Records

Album | Mark Mulcahy – The Gus

Sometimes things hit you immediately, and sometimes they just smack across the face when you least expect it. The Gus by Mark Mulcahy is a case in point. I listened to it for the better part of a day and…

Album | Firefly Burning – Breathe Shallow

Take a deep breath, because Breathe Shallow by Firefly Burning is likely to take your breath away again and again. The staccato strings opening ‘It Won’t Be Long’ immediately inform listeners this record defies expectations. Attempts at categorisation are ultimately…

Album premiere | Tanbark – Tanbark

Laurel Canyon revivalists rejoice, for Tanbark are back with their second album. The duo, formed of Chloe Nelson and James Jannicelli, follow up 2014’s Write Soon with a self-titled sophomore released this week. It may be five years since their…

Album | Cate Le Bon – Reward

According to Cate Le Bon a reward can be quite sinister, especially in these Trumpian times. “People hear the word ‘reward’ and they think that it’s a positive word, and to me it’s quite a sinister word in that it…

Album | Kelly Hunt – Even The Sparrow

Kelly Hunt plays banjo in a way most other people don’t. Her calfskin tenor banjo is unique, different than anything made today. “I opened up the case and it said ‘This banjo was played by a man named Ira Tamm in his dog and…

Album | Olden Yolk – Living Theatre

Founded by Quilt’s Shane Butler in New York, the psychedelic-folk outfit Olden Yolk deliver an exotic wave of technicolour in the new album Living Theatre. As the project became a bigger thing than thought, the band expanded with singer-songwriter Caity…