CD Reviews

Custard – Respect All Lifeforms

​Indie rock fans can rejoice – Custard is releasing its latest album Respect All Lifeforms. ​A music video for the album’s leading single, Funky Again, has already been released and delivers on all artistic levels from an intriguing jazzy sound to striking visual appeal. Appropriate for our time, the music video features social distancing along […]

Sleaford Mods – All That Glue

Sleaford Mods are set to release their new album All That Glue this week. Coming off of their first tour in Australia, the group’s album release couldn’t come at a better time. Even from the names of the songs, fans can expect Sleaford Mods to be pushing the creative envelope more than ever. With titles like […]

Bronte Public Housing – Another Road

The debut EP from Sydney's Bronte Public Housing sees Jimmy Hearthwood reinvent himself into an entrancing indie-pop singer-songwriter. Formerly the frontman for rock group Hiaground this new EP from Hearthwood comes as a stark contrast to his former work. Throughout Another Road Hearthwood entrances listeners with his sleepy, laidback, dreamy indie-pop. The EP is an […]

Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?

The American duo Diet Cig is back with a new album called Do You Wonder About Me? being released at the beginning of May. ​The female and male combo effortlessly meshes their young and delicate vocals into the gritty and hardened pop-rock genre, creating an effect all their own. Who Are You? and Priority Mail especially show off […]

Inertia – Connexion

Sydney's post-hardcore band Inertia are bringing the heat to entertain us all during quarantine. Their latest EP, Connexion, is a six track offering which is filled with memorable, melodic hardcore. Throughout the six tracks the group capture the listeners attention with an intense passion flowing through the lyrics and vocal performance. Combine this with catchy, […]

Vermont – Self-Titled EP

Being locked away in self-isolation will fill anybody with angst. Luckily Melbourne emo/alt-rock four pierce Vermont have just the cure with their debut self-titled EP The four track offering is filled with classic alt-rock that blends fear, anxiety, anger, and fury with vulnerability, passion, and honesty. Throughout the punchy sub 15 minute listen Vermont dips […]

Azure Ryder – Running With The Wolves

When the world is mired in uncertainty it is so uplifting to stumble upon a voice which immediately makes the hairs on the back of your neck prick up. Azure Ryder, a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Sydney, did just that when we hit play on her debut EP, Running With The Wolves, this week. Ryder's voice […]

Adam Lambert – Velvet

Although he is perhaps best known as the current frontman for Queen, there is much more to Adam Lambert. His new solo record, Velvet, showcases the singer's pop and disco side in incredibly catchy fashion. From the outset of Velvet it is clear that this record is drastically different from anything you would hear from […]

Kingswood – Juveniles

Melbourne rockers Kingswood make a triumphant return with their new record Juveniles. Unlike what the name suggest this is a record which has unmistakably been made by a group at the height of their powers following years of maturation. From the outset album opener, You Make It So Easy, showcases Kingswood's rocking and infectious guitar […]

U.S. Girls – Heavy Light

​In their latest album Heavy Light, U.S. Girls presents songs about relevant topics wrapped in songs that sound like they were ripped from another decade. A mesmerising mix of sounds, instruments, languages, and even three short spoken interludes, Heavy Light engages every facet of listeners’ minds with its funky 70s-esque beats. The album is unafraid […]