New Estate – Out of the Ground

Out of the Ground – New Estate By Chris Peken Depending upon their mood, Melbourne’s New Estate can be soothing and hypnotic or raucous and … Read more

Sigur Rós – With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly

With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly – Sigur Rós By Chris Peken Perhaps you missed them live, or this release passed you … Read more


PREWIEW BY WYATT MOSS-WELLINGTON Songstress Kristin Berardi has assembled some of the finest players in Sydney to record her band’s debut album, which will be … Read more

Ladytron – Velocifero

Velocifero – Ladytron by Aidan Roberts Something in the air about this release reminds this reviewer of the similarly-hyped competitor this season, Apocalypso from The … Read more

Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures

No Tears For The Creatures – Johnny Truant by Aidan Roberts This is a hardcore record, whether by social definition or by pure visceral reaction. … Read more

Magic Dirt – Girl

Girl – Magic Dirt By Chris Peken In the immortal words of our now Federal Minister for the Environment: “let’s rock!” Geelong may have the … Read more


BY LACHLAN JOBBINS “No way! It’s not a pornstar name!” snaps Nancy Vice, mock-horrified at the suggestion. “It’s just a silly stage name. Nancy’s my … Read more

Holly Throsby – A Loud Call

 A Loud Call – Holly Throsby By Chris Peken “We’re only a sail in the end / And only a breath to begin with / … Read more

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver by Aidan Roberts Legend has it that Justin Vernon ate a lot of venison during the recording of … Read more

Roland K Smith – Roland K Smith

Roland K Smith – Roland K Smith “I may as well be buried if I’m just gonna waste away,” sings Roland K Smith. Strong words, … Read more