Best Albums of the Year (So Far)

The first half of 2018 has been an interesting one in the music world. The Carters in true Carter style dropped an album out of nowhere, old faithful Brit rockers Arctic Monkeys released an album that can only be described as… uhh… divisive, and a bunch of youngins joined the scene to release some really […]

August 9, 2018
New Releases Round-Up Review

Claire Longhouse Once again this time of year is inundated with an insane amount of great Aussie music. There were too many albums I wanted to review as my first blog back. So instead of choosing one, I’ve decided to review a few in convenient bite-sized pieces. Ball Park Music- Good Mood Brisbane band Ball […]

March 14, 2018
Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Claire Longhouse  And so begins another semester. Another awkward introduction at the first tutorial, another dash between classes for a fix of caffeine, and another few months of pretending to have read all the prescribed readings. So before the real stress of the semester begins, I thought I’d share my early favourites of 2017 so […]

July 31, 2017
Tunes to get you through the Winter

Claire Longhouse We’re lucky here in Melbourne. We get seasons. Who wants to soak up beautiful sunshine all day every day? Not I. Who wants the opportunity to wear pretty dresses and run around outside without the fear of a rainstorm? Not I. Queenslanders might have the luxury of wearing their Birkenstocks all year round, […]

June 15, 2017
Gig Review: Good Boy & Jarrow Split 7″ Launch

Claire Longhouse  Collingwood landmark The Gasometer Hotel is a cherished place for any fan of live music. They have the best selection of gigs from all sides of the genre spectrum, and you can go to majority of them with a twenty in one hand and a reasonably priced beer in the other. Friday night […]

April 27, 2017
Record Store Day 2017

Claire Longhouse  It may be a little late to post this, but if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow, why not check out what’s on offer at this year’s annual Record Store Day? There are a plethora of events happening around Melbourne, and even if you just pop down to your local record […]

April 21, 2017
The Smith Street Band- More Scared of You Than You are of Me

The well-known Melbournian punk rockers are back in top form with the most fully-formed, fun and heartfelt release of their careers, but it also raises some red flags. The band’s fourth LP More Scared of You Than You are of Me opens strong. First track ‘Forrest’ sets energy levels at an ultimate high. It slaps […]

April 12, 2017
9 Tips to Help you dive into Melbourne’s Music Scene

Claire Longhouse  Melbourne has one of the most diverse and exuberant music scenes in the world. It’s right up there with Brooklyn and London when it comes to local musicianship and live tunes. Skimming music magazines or regularly listening in to Triple J is a great start, but if you really want to jump head […]

March 27, 2017
The Round-Up: March 6th-20th

When trying to figure out which album to review for you this week, it struck me just how overwhelmingly generous the industry has been lately. The past fortnight has seen new releases from veterans such as The Shins, The Magnetic Fields and Spoon, as well as relatively new names to the scene including Jay Som and […]

March 20, 2017
Five Fab Females you Should be Listening to

International Women’s Day is a day of celebrating all the amazing women that have, and continue to, shape the world. As such, I thought it’d be fitting to give you a list of rockin’ women whose music fills stages and inspires the next generation of rad rockstar gals. Mitski Asian-American Mitski killed it last year with […]

March 8, 2017