Declan Murphy

Declan Murphy is the Readings St Kilda music buyer

Review — 28 Jan 2018

Make Way for Love by Marlon Williams

Many moons ago, I was privileged enough to witness a very intimate gig at the sorely missed Pure Pop records in St Kilda by a then unknown, fresh-faced Kiwi ex-pat…

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Review — 29 May 2017

Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes

It’s been six quiet years between drinks for Fleet Foxes fans and it’s fair to say the fans are thirsty. After one listen to the long awaited album Crack-Up

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Blog post — 31 May 2017

Vinyl picks of the month

St Kilda Music Buyer Declan Murphy shares his high-rotation vinyl obsessions of this month.

Wrecking Crew (soundtrack)

Here is the soundtrack to the truly fab 2015 documentary of the same…

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Review — 26 Mar 2017

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

‘The comedy of man starts like this: our brains are way too big for our mothers’ hips.’ The opening line to the epic title track on Father John Misty’s new…

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Review — 23 Jun 2015

Universal Themes by Sun Kil Moon

2014 was quite the year for former Red House Painter Mark Kozelek. After quietly releasing the subdued masterpiece Benji in March, he later became involved in a very public spat…

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Review — 23 Apr 2015

Melbourne’s Women Of Soul

To celebrate what will be the fifth anniversary of their annual concerts this year, the Melbourne Women of Soul collective have put together a fantastic album of all original tracks…

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Review — 26 Oct 2014

Gon' Boogaloo by CW Stoneking

It’s been six long years since we were last afforded a glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of Australian bluesman, supreme yarn-spinner and tall tale teller C.W. Stoneking. I’ve…

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Review — 24 Aug 2014

Single Mothers by Justin Townes Earle

It’s been quite the turbulent 32-year journey for JT Earle, who is surely one of modern Americana’s brightest shining talents. After several stints in rehab it seemed, at times, that…

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Review — 28 Jan 2014

Give the People What They Want by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Album number five from the inimitable Ms Jones and her Dap- Kings was slated for release last August, though these plans were put on hold when Jones was diagnosed with…

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Review — 5 Jan 2014

Post Tropical by James Vincent McMorrow

Young Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow burst onto the musical landscape in 2010 with his stunning debut album Early in the Morning, an effort entirely performed and self-recorded over…

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