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Review

PHfat: Panic At Cluster B

9 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

Shortly after setting off on their month-long tour of Australia, PHFat decided to drop a bomb on us in the form of ‘Panic At Cluster B’. It’s a cheeky reminder – like the girl you hooked up with last night, …

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Go Barefoot: Routes

2 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

There is a palpable sense of annoyance within the inner workings of the local music scene as many are lamenting the fact that it is stagnating. The main culprit of this stagnation is the vast array of Western influences that …

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Jester & The Sickboys: Dismantlepiece EP

26 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

The introductory track of the “Dismantlepiece EP”, with its “cock-in-hand salutes” and F-bombs, piqued my curiosity. The subsequent tracks, however, are directed at an unnamed protagonist with lyrics that are too literal. It makes the songs difficult to relate to, …

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Sol Gems: A-side/B-side

24 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room, Sol Gems sound a lot like MGMT. This observation is not intended as a quip to downplay the quality of the band or their debut 2-track release, but it needs to be said.

In …

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Review

Gateway Drugs: Dare Tonight

23 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Haunting the airwaves is a synth-pop duo that sounds like they had just tumbled out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean and stumbled into a dazzling ideal of what the 21st century would look like in Robert Zemeckis’ head. Perhaps, the first …

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BEAST: Bardo

12 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

BEAST’s second album is a highly polarised one, balancing low bass guitars with a soaring vocal range, as well as high and low rock-rooted tempos. “Bardo” also welcomes their new drummer Werner Von Waltsleben, whose versatility and style …

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