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I rocked up to Crooked Colours Melbourne show for their In Your Bones EP tour soooooo hungover from the Pedestrian Blogster Awards that had just happened the night before in Sydney. Landing back in Melbourne I was extremely hesitant to roll out of my bed and put some clothes on to catch the Perth band at Northcote Social Club. I was greeted by an eager crowd catching the last few tracks from Producer – Mikey (aka Paces or to me… the guy with the adorable French bulldog!). This guys had the whole crowd jumping, bopping and whistling their hearts out. His equipment cut out in the last song but that didn’t stop him, he kept going and it was GREAT! Continue reading “FRONT ROW | CROOKED COLOURS” »


A sweet Melbourne duo without their fair share of props (yet) has an epic, semi-synth pop, semi-operatic tour de force called Secondhand Book.  A mature approach to songwriting coupled with their well-executed  instruments, yet somewhat clashing composition is part of the charm you’d expect from a group called Porcelain Pill. Continue reading “PREMIERE | PORCELAIN PILL | SECONDHAND BOOK” »


R ‘n’ B songstress Martha Brown aka Banoffee is dominating the music scene at the moment and is about to pop over to America.

She had me at the first note of  Ninja and then again with Reign Down and again You Got It. When I first heard the title of her latest track Let’s Go To The Beach tune I was a little worried…. could this be the end?  How will it match up to her other heartier tracks? Yeah it’s a little bit of cliched title but the music itself is the complete opposite. While yes I can picture people attempting the baywatch run to this tune it’s not the only thing that makes it stand out. Continue reading “BANOFFEE | LET’S GO TO THE BEACH” »


Don’t you just love albums hitting you straight in the heart? With Ruckers Hill set for release on October 17, Husky have crafted an evocative beauty touching on all-too-human sentiments of love, loss and hope. With narratives of lament balanced by a gorgeous momentum, Husky’s second album sweetly soothes the soul. Born from the landscape of Melbourne’s inner-north, Ruckers Hill is luscious, irrepressible and artfully sincere. Husky’s chief songwriting ace, Husky Gawenda, tells Annelise Ball all about it. Continue reading “WHAT’S UP | HUSKY” »


Leisure Suite have finally made me a very happy man and released their entire debut EP, an effortlessly cohesive and compelling effort. When I first tried to book them for a show after Great Expectations only to be told that they ‘weren’t ready to play live yet,’ I knew something special was coming. That level of intentional development and professionalism, not to mention having found a sound that works for them, is very rare in such a young band. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC | LEISURE SUITE EP” »