David Bridie – Succumb

Succumb – David Bridie By Chris Peken Slipping angrily into middle-age isn’t the norm, particularly from a man who has been best known for using … Read more

Sophie Koh – All Shook Up

All Shook Up – Sophie Koh by Aidan Roberts Sophie Koh. She’s a bit of an elusive figure in the current indie singer-songwriter arena, quietly … Read more

Afro Dizzi Act – Walkin

Walkin’ – Afro Dizzi Act by Aidan Roberts What starts as a subdued and quietly psychedelic jam, Fender Rhodes and dubby bass-lines gradually bubbling away, … Read more

Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik – The Square

The Square – Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik By Chris Peken Last night i saw the The Square. The week before I got Gandhi out … Read more

Tina Harrod – Worksongs

Worksongs – Tina Harrod By Chris Peken On the casting couch for blues, jazz and soul diva’s Tina Harrod sits comfortably between Nina Simone and … Read more

Schvendes – Sweet Talk Your Enemies

Sweet Talk Your Enemies – Schvendes By Chris Peken I’m pretty sure the approach taken by Schevendes and their feisty front-woman Rachael Dease is not … Read more

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes by Aidan Roberts “I was following the I – was following the I…” So goes the opening strains of the … Read more

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Angles

Angles – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip by Aidan Roberts This release from the rambunctious Essex duo feels like a boxing match; enigmatic producer/mixer … Read more

The Boat People – Chandeliers

Chandeliers – The Boat People By Chris Peken “You got a light of love / A shining, shinning light of love.” My aren’t these Brisbane … Read more

New Estate – Out of the Ground

Out of the Ground – New Estate By Chris Peken Depending upon their mood, Melbourne’s New Estate can be soothing and hypnotic or raucous and … Read more