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 February 13, 2016

The 11th Australian Music Prize nominees

Chair of the Australian Music Prize judging panel Dave Faulkner provides a rundown of this year’s eclectic shortlist of albums.

Music January 30, 2016

John Cale rerecords ‘Music For a New Society’

The iconoclastic John Cale has rerecorded his notoriously difficult LP, Music for a New Society.

Music December 12, 2015

Benjamin Clementine’s ‘At Least For Now’

Once homeless in Paris, Benjamin Clementine has taken influences from Orwell to Satie to deliver a startling blend of fitful piano and voice.

Music November 14, 2015

Bill Ryder-Jones’s ‘West Kirby County Primary’

A breakdown forced Bill Ryder-Jones to quit music at 25, but he's back with a brilliantly understated new solo album.

Music October 31, 2015

Warumpi Band, ‘Warumpi Band 4 Ever’

A new compilation confirms Warumpi Band's status as one of Australia’s great rock acts, led by the volatile George Rrurrambu.

Music October 03, 2015

Julia Holter, ’Have You In My Wilderness’

Julia Holter threads a range of literary and historic influences into her new abstract chamber pop album.

Music September 19, 2015

Gold Class, ‘It’s You’

Gold Class’s post-punk debut It's You leaves space for lyrics with angry bite and a queer perspective.

Music August 22, 2015

Jess Ribeiro’s ‘Kill It Yourself’

Jess Ribeiro’s new album features dreamlike stories from growing up in a country town and living in the Top End.

Music August 15, 2015

Szymon’s ‘Tigersapp’ — a shortened life’s work

Newcastle musician Szymon seemed to have a stellar career ahead. But tragically the sublime album Tigersapp is to be his sole recording.