Articles by: David Day

  • Review: Sweet Teens

    Review: Sweet Teens

    News September 22, 2013 12:10 am

    SWEET TEENS – TERMINAL GROUSE Do you like a good yarn, told well? Yeah? Well then, Terminal Grouse might just be up your alley. The album is a collective of stories told from the point of view of disaffected youth, and captures well the outlook of an underclass that could […]

     
  • Review: Nathan Seeckts

    Review: Nathan Seeckts

    News, Reviews September 8, 2013 1:54 am

    NATHAN SEECKTS – OCEANS OF WOMEN AND WINE Nathan Seeckts is a Geelong indie/folk artist with a few heart-felt stories to tell, which he proceeds to do and do well from the outset of his third release, Oceans of Women and Wine. It’s a six-track selection that you’d be forgiven […]

     
  • Review: The Smith Street Band

    Review: The Smith Street Band

    News, Reviews August 31, 2013 1:16 am

    THE SMITH STREET BAND – DON’T FUCK WITH OUR DREAMS Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams asserts the opening track of this fine five-track EP. That assertion both gives this EP its name and sets the tone for what follows. The music evokes a sense of hope, a sense of wanting […]

     
  • Review: Lucy Wilson

    Review: Lucy Wilson

    News, Reviews August 25, 2013 12:52 am

    LUCY WILSON – FULL TO THE BRIM Modern life can be frenetic and schizophrenic; we rush around changing jobs, plans, living arrangements and friends at a blistering pace. What’s more, the communications and media content we engage with buzzes incessantly on the proliferation of social media platforms and digital devices […]

     
  • Review: Vanity

    Review: Vanity

    Featured, News, Reviews August 11, 2013 1:24 am

    Vanity – The Cast Shade Vanity are a West Australian group that have been around since 2009 and that have put in some hard yards since then. They’ve played in excess of 150 shows across the country in their 4 years, and the value of their work ethic shows—it’s a […]

     
  • Review: Seahorse Divorce

    Review: Seahorse Divorce

    News, Reviews July 7, 2013 4:52 am

    SEAHORSE DIVORCE – SEA HORSE DIVORCE Seahorse Divorce is a Queensland outfit whose laid-back brand of math rock captures the feel of that state well. Their self-titled debut is a flighty yet easy-to-listen-to offering that has a down to earth, welcoming and sunny feel to it. Gently spindling guitar bleats […]

     
  • Review: Fourteen Nights at Sea

    Review: Fourteen Nights at Sea

    News, Reviews June 15, 2013 6:38 am

    FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA – THE GREAT NORTH Great North is a brooding, atmospheric and expansive instrumental work that is bound to leave you thinking (though probably not happy thoughts). As I drove along the back roads on the return journey from a weekend in my hometown, I thought I’d […]

     
  • Review: Foxtrot

    Review: Foxtrot

    News, Reviews June 8, 2013 12:33 am

    FOXTROT – GONE FISHIN’ Gone Fishin’ is the latest release by Melbourne four-piece punk outfit Foxtrot. They’ve only been around since 2010, but this album suggests this is a band that already knows exactly who it is and where it fits in the music world. Foxtrot know what their strengths […]

     
  • Review: Hug Therapist

    Review: Hug Therapist

    News, Reviews June 2, 2013 12:09 am

    HUG THERAPIST – TEARJERKER  Tearjerker is the new EP unleashed by Melbourne post-punk rockers Hug Therapist, and it’s a mosh-inducing yet measured work. It represents a sharp, punchy offering that will not only please their existing fans, but that deserves to win them plenty of new ones. A rapid-fire drumbeat […]