Dave Faulkner
is a musician best known as frontman of Hoodoo Gurus. He is The Saturday Paper’s music critic.

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Music June 16, 2018

‘Borrowed Verse’

An inspired project led by Brisbane songwriter Simon Munro pairs musicians with Australian poets, living and dead, to create an album of lyrical beauty

Music May 19, 2018

Courtney Barnett’s ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

With her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett more than delivers on her promise, confirming her as one of the country’s finest songwriters.

Music May 05, 2018

William Crighton’s ‘Empire’

William Crighton delivers the year’s best album, Australian or international, with the charged rock and heartfelt lyrics of Empire.

Music April 14, 2018

Confidence Man and Space Invadas

Confidence Man and Space Invadas both deliver refurbished R&B, but one polishes vintage grooves and the other delivers a fun-packed take on a ’90s dancefloor.

Music March 17, 2018

New albums from Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko

Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko’s sixth and career-best albums suggest neither of these accomplished songwriters has yet hit their peak.

Music March 02, 2018

Dick Stusso’s ‘In Heaven’

Nic Russo’s second album as ramshackle country bluesman Dick Stusso delivers melancholic wisdom found at the bottom of a bottle.

Music February 03, 2018

Hookworms’ ‘Microshift’

Hookworms’ third album Microshift sees the Leeds psych rockers take a krautrock turn to underpin lyrics that explore loss and trauma.

Music December 16, 2017

The 2017 Australian Music Prize

The chair of the Australian Music Prize judging panel presents his highlights of this year’s album longlist.

Music November 17, 2017

Mavis Staples’ ‘If All I Was Was Black’

Teaming once more with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has produced a powerful new album. But, says the veteran performer, her heart aches as she rails still against the racial division she’s been fighting for decades.

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