It is not often today that one hears poetic lyrics that compliment the melody, however, on this occasion Australian singer/composer Leigh Carriage has hit the trifecta, voice, words and music.
Josh Ritter is the type of musician that other songwriters fawn over. While being popular amongst your peers generally means you don’t sell many records (in Ritter’s case this is likely true) what it doesn’t mean for Ritter is that his songs are shit.
Billy Bragg has always been known as the bard from Barking who wrote the songs with the leftist bent. What people tend to forget is that it is not all ‘power in the union’ with Bragg as he has written his fair share of cracking love songs. Tooth & Nail is Bragg’s attempt to let his love light shine.
Underground Lovers were one of the most universally loved and lauded Australian bands of the ‘90s with their hybrid of guitar pop and electronica. The band wound down activities around the time that band leader Vincent Giarruso turned his hand to filmmaking for the revered Mallboy.
Small Talk is the debut EP from Perth two-piece, Dead Owls. From your faithful correspondent’s perspective, they’re on a hiding to nothing on two fronts. Their name contains the words ‘Dead’ and ‘Owls’ and they also don’t have a bass player. Not to worry, however, as this a nice chunk of indie rock, with a power-pop slant.
According to Urban Dictionary, Sugarpuss is “the cutesy nickname Logan Echolls gives to Veronica Mars (off the CW’s mystery/detective show aptly named for the character) in the episode Ruskie Business.”
When The Strokes first arrived on the scene their rise was about as meteoric as humanly possible. A debut album that was untouchable at the time was augmented with a live show that brimming with energy and vibe.