“Run” is about growing up in a small town, getting into trouble, running from cops and being a smart arse.
It’s a sprawling work that manages to combine rock’n’roll excesses with pop song sensibilities, creating a sonic landscape that demands the listener’s attention from start to finish.
As the title suggests, this is an album that explores the very different sides of human experience. It’s bittersweet and very satisfying.
It is a pleasure to watch musicians who clearly live the material they deliver, and in this band all members give high energy, expressive performances.
From writing a history of Oodnadatta, to the plight of Italian immigrants and their fascinating passage to Australia, each writer had a story to tell, whether it was their story or that of someone they love…
Despite being from a country famous for snowcapped mountains and Abba, Truckfighters’ music is described as the sounds of the desert with grand open grooves and dust-caked metal riffs…
The Crown and Anchor is one of Adelaide’s favourite venues for live music, and partying with people who love live music. On Friday night, these two beautiful elements combined perfectly when Mere Machine, Ben Gel and the Boneyard Saints and Surviving Sharks took to the stage.
2014 has been a year that has underscored the value of the rock’n’roll live experience, but it has also made me worry about its future.
Here are the best albums of the year, as rated by us. Let us know what your favourites were.
Radio in this country probably won’t play this …