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Carmouflage Rose – ‘A Night With No Moon’

A Night With No Moon casts Carmouflage Rose as a Romeo of the clubs. He is looking for his Juliet. He never finds her. Unfortunately, she is too either too busy to reply to his texts or simply just not that into him. Emotional devastation follows. Carmouflage Rose is the stage name of Brisbane’s Larry […]

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Prince – ‘Welcome 2 America’

Kanye West is notorious for his idiosyncratic album roll-outs. He recently previewed DONDA at a listening party live-streamed from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, only to delay the release. But that pop genius Prince was doing much the same even in the ’80s. In 1987, the Purple One was primed to unveil The Black Album – a […]

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Chet Faker – ‘Hotel Surrender’

Who had a Chet Faker comeback on their bingo card for 2021? Apparently not even Nicholas Murphy, the guy behind the electro-soul project. The beardy Melbourne singer, producer and instrumentalist spontaneously decided to revive his alter ego after recording songs that happened to have an intangible Chet Faker quality – funky basslines, emotive vocals and […]

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Tones and I – ‘Welcome To The Mad House’

There’s no mistaking that dynamite voice, but Tones And I’s first full-length record Welcome To The Mad House reveals many layers to the Australian singer-songwriter. Tones alone penned every lyric, with each one reflecting a specific feeling or significant moment in time. This spans songs written pre-’Dance Monkey’ fame, in the lows of lockdown and […]

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