Author: Jeff Jenkins

Boy & Bear, ‘Suck on Light’ review

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. After two chart-topping albums, Boy & Bear seemed to disappear. It turns out that singer Dave Hosking was battling a crippling illness, which left him fatigued and distressed. “I was...

Ash Grunwald, ‘Mojo’ review

“Sometimes I don’t know where this dirty road’s taking me,” Ash Grunwald sings on his 12th album, his first for Michael Gudinski’s Bloodlines label. The Melbourne bluesman has been nominated for Best Blues and Roots Album five...

Montaigne, ‘Complex’ review

“I like listening to you,” Montaigne sings at the start of her second album, “with my fingers in my ears.” Loaded with irony, it’s the perfect and playful start to an album that doesn’t pull any punches. No sophomore jinx here;...

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