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Bärra Band – Dhapirrk Rirrakay Reviewed by Maria de Sotto Just after starting with Gove FM I was lucky to be in the studio to watch Bärra (Bahr-ra – meaning ‘the West Wind’) in action. They performed a couple of songs but it was the beautiful ‘Djarrawalu’ that has stayed with me for some time. I […]

$10,000 – The Crossword Reviewed by Maria de Sotto There are a few birthday presents I received as a kid that made my 1980s childhood complete: Cabbage Patch dolls, Donkey Kong video game, ‘Smash Hits’ cassettes, and my mini Casio synthesizer. I’m particularly sentimental with that last one and not just because it was a […]

Leura – Creature Of Sight LP Reviewed by Maria DeSotto Here at GOVE FM we receive a fair bit of material from various Aussie artists wanting to get their musical wares on the radio. Sorting through the pile, Leura’s ‘Creature of Sight’ stood out because it was produced by the award-winning Lachlan Mitchell (best known […]

‘Thee Gold Blooms’ album by Thee Gold Blooms Reviewed by Rob Stewart If boundless enthusiasm was an integral ingredient for chart success then Thee Gold Blooms would be mounting that top 5 thoroughbred pony with whip in one hand and a beer soaked clenched fist raised to the sky! Perth garage rockers, Thee Gold Blooms […]

‘Odd Even’ album by Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun Reviewed by Rob Stewart Picture this…The camera zooms in on beads of sweat clinging to a dirt crusted wrinkle on a furrowed brow, a squinted eye peers intently into the distance, cue music. Film noir has found the perfect foil for any future cinematic features with […]

An Interrupting Breathe Of Life   ‘I Am Alive’ album by Rudely Interrupted Reviewed by Rob Stewart Inspirational is an adjective that gets thrown about far too often with a blindingly reckless regard to the true essence of the word. But Melbourne based band Rudely Interrupted are inspiration’s metaphorical boss! Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist […]

  The New Sultan of Swing Album review by Angela Madden   Blackbird is Dan Sultan’s third album in eight years, and was released on April 4th this year. Music reviewers around the country appear to be heralding this new offering as a large leap forward for the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter. This must be a true […]

  Riding the Carousel of independent music Album review by Angela Madden   Women In Docs shine with their enthusiasm for making music; even after more than fifteen years of playing tunes together. Women In Docs (Roz Pappalardo and Chanel Lucas) believe in grass-roots folk music, and tour extensively to bring their sound to appreciative […]

  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Album review by Angela Madden   ‘The Basics’ are a Melbourne-based trio consisting of Wally De Backer (aka Gotye), Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath. These guys have been making fine music together since 2002, albeit with a 3 year hiatus in recent years, reforming for a string of live performances at the end […]

  Budding vocalist steps up to Batt Album review by Angela Madden   TANYA Batt has been compared in the music media to the likes of Florence and the Machine and Lana Del Rey. These are big, impressive female vocalists to be likened to for an up-and-coming Australian musician. When I asked Tanya about this […]

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