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

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

Sigur Rós – With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly

With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly – Sigur Rós By Chris Peken Perhaps you missed them live, or this release passed you … Read more

Ladytron – Velocifero

Velocifero – Ladytron by Aidan Roberts Something in the air about this release reminds this reviewer of the similarly-hyped competitor this season, Apocalypso from The … Read more

Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures

No Tears For The Creatures – Johnny Truant by Aidan Roberts This is a hardcore record, whether by social definition or by pure visceral reaction. … Read more

Magic Dirt – Girl

Girl – Magic Dirt By Chris Peken In the immortal words of our now Federal Minister for the Environment: “let’s rock!” Geelong may have the … Read more

Holly Throsby – A Loud Call

 A Loud Call – Holly Throsby By Chris Peken “We’re only a sail in the end / And only a breath to begin with / … Read more