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 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.

Music July 11, 2015

The Chemical Brothers’ Born in the Echoes

The Chemical Brothers return to their block rockin’ best on Born in the Echoes.

Music June 20, 2015

Oh Mercy’s ‘When We Talk About Love’

An ill-fated move to the US left Oh Mercy's songwriter emotionally shattered, but was grist for a heartfelt album of regret and loneliness.

Music June 06, 2015

Normie Rowe shakin’ all over again

Normie Rowe, Australia’s undisputed king of pop in the ’60s, gets a retrospective Frenzy!.