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 January 28, 2017

Cherry Glazerr’s ‘Apocalipstick’

With a sharp and unpredictable songwriter, LA’s new wave pop trio Cherry Glazerr are walking in the footsteps of Blondie.

Music December 03, 2016

A. B. Original’s ‘Reclaim Australia’

Hip-hop duo A. B. Original have delivered an incendiary album describing the experiences of Aboriginal Australia, and it’s the most exciting local release of the year.

Music November 12, 2016

Syd Arthur’s ‘Apricity’

The shifting time signatures of Syd Arthur’s latest psychedelic album, Apricity, testify to the tight musicianship and broad influences of this band of brothers from Canterbury.

Music October 15, 2016

D.D Dumbo’s ‘Utopia Defeated’

Australian solo act D. D Dumbo’s debut album Utopia Defeated marries African desert blues and Captain Beefheart skronk to a darkly mysterious lyrical core.

Music September 24, 2016

Big Scary’s ‘Animal’

Melbourne’s Big Scary have delivered a cycle of dark and intimate songs with a looser, live feel that makes it a masterpiece.

Music September 03, 2016

The Delta Riggs’ ‘Active Galactic’

With flashes of The Strokes and a debt to The Rolling Stones, Active Galactic has The Delta Riggs delivering swaggering dance-floor rock’n’roll the way it’s meant to be.

Music August 20, 2016

Glass Animals’ ‘How To Be a Human Being’

The second album of twisty pop from Oxford’s Glass Animals invites deeper investigation of its themes.

Music July 16, 2016

Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs collaborate for ‘case/lang/veirs’

A collaboration between singer-songwriters Neko Case, k. d. lang and Laura Veirs to record some covers has instead produced an original album of consummate craft.

Culture July 09, 2016

Blackie’s Song a Day project

Legendary Hard-Ons guitarist Blackie is halfway through an epic project – he’s releasing a new song every day of 2016.