Some big albums dropped this past month, so we’re catching up on releases from Gang of Youths, Arcade Fire and Paul Kelly.
Neil Finn clearly enjoys a challenge and is, thankfully, blessed with the artistry to live up to the task he sets for himself on latest album, Out of Silence.
It was evident throughout the show that Dempsey is genuinely grateful we still turn up in numbers to experience his music, mindful that this gig fell in competition to the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier and a few other gigs around town. But when you get this kind of quality performance, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
POND’s follow up to Man It Feels Like Space Again is a triumph, marrying the sonic creativity of Berlin-era Bowie with some New Romantic style earworms, while also retaining more than a hint of the garage glam this band does so well.
This is first rate rock’n’roll delivered with energy and authenticity, the kind of album that makes you want to see the band play live.
Now that festival season is behind us here, it’s time to catch up on some of the great music released over this last little while, including Ryan Adams, Kingwood, Temples and Dope Lemon.
The sixth studio album from Cold War Kids, LA Divine, is a satisfying soulful record packed with great moments, and the band’s strongest work since their debut effort.
The Palais was used to great effect on Tuesday evening for Kurt Vile’s solo show, providing fantastic atmospherics, as the idiosyncratic and talented troubadour played in front the magical moonlit vista on a balmy night.
The final day of WOMADelaide 2017 provided many of the festival’s highlights. The rains had cleared, giving way to perfect autumnal weather that stretched into the late evening, and the slightly lower crowd numbers made for a wonderfully chilled vibe. Add to that a terrific line-up of acts, and it all made for a great end to the weekend.
Intimate Space is is one of the most exciting, affecting, entertaining and surprising shows to hit Mad March.