Album Reviews

Album Review: Boy & Bear – Lost Dreams (2023 EP)

September 15, 2023

With the tenth anniversary of their smash hit sophomore album Harlequin Dream having just passed, Aussie indie icons Boy & Bear are celebrating their milestone by releasing an EP consisting of three previously unreleased tracks written in their Harlequin Dream era. Lost Dreams is out today, and I’m here to take you through it track […]

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Album Review: MAY-A – Analysis Paralysis (2023 EP)

September 1, 2023

If you think you haven’t heard of MAY-A, think again. After touring with Aussie legends 5 Seconds of Summer earlier this year, the 22 year old Sydney artist went on to be crowned #1 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 with her feature in Flume’s “Say Nothing”, as well as recently performing at the Logies. And […]

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Album Review: Georgia Mooney delivers a lovely, luxurious soundtrack in Full of Moon

August 24, 2023

Georgia Mooney, vocalist and mandolinist of All Our Exes Live in Texas, has taken a bold and beautiful step towards a solo career with her debut album. Following EP Another Year On, released back in 2012, new release Full of Moon is light years ahead and a treat to listen to. Full of Moon is […]

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Genesis Owusu

Album Review: Genesis Owusu – Struggler (2023 LP)

August 18, 2023

Genesis Owusu has returned with a sense of urgency and darkness on his second album Struggler. Where his last release felt like a culmination of years’ slowly chipping away at what eventually would become his groundbreaking debut Smiling With No Teeth, here on Struggler it feels like a body of work from an artist who […]

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Album Review: Bad Juju – Blue Heaven (2023 LP)

July 21, 2023

Melbourne alt-rock outfit Bad Juju have today dropped their awaited debut full-length, Blue Heaven. Produced by Callan Orr (Dream on Dreamer, Hands Like Houses) and Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove, Trophy Eyes), the 12-track album explores life’s subtle complexities through moving lyrics and affecting music. The title track opener sets the tone of the record with […]

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The Regime

Album Review: The Regime – Love Funky Revolution (2023 LP)

July 21, 2023

When was the last time you heard a band make their debut album a double album? I can only think of one and I’m fairly confident that unless you’re also thinking of The Regime and their Love Funky Revolution release then you’re going to struggle. After a few years of lighting up hometown stages with […]

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Album Review: The Slingers – Sentimentalism (2023 LP )

July 12, 2023

The highly anticipated debut album, Sentimentalism, by Melbourne band The Slingers is finally here, and it’s truly beautiful. Produced by Errol Green (Big Yawn), the 10-track LP features the singles “No Harm Done”, “Living In The Age Of Loneliness”, “Streets Of Tokyo”, “Our Last Day In The Sun”, and their latest release, “Down To The […]

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Nothing But Thieves

Album Review: Nothing But Thieves welcome you to Dead Club City

June 30, 2023

UK rock band Nothing But Thieves are marking their 10-year anniversary by entering a new era. Dead Club City is their fourth LP, an 11-track concept album that was born during the end of the pandemic. ‘Dead Club City’ is a members-only club. It’s a mindset and a universe that explores concepts around personal relationships/experiences, the […]

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Album Review: Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley deliver that feel good fix in Up, Down & Sideways

June 29, 2023

Award winning country duo Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley drop their second album Up, Down & Sideways tomorrow. Brooke McClymont is one third of top-selling, award-winning Australian country music trio The McClymonts. She has over 200,000 album sales, 40 million streams, two ARIA Awards, fifteen Golden Guitar Awards, one CMA (USA) Award, one APRA Award and […]

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Album Review: Trophy Eyes Suicide and Sunshine (2023 LP)

June 21, 2023

Trophy Eyes have made a triumphant return with their fourth studio album, Suicide and Sunshine, due to be released on the 23rd of June. As the title suggests, the album revolves around contrast, presenting songs of beauty and tragedy through the heartfelt words and talent of front man John Floreani. Produced by Shane Edwards, Suicide […]

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Album Review: The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way (2023 LP)

