Author: Jake Cleland

7 spookiest boy band videos

Nothing will ever beat the spectacle of the boy band. Free to borrow from every flavour of the month and combine it with the bombast of stadium rock, boy bands may be less fashionable than they were 20 years ago but they’ll...

Review: Kishi Bashi, ‘Sonderlust’

Presumably named for sonder, 
the obscure sorrow meaning “the realisation each passerby is living
a life as vivid and complex as your own,” ‘sonderlust’ implies a kind of hunger for empathy. These songs blend the...

Review: Jarrow, ‘2003 Dream’

Coming out of the Nashville school of songwriting, 20-year-old Melbournian Dan Oke knows how to sling a tune. As the songwriter and frontman of Jarrow, he portrays himself as spiritually broken and perpetually unlucky, the kind...

Review: Venus II, ‘Inside Your Sun’

Inside Your Sun is a love letter to sweet Hacienda, that fantasy land where the pills are pure, the cops never come, and people like Shaun Ryder are allowed to exist in public.  Eagle & the Worm’s Jarrad Brown and Canyons’...

Gang Of Youths, ‘Let Me Be Clear’ review

Gang of Youths’ songs are almost perverted in how effectively they manipulate and Let Me Be Clear is no exception, showing an impressive mastery in their ability to swing sombre intimacy into rapturous Big Moments....

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