JASON LYTLE – YOURS TRULY, THE COMMUTER

Once upon a time, Jason Lytle wrote songs, sang and played instruments in a very good band called Grandaddy. When he got clean in 2005, … Read more

DECLAN KELLY AND THE RISING SUN – ADRIFT

Declan Kelly’s bio paints him as the boy from Bondi, but even a cursory listen puts him off the continent, soaking up soul, afro-funk, reggae … Read more

BRENDAN WELCH – THE GLEANER

Brendan Welch’s thumb, it is green no more. The Gleaner doesn’t sound like the work of an industry newcomer (although Welch only came on the … Read more

GENTLEMAN REG – JET BLACK

Before his move to the major-minor label Arts & Crafts, Reg Vermue put out three Canada-only albums, worked with Sufjan Stevens, Final Fantasy, Broken Social … Read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS – MAKING WAVES

“How can we relate if you can’t face my music?”, Wire MC and Sista Native sing; and in that line, you’ve got the whole philosophy … Read more

LEE MEMORIAL – THE LIVES OF LEE MEMORIAL

Karl Smith (once the key figure of Melbournian indie-folksters Sodastream) hasn’t escaped Belle and Sebastian, not yet, but the first offering from his new project … Read more

THE PHANTOM BAND – CHECKMATE SAVAGE

Out of Glasgow comes the self-made “Proto-RoboFolk” of The Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage is their debut, but they’ve been dicking around for years, and you … Read more

D.N.E. – 47 SONGS HUMAN’S SHOULDN’T SING

In 1988, the compact disc was killing vinyl, but avant-garde Brisbane composer Eugene Carchesio (now better knows as a visual artist) didn’t care. He sent … Read more

HEARTLESS BASTARDS – THE MOUNTAIN

The Mountain is the third offering from Cincinnati’s Heartless Bastards, but it’s indisputably Erika Wennerstom’s project now, just her, drums and bass as of 2008. … Read more

TROY CASSAR-DALY – I LOVE THIS PLACE

Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Troy Cassar-Daly play at a small country and folk festival called the Foggy Mountain Jam – and I … Read more