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 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.

Music October 28, 2017

Kllo’s ‘Backwater’

Electronic band Kllo draw listeners in to their downbeat soul with intricate melodies and meticulous sound design.

Music October 13, 2017

St. Vincent’s ‘MASSEDUCTION’

Annie Clark’s latest St. Vincent album, MASSEDUCTION, is an instant classic, delivering an often dark and desolate vision rendered with a glistening pop sheen.

Life September 23, 2017

Bigsound Music Festival

A ‘sense of duty’ took the author to the Bigsound music festival, but it was the talent of up-and-coming artists that truly ignited his passion.

Music August 26, 2017

Randy Newman’s ‘Dark Matter’

Randy Newman’s career spans decades of sharp social observations wrapped in songs drawing on the modern American songbook. His latest album suggests comparisons from Elmore Leonard to Rashomon.

Music August 04, 2017

‘Jen Cloher’ review

That Jen Cloher’s inventive fourth album is self-titled reflects its personal themes, as she writes with candour about her relationship and her place in the world.

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