Category Archives: Artist Reviews

Handasyd Williams & The New Primitives – MICK DALEY Review

Ironsight 16 Aug 2015 MICK DALEY Clipping     Buy the album. One listen to Ironsight confirms that country rock oughta have its own commercial designation, rather than being lumped alongside modern country artists. While Handasyd Williams and the Primitives wear their country influences proudly, they’re following an outlaw tradition steeped in renegade anti-glamour, glorying in unabashed big […]

Sam Shinazzi – PENNYBLACK MUSIC UK Review

Forever & For Now 5 July 2015  PENNYBLACKMUSIC UK  Read the Interview       Purchase the album With such great music being made within our own shores it’s easy, even with technology being as advanced as it is now, to miss out on what is happening elsewhere in the world. In the not so distant past there […]

Mark Lucas – COUNTRY UPDATE Review

Little Town Blues 8 June 2015  COUNTRY UPDATE          CLIPPING The first solo album for a while from Mark Lucas, following a string of albums with his band the Dead Setters see’s him bringing the focus back to the stories and the story teller. This time it seems that Sydney’s “urban cowboy […]

James Thomson – FOR THE COUNTRY RECORD Review

Cold Moon 2 June 2015 FOR THE COUNTRY RECORD              CLIPPING James Thomson is a wonderfully unassuming singer-songwriter with a calm and even energy that permeates through each song he sings. His songscapes are simple and old-school, and his influences range from alt-country to bluegrass. Despite Thomson being from Newcastle Australia his sophomore […]

Mark Lucas – THE MUSIC Review

Little Town Blues    3 ½ Stars CLIPPING Mark Lucas normally fronts The Dead Setters but here he steps out on his own with a collection of intimate and restrained songs, decorated with fiddle, banjo, piano and even tuba without ever distracting from the personal and sometimes socio-political content of his lyrics.  Stranger possesses a beautiful, […]

James Thomson – POST TO WIRE Review – Cold Moon

Cold Moon 21 May 2015 POST TO WIRE                    CLIPPING James Thomson’s debut album was an impressive calling card, a introduction to a talented songwriter already sounding beyond his years in terms of his songs and their lived-in delivery. The promise of that first sprawling collection of songs […]

James Thomson – THE MUSIC Review

Cold Moon       4/5 stars May 2015 The Music         CLIPPING Thomson’s debut (self titled) album was an introduction to a songwriter already sounding beyond his years in terms of his songs and their lived-in delivery. That promise has been refined and stylistically expanded on this exceptional follow-up. Thomson imbues its themes of […]

Sam Shinazzi – Video “Bones” – great clip, great review

“Bones“ HHHHAPPY 23 April 2015 Sam Shinazzi calls Sydney home in his new clip for Bones Sam Shinazzi brings his thoughtful songwriting to life with this contemplative video for his clip Bones. Nice work Brett Knight. Besides having an awesome name, Sam Shinazzi has been kicking around for a while charming folk with his alternative […]

Sam Shinazzi shines as a storyteller on FOREVER & FOR NOW

HHHAPPY  2 April 2015 by Debbie Carr Somewhere in Sydney, hidden deep beneath aspiring rappers spitting rhymes about their ex’s and every local DJ’s latest chill house mix, Sam Shinazzi picks up his acoustic guitar. Now I’m not saying these fine musicians aren’t creating something special for the future of our music industry, but I’d […]