Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues – Chapter 2

Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues – Chapter 2

If 2020's Race Car Blues wasn't enough, Melbourne rock outfit Slowly Slowly have gifted us with its second chapter. As the potential B-sides grew into a life of their own, singer Ben Stewart reflects, "in retrospect, some of those pieces that didn’t quite feel like they fit on the original album have served as great [...]

Slowly Slowly – The Level + Extended Album Announcement

Slowly Slowly – The Level + Extended Album Announcement

A deep and dark guitar line opens up the latest track from Melbourne's Slowly Slowly. 'The Level' is a gritty jam with thrumming drumlines and bouncing basslines keeping the track danceable, and as the chorus runs deep, there's a tinge of Brendan Urie (Panic at the Disco) vibes to Ben Stewarts low, resonant vocal tones. [...]

2020 Breakdown

2020 Breakdown

Thank you to all artists featured on this list for being the soundtrack to my 2020. Thank you as well to all local loves who were apart of my work during this year. Any pieces reviewed will be linked below, as well as some pieces I reviewed over at TheMusic, so if you're interested, they've [...]

Picket Palace – All About the Money

Picket Palace – All About the Money

After getting lots of attention when their tribute to Essendon footy player ‘Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’ went viral, Melbourne punk-rock band Picket Palace found that you can't win them all. Being criticised for "selling out" the band envisioned a version of themselves becoming consumed by the attention and actually selling-out, and thus the satirical 'All About The [...]

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses

Continuing to churn out content during lockdown with epic live-streamed shows, Canberra's Hands Like Houses have released their short but fulfilling, punchy self-titled EP. The EP maintains the band's gritty tonality with heavy guitars and crisp drum beats while diving into some personal and exhaustive topics. 'The Water' narrates a longing of returning to familiarity [...]