The thoughtful chaps of Melbourne’s Neighbourhood Youth have attached a biography to their debut release that talks about many of the bands that they have played gigs with, but gives no information at all about the type of music that they play.
ME’s debut is ambitious and completely over-the-top, taking many cues the Muse handbook of pomp and grandeur. The Melbourne four-piece’s debut Even The Odd Ones Out lacks all notions of modesty and takes a kitchen sink approach by throwing absolutely everything at each song.
While the Secret Agent Man-sounding guitar riff that opens this album may suggest some retro-garage inclinations, it’s the eventual chorus of this song that sets the agenda - ‘I drink cheap beer/So what?/Fuck you’.
Lori Cullen is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose vocal and interpretive ability turns good songs into enlightening musical stories.
Bird To Prey is the stage name for Perth-via-Adelaide musician, Sarah Turk. After finding her feet in the close knit musical community of Fremantle, Turk spread her wings and found herself a new home in New York.
Fade is only 45 minutes long, which might blow the mind of Yo La Tengo fans. The two last songs on their previous album, 2009’s Popular Songs, added up to half an hour on their own.
Originally a solo home-recording project in NZ, ex-Mint Chick Ruban Nielson moved to Oregon to start anew. Joined by Greg Rogove and Jake Portrait, UMO quickly attracted international attention with their debut self-titled album.
Riding in on the chillwave movement that took 2010 by storm, Toro Y Moi (aka producer whiz-kid Chaz Bundick) gently worked his way into every self-respecting indie music lover’s heart.
Solange Knowles has finally emerged from elder sister Beyoncé’s not-insignificant musical shadow. It’s taken 10 years of trying, but it’s been well worth the effort.
Over recent years we have seen that lead singers of punk rock bands often feel the need for a sea change.