Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers

Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers

Since forming in 2012, England’s The Ramona Flowers have managed to stick to a near metronomic release schedule, dropping a new record every two years. Besides maintaining this biennial cadence the quintet’s third album, Strangers, also sees the group further push their sound into electronic territory, with front-man Steve Bird Continue reading “Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers”

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Gig Review: Particles at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, with Meat Cake and Boxing With Ghosts 17th March 2018

Gig Review: Particles at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, with Meat Cake and Boxing With Ghosts 17th March 2018

As the Sydney alt-rock duo of Dan D’Arcy and Skarlett Saramore – otherwise known as Particles – get ready to drop their third single, I Don’t Get You, with a launch party at Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice in the CBD next weekend, they treated fans to a preview in the form of a free gig in the Bald Faced Stag’s front bar. Fellow

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Album Review: Sarah Blasko – Depth of Field

Album Review: Sarah Blasko – Depth of Field

On the one hand, Blasko’s voice is in fine form on Depth of Field, conveying strength and fragility, and textured with a husky breathiness or a sharp clarity – often managing to maintain these conflicting qualities simultaneously –and the album’s darker, minimalist arrangements prove rather compelling. Lead Continue reading “Album Review: Sarah Blasko – Depth of Field”

Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee

Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee

While Hart and Bonamassa may have their names emblazoned on the album covers, there is a third, silent, partner on these collaborations in the form of producer Kevin “the caveman” Shirley who has helped craft these albums from the ground up. As is expected from such a seasoned trio, Black Coffee is a finely Continue reading “Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee”

Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now

Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now

Under the guidance of veteran producer Gil Norton – who has worked with the likes of Pixies, Foo Fighters, and Counting Crow – Mazmozets penchant for punkish high-energy affairs is captured with stark clarity on tracks such as PlayHabits, and Major System Error – tracks which, unsurprisingly, form the Continue reading “Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now”