Mildura duo Jackson Firebird are gearing up for string of tour dates that will bring them to Adelaide’s Jive Bar on Friday 27th November in support of second studio album, Shake The Breakdown.
You can easily discern some of Blasko’s formative musical influences here: Talking Heads, New Order, Kate Bush and Michael Jackson are all somewhere in the mix. But this much more than the mere art of imitation; the album remains distinctly Blasko, with those slightly off-kilter rhythms and delicate melodies.
Along with her probing, erudite songs, the thing sets Holter apart from her alt-pop contemporaries is the clarity of sound on this record. While other indie darlings sing through that forced, I-couldn’t-give-a-shit accent or bury their voice in pursuit of an ethereal, lush soundscape, Holter’s rich vocals are front and centre, penetrating with precision.
After more than three decades in the music industry Stevens knows how to deliver: he still draws a strong crowd and they leave having had a great time. This is how a good rock’n’roll show should be.
Oculus Magnus is released through Great White Records, with Surviving Sharks launching the album at the Grace Emily Hotel this Saturday night.
FM radio may be awash with ‘Flame Trees’, ‘Cheap Wine’ and ‘Khe Sanh’ but, as great as those established numbers are, listeners deserve hear the material on The Perfect Crime: the songs stack up very well against the older material, but have the advantage of freshness and variety.
The Basics lived up to their name in a stripped down, intimate gig at the Grace Emily on Tuesday night; it was a thrilling, no-frills display of honest rock’n’roll.
The truly great guitarist are the ones who carve out a signature sound, instantly recognisable from a handful of notes. Former Pink Floyd front-man, David Gilmour, belongs in such elite company and, thankfully, his latest solo offering, Rattle That Lock, delivers a great deal of that familiar tone.
Songs to Play is a collection of nuanced tracks, delivering short stories, character sketches and slices of suburban Australian life.
It was an ugly day for the Liberal Party. Turnbull’s announcement was delivered in characteristically smooth style, but beneath the head prefect veneer, his message was as aggressive as anything that Abbott could muster, trashing both the former PM’s leadership style and Hockey’s economic record.