Search

RECORD REVIEW: TAME IMPALA – LONERISM
RECORD REVIEW: TAME IMPALA – LONERISM

2010 saw a little-known band from Perth, Western Australia, named after a medium sized antelope, make one of the biggest debut impacts the land down-under had seen in a long time. Headed up by Kevin Parker, (who began his...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: FLYING LOTUS – UNTIL THE QUIET COMES
RECORD REVIEW: FLYING LOTUS – UNTIL THE QUIET COMES

As with all work from Chris Ellison, his latest effort and fourth under the moniker of Flying Lotus, Until The Quiet Comes requires a great deal of patience for those without a trained musical ear. The first couple of...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: HOW TO DRESS WELL – TOTAL LOSS
RECORD REVIEW: HOW TO DRESS WELL – TOTAL LOSS

Tom Krell’s unique ability to crossover pop and R & B boundaries largely stem from his determination to eschew style in favour of substance. On his latest effort as How To Dress Well, Total Loss, his intensely personal and...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE – WINK WITH BOTH EYES
RECORD REVIEW: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE – WINK WITH BOTH EYES

The saying ‘its so wrong its right’ has never been more applicable in the case the brilliantly and intelligently constructed work of Vermont’s off kilter geniuses Blanche Blanche Blanche. Their new album, the wholly analog Wink With Both Eyes...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: WOODS – BEND BEYOND
RECORD REVIEW: WOODS – BEND BEYOND

Brooklyn quartet Woods have given us seven releases in seven years, a range of folk-driven often-melancholic ponderings of our place in this twenty first century world. Known for their lo-fi sound, this seventh LP sees the band take a...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: POP SINGLES – ALL GONE
RECORD REVIEW: POP SINGLES – ALL GONE

In the form of their debut album, All Gone, Melbourne trio Pop Singles have released a melodically powerful and taut record full of jangly and edgy guitar, driving, restless bass lines and imperfectly perfect drums topped off with a...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: GRIZZLY BEAR – SHIELDS
RECORD REVIEW: GRIZZLY BEAR – SHIELDS

Three years in the making, the fourth studio album from indie rock royalty Grizzly Bear was put together after a six month hiatus, which had the band members coming in with fresh eyes, and a feeling of starting over....

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: THE XX – COEXIST
RECORD REVIEW: THE XX – COEXIST

I’m always amazed at how artists’ second albums are always for the large part more harshly judged when compared with their first. Rather, it would be good to see reviews of those second albums actually home in on the...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: CAT POWER – SUN
RECORD REVIEW: CAT POWER – SUN

Anyone who has been to a Cat Power gig knows her unique personality and emotions are something she wears on her sleeve, laid bare for all to experience. It is a great thing to see such honesty on stage,...

Continue Reading >
RECORD REVIEW: THE FRESH & ONLYS – LONG SLOW DANCE
RECORD REVIEW: THE FRESH & ONLYS – LONG SLOW DANCE

Long Slow Dance is San Francisco art pop outfit The Fresh & Onlys fourth full length in just five years. This is in combination with the additional release of two EP’s and the peddling a stack of 7″ singles...

Continue Reading >