MUSIC

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

QUEENSRYCHE – AMERICAN SOLDIER

Seeing as though this highly American band have been around for 20 years or more, one will have huge expectations of what the major label … Read more

GENTLEMAN REG – JET BLACK

Before his move to the major-minor label Arts & Crafts, Reg Vermue put out three Canada-only albums, worked with Sufjan Stevens, Final Fantasy, Broken Social … Read more

NO THROUGH ROAD – WINNER

If you haven’t heard No Through Road’s single Party to Survive then you need to adjust your radio dial. If it has become your creed, … Read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS – MAKING WAVES

“How can we relate if you can’t face my music?”, Wire MC and Sista Native sing; and in that line, you’ve got the whole philosophy … Read more

CHARLES SPEARIN – THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

So much can be said to describe this extraordinary project, it’s hard know where to begin. At face value, what we have here is essentially … Read more