THIA.

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Review by David James Young David James Young

15 Jun 2018

Super Reviewer
35

It's cold as hell right now but this will warm you right up. Lush, sweet pop with a touch of soul to it.

It's cold as hell right now but this will warm you right up. Lush, sweet pop with a touch of soul to it.

Spokesmodel

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Jun 2018

Super Reviewer
40

As someone who's known Sophie for years and seen their music go from earnest singer-songwriter to noisy rock, I'd have never anticipated a shift into dark electro-pop. Still, more fool me - this is the most assured and confident I've ever heard them sound, and Ceiling Roses is already turning into one of my most listened-to songs of the year. Fascinated to see where this goes nex...

As someone who's known Sophie for years and seen their music go from earnest singer-songwriter to noisy rock, I'd have never anticipated a shift into dark electro-pop. Still, more fool me - this is the most assured and confident I've ever heard them sound, and Ceiling Roses is already turning into one of my most listened-to songs of the year. Fascinated to see where this goes next.

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Moaning Lisa

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Jun 2018

Super Reviewer
40

I want a girl who likes Mazzy Star, I want a girl who's a shoegazer. Another arrow in the quiver of the coolest band in Canberra - and considering how fucking cold Canberra is, that's saying something.

I want a girl who likes Mazzy Star, I want a girl who's a shoegazer. Another arrow in the quiver of the coolest band in Canberra - and considering how fucking cold Canberra is, that's saying something.

Leopard Lake

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Review by David James Young David James Young

02 Jun 2018

Super Reviewer
35

This is a really slick one - love the guitar tone and the note bends on the synth in particular. Simple, effective hook. Interested to see how the two of you further explore this sound with releases to come.

This is a really slick one - love the guitar tone and the note bends on the synth in particular. Simple, effective hook. Interested to see how the two of you further explore this sound with releases to come.

Flowermouth

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Review of Gown by Flowermouth David James Young

16 May 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Irresistibly melodic, Gown is one of the warmest and catchiest songs I've heard all year. Twinkly and jangly but not to the point of being lackadaisical or slack, the guitars shimmer as the vocals melt in your mouth. Don't let this one pass you by.

Irresistibly melodic, Gown is one of the warmest and catchiest songs I've heard all year. Twinkly and jangly but not to the point of being lackadaisical or slack, the guitars shimmer as the vocals melt in your mouth. Don't let this one pass you by.

Denise Le Menice

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Review by David James Young David James Young

14 May 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Reminds me of Glockenpop! by Spiderbait if Veruca Salt or Belly did it for Like A Version. That's a very high compliment.

Reminds me of Glockenpop! by Spiderbait if Veruca Salt or Belly did it for Like A Version. That's a very high compliment.

Natalie Carolan

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Review by David James Young David James Young

23 Apr 2018

Super Reviewer
35

This is really lovely. Delicate arrangement contrasted with a strong vocal take. Reminded me a bit of Sarah McLachlan, and that's not an insult where I come from.

This is really lovely. Delicate arrangement contrasted with a strong vocal take. Reminded me a bit of Sarah McLachlan, and that's not an insult where I come from.

Pirra

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Review by David James Young David James Young

10 Apr 2018

Super Reviewer
25

Perfectly fine. Serviceable. Inoffensive. Nice. If that's what you're after, more power to you. Best of luck.

Perfectly fine. Serviceable. Inoffensive. Nice. If that's what you're after, more power to you. Best of luck.

Baskervillain

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Review by David James Young David James Young

10 Apr 2018

Super Reviewer
30

The snare is really good on this, it's got a great crack to it. Is it a Piccolo? The recording's really good on the drums overall. Don't really like the lead guitar following the vocal melody in the verses, but there's some other pretty interesting sonic stuff here that can and should be worked on.

The snare is really good on this, it's got a great crack to it. Is it a Piccolo? The recording's really good on the drums overall. Don't really like the lead guitar following the vocal melody in the verses, but there's some other pretty interesting sonic stuff here that can and should be worked on.

Belove

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Review by David James Young David James Young

12 Apr 2018

Super Reviewer
30

This is an impression of The xx so good that I'm half expecting these three guys to take off their masks and reveal it's actually them.

This is an impression of The xx so good that I'm half expecting these three guys to take off their masks and reveal it's actually them.

