EP Review: Kill Your Darlings (Loud So Clear)

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Recently we interviewed Loud So Clear in the lead up to their EP launch gig and I let my fingers do the walking and purchased a copy of the EP. I have listened to it on and off over the last week but never had the chance to sit and give it my full attention. […]

Album Review: Love Is A Dog (Tinpan Orange)

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The fifth studio album by Melbourne melodramatic folk trio Tinpan Orange released April 8 and I’ve been sitting having a listen. Make sure you also check out Anna’s interview with Emily Lubitz earlier this year. Love Is A Dog is the first I have heard of Tinpan Orange so I can’t compare to previous works. […]

Announcement: Guineafowl’s I Hope My City Loves Me Still EP

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Sydney’s own Guineafowl has just announced the release of his second EP, I Hope My City Loves Me Still, due out October 11th. Little Death (Make It Rain) is the first single, and was added to the rotation on FBi immediately in his hometown. The track is all synth and guitars, emotional yet hopeful. You […]

EP Review and Tour Announcement: Strange Condition – EMPRA

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EMPRA have finally released some new material, and tour dates, which made me one very happy little music lover. On release day I bought the EP and hit Play immediately, soon followed by Repeat. I had every intention of writing the review on release day and getting the word out as soon as I could. […]

Album Review: Time – Rod Stewart

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Time is the recently released latest offering from Rod Stewart, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Living Legend. This album marks a return to songwriting after almost two decades, a gift he thought was lost in his past. The album contains 11 original tracks, marking the first concentrated songwriting burst since […]

Album Review: What About Now – Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi are currently out on tour and tickets for their Australian shows are on sale now, taking that into consideration could I possibly have put this CD into the pile for review. No, you’re right I couldn’t, it went straight to the top of the pile – actually to be totally honest it skipped […]

Album Review: Halcyon – Ellie Goulding

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Ellie Goulding has a powerful voice with a phenomenal range, even when she is singing low and vulnerable you can feel the power within. The Halcyon album is quite dark, but never dreary and there is a definite thread of hope running throughout. This is an album that at times borders on epic, with Gouldings […]

Album Review: The Origin of Love – Mika

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The Origin of Love is British singer song-writer Mika’s third studio album, a definite pop offering but one that is more grown-up with much more serious lyrics. Having said that there are a couple of tracks that made me laugh every time, perhaps not completely appropriately but I couldn’t help it. Mika has worked with […]

Album Review: Take The Crown – Robbie Williams

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Robbie Williams is back with his ninth studio album and the first for Island/Universal. This is his first solo album after the Take That reunion and a break from his career. He comes back re-energised and refreshed, ready to take on the pop world once more. Titled ‘Take The Crown’ to publicise his willingness to […]

Album Review: Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart

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The thing I found the hardest to believe getting ready to write this review is that in a career spanning five decades, not to mention the Grammy’s and two time Hall of Famer status, this is Rod Stewart’s first Christmas album. He has released seven cover albums before this and this is the first time […]