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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 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 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 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.
Music October 04, 2014
Prince of sharpness
Prince triumphantly returns after four years with three eyes and two new albums.
Music August 16, 2014
Fuelled by Delta blues and Florida punk, Benjamin Booker’s debut album has you on the edge of your seat.
Music August 02, 2014
Hip-hop crew One Day’s ’Mainline’ is a track record
Sydney hip-hop crew One Day’s collaboration is about their days growing up together on the ‘Mainline’.
Music June 28, 2014
Jack White’s ’Lazaretto’ a bluesy stomp and holler
Jack White, the musical magpie and avowed Dylan obsessive, has at last made his own Blood On the Tracks.
Music May 24, 2014
Brisbane’s double-barrelled DZ Deathrays
In the tradition of the Buzzcocks and Suicide, Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays let loose some feel-good nihilism.