There’s something so ethereal and comforting about the Above & Beyond release. As soon as ‘Hello’ slides through my headphones, with its soft crooning of “hello”, gentle keys and instrumental arrangement it’s the easiest listen I’ve heard in a long time.
Chris Cavill’s 2015 album ‘Know Your Destiny’ was a fine collection of alt-folk roots with a side-order of rock. With a new band line-up for EP ‘All That You Got’, the balance tips well over to the electrified side. And like a run of new local releases, there’s a surprising echo from the ’70s anchoring the punchy rhythms and riffs.
Carrying the Marley name on with pride, son of Bob, Ziggy Marley, has released his sixth solo studio album with this newest self-titled release. Also a double threat, Ziggy will be appearing (alongside his music) in the action series Hawaii Five-O later this year.
The cover depicts it pretty well, as does the description alongside the link to Angus Stone’s newest project: “Honey Bones became the ultimate reflection of Angus’ existence, a world where reality and fantasy, creativity and practicality flow together unobstructed, to form things in reach but yet that feel like a dream.”
With newer releases of late, the accent, mentions of Vegemite and general “Aussie-ness” are lost. It’s almost as we’ve grown up in the music industry, we’ve stepped further and further away from attributing things to their origins.
Straight up hard edge southern American rock is what Black Stone Cherry (BSC) pump out and their fifth album, Kentucky, doesn’t fail to provide the band’s trademark mix of catchy hard rock tunes and radio friendly rock ballads.