Al is a Melbourne-based music writer who's been a long time triple j affiliate. Now he writes some fancy words online and does a bit o' talking on your wireless for all your fresh music goss. He also loves him some emerging Aussie talent. Fun fact: still allergic to bananas but slightly less terrible at riding bikes.
Maple Glider

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

14 Apr 2021

Triple J
45

How is it possible this beauty breaks you apart so much with so little? A strong melody, presence, and sentiment are among the sharpest tools in Tori's songwriting kit.

How is it possible this beauty breaks you apart so much with so little? A strong melody, presence, and sentiment are among the sharpest tools in Tori's songwriting kit.

Nick Ward

Review

I Wanna Be Myself Or Nothin...

Nick Ward

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

09 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

Excuse me while I just wipe away my tears and catch my breath. This is just one of those songs: a deeply honest expression from an artist willing to bare more than just gorgeous music.

Excuse me while I just wipe away my tears and catch my breath. This is just one of those songs: a deeply honest expression from an artist willing to bare more than just gorgeous music.