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  Somewhere Over the Rainbow Album review by Angela Madden   Black Rainbow is the debut solo album from Steve Balbi, a man perhaps better known as the former bass guitarist for Noiseworks and frontman of Electric Hippies. Steve appears to be a man who has been both around the traps, and through them. This […]

  NT musicians take a soulful trip down the river Album review by Angela Madden.   Sietta is some serious home-grown talent. Formed and based in Darwin, Sietta is the duo of James Mangohig (producer/instrumentalist) and Caiti Baker (power-house vocals). These two are kicking some serious musical goals around the country, and the release of […]

  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Album review by Angela Madden   Yes, it is the same Russell Morris you are thinking of; him of the 1960s ‘The Real Thing’ fame and success. The 64 year old musician has a new-ish recording out, ‘Sharkmouth’ and this marks his first ever top 10 album – some 44 years after Morris […]

  A Scene to Watch Closely Album review by Angela Madden   This girl is one to watch. Closely. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Melody Pool’s debut album The Hurting Scene made it into Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of the year for 2013, which is an extraordinary outcome for […]

  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Album review by Angela Madden   This week our feature album is straight-up, no holds-barred, sticky-pub-floor modern Rock ‘n Roll. King of The North are an Aussie drums/guitar duo intent on bringing us hard-rocking, uncomplicated music with a minimum of fuss. And they certainly deliver on this promise. King of The North make […]

  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Album review by Angela Madden   Jae Laffer is likely best known as frontman of Australian band ‘The Panics’; an acclaimed group originating from Perth who have been making music together for over ten years. Our current feature album ‘When The Iron Glows Red’ marks the first solo recording for Jae Laffer, and […]

  Album review by Angela Madden   It can be easy to overlook talent when it is found so close to home. In this instance, in the form of local band done good East Journey, and located just fifteen minutes away in Yirrkala. East Journeyare a group likely known to most locals, and indeed non-locals, […]

  Mississippi Blues gets a Shakedown Album review by Angela Madden   Turn up the volume on this one, Chris Russell wants to be heard. Shakedown was released in mid 2013, and is the second album from Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk; following on from their self-titled debut CD which was released just seven months prior […]

  Album review by Angela Madden   Cash Savage is slowly gaining due respect as a highly-regarded artist of her times. An “acclaimed jewel of dark country blues” as one previous reviewer has penned. Her sound is blues. Country. Gospel-esque at times. Dirty. Dark. In fact over-archingly dark.   Above all her music is full of […]

  Burn to Shine : Channelling the music of a golden era Album Review by Angela Madden   Burn Antares are a five-piece group based out of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. These young folks have been playing together for two and a half years, and the self-titled EP we are featuring this week is […]

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