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H.A.A.R.P.: Muse

Reviewed by James Power, Readings St Kilda

Devon’s finest hit the Wembly stage with their bombastically brooding theatrical rock and judging by the 90,000 strong crowds at their multiple sold out shows at Wembly stadium in June last year they…

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Highway Dancing: The Yearlings

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

Another roots act based in Adelaide, The Yearlings have once again come up with a beautiful, tender album of original tunes from Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson . Fitting somewhere in between Gill…

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Hercules and Love Affair: Hercules and Love Affair

Reviewed by Sid Grane, Readings Hawthorn

Ok, so it doesn’t matter what anyone else says, this is pure pop. Disco, to be precise. The unique vocal style of Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons is so instantly recognisable, it automat…

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A Book Like This: Angus and Julia Stone

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone have been quietly making waves over the last 12 months or so with two very good EPs. And now their debut album, A Book Like This arrives. With it comes a fa…

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I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too: Martha Wainwright

Reviewed by Emily Harms, Readings Marketing Manager

Martha Wainwright stepped out from the shadow of her famous family members in 2005 with her raw self-titled debut album. Over 200 fans enjoyed one of our best in store events with Martha later that y…

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Death: Grand Salvo

Reviewed by Eliana Schoulal, Readings Carlton

Death is the story of a bird, a bear, a rat, a rabbit and a man, beautifully spun by Melbourne’s Grand Salvo. The album is magical, reminiscent of childhood stories narrated on cassette tapes; an ind…

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Vagabonds: Gary Louris

Reviewed by Lou Fulco, Readings Port Melbourne

As songwriter/singer/guitarist with alt-country band The Jayhawks, Louris took them from their country beginnings with collaborator Mark Olsen to the more pop influenced later albums of their 20-year…

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Breath by Tim Winton

Reviewed by Mark Rubbo

2008 has been a bumper year for Australian fiction so far, with novels out by Peter Carey, Helen Garner, Joan London and Luke Davies – and there are prospects for more with new works by Christos Tsio…

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The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook Volume 2

Reviewed by Chris Gordon, Readings Events Coordinator

I’m feeling hungry and my girl friends are coming for dinner.

I need wine and I need comfort food. I open the second edition of The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook – marvel as to why I didn’t think of cre…

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The After Life: Kathleen Stewart

Reviewed by Jo Case, editor of Readings Monthly

A confession: I have been a fan of Kathleen Stewart since her first novel 15 years ago. Her writing is spare and beautiful, both lush and tightly controlled. And her stories often have the element of…

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