MUSIC

MUSIC: SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL

BY RHIANNON SAWYER One thing that Sydney always manages to do well is an outdoor community festival, and this year’s Surry Hills Festival is shaping … Read more

Rubies – Explode from the Centre

Explode from the Centre ‘ Rubies BY CHRIS PEKEN The term ‘explosion’ would indicate some form of vicious expression of energy: ‘to give vent to … Read more

The Bell Rays – Hard Sweet and Sticky

Hard Sweet and Sticky ‘ The Bell Rays BY CHRIS PEKEN The departure of guitarist and songwriter Tony Fate prior to the recording of Hard, … Read more

Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

Street Horrrsing ‘ Fuck Buttons BY CHRIS PEKEN Not for the faint hearted are this Bristol duo of Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, collectively … Read more

The Cassettes – Neath the Pale Moon

‘Neath the Pale Moon ‘ The Cassettes BY CHRIS PEKEN As their name might suggest, The Cassettes inhabit a world that is somewhat out of … Read more

Katheleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers

Asking for Flowers ‘ Katheleen Edwards BY CHRIS PEKEN Getting past the back cover picture that shows this Canadian singer-songwriter looking like an Amish Celine … Read more

Ruthie Foster – The Phenomenal

The Phenomenal ‘ Ruthie Foster BY CHRIS PEKEN Ruthie Foster hails from that hotbed of American music; Austin, Texas. She is old school, old school … Read more

Various Artists – Controversy: A Tribute to Prince

Controversy: A Tribute to Prince ‘ Various BY CHRIS PEKEN Prince, Love Sign, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, or as his mother named him, … Read more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig Lazarus, Dig!!!

Dig Lazarus, Dig!!! ‘ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds BY CHRIS PEKEN Can this man really be about to clock up the half century’ … Read more

Dawn Landes – Fireproof

Fireproof ‘ Dawn Landes BY CHRIS PEKEN It has taken a while for Dawn Landes second album to get a local release but Fireproof is … Read more