Melbourne Jazz Festival 2021 Review

December 8, 2021

By Andra Jackson. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival When: Gala opening concert on Friday November 26 and concerts from Thursday December 2 to Sunday December 5.  Jazz is back, and with renewed vigour. – that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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