If Australia ever closed its borders to major players from the folk/roots Americana fraternity, we’d get by with the local talent on offer. Sal Kimber’s third album Southern Light radiates a softly polished mastery of alt-country.
If you are a fan of the pure art of hip hop and all that it entails, then this release will undoubtedly appeal to your ear. From the moment the intro entitled ‘Corrupted Citizens’ (the title track and my favourite) slowly starts to ring out, your head will start nodding and you know instantly you are on to a winner.
Louise Love has just released her new EP Tantric Shuffle and, if I’m completely honest with you, the electro drum beat hooks me from the start, however, I cannot erase the memory of John Oates’ moustache for some reason.
As soon as ‘Stand and Deliver’ begins, you realise just how all-encompassing this album is going to be. It’s hard not to be drawn in by the slow-building, anthemic sound the band have created. And when the vocals kick in, so too does the heavy emotion behind each and every word.
Hardcore really is one of those genres that I feel is really, really hard to stand out in. Realistically, hardcore bands need to work a lot harder to make themselves appealing to more than just your average hardcore fan, and more often than not I’ve found that one band tends to blur into another.