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.
August was a great month for albums, with high quality LPs dropping every week, both here and internationally. The Upside News takes a look at releases from Mac DeMarco, Destroyer, Bad//Dreems and The Bohicas.
Existential angst has never been so much fun. Furman is a restless soul who makes a virtue of the fact, managing to channel this into music with an infectious, frenetic energy.
Graham Cornes was a champion footballer, a great coach and is a respected media personality. But last week, his comments about the first televised Women’s AFL match were out on the full.
In contrast with the very sad circumstances that gave rise to Tigersapp, the music is bright, lively and brimming with ideas.
The Age of Entitlement is an album for the ages. Taking on Australian politics in 2015 with the same clarity and passion as Midnight Oil did in 1982 with 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, The Basics present a fine collection of engaging songs delivered with feeling, humour and acumen.
The tide of history is moving against the conservative view; public opinion has shifted and it’s now incumbent upon those left in that camp to convince us why we shouldn’t join the UK, New Zealand, the US and many other countries in embracing such change.
The paring of The BellRays and Dallas Frasca was an inspired choice. Both acts have a take-no-prisoners approach to rock’n’roll, complete with charismatic front-women who leave you with no choice but to engage in the live experience.