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Hard Sweet and Sticky: The Bellrays

Reviewed by Declan Murphy, Readings St Kilda

Tough title to live up to, but the Bellrays are up to the challenge. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Lisa Kekaula this California four-piece have delivered a killer little record that is full of …

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Lust Lust Lust: The Raveonettes

Reviewed by Declan Murphy, Readings St Kilda

Lust Lust Lust marks a return to form from this Danish duo following a debut of such promise in Chain Gang of Love and a disappointing second record. From the opening track Aly, Walk with Me, the Rav…

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Volume One: She and Him

Reviewed by Alice Bisits, Readings Malvern

Actress Zooey Deschanel is the ‘she’ and singer songwriter M Ward is the ‘he’ on this enchanting debut album. Don’t be afraid of the actress turned singer cliché here – perhaps singing is her stronge…

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April: Sun Kil Moon

Reviewed by Lou Fulco, Readings Port Melbourne

Despite recording under the moniker of Sun Kil Moon, this release resoundingly belongs to singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek. With vocals reminiscent of Nick Drake and songs born of simplicity and warmth…

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Mountain Battles: The Breeders

Reviewed by Shannon Cane, Readings Carlton

I was always a Kim Deal fan. The Pixies to me were all about her songs and presence, though to most it was all about Frank Black. For me it was Kim and the way she could have been your older sister i…

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Funny Boys: Warren Adler

Reviewed by Judith Loriente, Readings Hawthorn

In 1930s New York, Mickey Fine, waiter and entertainer, is offered a job at Gorlick’s Greenhouse as a ‘funny boy’ – an all-round entertainer, who can keep the patrons in laughs. Not far away, Mutzie …

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When The Flood Comes: The Audreys

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

The Audreys have come a long way in just a few short years. Their debut album Between Last Night And Us was a huge sleeper – old fashioned – word-of-mouth style hit, ARIA award winner, a favourite al…

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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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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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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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