Before The King

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

Let's be honest, it sounds like this was a bit of a disastrous trip. The trifecta of losing, misplacing and selling your heart, soul and head seems a little bit hectic, so props for pulling it all together to get a fun and pretty song out of it.

Let's be honest, it sounds like this was a bit of a disastrous trip. The trifecta of losing, misplacing and selling your heart, soul and head seems a little bit hectic, so props for pulling it all together to get a fun and pretty song out of it.

WEEKENDA

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

I really enjoy the daydreaming vibes from the drums, and the dripping in summer, lo-fi 'ohhh's' behind that chorus. Having this sunny backdrop means that the devastating lyrics, "how could you do this to me..." cut through so strongly and dramatically to this real fever pitch! You've made a danceable song with a bit of a heartbroken soul.

I really enjoy the daydreaming vibes from the drums, and the dripping in summer, lo-fi 'ohhh's' behind that chorus. Having this sunny backdrop means that the devastating lyrics, "how could you do this to me..." cut through so strongly and dramatically to this real fever pitch! You've made a danceable song with a bit of a heartbroken soul.

Ethan French

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

There are moments when you remind me of the quirky songwriting of Darwin Deez, for instance, there is a pinging noise that sounds like the beeps that emit from satellites, a random pick up I know, but there is something so grounding and comforting about that tiny detail? When I hear how that's paired with your vocals and harmonising instrumentals it makes the song sound both futuristic and...

There are moments when you remind me of the quirky songwriting of Darwin Deez, for instance, there is a pinging noise that sounds like the beeps that emit from satellites, a random pick up I know, but there is something so grounding and comforting about that tiny detail? When I hear how that's paired with your vocals and harmonising instrumentals it makes the song sound both futuristic and retro at the same time.

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The Marquis

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

08 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

I really appreciate the unpredictable shifts in the song's structure. The almost math rock style is an attention grabbing start to the track and I'm really liking how you've woven these different guitars together to create a contrasting set of tones. My favourite part, like DRH said, is that distant backing vocal in the chorus - it really amps up the emotional intensity.

I really appreciate the unpredictable shifts in the song's structure. The almost math rock style is an attention grabbing start to the track and I'm really liking how you've woven these different guitars together to create a contrasting set of tones. My favourite part, like DRH said, is that distant backing vocal in the chorus - it really amps up the emotional intensity.

JXCKY

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What's So Good About Brandon?

JXCKY

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

08 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

You have really captured what it feels like to mull over why someone you connected so well with has left you for someone else. Although the situation you're singing about is sad, the warm production, the strings section and the way you sing softly and introspectively makes this a catchy, comforting pop song.

You have really captured what it feels like to mull over why someone you connected so well with has left you for someone else. Although the situation you're singing about is sad, the warm production, the strings section and the way you sing softly and introspectively makes this a catchy, comforting pop song.

Beggar Man Thief

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

This song builds well through these contrasting sections. Pushing from the worn-down gloomy sadness of the first lyrics, into the slightly brighter chorus into the sunny, bellowing, bass section towards the end. It's a track to help you roll with the punches.

This song builds well through these contrasting sections. Pushing from the worn-down gloomy sadness of the first lyrics, into the slightly brighter chorus into the sunny, bellowing, bass section towards the end. It's a track to help you roll with the punches.

Sam Hunter

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

In these lyrics it's clear that the current circumstances that have limited your ability to travel this year have impacted you. Instead of it limiting your creativity, you've turned it into an opportunity to reminisce and dedicate a song to all those freeing moments you've had before. There's a reassuring stress-less vibe to it all, something we all need a little of at the m...

In these lyrics it's clear that the current circumstances that have limited your ability to travel this year have impacted you. Instead of it limiting your creativity, you've turned it into an opportunity to reminisce and dedicate a song to all those freeing moments you've had before. There's a reassuring stress-less vibe to it all, something we all need a little of at the moment.

