CD Reviews

Movements – No Good Left To Give

Southern California's post-hardcore quintet Movements are set to release their long awaited sophomore release, No Good Left To Give, this week. With their debut record, Feel Something, being highly regarded Movements have a high bar to surpass with their second record. No Good Left To Give attempts to achieve this by diving deeper into the […]

Sunship Balloon – Everywhen

Sunship Balloon, also known as Daniel Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen, are an eclectic upcoming band at the heart of the alternative pop scene are soon to release the entirety of their debut album, Everywhen. I was given the opportunity to listen to the album early and was bopping my head along to every track, with 1224 […]

Josh Pyke – Rome

In a year where everything is unusual and the world appears to be in upheaval it's nice to have something familiar and cosy. Josh Pyke delivers just that with his latest record, Rome.  Rome is Pyke's sixth album and his first new release in over five years. Despite this lengthy break away from the spotlight […]

Van Walker – Ghosting

Melbourne singer and songwriter Van Walker’s new album Ghosting dives deep into and explores all the stages of an emotionally scarring breakup, with the lyrics and sound working together to provide a truly immersive and moving musical experience. Each song has its own unique sound and feel to it, with my personal favourite Long Night’s […]

In Hearts Wake – Kaliyuga

2020 has been filled with catastrophe after catastrophe, whether that be deadly bushfires, a global pandemic and now floods. With mother nature seemingly fighting back it seems fitting that Byron Bay's earth consciousness metal band In Hearts Wake have delivered their latest record Kaliyuga this year. Opening track Crisis features samples from climate activist Greta Thunberg's […]

Lindsey Ell – heart theory

Is there a genre of music that is better at capturing heartbreak than country music? If country singer-songwriter Lindsey Ell's latest album, heart theory, is anything to go by you would be hard pressed to argue that there is. Throughout the 12 track offering Ell explores the seven stages of grief; shock, denial, guilt, bargaining, […]

Tkay Maidza – Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2

The title of Tkay Maidza's latest EP, Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2, perhaps would have been more fitting next year to describe 2020. Despite this slightly missed opportunity the music contained within the EP is certainly no miss. Across the eight tracks Maidza slides between bass heavy hip-hop bangers and more subtle, sweet and […]

Jack Nolan – Our Waverley Star

Our Waverly Star, the latest album by Sydney based singer-songwriter Jack Nolan blends in a mesmerising mix of sounds, heart-warming lyrics, and catchy, melodic instruments to engage with the listener’s mind. Featuring album tracks such as, The Bronte Train, The Quay and Life Is For Living, the album appeals to the listeners by taking them on an […]

Make Them Suffer – How To Survive A Funeral

Australia's metalcore scene is truely something to behold. With bands like Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Northlane, and Perth's Make Them Suffer all excelling. The latter of these groups are e once again staking their claim for the throne with their new record, How To Survive A Funeral. Across the album’s 10 tracks Make Them […]

Wing Defence – Friends

Adelaide's hottest musical duo Wing Defence have arrived on the scene with a banger of a debut EP. Friends is a punchy six track offering of bubblegum pop-rock with a distinctly Aussie flair. Throughout the EP the duo of Skye Walter and Paige Court tackle themes surrounding politics, alcoholism, the much needed support of friends, […]