Category Archive: album

Review: Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…

Kurt Vile’s sixth full length album b’lieve i’m goin down… is a deeply introspective record, filled with fingerpicking guitar, storyteller twang and existential angst. Call it nu-blues, modern folk, indie riff-rock; who cares? This… Read More

Album review: The Virgance – Paradigm 3

Nathan Smith, better known as UK-based shoegaze/dreampop/noiserock artist The Virgance, has just dropped a new album. Melissa Barrass gives it a listen:  There is such a futuristic sacredness about the production of Paradigm 3… Read More

Angie – Free Agent, track-by-track

‘Free Agent’ is the second longplayer from Sydney-based musician Angie. While travelling last year, Angie began working on the record in Paris. She then headed to Brazil for an artist residency where she turned the… Read More

Review: Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There

After thirteen albums the Hoboken, New Jersey legends Yo La Tengo return with an album of cover versions, reworked originals and a handful of new tunes. The follow-up to 2013’s excellent Fade, Stuff… Read More

Review: The debut LP from Dianas

Rhosian Woolridge checks the debut longplayer from Perth-based Dianas: Don’t get me wrong, I love nostalgia as much as the next person. I truly believe ‘Survivor’ by Destiny’s Child is one of the… Read More

Album Review: Gold Class, It’s You

From the minute your ears clasp onto the opening track of “It’s You”, the debut longplayer from Melbourne’s Gold Class, you can hear why there have been comparisons to The Smiths and Joy Division,… Read More

Craig Finn – Faith in the Future

Faith in the Future is the second album from Craig Finn, frontman and songwriter of the Brooklyn-based rockers The Hold Steady. Taking a brief break from his bandmates, Finn travelled to Woodstock to… Read More

Frank Turner, Positive Songs for Negative People

Positive Songs for Negative People is the awaited sixth full-length album from UK punk poet Frank Turner. The album is a whole lot of everything, if that makes sense? The massive 22 track… Read More

Music review: Kučka, Unconditional EP’s Rhosian Woolridge explains why Kučka shouldn’t be considered Australia’s version of FKA Twigs: In my humble opinion, (the girl from the video) FKA Twigs was a high contender for the best act… Read More

Album review: Wilco, Star Wars

Chicago-based Wilco just released a free-to-download album. Adrian Pedić gives his opinion: There’s a lot to be said about Wilco releasing a new album completely out of the blue, with a novel name and… Read More

Wilco’s Star Wars – an alternative view

We recently reviewed the new LP from Wilco. You can read our positive reaction here. However, it turns out not all of our team are quite as keen. Here’s Matt Lengren’s tongue-in-cheek (and entirely imaginary) interview with… Read More

Track by Track with Dear Plastic

Melbourne-based five-piece Dear Plastic recently released their critically-acclaimed debut album, “The Thieves Are Babes” on vinyl. So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to ask them to talk us through it, track… Read More