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

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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!.

Music May 16, 2015

Hot Chip’s ’Why Make Sense?’

Hot Chip set up an irresistible dance floor with influences from classic house to Daisy Age hip-hop to Prince.

Music April 11, 2015

Sound & Color takes Alabama Shakes to greater heights

Their new record sees Alabama Shakes deliver an inspirational, eclectic sound set loose from their soul roots.

Music March 21, 2015

Matthew E. White’s ’Fresh Blood’

Virginian son of a preacher man Matthew E. White keeps a close musical family and a sharp eye on the Lord.

Music February 28, 2015

Asaf Avidan’s Gold Shadow a gilt trip

With his new poetic album Gold Shadow, Asaf Avidan can be anointed the next Leonard Cohen.

Music November 15, 2014

C.W. Stoneking’s electric boogaloo

C. W. Stoneking’s pursuit of old-timey music and recording techniques is the theatre applied to an original talent.