MUSIC

CROCODILES – SUMMER OF HATE

When you are a school kid you get to scrawl the names of your favorite bands on your school bag, book covers, and any other … Read more

JEFFERY LEWIS – EM ARE I

“Some say I’m wrong and I’ll die and go to hell / But I’d be happy just knowing there was a point so it’s just … Read more

TOM O’HALLORAN TRIO – WE HAPPY FEW

The loosely descriptive genre label “nu-jazz” (not to be confused with acid jazz or fusion), has the potential to scare away listeners with its promise … Read more

JASON LYTLE – YOURS TRULY, THE COMMUTER

Once upon a time, Jason Lytle wrote songs, sang and played instruments in a very good band called Grandaddy. When he got clean in 2005, … Read more

CONCERT: PURE SCENIUS

The shiny-headed sorcerer behind the mid-winter arts festival Luminous, Brian Eno will appear live on stage for the first time in Australia for the festival … Read more

DECLAN KELLY AND THE RISING SUN – ADRIFT

Declan Kelly’s bio paints him as the boy from Bondi, but even a cursory listen puts him off the continent, soaking up soul, afro-funk, reggae … Read more

BERTIE BLACKMAN – SECRETS AND LIES

Welcome to Bertie’s world. If the infectious pop of the flawless single Heart is what led you to her door, beware; for stepping inside Secrets … Read more

BRENDAN WELCH – THE GLEANER

Brendan Welch’s thumb, it is green no more. The Gleaner doesn’t sound like the work of an industry newcomer (although Welch only came on the … Read more

JESSICA SAYS – WE NEED TO TALK

As The Sleeping One Beside Me opens with some softly softly sighed and effect-laden “Oh oh ohs” there are hints of Laurie Anderson, but from … Read more

ST HELENS – HEAVY PROFESSION

Seemingly named after the appropriately catastrophic volcanic disaster, St Helens are a new band from Melbourne fronted by Jarrod Quarrell (The New Season), and populated … Read more