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


PREVIEW BY LACHLAN JOBBINS Russian Roulette is a celebration of Russian music and culture at the Sydney Opera House Studio featuring several of Australia’s legendary … Read more

Maria Solheim – Will There Be Spring?

Will There Be Spring’ ‘ Maria Solheim BY CHRIS PEKEN There is a touch of gentle country twang in a guitar or two, the soft … Read more

Fonda 500 – Je M’Appelle Stereo

Je M’Appelle Stereo ‘ Fonda 500 BY CHRIS PEKEN It’s hard to believe that something hailing from Hull in England can be so bright and … 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

Billy Bragg – Mr Love and Justice

Mr Love and Justice ‘ Billy Bragg BY CHRIS PEKEN Mr Love and Justice is probably the most apt title yet in terms of describing … Read more

I Was a Cub Scout – I Want You To Know There Is Always Hope

I Want You To Know There Is Always Hope ‘ I Was a Cub Scout BY CHRIS PEKEN There is always some room for some … Read more

City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love

Bring Me Your Love – City and Colour BY CHRIS PEKEN My we are cheerful and positive this week aren’t we’ Well we are in … Read more

Bob Mould – District Line

District Line ‘ Bob Mould BY CHRIS PEKEN There is nothing better than jumping in the car on a summer’s day, winding down the windows … Read more

The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride

Heretic Pride ‘ The Mountain Goats BY CHRIS PEKEN On the credits to Heretic Pride John Darnielle writes: ‘Respect to all vultures, jackals, hyenas and … Read more