Storm On The Horizon

January 15, 2022

Melbourne singer / songwriter Grace Cummings makes a grand statement with her powerful new album, Storm Queen. By Ian McFarlane. GRACE CUMMINGS – STORM QUEEN (Sugar Mountain Records) For Melbourne singer songwriter Grace Cummings it’s […]

Get Your Vinyl Dog Trumpet Now!

December 20, 2021

By Bernard Zuel. THEY’RE PUTTING US ON VINYLl! Top of the world, Ma, top of the world. In some ways it’s old news for Peter O’Doherty and Reg “my mother called me Chris O’Doherty” Mombassa, […]

Cahill Kelly – Classical & Cool Jazz

November 23, 2021

CAHILL KELLY – CLASSICAL AND COOL JAZZ  (Cheersquad Records) Review by Chris Lambie. Neither Classical nor Jazz You never know what potential simmers within a band line-up. Fortunately, Melbourne-based artist Cahill Kelly has made the move […]

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Stella Delmenico – All This in Mind EP

November 23, 2021

All This in Mind EP – Stella Delmenico Review by James Gaunt A four track EP of ghostly folk music from Melbourne. Singing along with her guitar on opener ‘The Drop’, Stella’s voice mixes with […]

Marissa Nadler – The Path of The Clouds

November 23, 2021

The Path Of The Clouds (Bella Union/PIAS) By Bernard Zuel It’s a Pink Floyd day today. At least the Floyd of drifting cumulus, uncertain thoughts and slowly unspooling guitars rather than the crushed spirit, missing […]

Charm of Finches’ Wonderful Oblivion

October 22, 2021

By Bernard Zuel. Charm of Finches – Wonderful Oblivion (AntiFragile Music) On their third LP Melbourne-based siblings – Ivy and Mabel Windred-Wornes – beg to differ with L.P. Hartley. For them, the past isn’t a […]

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Sarah McQuaid – The St Buryan Sessions

October 19, 2021

By Bernard Zuel Sarah McQuaid today is sitting in front of a large and impressive wall of CDs, its styles varied, its nationalities widely spread, its depth vast. As it should be, given she was […]

Daptone Super Soul Revue – It’s Soultastic!

October 12, 2021

THE DAPTONE SOUL REVUE – LIVE! AT THE APOLLO (Daptone/Planet) By Trevor J.Leeden Downtown Brooklyn NYC 2001, and bassist Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann) and tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman saw a need for a record […]

Hayley Mary – The Drip

July 6, 2021

Review by Bernard Zuel. Hayley Mary – The Drip (I Oh You) Weirdly enough, it was only a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about how going big – dramatic escalations, bold flourishes, emotions […]

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Faye Webster – I Know I’m Funny Haha

June 28, 2021

FAYE WEBSTER – I Know I’m Funny Haha (Secretly Canadian) Review by Bernard Zuel. Breakups don’t just hurt, they can kick you in the guts, smack you about the head when you tip over, smear […]

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