CD Reviews

King Krule – Man Alive!

Man Alive! - the latest album from the English singer and songwriter King Krule - has recently been made public. The album features undertones of darkwave instrumentals layered with trip hop and punk jazz components. This new collection of songs is extremely on brand fro King Krule, remaining true to his signature style of minor chords and […]

Banoffee – Look At Us Now Dad

Banoffee’s debut album, Look At Us Now Dad, mixes traditional pop beats with engaging electronic sounds and a bit of rap to dive into topics such as addiction, obsession, heartbreak and resurrection. The first song, Tennis Fan (feat. Empress Of), eases the listener into the album with a simple and catchy yet expressive groove that […]

HMLTD – West Of Eden

​A group of rockers from the UK, HMLTD, is set to release their debut album, West Of Eden. ​HMLTD doesn’t hold back musically or lyrically, boldy singing about political issues and social topics such as gender. The band tackles toxic masculinity and seeks to celebrate the feminine found within the masculine. Mikey’s Song especially shines as a […]

Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey & Sean Sennett – The Dangerous Age

Musical artists Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey and Sean Sennett have teamed up to produce a new album titled The Dangerous Age. As the name might imply, the album has an overall melancholy and foreboding sound. Despite these heavy undertones, the collection of works is remarkably upbeat, seamlessly combining Kate, Steve and Sean’s talents and the […]

Mat Ward – Filter Bubble

Mat Ward has just released Filter Bubble, a future drum and bass album. The artist mashes jungle with future bass to create an entirely unique genre that’s all his own.  The album is politically provocative by being critical of the corporate media, leaving listeners with disturbing truths to grapple with. Filter Bubble’s electric instrumentals lends the […]

Gabrielle Aplin – Dear Happy

Gabrielle Aplin is ringing in the new year with the release of her latest album Dear Happy.  Aplin shows off her versatility throughout the album from upbeat tunes like So Far So Good to sombre songs like Just One of Those Days. At times, Aplin sounds eerily similar to Selena Gomez, with the same velvety voice […]

Poppy – I Disagree

Much like the artist herself Poppy’s latest record I Disagree is an incredibly hard one to nail down and describe. Throughout the 10 track offering there’s a smattering of different genres. For example, there are beautiful melodies and ballads sitting right alongside up-tempo electro tracks, and then out of nowhere she’ll drop an aggressive rock number […]

Pinegrove – Marigold

Pinegrove’s latest album, Marigold, is a marvellous collection of stories as the group continues to master the sound of its unique blend of alt-country, indie rock and cerebral humanism.  Pinegrove has always focused on being authentic and caring for the community around it, which shines through in the empathetic lyrics found throughout the tracks on […]

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

With his much anticipated second album Stormzy breaks the mould of UK grime, and in doing so establishes himself as a major crossover artist. Throughout the 16 tracks on Heavy Is The Head Stormzy delivers huge variety. Simultaneously Stormzy is able to remain true to his roots in the UK grime scene but also evolves […]

Moonbase – Heathen EP

Sydney producer Moonbase has been on an incredible creative streak in 2019. Just this year he has already released two EPs and is set to release his third, the Heathen EP, this week. The upcoming release is filled with smooth jazz influences, an abundance of piano, and is topped off with vocal work from Florida MC Chester […]