LIVE REVIEW: REGINA SPEKTOR @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (09.07.2018)

  There have been people who have wanted to put Regina Spektor into a neat, little box and dismiss her music as “quirky.” They might even add anti-folk to the list. It’s also undeniably cute. But that is certainly not the full story, as her show at the Sydney Opera House proved. Spektor is one…

ALBUM REVIEW: FRENTE – MARVIN THE ALBUM 21ST ANNIVERSARY EDITION

  Frente’s Marvin The Album celebrates a significant milestone this year, its 21st birthday. To celebrate, the band have re-released their debut record and made it into a deluxe, remastered two-CD version as well as touring in support. Marvin is light, sweet and summery and looks poised to win some new fans, while there will…

LIVE REVIEW: MAX SESSIONS WITH NEIL FINN & FEAT. EDDIE VEDDER (29.01.14)

  Neil Finn is one of those New Zealanders we’d love to claim as our own. He recently filmed a show for Max Sessions and the program was a star-studded affair. It saw Finn preview songs from his forthcoming solo album, Dizzy Heights and dip into his enviable discography of tunes accumulated over 40 years, starting with Split Enz, then visiting aCrowded…

LIVE REVIEW: JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW @ THE METRO, SYDNEY (09.01.2014)

James Vincent McMorrow’s show is less like a regular concert and more like a spiritual experience. The Irish troubadour’s last Australian performance to a sold out audience at The Metro in Sydney saw an atmosphere so respectful and silent you could almost hear a pin drop – in the moments when the crowd weren’t applauding or…

ALBUM REVIEW: BUFFALO TALES – ROADTRIP CONFESSIONALS

  Wes Carr has released his first album under the moniker, Buffalo Tales and simultaneously pulled a Matt Corby and a Bob Evans. The former parallel comes courtesy of shaking off the Australian Idol tag and turning your back on pop by following the folk troubadour route. The latter is because this is Carr’s most personal record to…