The quality of any musical artist’s work is generally expected to decline over time. One could therefore be excused for having very modest expectations for Sir Paul McCartney’s 53rd solo album – Kisses On The Bottom.
There’s no doubting that Tame Impala brain child Kevin Parker is a man on a mission. What that mission is exactly, possibly no one (probably including Kevin himself) knows. The latest offering on Lonerism is a handy piece of work; an introspective collection of songs that push the envelope of the Tame Impala sound and [...]
Sydney psycadelic rockers Deep Sea Arcade are certainly not the new kids on the block – our first encounter with their 60′s-inspired fuzz was way back in 2009 with the wonderfully bubblegum pop of Lonely In Your Arms.
There’s just something so very appealing about the way The Hives go about things. I can’t exactly tell whether it’s their inflated sense of grandeur, extravagant dress code or infectious rock ‘n’ roll grooves that makes them such a complete package, but their status as ‘that band that EVERYONE likes’ remains as strong as ever [...]
Even if the Hilltop Hoods aren’t quite your cup of tea, Drinking From the Sunis a bit of fun, showcasing this iconically Australian crew at the top of their game.
Hot on the hind of their 2011 studio album The King Is Dead, Portland’s finest indi-folk folks The Decemberists deliver their first live album – two discs of highly literate down-home goodness.
sigur ros valtariIn some of the lead-up to Valtari – album number 6 for Sigur Rós – I must say I was captured by one particular quote likening the album to an avalanche in slow-motion.
Van Halen are back their twelfth album, and their first since 1998.
A lovely gift for that churchy aunty who keeps asking why you aren’t married yet.
Not someone usually thought of as a country musician, Lionel Richie can claim as much right as anyone to a bit of southern twang, being born and raised in Tuskagee, Alabama.
The odd name choice for Pond‘s 4th long-player, Beard, Wives, Denim is perhaps the oddest thing about it. In fact, once you strip back a few details it’s a bread-and-butter rock and roll album. Yes, there’s the low-fi recording aesthetic and long-form jam-inspired arrangements which provides Beard, Wives, Denim with plenty of dare. And yes, [...]
Thanks to the tireless efforts of pioneers such as Keanu Reeves and Russell Crowe, internationally recognisable movie stars are now afforded the opportunity to express themselves musically.