MUSIC

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

MUSIC: DAVID HELFGOTT IN RECITAL

David Helfgott, the quintessential child prodigy, is primed for some time on a stage and a piano that his wife, Gillian, declared earned him, “the … Read more

JIMMY BARNES – THE RHYTHM AND THE BLUES

A distinct pattern has emerged that when a vocal artist reaches a certain point in their career and their critical accolades have slowed to a … Read more

KIERAN KANE – SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE ROSES

Kieran Kane, the name says it all. It doesn’t say fly-by-night idol; nor is it the moniker of a bullet-riddled self-promoter; it’s not even a … Read more

THE ANTLERS – HOSPICE

We detest most not we oppose, but that which we could have loved, if it did not disappoint us. Case in point: Hospice. The … Read more

SHELLEY HARLAND – RED LEAF

What part does “place” play in music? That is the location of the writing, playing and recording. A significant one according to Shelley Harland. Harland … Read more

GIG: SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR

Skipping Girl Vinegar are just about to head off on their biggest national tour to date, titled Music From Cold Places, off the back of their debut album Sift the Noise.

SARAH BLASKO – AS DAY FOLLOWS NIGHT

Sarah Blasko doesn’t fit in to any of the established roles for female Australian singer-songwriters. She’s not a chirpy pop songstress, nor an indie/alternative wallflower. … Read more

BLANK DOGS – UNDER AND UNDER

The latest in the long line of Brooklyn bands in the spotlight, Blank Dogs have crafted a dark and gravelly record, stained with the grime … Read more

BRIAN CAMPEAU – MOSTLY WINTER SOMETIMES SPRING

WARNING – This review contains material of a conceptual album nature, some readers may be reminded of the 70s. On only his second full length … Read more