“Intense and pulsing yet all the while flowing and whimsical.”
‘Oczy Mlody’ is everything you could hope for from a band you don’t know what to expect from.
‘Rennen’ is beautifully human
With ‘I See You’, The xx not only press ‘reset’, but also liberate themselves
‘Night People’ pays homage to the sound fans have come to love and expect, but also presents a willingness by the band to traverse new territory.
Starboy is hooky, and hypnotic, but is it enough?
“Perhaps the brightest hope in locally-produced hip hop right now.”
And how each song compares to other Metallica tunes that you (hopefully) know
“An album that is as weird as it is wonderful, and is sure to sit amongst some of the best end-of-year listening.”
Guilt, anguish, catharsis, realisation, forgiveness and release – Emeli Sandé’s ‘Long Live The Angels’ is a transfigurative divorce album.
“A wonderfully purposeful, full album experience.”
Kookaburras, a session of parliament and Tina Arena – Client Liaison’s debut album has everything we love about the Australiana-themed duo, and then some.
“Brace for the end of mum rock: Birds Of Tokyo have come home to roost with their heaviest album in close to a decade.”
Jack Grace’s ‘River’ is raw, brave and erratic, the unfurling of each song a series of sonic surprises. It is a precious first listen.
“Replete with synthetic textures, yearning, and downtempo neo-funk strollers, Soft Hair cuts a pure pop balance of melancholy and fun”
Nick Valensi’s first Strokes side-project foray sees him experiment with a new sonic identity as a lyricist and frontman.
“A punchy, eclectic mix of dance floor bangers, and the sassy, yet playful rhetoric of a home-grown star on the rise”
Drawing on emotional milestones in his life and the parachutes that got him through, Frank Iero’s new album is heartbreaking, vulnerable and utterly captivating.
“An eclectic mix of retro throwbacks, no-frills acoustics and western whimsy that shows Lady Gaga taking one of the biggest risks of her career.”
On their self-titled debut, LEISURE explore the deep and far-reaching realms of psych-rock, R&B, funk, blues, soul and so much more.