South West Syndicate

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

22 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
35

Sorry I'm sooooo late to the party, but this is a jam! It's like if Run DMC and Briggs had a love child. Big fan of the distorted guitar behind it - I wish it had bigger percussion with it. I've had this on repeat all day, it's so catchy. You've got a great way of telling a important stories and I'm keen to hear what's next!

Sorry I'm sooooo late to the party, but this is a jam! It's like if Run DMC and Briggs had a love child. Big fan of the distorted guitar behind it - I wish it had bigger percussion with it. I've had this on repeat all day, it's so catchy. You've got a great way of telling a important stories and I'm keen to hear what's next!

Bitchspawn

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

22 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Can I just say, it is SO GOOD to hear new Bitchspawn! I loved the pace and angst of 'Sleep All Day', but 'Flesh' shows a more stripped back, vulnerable side to the band. Such an eclectic mix of influences they have listed, yet you can hear every single one in this song. Everything ties together so nicely, and bloody hell, Paige's voice sounds brilliant. If these two tra...

Can I just say, it is SO GOOD to hear new Bitchspawn! I loved the pace and angst of 'Sleep All Day', but 'Flesh' shows a more stripped back, vulnerable side to the band. Such an eclectic mix of influences they have listed, yet you can hear every single one in this song. Everything ties together so nicely, and bloody hell, Paige's voice sounds brilliant. If these two tracks are a sign of what's to come, Bitchspawn is here to stay.

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Stuck Out

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

15 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
45

I think this might become my favourite Stuck Out song. That chorus melody is so catchy, and I love the guitar lines, chugging bass bits, and mid-song pop punk breakdown. Top notch stuff, can't wait to finger-point to it at a show sometime soon.

I think this might become my favourite Stuck Out song. That chorus melody is so catchy, and I love the guitar lines, chugging bass bits, and mid-song pop punk breakdown. Top notch stuff, can't wait to finger-point to it at a show sometime soon.

Mauvais

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

08 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
40

This is the biggest and best Mauvais has ever sounded. It's cohesive and strong, and you really feel the story the band is telling. Big fan of this, can't wait to see it live once Enigma opens back up!

This is the biggest and best Mauvais has ever sounded. It's cohesive and strong, and you really feel the story the band is telling. Big fan of this, can't wait to see it live once Enigma opens back up!

Stellie

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

05 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
45

This is some San Cisco meets King Princess kinda style, and I bloody love it! You have this really cool way of hooking people in with your voice and keeping them on the line with your great lyrics. This is so dang catchy and shimmery. That little 'I'd have killed for you' melody at the end of the chorus reminds me of 'About You' by G Flip! I wish this was longer and did...

This is some San Cisco meets King Princess kinda style, and I bloody love it! You have this really cool way of hooking people in with your voice and keeping them on the line with your great lyrics. This is so dang catchy and shimmery. That little 'I'd have killed for you' melody at the end of the chorus reminds me of 'About You' by G Flip! I wish this was longer and didn't end so abruptly - but that's truly the only fault of this song. Amazing.

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Lucid Hoops

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

05 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
35

Oh hell yeah! I really like this. Short, sweet, and straight to the point.

Oh hell yeah! I really like this. Short, sweet, and straight to the point.

Leah Senior

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

02 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
40

This would be the perfect soundtrack for a 70s TV show! The harmonies are gorgeous and I love how the staccato piano and guitar melodies complement each other. Really refreshing to hear this sound again - I just wish it was longer!

This would be the perfect soundtrack for a 70s TV show! The harmonies are gorgeous and I love how the staccato piano and guitar melodies complement each other. Really refreshing to hear this sound again - I just wish it was longer!

Tiles

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

02 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Every pie that Katie Pomery has her finger in is golden baked, and Tiles is no exception. This is so dreamy and nostalgic, and it's really cool to hear the two The Empty Threats bandmates in this way. That guitar tone really tickles my fancy, and I love how Katie's vocals still shine even though they're fuzzy and muted. Big fan of everything about this.

Every pie that Katie Pomery has her finger in is golden baked, and Tiles is no exception. This is so dreamy and nostalgic, and it's really cool to hear the two The Empty Threats bandmates in this way. That guitar tone really tickles my fancy, and I love how Katie's vocals still shine even though they're fuzzy and muted. Big fan of everything about this.

Nerve

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

29 May 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Look, at this point I'm convinced you can't write a bad song. Faaaaark.

Look, at this point I'm convinced you can't write a bad song. Faaaaark.

Paradise Club

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

26 May 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Please never stop making music

Please never stop making music

Tiarnie

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

26 May 2020

Super Reviewer
40

This 'country kid takes on the city' tale is one heard many times in conversation, but rarely in song - and I think you've told it beautifully here. That guitar tone is bloody lovely, too.

This 'country kid takes on the city' tale is one heard many times in conversation, but rarely in song - and I think you've told it beautifully here. That guitar tone is bloody lovely, too.

