Author: Simon Winkler

Review: Cherry Glazerr, ‘Apocalipstick’

LA rock trio Cherry Glazerr write sharp social commentary and potent garage rock anthems. Rising as punk prodigies from high school, the group caught the attention of cult rock imprint Burger Records before recently signing to...

Review: Bonobo, ‘Migration’

There’s theories of how, why and when music first appeared. One view sees early structured sounds as a social glue: harmonising humans into communities, moulding behaviour and fulfilling a need to belong. Tens of thousands...

Review: Body/Head, ‘No Waves’

Master musicians Kim Gordon and Bill Nace create songs together as Body/Head. It’s a neat two-part name that says a lot about the elegant simplicity and powerful complexity of their approach. Until now, Coming Apart was...

Review: Alex Izenberg, ‘Harlequin’

The otherworldy and the everyday find balance in the songs of LA musician Alex Izenberg. It’s perhaps no coincidence his album is titled Harlequin, a theatrical archetype with playful, emotional, sometimes mischievous...

Review: Heart Beach, ‘Kiss Your Face’

Waves roll heavy with ancient emotions into the peaceful harbour of Heart Beach. The Hobart band are keen observers of the tides, harnessing their power to create affecting and effective guitar pop. Listen carefully and you can...

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