Australian indie folk music has a new queen. Her name is Domini Forster and her debut record is entitled Raven. Opening with ‘Under Water’, edgy xylophone melodies combined with softly picked guitar and the honey dripped vocals of Forster play out in a great opening track.
Kingswood are no strangers to making sweet arse rock n’ roll. Everyone remembers their absolute ball tearer of a song ‘Ohio’ right? Well they are back with their second album After Hours, Close To Dawn and it’s a big evolution in their sound.
It’s pretty unique to listen to a band’s debut release and be overwhelmed by nostalgic vibes. Redefining the sound of nu-metal made popular in the early 2000’s, Ocean Grove’s album The Rhapsody Tapes not only distinguishes them from a scene traditionally fuelled by generic metal-core releases, but also puts them well and truly at the forefront.
Blistering out of my laptop speakers, ‘Future Boy Today/Man of Tomorrow’ is the opening track to Tobin Sprout’s new record The Universe and Me and reminds me fondly of the end of high school. Fresh eyed and bushy tailed, the heavily over-driven jangly guitar reminds me of the mosh pit in the groove room at The Nash.
When Tim Hulsman released Dead Man’s Garden back in 2014, the excitement in me was running hot. Having seen his solo live show a few times, I was taken by his ability to hook people in with his unique approach to writing lyrics and creating groovy little rootsy melodies.