Queen of Wands acts as somewhat of an introduction to the indie rocker, giving us an indication of her awesome songwriting ability, and great vocal ability, and when melded with terrific instrumentation, it makes for a great EP.
The Rubens feel like they’re finally settled into their groove on this album. While not every track is a get out of your seat and dance song, they are all very well thought out and deserve individual attention. All in all, 0202 is The Rubens’ most adventurous and most complete album yet, with a track list that will be sure to become a fan favourite into the future.
Western Australia’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are back with their latest album: ‘SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound’. This is album number four from the psych rockers, who have been making a notable name for themselves over the past few years with three successful albums under their belts, the band playing across the country at various big festival and gigs, as well as getting a ton of support from Triple J and Triple J Unearthed, with lots of airtime and ‘SHYGA!’ receiving the coveted feature album slot very recently.
‘First Contact’ has so many positive things going for it, with the excellent vocals and production making for the some of the best Australian electro-pop music that we’ve heard in 2020.
Each song in Method of Places creates its own sonic world. Melbourne locals should definitely check this album out to see the incredible and experimental work coming out of our own city. The Australian music scene is thriving with new and established artists, we are so lucky to discover spectacular gems like this on our own doorstep.
Two years in the making, God I’m Such A Mess contains anthems upon anthems about angst, love, loss and other emo staples, all fine tuned through that unique Cry Club filter.
It’s almost fortunate that Covid-19 happened, or else Kingswood might not have ever made ‘Revelries’, making an album that really made me fully appreciate ‘Juveniles’ even more, but also really showcases just how talented this band is. With a unique switch in style for the band, strong writing and great instrumentals, it’s one that fans of Kingswood definitely shouldn’t miss.
This album has everything you need from a solo artist, showcasing the instrumental talent and the strong vocals to the incredibly clever song writing.
There aren’t many bands that have made six consecutively great albums in recent years, but Ball Park Music have certainly just showed us that they can with this album.
Tracing the rise of IDLES is a bit like watching a band like The Clash or The Sex Pistols build up their legacy. Perhaps we are in another important era of punk music? Only time will tell.