My Shadow and I

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

27 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

You really gain some g-force from the start of the track and it really lands heavy on those opening drums. The space between the verse and the chorus where you squeezed in those epic kick drums builds so much anticipation in a tiny fraction of time. I appreciate that you've stuck the track in 6th gear the whole way through.

You really gain some g-force from the start of the track and it really lands heavy on those opening drums. The space between the verse and the chorus where you squeezed in those epic kick drums builds so much anticipation in a tiny fraction of time. I appreciate that you've stuck the track in 6th gear the whole way through.

Cry Baby

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Cry Baby

Cry Baby

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

One thing I've learnt, is no matter what it seems like, everyone is constantly trying to work stuff out and mulls over those insecure, misspoken moments. In this song, you show that vulnerability and understanding to these situations through the way you describe those circular thoughts. Those lyrics gently shift over the top of the strings and wind instruments that are in the background wh...

One thing I've learnt, is no matter what it seems like, everyone is constantly trying to work stuff out and mulls over those insecure, misspoken moments. In this song, you show that vulnerability and understanding to these situations through the way you describe those circular thoughts. Those lyrics gently shift over the top of the strings and wind instruments that are in the background which creates this mystical, murky fog over the track. What a gentle but powerful way for a self proclaimed cry baby to redefine those connotations.

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White Bonsai

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Towards the Sun

White Bonsai

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

What a sweet, soaring chorus you've got on this track, I really enjoy how you've put some strong visual lyrics in there, for instance, giving us a chance to imagine "raindrops turning into snow". And, what a huge way to bail out in the end. Leading with those heavy drums, holding on to the phrasing of that belted-out chorus plus the frantic guitars - what a give-it-your-all ...

What a sweet, soaring chorus you've got on this track, I really enjoy how you've put some strong visual lyrics in there, for instance, giving us a chance to imagine "raindrops turning into snow". And, what a huge way to bail out in the end. Leading with those heavy drums, holding on to the phrasing of that belted-out chorus plus the frantic guitars - what a give-it-your-all crashing end to a song.

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Divebar Youth

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

21 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

You really set a scene by starting this tune with the distant, lo-fi, breezy sounds. All the way through, there is this coolness and swagger that's just there. I really like how your vocals sit in a comfortable spot too, you're never pushing too high or low in your vocal range which means I vicariously felt this laid-back ease. Then, as a contrast, you've added in these full drum...

You really set a scene by starting this tune with the distant, lo-fi, breezy sounds. All the way through, there is this coolness and swagger that's just there. I really like how your vocals sit in a comfortable spot too, you're never pushing too high or low in your vocal range which means I vicariously felt this laid-back ease. Then, as a contrast, you've added in these full drum bits, and crazy bass pieces plucked and slapped into the track as a little bit of audible garnish.

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Veople

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Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

21 Jan 2021

Triple J
35

You've really shown what depth can come from layering atmospheric instrumentals together. I love the build of those keyboards and the way those guitar tones circle round it all. As a result, by the end, this track swirls into a really beautiful piece of grand songwriting, grounded by those thumping drum beats.

You've really shown what depth can come from layering atmospheric instrumentals together. I love the build of those keyboards and the way those guitar tones circle round it all. As a result, by the end, this track swirls into a really beautiful piece of grand songwriting, grounded by those thumping drum beats.

Before The King

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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

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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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You're My Home

Ethan French

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

Review

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

Caught in the Rain

Beggar Man Thief

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.

LUUNG

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Picture This

LUUNG

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

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Too Late to Eject

jerranis

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

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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

Review

Hokus Pokus (Prod JUJO)

Jordan Dennis

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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As Tradition

Maple Glider

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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Drip

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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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