THE WAIFS – TEMPTATION

As soon as this record opens, you know you’re in familiar territory – this is The Waifs, as you know and love them, wrapped in … Read more

LATE NIGHT TALES – MIDLAKE

The Late Night Tales series of compilations is an admirable venture in the digital age, when everyone makes their own mix-tapes anyhow – asking the … Read more

JEFF MARTIN – THE GROUND CRIES OUT

Wherever you stand with the output of Tea Party chieftain Jeff Martin, with his multi-necked guitars and affinity for Eastern mysticism, one thing is for … Read more

ADALITA – ADALITA

Adalita has risen from relative silence with an album that portrays a newer, slower character; a weary rock n’ roll beauty with a healthy swag … Read more

IRON & WINE – KISS EACH OTHER CLEAN

Sam Beam is best described as a musical explorer, and he looks the part of the common bushranger with sage green eyes and a bombastic … Read more

SWEET INSPIRATION – THE SONGS OF DAN PENN & SPOONER OLDHAM

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were at the outer edge of the elite in the heady storm of pop composers of the early to mid-1960’s … Read more

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – THE PROMISE

Bruce Springsteen has amassed a vast fan-base, from die-hard blue-collar American rockers, to skinny hipsters. His desolate cassette-tape masterpiece Nebraska still gains new disciples year … Read more

GABBY YOUNG & OTHER ANIMALS – WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

All flaming red hair, hairpieces, swinging hips and Weimar sass, Gabby Young certainly has a lot going for her. Owing as much to current peers … Read more

ROBY LAKATOS

Roby Lakatos is a singular character in music; born into a highly musical family in Hungary in 1965, he has developed into a kind of … Read more

TWO HOURS TRAFFIC – TERRITORY

In the wrong hands, the genre of power-pop can get very exhausting, very quickly. Thankfully the songwriting from this Canadian quartet is sound – and … Read more