June 14, 2023

With anything in life, when you know you’re onto a good thing, you’d be a fool to change it up. Whether a lifestyle, relationship or career, for most people consistency in their life is key to success. This extends to musicians. And yet, sometimes even when you’re at the top of your game, change is […]

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Album Review: Jack River’s Endless Summer takes listeners on a breathtaking, sun-drenched journey

June 13, 2023

Get ready to embark on a sun-soaked journey through the vibrant soundscape of Jack River‘s highly anticipated latest album, Endless Summer. Set to be released on June 16th, this musical gem encapsulates a delightful fusion of psychedelic waves and captivating melodies that will undoubtedly leave you craving more. Holly Rankin, the ingenious Australian artist behind […]

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Album Review: Saint Lane – CRYING IN THE PORSCHE (2023 LP)

May 26, 2023

NZ-born, Gold Coast-based alt-pop artist Saint Lane has already returned with new album CRYING IN THE PORSCHE – released 19 May – after his acclaimed 2022 full-length i thought my name was cursed. With a wealth of singles and two EPs under his belt, the multi-instrumentalist offers a beguiling record with pop, hip hop and […]

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Album Review: Sleep Token – Take Me Back to Eden (2023 LP)

May 19, 2023

UK alt-metal juggernauts Sleep Token have today revealed their highly-anticipated new record, Take Me Back to Eden, via Spinefarm. The enigmatic quartet have acquired a enormous devoted fanbase in recent years who ‘worship’ at their ‘rituals’ worldwide, including a sold-out Australia tour last month – without supports. Fronted by the masked Vessel, Sleep Token further […]

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EP Review: Peach PRC’s rise to pop stardom continues with debut EP Manic Dream Pixie

May 3, 2023

You think you’ve had a big week? Peach PRC set off on her national sold-out tour last Thursday then dropped her debut EP, Manic Dream Pixie, a day later! The Aussie artist has amassed more than 2 million TikTok followers, and over 110 million combined streams, and Manic Dream Pixie is everything we’ve come to […]

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Album Review: RedHook – Postcard from a Living Hell (2023 LP)

April 21, 2023

Eora/Sydney alt-rock giants RedHook are sending their best for their debut album Postcard from a Living Hell, out today. The 11-track project is an impressive offering of contemporary pop-punk with nu-metal nostalgia at its core. Featuring the singles “Low Budget Horror”, “Jabberwocky” and “SAY”, Postcard from a Living Hell showcases everything RedHook has to offer […]

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Album Review: Headwreck – Reflection Room (2023 EP)

April 7, 2023

Brisbane metalcore upstarts Headwreck have today released their sophomore EP Reflection Room, a six-track project exploring human connection. Featuring the singles “Let It Feel” and “Shiver”, the EP demonstrates the band’s ambition and cements them as a creative force to be reckoned with. Produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist Jamo Benadie, Reflection Room is a […]

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Album Review: Archetypes Collide – Archetypes Collide (2023 LP)

March 31, 2023

Melodic hardcore upstarts Archetypes Collide have proven they are ready for the big stage with their self-titled debut album, out today via Fearless Records. The Arizona five-piece blend breakdowns and fierce screams with electronics and soaring hooks for a catchy, dynamic offering. With a unique sound influenced by the likes of Linkin Park, Beartooth and […]

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Album Review: sunbleached – Delicate Places We Hide (2023 EP)

March 24, 2023

Brisbane emo quartet sunbleached have returned with their sophomore EP Delicate Places We Hide, out today. The band released singles “Spinning Around” and “Toyfriend” last year with accompanying videos before teasing the new EP with “Heavy Turn” in February. After cutting their teeth in the live circuit this past year, the band have supported the […]

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Album Review: Sarah Yagki – I Love You, I Lied (2023 EP)

March 3, 2023

Sydney/Eora indie-pop artist Sarah Yagki has today returned with her sophomore EP I Love You, I Lied just a year on from her debut EP A Love, That’s Dying. Intimate storytelling and infectious melodies navigate themes of love and loss across five personal tracks, including the heartfelt title single. This emotive songwriting process is a […]

