MUSIC

HOPE SANDOVAL – THROUGH THE DEVIL SOFTLY

Mysterious and beguiling as ever at 42, Hope Sandoval has long been a dark star for a generation; a pin-up girl for the Lynchian sub-genre … Read more

GIG: LIOR – SHADOWS & LIGHT

After sold out performances earlier this year, Australian singer-songwriter, Lior is bringing back his Shadows and Light Tour for one more season. Lior described Shadows … Read more

JOE HENRY – BLOOD FROM THE STARS

Joe Henry is equally comfortable on either side of the microphone. Over the last decade he has spent more time producing other artists that penning … Read more

CLUTCH – STRANGE COUSINS FROM THE WEST

Opening this package was certainly a visual treat – the digi-pak artwork is a multiplicity of fold-out pop-up mythological maps and surrealist etchings. Sonically, it’s … Read more

ANDY BULL – WE’RE TOO YOUNG

Lauded by locals as a kind of renaissance kid, Sydney’s Andy Bull is riding a very fast train to pop stardom, not least because of … Read more

FRUIT BATS – THE RUMINANT BAND

It has been four years since we last heard from the Fruit Bats, and it should suprise no-one that Bat number one Eric Johnson has … Read more

THE LURKERS – SHOOT TO THE MOON

Self-confessed purveyors of, “old timey music”, The Lurkers are three – Fretty Boy Floyd, Desert Rat Shorty and Weary Hobo. Shoot to the Moon is … Read more

FAREWELL – RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE

With their rally cry: “So when did rock’n’roll become this fucking fashion show / You talk so much but you don’t understand” Farewell make their … Read more

BLACK CAB – CALL SIGNS

Black Cab occupy a space in Australian psychedelic rock that few manage to carry off with such grace and intrigue. These guys have a lot … Read more

LAURA IZIBOR – LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD

Atlantic have a new signing, a very young diva Laura Izibor. What makes her brand of modern R’n’B so palatable is the wholeness of her … Read more