From the day that The Chemist played their first gigs as part of the Next Big Thing competition in 2007 and scooted their way all the way through to the runner-up position, they have been a band that has turned heads. Lead by wonder kid Benjamin Witt, they were destined to be signed sooner rather than later.
Followers of Australian alt-folk will find plenty to enjoy with Family Pets, the sophomore effort from triple j darlings, Julia And The Deep Sea Sirens.
When your last album was the pop monolith FutureSex/LoveSounds it makes sense to take your time on the follow up.
For some years now British India have been the rockin’ little independent band that could. In a manner similar to Perth’s Gyroscope up until around 1997, they have, without hype or fanfare, simply taken a hard work ethic and continually plied that on stages around the country, working up a loyal, live following.
They say ‘you can never go home’, but it’s also true that sometimes you have to leave home before anyone there remembers who you are. This is certainly the case for Fletcher, who cut his teeth in Australian music with Bluebottle Kiss and The Devoted Few before, y’know, growing up.
Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are back with album number six and, true to form, Opposites is an absolute cracker of a record.
Bullet For My Valentine continue their transition from metalcore upstarts to modern metal giants with their fourth album, Temper Temper.
There was a time in the ‘90s when Joe Algeri was on almost any line-up at any of the favoured original music watering holes. From then he travelled to Europe and became better acquainted with women’s clothing until settling in Sweden for some years.
Only David Bowie, could in this day and age, record an album in secret while the music industry and other gossips pondered whether he was long for this world. With producer, Tony Visconti, and band members sworn to secrecy, the rock’n’roll chameleon has surprised one and all with the rather sudden release of his first album in 10 years, The Next Day.
Caitlin Rose is not the most successful musician in her family but she then that wouldn’t be an easy feat. Her mother has co-written more than a dozen hit songs with Taylor Swift, but that should by no means dismiss the efforts of Rose.