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February 24, 2023

Melbourne metalcore outfit HEAVENSGATE are breaking down doors with their debut EP AND ALL I LOVED, I LOVED ALONE, out today via Greyscale Records/1126 Records. The six-track project was two years in the making and the three singles “CHEMICAL HEAVEN”, “GINSICK” AND “SHEMOVESLIKETHUNDER” are distinctly relevant. With the help of Joshua Ang (Pincer+) – a […]

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Album Review: Pierce the Veil – The Jaws of Life (2023 LP)

February 10, 2023

California punk-rock trio Pierce the Veil have returned with their awaited fifth studio album The Jaws of Life, out today via Fearless Records. The 12-track project comes seven years after their 2016 record Misadventures, the first new music since the Today I Saw the Whole World EP in 2017. Featuring the singles “Pass the Nirvana”, […]

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Album Review: The Smith Street Band go back to their roots for mature new album Life After Football

November 25, 2022

Melbourne rockers The Smith Street Band have today shared their sixth studio album Life After Football via their own label Pool House Records. Featuring the singles “I Don’t Wanna Do Nothing Forever”, “Everyone is Lying to You for Money” and the title track, the new record has something for all fans to enjoy. Life After […]

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Album Review: Sick Visor have fun being weird on new EP For Wise People Who Appreciate Quality

November 24, 2022

Melbourne/Naarm indie-punk duo Sick Visor have today dropped their energetic debut EP For Wise People Who Appreciate Quality and it’s sure to brighten your shittiest of days. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Alex Moses (Columbus) and vocalist/drummer Katie Lovelock (Baby Shower), the five-track project is a celebration of the simpler things in life. The EP was produced […]

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Album Review: The Comfort take us on an emotional and enlightening journey with Experience Everything. Live and Die.

November 11, 2022

  One of the greatest things about music is its ability to transport us to another time and place in the world or our lives and see things through another’s perspective. Brisbane alternative rock quartet The Comfort have boldly stated their intention in the title of their sophomore record Experience Everything. Live and Die. – […]

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Album Review: Devin Townsend is strange and striking on new solo album Lightwork

November 5, 2022

Canadian metal icon Devin Townsend has returned with a mighty genre-bending opus in the form of new studio album Lightwork, released 4 Nov via Inside Out Music/Sony Music Australia. The 20-track deluxe project was written during times of great change personally and its manic sound is a reflection of that period. After three decades of […]

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Album Review: Slowly Slowly are in their purest form on the epic and emotive Daisy Chain

November 4, 2022

Adored Melbourne rock quartet Slowly Slowly have today released their awaited fourth album Daisy Chain via UNFD. Featuring the singles “Blueprint”, “Nothing On”, “Forget You”, “Longshot” and its title track, the twelve-track project is the band in their purest form. It’s big, fun, sad, deep and demonstrates their expansive new sound. Opening the album is […]

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Album Review: Press Club encapsulate modern life in Australia with new album Endless Motion

October 18, 2022

Melbourne punk quartet Press Club have never been afraid to say what they mean and their third album Endless Motion – released 14 October – is no different, but with a twist. The self-produced 10-track project is aptly named for its theme of momentum as the energetic songs chronicle the experience of life going too […]

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Album Review: Eat Your Heart Out are matured and ambitious on awaited second LP Can’t Stay Forever

September 9, 2022

Newcastle emo-punk quartet Eat Your Heart Out have returned with their highly anticipated sophomore record Can’t Stay Forever, out today via Fearless Records. It’s the band’s first new music in three years as a result of lockdowns and a more independent approach, but the album was well worth the wait. Opener “Forget Me” begins with […]

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Album Review: WAAX get rowdy on poignant sophomore record At Least I’m Free

August 12, 2022

Stop what you’re doing because Brisbane rock group WAAX have today released their poignant sophomore album At Least I’m Free via Dew Process. Produced by Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Grammy Award-winner Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen), the 11-track project is a leap forward from their 2019 debut Big Grief. Featuring the singles “Read Receipts”, “Most Hated […]

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