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LUUNG

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

I'm still trying to get my head around how you've made a song come out with that digital sheen that still sounds like it's been plucked from a botanical garden. I like the glitchy, unfolding production in this chorus and your use of vocal distortion, it sounds like you're directly breathing life and feeling into this disjointed but harmonising hum.

I'm still trying to get my head around how you've made a song come out with that digital sheen that still sounds like it's been plucked from a botanical garden. I like the glitchy, unfolding production in this chorus and your use of vocal distortion, it sounds like you're directly breathing life and feeling into this disjointed but harmonising hum.

jerranis

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
45

Whenever I listen to this track it makes me want to smash in the window of my favourite music venue just to feel the gunk under my shoes and smell that weird mix of beer and limited sunlight in the carpeted band room again. I bloody adore how hectic each of the changes in this song are - it's starts off so swampy, heavy and slow and ends up in a convulsing rage. In short, I still stand by ...

Whenever I listen to this track it makes me want to smash in the window of my favourite music venue just to feel the gunk under my shoes and smell that weird mix of beer and limited sunlight in the carpeted band room again. I bloody adore how hectic each of the changes in this song are - it's starts off so swampy, heavy and slow and ends up in a convulsing rage. In short, I still stand by my choice to hock up phlegm live on air during short.fast.loud to describe how freeing and primitive this song makes me feel.

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Deadshowws

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

All of us can remember moments when we've made attempts at bettering ourselves so that we can be right for someone else. The sparse guitar and bass lines leave open space to reflect on those ambitious feelings but also, on a more basic level, invite everyone to yell-a-long to those anthemic builds in the chorus.

All of us can remember moments when we've made attempts at bettering ourselves so that we can be right for someone else. The sparse guitar and bass lines leave open space to reflect on those ambitious feelings but also, on a more basic level, invite everyone to yell-a-long to those anthemic builds in the chorus.

Elizabeth Ruyi

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

I'm such a sucker for classical piano chords anchoring down a pop song. You use those falling vocal chord progressions to really encapsulate the lyrics you're singing about - crushing hard, falling hard & waiting for someone to feel the same. It's such a calming, floating, whimsical little ballad but, the more I listen to it the more I recognise the talent that came with maki...

I'm such a sucker for classical piano chords anchoring down a pop song. You use those falling vocal chord progressions to really encapsulate the lyrics you're singing about - crushing hard, falling hard & waiting for someone to feel the same. It's such a calming, floating, whimsical little ballad but, the more I listen to it the more I recognise the talent that came with making this track seem so effortless.

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PZMST

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

Chill guitar strums, tropical drum rhythms & gentle cow bell, all while showing appreciation for cultural legends like Aaliyah. You've made a track that slots into a summer playlist for those humid nights when everyone thinks they are a salsa dancer and they're just letting the rhythm take over their hips.

Chill guitar strums, tropical drum rhythms & gentle cow bell, all while showing appreciation for cultural legends like Aaliyah. You've made a track that slots into a summer playlist for those humid nights when everyone thinks they are a salsa dancer and they're just letting the rhythm take over their hips.

Jordan Dennis

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

08 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

I can hear this cheeky smirk of confidence all through your delivery. You've split your bars in these alternating rhythms just like JID do so well, which means, as I'm listening I'm holding on to each lyric to keep up. This helps me appreciate all the lyrical nods and name drops of hip hop legends that you've woven in. Also, on God, the smoke and mirrors of JUJO's produ...

I can hear this cheeky smirk of confidence all through your delivery. You've split your bars in these alternating rhythms just like JID do so well, which means, as I'm listening I'm holding on to each lyric to keep up. This helps me appreciate all the lyrical nods and name drops of hip hop legends that you've woven in. Also, on God, the smoke and mirrors of JUJO's production with those slithering horns are a time warp, it transports me to that magic show in your video clip. To bounce back in time but to sound fresh is a tough thing to do, but you've nailed this transportation trick.

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Maple Glider

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to underst...

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to understand this vulnerable sacrificing position. Alongside this wandering bass and anchoring piano you're singing a song about such emotionally intense moments and yet, you manage to channel them into this beautiful, delicate vocal phrasing. Thank you for singing about such dark spaces so earnestly.