DRESS CODE

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

26 May 2020

Super Reviewer
35

A really well-written catchy chorus, and that soaring moment at 2:32 is just.. *chef's kiss*

A really well-written catchy chorus, and that soaring moment at 2:32 is just.. *chef's kiss*

Bjéar

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

26 May 2020

Super Reviewer
45

This is breath-taking from start to finish. It's definitely got the Bon Iver vibes, and the trumpet, guitars and percussion part at 2:36 has a real Mumford and Sons/Gang of Youths flavour - but this is still something completely your own. The strings and brass make this stand out from any other work in this style. I really admire your use of space and dynamics, too. You never fail to impre...

This is breath-taking from start to finish. It's definitely got the Bon Iver vibes, and the trumpet, guitars and percussion part at 2:36 has a real Mumford and Sons/Gang of Youths flavour - but this is still something completely your own. The strings and brass make this stand out from any other work in this style. I really admire your use of space and dynamics, too. You never fail to impress me, Bjéar.

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Autosuggest

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

22 May 2020

Super Reviewer
35

This is like some wacky mashup of Arctic Monkeys, INXS, and Mogwai, and somehow it works. You had me offside with the first couple of seconds but you hooked me straight back in with that funky bassline and cowbell! This one's a grower, I reckon - keen to give it another listen or ten.

This is like some wacky mashup of Arctic Monkeys, INXS, and Mogwai, and somehow it works. You had me offside with the first couple of seconds but you hooked me straight back in with that funky bassline and cowbell! This one's a grower, I reckon - keen to give it another listen or ten.

Pinkish Blu

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

22 May 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Thank you. I needed this one, and I think a lot of other people do too. I just wish it was longer.

Thank you. I needed this one, and I think a lot of other people do too. I just wish it was longer.

Julia Lostrom

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

20 May 2020

Super Reviewer
40

You know those pod things that are full of water and so much Epsom salt that when you're in them, you just float around and it feels like there's no gravity and it's supposed to be super relaxing and stuff? Well, I feel like if they played music while you were in one, this is what you would hear.

You know those pod things that are full of water and so much Epsom salt that when you're in them, you just float around and it feels like there's no gravity and it's supposed to be super relaxing and stuff? Well, I feel like if they played music while you were in one, this is what you would hear.

Coldwave

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

20 May 2020

Super Reviewer
35

This is such an Adelaide sound. I'd put you on a lineup with HMF, The Empty Threats, and Glowing in no time. The punk guitars, the belting vocal, the pin-point percussion.. it all just works so well together. And that brass line!!! Tasty stuff. Oh and I'm a big fan of this style but I've never listened to the band Shame, so if this is what they sound like, I reckon I'll add ...

This is such an Adelaide sound. I'd put you on a lineup with HMF, The Empty Threats, and Glowing in no time. The punk guitars, the belting vocal, the pin-point percussion.. it all just works so well together. And that brass line!!! Tasty stuff. Oh and I'm a big fan of this style but I've never listened to the band Shame, so if this is what they sound like, I reckon I'll add them to the playlist next - thanks for the tip.

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SUNFLOWER

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

20 May 2020

Super Reviewer
35

This is a real stand-in-the-crops-with-the-sun-on-your-face kind of song. Love the combination of Lawson's classic country/rock-type vocal and Kahlia's sweet harmonies. I wish the wicked guitar solo that kicks in at 2:21 didn't feel so lost behind the rhythmic guitar! I'll be pulling this one out when the sun comes out from behind the clouds later today.

This is a real stand-in-the-crops-with-the-sun-on-your-face kind of song. Love the combination of Lawson's classic country/rock-type vocal and Kahlia's sweet harmonies. I wish the wicked guitar solo that kicks in at 2:21 didn't feel so lost behind the rhythmic guitar! I'll be pulling this one out when the sun comes out from behind the clouds later today.

EAST AV3

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EAST AV3

Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

19 May 2020

Super Reviewer
45

As if anyone expected you to make anything other than absolute fire in this challenge. Far out.

As if anyone expected you to make anything other than absolute fire in this challenge. Far out.

Agnes Manners

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Review by Dani Brown Dani Brown

14 May 2020

Super Reviewer
50

Oh god, what an absolute stunner. It's so great to hear your voice shine in this way. I like the subtle guitar melody and the soft, lush percussion that nudge the song along. The build of the synths to the crescendo is clever, and that sax line slots in beautifully. But I tell ya, when CJ's vocals come in at the end, my heart just swells and pushes this from a 4.5-star song to the ful...

Oh god, what an absolute stunner. It's so great to hear your voice shine in this way. I like the subtle guitar melody and the soft, lush percussion that nudge the song along. The build of the synths to the crescendo is clever, and that sax line slots in beautifully. But I tell ya, when CJ's vocals come in at the end, my heart just swells and pushes this from a 4.5-star song to the full 5 stars. This feels like a warm, comforting hug and I never want to let go.

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