Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires By Chris Peken If, as part of some bizarre social studies experiment, you force fed a poor lad from St … Read more

Beats Working – Harbour Drive

Harbour Drive – Beats Working by Aidan Roberts There seems to be an element of industrial reverence in this skippy debut from northern outfit Beats … Read more

Pivot – O Soundtrack My Heart

O Soundtrack My Heart – Pivot By Chris Peken Pivot’sĀ initial international release after becoming the first Australian act signed to theĀ iconic Warp Records … Read more

Alanna Cherote – Universal Need

Universal Need – Alanna Cherote by Aidan Roberts When Alanna Cherote sings her very first notes on this her debut EP, what is immediately striking … Read more

David Bridie – Succumb

Succumb – David Bridie By Chris Peken Slipping angrily into middle-age isn’t the norm, particularly from a man who has been best known for using … Read more

Sophie Koh – All Shook Up

All Shook Up – Sophie Koh by Aidan Roberts Sophie Koh. She’s a bit of an elusive figure in the current indie singer-songwriter arena, quietly … Read more

Afro Dizzi Act – Walkin

Walkin’ – Afro Dizzi Act by Aidan Roberts What starts as a subdued and quietly psychedelic jam, Fender Rhodes and dubby bass-lines gradually bubbling away, … Read more

Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik – The Square

The Square – Ben Lee and Jessica Chapnik By Chris Peken Last night i saw the The Square. The week before I got Gandhi out … Read more

Schvendes – Sweet Talk Your Enemies

Sweet Talk Your Enemies – Schvendes By Chris Peken I’m pretty sure the approach taken by Schevendes and their feisty front-woman Rachael Dease is not … Read more

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Angles

Angles – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip by Aidan Roberts This release from the rambunctious Essex duo feels like a boxing match; enigmatic producer/mixer … Read more