[Live Review] CLIENT LIAISON

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The Forum, Melbourne Sunday June 5, 2016 : ‘International in flavour, cosmopolitan in style’ is the motto that underpins Melbourne purveyors of electronic pop, Client Liaison. Taking to the stage at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, as part of their ‘World Of Continue reading [Live Review] CLIENT LIAISON

[Live Review] DAUGHTER

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170 Russell, Melbourne Monday April 11, 2016 : Daughter returned to Australian stages last week in support of their sophomore album Not To Disappear; their sold out Melbourne show at 170 Russell falling, quite fittingly, on a very cold night. Continue reading [Live Review] DAUGHTER

[Live Review] SLEATER-KINNEY

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Crouton Bandroom, Melbourne Friday March 11, 2016 : Sleater-Kinney returned to the stage at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom, for the third and final night; marking the end of their headline shows in Australia. After an almost decade long hiatus, Carrie Brownstein, Continue reading [Live Review] SLEATER-KINNEY

[Live Review] DIE! DIE! DIE!

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Small Ballroom, Newcastle Thursday September 11, 2014 : Intense. That’s the only way to describe what went down in the Small Ballroom when New Zealand’s finest punk export Die! Die! Die! took to the stage on Thursday night – and Continue reading [Live Review] DIE! DIE! DIE!

[Live Review] PAUL KELLY

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Civic Theatre, Newcastle Monday August 5, 2013 : What can one say about witnessing an Australian legend absolutely own the stage over a near two and a half hour set? Too much – that’s the answer. Coming into the beautiful Continue reading [Live Review] PAUL KELLY

[CD Review] MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

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I heard MS MR for the first time while driving; something about their sound and the feelings that it provoked in me made my ears prick up – listening ever so carefully for the name of the band and song. Continue reading [CD Review] MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

[CD Review] ABBE MAY – Kiss My Apocalypse

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Whenever an artist makes a complete stylistic change, it’s always going to cause quite a stir. Perth’s Abbe May has always been known as a 70’s rock-inspired, guitar queen but she’s dropped it all for a drum machine and a Continue reading [CD Review] ABBE MAY – Kiss My Apocalypse

[CD Review] JAMES BLAKE – Overgrown

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A man stares at you across a snowy landscape, dressed in a trench coat and oozing coolness. You’ve only recently met this man but how couldn’t you like him? He’s already given you so much – 13 songs on a Continue reading [CD Review] JAMES BLAKE – Overgrown

[CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – The Next Day

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It’s always a dangerous game when an iconic artist from another decade decides to release a new album. It can be seen as a comeback; a last chance, desperate attempt at making some quick money. Due to this, these albums Continue reading [CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – The Next Day

[CD Review] FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Pedestrian Verse

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It’s a triumphant return; that much is clear. Frightened Rabbit’s fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse, bustles upon on first listen, with a simple piano riff beginning the long player and a heaving drum and guitar play-off ending it. While the album is Continue reading [CD Review] FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Pedestrian Verse