CD Reviews

Bag Raiders – Horizons

Since first appearing on the scene in 2010 Bag Raiders have been leaders of an entire generation of electronic artists. During that time the duo of Jack Glass and Chris Stacey have been constantly evolving, growing, and maturing. Their long-awaited 12 track offering, Horizons, is the ultimate distillation of this process over the course of […]

Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold

The iconic trio of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss return with their eagerly anticipated tenth album, The Centre Won't Hold. With this record, the group has continued to evolve and push boundaries as they explore emotional industrial rock and pop. Opening with the titular track, The Centre Won't Hold, Sleater-Kinney immediately introduce the listener to the […]

WAAX – Big Grief

The debut album from Brisbane quintet WAAX hits with an unrelenting tidal wave of noise throughout its 12 track offering. After years of filling up the airwaves and streaming platforms with single after single WAAX finally deliver a special debut album. With Big Grief, the band explore the various facets of grief which everybody feels […]

Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Trailblazing metalcore legends Killswitch Engage return with their eighth studio album, Atonement. The culmination of two turbulent years of work the record packs an aggressive punch which is complemented by incredibly technical guitar riffs and some of the bands most heartfelt lyricism ever. Atonement is a clear example of Killswitch Engage’s maturation as both a band and as men. […]

B Boys – Dudu

The B Boys manage to capture the bleak mundaneness of everyday life but deliver it in a way which is somehow engaging and enjoyable to listen along to. Throughout the record, the band lay down track after track of buzzing indie rock. What truly sets them apart though is the clear, simple and matter of […]

Northlane – Alien

Sydney rockers Northlane return with another driving hardcore rock record, but this time they have sprinkled in plenty of soul and heart. Lyrically and thematically this record is a departure from Northlane’s roots. On previous outings, the group had chosen to focus on broad societal issues whereas with Alien they have chosen to look inward […]

Diesel – Sunset Suburbia (Vol.1) EP

Acclaimed artist Diesel is set to release his first EP in a series of three. Sunset Suburbia Vol. 1 will be followed by Volumes 2 and 3, culminating in a full album release in 2020.  In his latest work, the pop-rocker takes on a softer, more reflective tone as he undertakes introspective themes such as […]

Sum 41 – Order In Decline

The seventh studio album from Sum 41 hits shelves week and highlights the group's growth throughout the span of their career. The record opens with a strong emo punk track, Turning Away. From there though Sum 41 continues down their steady path of maturation as they explore a heavier, faster and more metal approach to […]

Kim Petras – Clarity

Rising pop artist Kim Petras has released her newest album Clarity featuring recent singles Icy, Broken and Personal Hell. In the 10 weeks leading up to the album’s release, Petras dropped a single weekly, taking her fans on a journey in the lead up to Clarity’s release.  Petras’ newest album explores her journey post-heartbreak with […]

Gena Rose Bruce – Can’t Make You Love Me

Gena Rose Bruce’s debut album has been three years in the making, and after listening it is clear why this record took her so long. Can’t Make You Love Me showcases an artist with a clear vision but also one who was suffering immeasurable heartbreak during this period of her life. Soft, smokey but striking […]