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Swaine Delgado

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've made a track that makes me feel like I'm a stream of warm light coming through a terrarium. It's cozy and nourishing, braiding together the weird pop that sits between Darwin Deez and Rex Orange County. I really like your addition of these soft clicks and chimes but, my favourite bit is the buzzing synth taps popping up now and again. You've captured and bottled up th...

You've made a track that makes me feel like I'm a stream of warm light coming through a terrarium. It's cozy and nourishing, braiding together the weird pop that sits between Darwin Deez and Rex Orange County. I really like your addition of these soft clicks and chimes but, my favourite bit is the buzzing synth taps popping up now and again. You've captured and bottled up that perfect summer afternoon haze - it's freedom and dreaming without the weight of worries.

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Artist

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

24 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've made a track that is lean, on it's toes and rowdy. Recently I've been watching docos like 'Last Chance U' that follow the life of talented, up and coming American Football players and this would suit the soundtrack's vibe. It's got that same sweat drenched excitement that Pusha T, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar bring to the flips, touchdowns and cocky ...

You've made a track that is lean, on it's toes and rowdy. Recently I've been watching docos like 'Last Chance U' that follow the life of talented, up and coming American Football players and this would suit the soundtrack's vibe. It's got that same sweat drenched excitement that Pusha T, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar bring to the flips, touchdowns and cocky celebrations that happen during the show. The speedy, agile verse that happens half way through plus, the layered back up vocals create this palpable, gritty hype. I can't wait to see this go hard with people in a sweaty mosh soon.

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DENNI

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k&#...

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k's is to think. It's so beautiful how you bend the chorus vocals in and out of the verses, giving that breath were just the words are hanging on their own for a moment. Although it's a song about uncertainty, hearing someone process these familiar and usually isolating feelings is comforting.

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POOKIE

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

This is a perfect track to do some solo, late night, deep thinking car drives to. It's such an easy one to chuck on repeat because of the low key trap beats, and those deep piano chords. On top of that, like a fairy trap mother, you've sprinkled some solid advice on the lyrics of this track. You have such a calm flow when rolling through the advice you have about setting boundaries, m...

This is a perfect track to do some solo, late night, deep thinking car drives to. It's such an easy one to chuck on repeat because of the low key trap beats, and those deep piano chords. On top of that, like a fairy trap mother, you've sprinkled some solid advice on the lyrics of this track. You have such a calm flow when rolling through the advice you have about setting boundaries, minding your own business and being selective about relationships, which makes it easy for the advice to trickle into my psyche. I'm hoping through some earphone osmosis I might cop some of your "say it with the chest" confidence too...

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Angeles

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've tapped into an Alice in Wonderland dimension on this track. Just like Amen Dunes and Beach House, you've got these floating, sliding bass lines and the distant, echoing vocal that creates this beautiful, whining melancholy. This is music that sets everything in slow motion as I fall down the dark rabbit hole, and I'm embracing it.

You've tapped into an Alice in Wonderland dimension on this track. Just like Amen Dunes and Beach House, you've got these floating, sliding bass lines and the distant, echoing vocal that creates this beautiful, whining melancholy. This is music that sets everything in slow motion as I fall down the dark rabbit hole, and I'm embracing it.

Tara Bloom

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

I love how you've mixed this dirty, stomping, two step techno with your cleanly sliced vocals, the tension filled murky bass and scattered clap beats. I'm getting sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat when I listen to this, which perfectly mimics that feeling I get when I've realised my emotional state is at the complete mercy of someone I'm fascinated with. Like the title sta...

I love how you've mixed this dirty, stomping, two step techno with your cleanly sliced vocals, the tension filled murky bass and scattered clap beats. I'm getting sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat when I listen to this, which perfectly mimics that feeling I get when I've realised my emotional state is at the complete mercy of someone I'm fascinated with. Like the title states, this is what obsession feels like.

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