If the opener ‘Favourite Star’ doesn’t entice you to get your ears around this EP, then nothing will. Sounding like times of getting your chops around a Frosty Fruit on a hot summers day, Auchenflower by Brisbane artist Alex L’Estrange is a wild psychedelic trip down the rabbit hole that will remind you of Deep Sea Arcade or even The Beatles through their Revolver period.
One of Australia’s premier blues guitarists, the prolific Fiona Boyes brings the goods again with 16 tracks of mostly originals. Recorded in California, it bears the idiosyncratic stamp of award-winning engineer ‘Professor’ Keith O. Johnson.
‘I stand in the light I’ve cast and turn away from any lack of love’ John Legend reveals on his fifth studio album Darkness and Light. As the title would suggest, this album is full of various points of light and shade that work in creating a whole journey that is sometimes lacking in a time of being able to cherry pick singles off Digital outlets.
To me it wasn’t just a performance or an exhibition.
The Pleasure Garden if you will indulge me, is like a trip through the wardrobe to Narnia or similarly down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Stepping through the 100% organic recycled timber framed gates, you are transported into a magical surreal world that makes you question your reality.
Now more than ever, movies are something to watch. Only trouble is, it’s hard to know which ones are going to be good and which ones are going to stink. As someone who has watched around 300 movies this year, why not take advantage of my suffering as I point out (in no particular order) the five best and not-so-best movies of the year gone by.
For listeners of triple j, Bec Sandridge’s deep, unwavering vocals will be a familiar sound. ‘In the Fog, In the Flame’ is a track that’s had significant airplay, and while being a means to showcase the attributes of her vocals mentioned earlier, it’s a damn catchy number.
It’s been a pretty whirlwind time for Tkay, and the now 20-year-old has released her debut album, TKAY. Known for speed of light rapping style in which she seems unaffected by the banalities of needing to breathe, her music fuses a dance-ready sound with grime, trap, African beats and more.
It’s not a rite of passage per se, but attending Sexpo once in your lifetime is definitely an experience I would encourage. With my best friend in tow, who was a Sexpo virgin like myself, we were excited to see what Melbourne’s annual sex, health and lifestyle event would bring.
Some of Childish Gambino’s older tracks end with funky, soulful snippets that contrast with his style of witty, cleanly delivered hip hop. I have always wanted to see these small windows of soul gain their own platform, and now they finally have, with Awaken, My Love!.