Latest record reviews

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    The Kill Devil Hills – In On Under Near Water

    In the late 90s, the Kill Devil Hills singer and guitarist Brendon Humphries was in the Gutterville Splendour Six with Gareth Liddiard and Rui Pereira of the Drones. ...

    April 1, 2016
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    Gentleforce – Refuge from the Great Sadness

    Sydney solo artist Gentleforce (Eli Murray) makes music for the ages. I still have his meditative techno record from 2010, Sacred Spaces, on high rotation. Here, Murray layers ...

    April 1, 2016
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    Miazma – North

    Miazma are a metal band from Alice Springs who’ve twice won the “heavy” category in the Northern Territory Song of the Year award. Capitalising on the tyranny of ...

    April 1, 2016
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    Purple Pilgrims – Eternal Delight

    When the Christchurch earthquake levelled their home, sisters Valentine and Clementine Adams fled to China where they’d lived as children, making beautiful noise that found form as diaphanous ...

    April 1, 2016
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    Luke Daniel Peacock – We’ve Come a Long Way Darling

    In 2014, Brisbane-based First Nations musician Luke Daniel Peacock did us the service of unearthing The Loner, the 1973 album of Bidjigal man and country singer, Vic Simms, ...

    April 1, 2016
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    Tralala Blip – Oceans of Love

    This cassette from Lismore electronic group Tralala Blip was released the day they opened Unsound festival in Adelaide. Its songs partially recapture the jubilation that flowed from stage ...

    April 1, 2016

Latest live reviews

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Max Richter’s Sleep (Opera House)

10.15pm would usually be a wrap at the Sydey Opera House, but not tonight. New Order has just finished performing in the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the smell ...

June 6, 2016

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    Max Richter’s Sleep (Opera House)

    10.15pm would usually be a wrap at the Sydey Opera House, but not tonight. New Order has just finished performing in the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the smell of chicken soup is filling the foyer as a new crowd comes up the stairs. ...

    June 6, 2016
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    Björk Digital (Carriageworks)

    “So what’s the verdict?” He is young and camp with fluorescent glitter circling his eyes and narrowing to points on his temples. Like many here he is dressed wildly, beautifully. He’s very high. “I don’t know,” I say. It’s complicated, I think. ...

    June 4, 2016
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    What We Learnt When We Visited An Urban Beehive

    By the end of my visit, Doug Purdie’s face is transformed. He’s been stung and has puffed up but given the Urban Beehives co-founder has been bicep-deep in a bee colony I suppose that’s not surprising. ...

    June 1, 2016