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The five members of the band Hotel Lux

Hotel Lux have announced their debut album Hands Across The Creek set for release on 27 January 2023 via The state51 Conspiracy. They also unveil new single ‘Common Sense‘ and a string of UK/EU tour dates.  The Portsmouth/London band released a critically acclaimed debut EP in 2020, and with the inevitable challenges brought about by the pandemic the …

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will return to Australia in 2023, headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne, following their appearance at the 34th Annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay over the Easter Long Weekend.  2022 marks 45 years since the release of Elvis Costello’s first 45rpm record and his debut album, My Aim Is True.   Among his 600 published titles, …

Last year’s debut album from Mallrat, ‘Butterfly Blue’ (reviewed by me here), is a brilliant collection of pure unadulterated pop: shimmering glowing tracks that emit rays of golden sunshine. The album showcased Mallrat’s Grace Shaw’s beautiful vocals and poetry. A stunning debut. Her voice has the range and velvet tones of Dusty Springfield: soft and yet …

Over the last 30 years, there has been a slow, yet steady emergence from the Malian, and Western Sahara regions of a top-flight style of world music known as ‘desert blues’ or ‘desert rock’. Following in the footsteps of internationally renowned legend and grand pioneer of desert blues, Ali Farka Toure, fellow proponents of the …

The iconic Isaac Theatre Royal fuses historic architecture, modern comfort and rich acoustics which set the canvas for Reb Fountain to express her art masterfully, theatrically and flawlessly. Jazmine Mary warmed the crowd with their visceral noir-folk sound, offering a psychedelic and moving teaser of some of their tracks from the album “The Licking of …

Aotearoa’s Barnaby Weir has earnt his place as the humble, iconic and supremely talented national treasure and “chef” to such epic musical projects as The Black Seeds and Fly my Pretties. “Love & Fire” is a long awaited and much welcomed gift created over a collectively challenging time. The release of the album and nationwide …

Australian blues and roots rocker, Ash Grunwald will take his new album ‘Shout Into The Noise‘ on the road from the 1st of July 2022 in a nation-wide tour that will include stops in regional areas, with further shows in Western Australia to be announced. Produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Lachlan Bostock (of Mansionair), …

Glad tidings for those of us who love a little dramatic new wave post punk splendour: Sydney’s epic Johnny Hunter have announced a national Australian tour ahead of the release of their much anticipated debut album ‘Want’ via Cooking Vinyl Australia. And it truly is a national tour which even includes remote island capital Hobart …

One of the best and most enduring indie bands out of the UK, The Charlatans have released some of the most epic albums over thirty years that has seen tragedy and triumph, while consistently producing an immense quality of material including songs such as ‘The Only One I Know’, ‘Jesus Hairdo’, ‘Sproston Green’, ‘Then’, ‘Weirdo’, …