[CD Review] DMAs – Hills End

A bit like the way singer, Tommy O’Dell accidentally discovered his vocal talent, DMA’s debut album is refreshing, a bit of a surprise, but mostly pretty chill. A bit Brit-pop, 90’s garage and grunge rock n’ roll, DMA’s find their Continue reading [CD Review] DMAs – Hills End

[CD Review] VIOLENT SOHO – Wako

Not dissimilar to the response a crowd has at a live Violent Soho show, the fourth studio album from the quartet is a pretty tactile experience. The album title itself warrants enough of a visceral reaction, named after the Texas Continue reading [CD Review] VIOLENT SOHO – Wako

[CD Review] CHAIRLIFT – Moth

A third studio album for Brooklyn natives and synthpop duo, Chairlift, Moth is a vibrant, enigmatic collection of songs – random but altogether consistent. With strong and adaptable female vocalist, Caroline Polachek carrying the weighted emotional lyrics the album features Continue reading [CD Review] CHAIRLIFT – Moth

[CD Review] THE JEZABELS – Synthia

A rich, deep vocal that penetrates your soul, Hayley Mary of The Jezabels is a shining beacon of the amazing musical talent Oz has to offer. Whether she’s emphasising her ocker accent while bantering through a track à la Courtney Barnett, Continue reading [CD Review] THE JEZABELS – Synthia

[CD Review] RÜFÜS – Bloom

A heavily anticipated second studio album from the dance trio RÜFÜS, Bloom is 11 bangers back to back. Tyrone’s melancholy tone is a smooth juxtaposition to the upbeat synth and bouncing percussion. Mixing broody with bright, the alternative dance tracks Continue reading [CD Review] RÜFÜS – Bloom

[Live Review] LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2016 (Sydney)

Sydney College of The Arts, Rozelle Sunday February 7, 2016 : An extremely balmy Sunday set the scene for a sweaty, slightly smelly but completely high and free spirited festival. A smaller and awkwardly shaped venue, Laneway 2016 was filled Continue reading [Live Review] LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2016 (Sydney)

[CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar

Like many people, one of my favourite Bowie personas was Ziggy Stardust – an album that means dancing stupidly around the family room, squealing the lyrics into my dads face as he tapped his toes against the armchair, while mum Continue reading [CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar

[CD Review] CITY & COLOUR – If I Should Go Before You

If I Should Go Before You marks the fifth studio album for Dallas Green, under alias City & Colour – not bad for the on-again, off-again (and on-again, again), side project of this alexisonfire vocalist. Completely different, in almost every Continue reading [CD Review] CITY & COLOUR – If I Should Go Before You

[CD Review] MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Are You Alone?

A beautiful and meditative album, Are You Alone? is suitably magical and properly mesmerizing. As background music for thinking, feeling or meditating, this album is peaceful and thoughtful. The lyrics are almost spoken, not sung, with echoing chorus and mellow Continue reading [CD Review] MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Are You Alone?

[CD Review] THE DELTA RIGGS – Dipz Zebazios

Before being lucky enough to see The Delta Riggs at this years CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, I was only familiar with a couple of their more popular tracks. From Dipz Zebazios, the band’s second and newest album, Continue reading [CD Review] THE DELTA RIGGS – Dipz Zebazios