MUSIC

MEGAN WASHINGTON

The Winter Wonderland series at the Sydney Opera House provides at least some respite from the freezing evenings as it showcases some fine local and … Read more

KING TIDE – ROOTS POP REGGAE

King Tide have crystallized their niche in the music world, starting out as a collective jam band and progressing to a fully-fledged, slickly-packaged reggae powerhouse … Read more

FIRE ON FIRE – THE ORCHARD

It is an appropriate name for this band Fire on Fire – for their Appalachian tales of justice and family and lost love and life … Read more

GRIZZLY BEAR – VECKATIMEST

Grizzly Bear really are a melting pot  of talent, never once resting on their laurels since the release of their phenomenally well-received second album Yellow … Read more

THE ENEMY – MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE

The Enemy – the new darlings of the NME. This young band from Coventry, England, had a runaway success with their first album We’ll Live … Read more

SKY LARKIN – THE GOLDEN SPIKE

How is it that a three piece alt-rock band from the UK – from Leeds of all places – sounds like the beautiful, over-driven offspring … Read more

THE DOLLY ROCKER MOVEMENT – OUR DAYS MIND THE TYME

The cruelest thing I’ve heard said about The Dolly Rocker Movement is that they inherited the crown of best Sydney psychedelic band from The Moffs. … Read more

BROKEN RECORDS – UNTIL THE EARTH BEGINS TO PART

There is definitely a little bit of gypsy in Scottish seven-piece Broken Records; that and a large mill-stone hanging around neck of their debut album … Read more

WARREN FAHEY – AUSTRALIA: FOLK SONGS AND BUSH VERSE, VOLUME TWO

The second volume of William Fahey’s expansive compilation of Aussie music heritage, subtitled Celebration of the Nation, has for its subject the origins of … Read more

BUSDRIVER – JHELI BEAM

“Conscious rap failed us,” asserts Busdriver at the opening of Jheli Beam, before launching in to a polysyllabic double-time stream-of-consciousness verse – something to … Read more