CD Reviews

Moussa Diakite – Kanafo

​In the latest album from 71-year-old Malian guitar superstar Moussa Diakite, there are more feel-good tunes than ever before. Having already shaped much of West Africa’s music scene, Diakite is ready to make the whole world a better place. ​For anyone who just wants to put on a song and instantly feel happier about life, […]

Simon Robert Gibson – The Great Ongoing

​For fans of The Lemonheads and The Go-Betweens, Simon Robert Gibson’s debut as a solo artist is like a breath of fresh air. ​In the first solo album of his career, The Great Ongoing, Gibson demonstrates the innovative instrumentals, pure emotion and expressive songwork that make Australian indie music the masterpiece that it is. ​No […]

The Grogans – Day/To/Day

​In their latest album, Day/To/Day, The Grogans deliver fresh material with new sounds and beats. Drawing inspiration from the 60s, The Grogans dive into a heart pumping mix of punk and surf-rock. And while exploring vintage sounds, The Grogans come up with a style that’s all their own. ​Ahead of the album, The Grogans have […]

Deadly Hearts – Walking Together

With this week being NAIDOC week it is fitting that we celebrate Indigenous music and culture. Thankfully a number of incredible Australian artists also had a similar thought process and have collaborated on the Deadly Hearts project and the new album, Walking Together. Throughout the 10 track offering artists such as Ziggy Ramo, Miiesha, Isaiah […]

Caitlyn Shadbolt – Stages

In the face of adversity rising star Caitlyn Shadbolt is continuing to chase her dreams with her second album, Stages. Throughout the 11 track offering Shadbolt delivers incredibly catch songs which build upon her country music roots. For this record Shadbolt injects a pop edge to her sound, which echoes Taylor Swift - another young […]

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses EP

Canberra's Hands Like Houses are back with a brand new self-titled EP consisting of five very compelling new tracks. With over 10 years together touring the world the five piece band have a plethora of experiences, emotions and inspirations to draw a upon for this EP.  Obviously with the success the group has already seen […]

Wax Chattels – Clot

New Zealand's Wax Chattels have return with their second album, Clot, and continue to carve their own path and niche. The debut album from the trio saw them drawing from jazz, drum and bass, and punk. All without guitar elements. Clot sees the group continue down this avenue, but now with more confidence and innovation. […]

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 […]