The Black Keys – Attack & Release

Attack & Release – The Black Keys By Chris Peken The tracks that have become Attack & Release had their beginnings as a collaboration between … Read more

Malcolm Middleton – Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand –¬†Malcolm Middleton By Chris Peken Following the amicable split of Arab Strap a couple of years ago, Malcolm Middleton has continued … Read more

Nostalgia 77 – One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides

One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides – Nostalgia 77 By Chris Peken A double CD clean-up of things left lying around the Nostalgia 77 studio, down … Read more

The Black Hollies – Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows ‘ The Black Hollies BY CHRIS PEKEN There is a particular fuzz guitar that first came to the wider public’s attention via John … Read more

Saravah Soul – Saravah Soul

Saravah Soul ‘ Saravah Soul BY CHRIS PEKEN For all its dark, damp pubs, warm beer and lack of winter sunlight London has never suffered … Read more


BY RHIANNON SAWYER One thing that Sydney always manages to do well is an outdoor community festival, and this year’s Surry Hills Festival is shaping … Read more

Rubies – Explode from the Centre

Explode from the Centre ‘ Rubies BY CHRIS PEKEN The term ‘explosion’ would indicate some form of vicious expression of energy: ‘to give vent to … Read more

Plastic Palace Alice – The Great Depression

The Great Depression ‘ Plastic Palace Alice BY CHRIS PEKEN Making bold claims about reviving the art of the ‘album’ ‘ as opposed to the … Read more

Morrissey – Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits – Morrissey BY¬†Lachlan Jobbins Morrissey’s star has been on the rise again for the last few years, with two UK number one … Read more

The Bell Rays – Hard Sweet and Sticky

Hard Sweet and Sticky ‘ The Bell Rays BY CHRIS PEKEN The departure of guitarist and songwriter Tony Fate prior to the recording of Hard, … Read more