...