Category Archives: All Music Reviews

Down Down Down to the Wishing Well – Leafy Satori Risk

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I have reviewed a Leafy Satori Risk song before called Cherry Blossom Trees. This song, Down Down Down to the Wishing Well, is of a similar genre – sort of folk meets electro/psychedelic. Although, the band refer to their genre as ‘dream pop’, which is a great way of describing their sound… Continue reading

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Baby Let Me Go – Smoking Martha

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Stepping away from their more upbeat and rocky music, Baby Let Me Go by Smoking Martha is a soft rock acoustic song with dark undertones on their album In Deep.

Echoing the glamorous style of rock and roll singers from the deep south, surprisingly this band hails from Brisbane’s sunny coastlines.

This is the second song I have reviewed of Smoking Martha’s, and I didn’t even realise because of how different this song is to the last one… Continue reading

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Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore – Marlon Williams ft. Aldous Harding

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After recently discovering the Kiwi brilliance that is Aldous Harding, I soon stumbled across this duet with another Kiwi icon, Marlon Williams.

It’s a highly melancholy song, sung in a tone of despair. But it’s so dreamy and relaxing to listen to. There’s no animosity in the song, it just sounds like pure surrender to a really bad situation. I think it’s a break up song… Continue reading

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Left Handed Kisses – Andrew Bird ft. Fiona Apple

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I adore this song. It would be nothing without Fiona Apple though. She brings all the raw emotion to it.

What begins as an internal conflict of Andrew Bird’s, soon becomes a quarrel between lovers as Fiona Apple’s growling vocals retort. I think it’s about Andrew’s conflict over writing a love song – does he believe everything happens for a reason? Or is love logical?

It soon takes the role of two lovers having an argument. Continue reading

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Cloudbusting – Kate Bush

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I am a huge Kate Bush fan, but Cloudbusting has to be my favourite song. I never knew what the song was about until now. I thought it was like a pep-talk about good things being just around the corner. 

In fact, Cloudbusting is about a real-life father-son duo in the 1950s who believed they had invented a machine, called a cloudbuster, to make it rain. This invention would result in crops being saved during a drought if successful… Continue reading

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Imagining My Man – Aldous Harding

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A blend of Joanna Newsom’s folk style and Kate Bush’s theatrical tone makes New Zealand’s Aldous Harding.

I had never heard of her before, but apparently one of her songs is on an advert back home at the moment. 

The melody of Imagining My Man makes you melt; the soft keyboard and guitar relaxes you completely… Continue reading

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Black – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi ft. Norah Jones

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I heard this song on the epic TV show Breaking Bad and it gave be chills immediately. Its melancholic, dreamy sound is amazing – Norah Jones’ voice was perfectly matches the tone. Choosing her to feature in this song was … Continue reading

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Hard Times – Paramore

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I can’t stop listening to this brilliant song! I stopped being a fan of Paramore a long time ago, but I stumbled across this song during a busy day at work creating a new-found love for Hayley Williams’ freakishly talented vocals… Continue reading

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It Don’t Seem Right – Eyal Erlich

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It Don’t Seem Right is an acoustic song with the raw and stripped-back sound of Eyal Erlich. Erlich is a relatively new artist who is currently performing throughout Israel, and plans to release his first album this year. His waning … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Trees – Leafy Satori Risk

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Cherry Blossom Trees is a lullaby love song to Japan by Leafy Satori Risk. It’s a cool blues/soft jazz song with an echo of folk that blends into a song that evokes a passionate and beautiful Spring romance.

