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.
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.