Asha Jefferies

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
35

A charm. Some warm, harmonic indie folk with pure honey vocals and an unexpected kick to it. Get in before they're selling out rooms and you're not on the door.

A charm. Some warm, harmonic indie folk with pure honey vocals and an unexpected kick to it. Get in before they're selling out rooms and you're not on the door.

Lover

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Lover

Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
30

Slick, radio-ready, confident. Bit of a Zedd or a Marshmallo vibe. Very a la mode. Sure it will go far.

Slick, radio-ready, confident. Bit of a Zedd or a Marshmallo vibe. Very a la mode. Sure it will go far.

Eilish Gilligan

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Song + Music = Fuck Yeah. Say "Mate, Feelin' You!" Sick Madness, Friendly Youth. Show Me Full-length, Yeah?

Song + Music = Fuck Yeah. Say "Mate, Feelin' You!" Sick Madness, Friendly Youth. Show Me Full-length, Yeah?

Lady Amaziah

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Look! Up in the sky! It's Chaka Khan! It's Kimbra! No - it's Lady Amaziah! I'm not going to be the first to tell you this is Amaziah-ing, and I certainly won't be the last.

Look! Up in the sky! It's Chaka Khan! It's Kimbra! No - it's Lady Amaziah! I'm not going to be the first to tell you this is Amaziah-ing, and I certainly won't be the last.

Paper Thin

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Much like the Penis Tower, many have tried to knock down Paper Thin. Much like the Newcastle train line, Paper Thin have been cut off and replaced by buses. Much like the Hamilton Station Hotel, Paper Thin have sticky floors but sound good and have a vibe about them. Much like Super Hubert, Paper Thin are the top children's entertainer in the greater Newcastle region. Much like the KFC in ...

Much like the Penis Tower, many have tried to knock down Paper Thin. Much like the Newcastle train line, Paper Thin have been cut off and replaced by buses. Much like the Hamilton Station Hotel, Paper Thin have sticky floors but sound good and have a vibe about them. Much like Super Hubert, Paper Thin are the top children's entertainer in the greater Newcastle region. Much like the KFC in Newcastle, Paper Thin are the largest KFC by square metre in New South Wales.

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Obscura Hail

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

What happens when a folk troubadour gets really back into They Might Be Giants and Tokyo Police Club? Here y'go. Sean is one of the best humans I've ever met. He's forgotten better songs in high school than I've ever thought of as an adult.

What happens when a folk troubadour gets really back into They Might Be Giants and Tokyo Police Club? Here y'go. Sean is one of the best humans I've ever met. He's forgotten better songs in high school than I've ever thought of as an adult.

Bilby

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

If you don't like Bilby then your heart is dead and I straight-up don't like you

If you don't like Bilby then your heart is dead and I straight-up don't like you

Shelley Smith

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
35

Spooky lo-fi folk. It sounds like it was recorded in a cave. Your voice is stunning. I hope you are not a ghost haunting the Unearthed website in your afterlife.

Spooky lo-fi folk. It sounds like it was recorded in a cave. Your voice is stunning. I hope you are not a ghost haunting the Unearthed website in your afterlife.

Skyepaint

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Review by David James Young David James Young

07 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Oh snap, it's the Skye-t String Tangle! Just playin'. This is mad cool. Remember Tim & Jean? Fuck, that was a time. Is it too early for early 2010s electropop nostalgia? Who's got their Friendly Fires tickets? Nice Van She shirt! Sick, anyway, I'm gonna go rave in a field somewhere.

Oh snap, it's the Skye-t String Tangle! Just playin'. This is mad cool. Remember Tim & Jean? Fuck, that was a time. Is it too early for early 2010s electropop nostalgia? Who's got their Friendly Fires tickets? Nice Van She shirt! Sick, anyway, I'm gonna go rave in a field somewhere.

WING DEFENCE

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Review by David James Young David James Young

08 Mar 2018

Super Reviewer
35

Super catchy lo-fi garage pop that I'm certain would go off live. Bit of a Honeyblood vibe, as well as later-period Kate Nash. These are both very good things.

Super catchy lo-fi garage pop that I'm certain would go off live. Bit of a Honeyblood vibe, as well as later-period Kate Nash. These are both very good things.