Cherry Blossom Trees is a slow-tempo song about, perhaps, being shrouded in desire and aspiration. Just like the floating petals, the writer’s dreams are beautiful and bold, yet barely tangible. The showers of pink petals summons a scene of a soft, pink-hued world. Maybe we’re looking through rose-tinted glasses… Continue reading

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Mississippi Devil – The Darkest Hearts

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Hailing from Tennessee, The Darkest Hearts is a hard rock band recently nominated for the Nashville Industry Music Award for Best Alternative Rock Band. They are drawing attention world-wide for their unique combination of rock, pop and punk genres, featuring striking guitars and rich, theatrical vocals… Continue reading

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Miles Above the Baseline – I, Symptom

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Miles Above the Baseline is an astronomical-inspired song with emotive lyrics, self-described as ‘an unsupervised journey in space’. The alternative, electronic rock & roll genre with extraterrestrial-inspired material, reminds me of the War of the Worlds soundtrack. But this creates the unique style of I, Symptom. Continue reading

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In The Air Tonight [cover] – Peter Nordberg

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Peter Nordberg covers the Phil Collins classic, In The Air Tonight. With Nickleback-esk vocals and traditional-sounding stringed and percussion instruments, Nordberg certainly brings a different angle to the well-known song… Continue reading

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Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home – Lyrics of Two

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Lyrics of Two is an indie/folk/pop band from California with a unique style. They have been the #1 band in Los Angeles Deli Music Charts, a chart for emerging and indie artists, and have been well-received by a dedicated following… Continue reading

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Say You’re Mine – Smoking Martha

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Aussie rockers, Smoking Martha, are releasing their debut album In Deep. After listening to their single Say You’re Mine, I would say that Smoking Martha is a traditional punk rock band, which is so refreshing considering the rock bands of today are becoming more and more plastic and glossy… Continue reading

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Windows – Greye

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Windows by Greye is a country-pop song, which echoes early Taylor Swift and Ashley Simpson.

With squeaky-clean, youthful and energetic female vocals – not dissimilar to the likes of Paramore’s lead vocalist -Greye certainly has a distinctive, almost acoustic folk, sound at times… Continue reading

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Method of Madness 1 – CG Kid

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Method of Madness by CG Kid, is not a song I would typically listen to.

It is described as ‘dubstep techno metal rap’. A sort of rap music that is influenced by heavy metal and techno genres.

This song was written for the mosh-pit environment, with the ‘speed rap vocals’ bringing a particularly anxious and frantic air to the music – it’s hard to sit still while listening to Method of Madness… Continue reading

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Till I See You Again – Bunny Sigler

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Dedicated to the US military and America’s uniformed first responders, Till I See You Again could certainly be a moving song for many. Till I see You Again is a recognisable and loyal echo of the 1980’s R&B/soul music sound, that … Continue reading

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Ithaca – Danny Baxley

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From Texas to Boston, this one-man band is making his way in the music industry with his unique genre-blended songs. Danny Baxley has independently released a single called Ithaca… Continue reading

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Indecision – The Beekeepers

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The Beekeepers are an all-woman band, with all the characteristics of folk music, with a classical twist.

A rather self-sufficient band; each band members writes, arranges and performs their own material. They even claim to incorporate 13 instruments to create their unique sound. Continue reading

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Not Giving Up – Roadcase Royale

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With deep vocals reminding me of The Dead Weather, Roadcase Royale are a mature rock band who are serious about their art.

Not Giving Up is a song with hardened, almost soul-like vocals, that provokes flash-backs to 1980’s Joan Jett. While the vocal harmonies between the lead and back-up singer evokes the glam-rock elements of ACDC… Continue reading

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Hometown – Dru Cutler

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With a triumphant and uplifting piano, Hometown by Dru Cutler is a soft rock song smothered in nostalgia. With harmonies that remind me of the Plain White T’s, this band is an easy listening, all-American band that brings back fond memories of high school ‘jams’ at lunchtime… Continue reading

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Promised Land – Russ Still and the Moonshiners

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With a strong country twang and bluesy piano, Russ Still and the Moonshiners sport the well-known sound of classic country music. But when the electric guitar strikes and the heavy punch of drums begin, their sound is undeniably country rock… Continue reading

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Joshua – Leah Capelle

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Leah Capelle is an emerging band from LA, who has a clean and positive pop sound. Despite the band identifying with being alternative rock/pop, judging by their recent release called Joshua, I found the band’s style to be classic ‘modern country’. They remind … Continue reading

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Only One – Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders

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A melodic and catchy song from Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders’ recent album. They’re a hillbilly band who stay true to their roots, and not trends, as stated by the front man, Billy Roberts. A moral that the band sticks to when recording their hits… Continue reading

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