MUSIC

VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE ROOTS OF NICK CAVE

One of a series of The Roots of… albums that includes Gram Parson, The Byrds and The White Stripes, this “mixed tape” collections throws up … Read more

SHE PLAYS – SHE PLAYS EP

She Plays is a strange document. Local producer Dave Hammer has written all the songs, played many of the instruments, recorded and mixed the thing; … Read more

LUCIE THORNE – BLACK ACROSS THE FIELD

It will surprise many to hear that Black Across the Field is Lucie Thorne’s fifth album. Not because it doesn’t sound like an accomplished work … Read more

THE VEILS – SUN GANGS

New Zealand’s The Veils have been through a few line-up changes in their time, but Finn Andrew’s gravelly song-writing has held the show together. Sun … Read more

OPERA: WERTHER

As the finale to the 2009 summer season, Opera Australia presents its 1997 production of Jules Massenet’s opera Werther, which is based on the wildly … Read more

EVERMORE – TRUTH OF THE WORLD (Welcome to the Show)

If one were to pick the most startling change in direction for a band of late, it would be this record from Evermore. Here is … Read more

GOMEZ – A NEW TIDE

Gomez are a band who seemingly can’t do wrong; from the word go their albums have been embraced and lauded by countless bedroom multi-tracking teens, … Read more

VANNA – A NEW HOPE

If pop music has slowly been getting louder and heavier, then post-hardcore – not qua hardcore, but as second-wave screamo – has moved closer to … Read more

THE FANTASTIC TERRIFIC MUNKLE – MUSIC TO DANCE TO

Sydney quartet The Fantastic Terrific Munkle work so well because they’re just plain talented. But I’m sure it also has something to do with their … Read more

CHRIS JOSS – STICKS

French producer and solo-multi-instrumentalist Chris Joss is a very impressive musician, technically speaking – a virtual library of instruments, deft with dulcimers, guitars, bass, drums, … Read more