In this issue:The Rolling Stones Kooyong Anniversary Show, Christian Vance Live and L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok, St Kilda Festival at the Espy, Norma Jean at the Corner Hotel, Phronesis Sydney show, Garry David venue and lineup update, Allen Stone debut Australian tour, extra show added for Peanut Butter Wolf, Jordan Millar sophomore album launch, 'Bowled Over' triple j hottest 100, The Livingstone Daisies, The Music Maker Blues Revue and Foals vs Baio.
Like the rest of the country, we at the AU review cannot wait for Australia Day and with it comes the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. Now that Hottest 100 is closed, venues around the country are announcing special parties to coincide with the announcements on Australia Day. With so many events going down on the day it's hard to decide which place to go and what to do. Not to fear though, for the AU review has taken the liberty in providing you with the highights from around the nation to celebrate the largest music poll in the world.
Tim Wheatley has found a groove. With the release of his second EP in the space of six months, Crooked Saint’s Sweating Bullets keeps to the same sounds as the debut Every Angry Inch. Part country, part blues rock. Crooked Saint delivers four tracks that have a hint of Tim Rogers about it with tale-telling lyrics and snappy songwriting.
There's something so familiar about this EP. I almost felt like I knew the songs before they even started. Taking elements of blues, country and Aussie indie rock and fusing it all together to create a nice little song debut EP.
Crooked Saint is the brainchild of ex-Rushcutter & The Sparrows Frontman Tim Wheatley. The songs feel like they've been crafted late at night after a few stiff drinks.
As a former member of Rushcutter and The Sparrows, how did you find the transition from working as a band to a solo artist?
Hailing from Ballarat but now Melbourne based, Tessa & The Typecast have fast become one of the most talked about groups in Australia, and are enjoying causing a stir across the music industry and amongst fans. Upon the release of their single ‘Painter’ in late 2010, they were immediately picked up by Triple J and XFM in London.