Archive for 'Brag 399 (February 14)'
ALOE BLACC & THE GRAND SCHEME I’ve long been a fan of Aloe Blacc – right back to when he was in Emanon. His breakthrough 2010 album and his second full-length to date, Good Things raised his profile such that he went from a one-man appearance at Melt a couple of New Year’s Eves ago [...]
Indie Album Of The Week: Guineafowl Hello Anxiety Dew Process **** 22-year-old Guineafowl has become quite the mainstay in the Sydney music scene, in a very short amount of time. Originally a solo project, Sam ‘Guineafowl’ Yeldham is now joined by five other musicians on stage – and their debut EP Hello Anxiety shows exactly [...]
Ronnie Wood I Fee Like Playing Shock *** Ronnie Wood is the youngest member of The Rolling Stones, at the ripe age of 63. He’s been featured regularly in the media over the past decade, if not for his work with The ‘Stones then for his many stints in rehab (to be fair, the guy’s [...]
The Dears Degeneration Street Dangerbird Records/ Albert Music **** Fans have a tendency to get very strange about The Dears. Following 2003’s terrific No Cities Left, NME touted them as “probably the best new band in the world” – and I once read a review of their live show that declared it “the sonic equivalent [...]
Toro Y Moi Underneath The Pine Car Park/ Mistletone **** Before you roll your eyes and rule this out as more over-phased retrolicious confectionary, hear me out; this is both an improvement on his previous work, and a significant step sideways. ’80s FM pop is still a strong point of reference for Toro Y Moi, [...]