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.
murmurmur

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

25 Aug 2021

Triple J
40

So good to have moremoremore from murmurmur! Wears the lineage of great guitar bands on its sleeve, but this is every bit as good - a searing shred outta the stratosphere ready for a communal headbang.

So good to have moremoremore from murmurmur! Wears the lineage of great guitar bands on its sleeve, but this is every bit as good - a searing shred outta the stratosphere ready for a communal headbang.

Ruby Gill

Review

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Ruby Gill

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Aug 2021

Triple J
50

'I can't afford therapy with the money they pay us to sing songs'.

That's a Lyric of the Year contender right there. And just one of several quietly devastating moments Ruby (and that all-star choir) nails with empowering grace. I'm not sure I can handle the heat, but damn, I'm sticking around the kitchen for another serve from Ruby, 'cos this deserves...

'I can't afford therapy with the money they pay us to sing songs'.

That's a Lyric of the Year contender right there. And just one of several quietly devastating moments Ruby (and that all-star choir) nails with empowering grace. I'm not sure I can handle the heat, but damn, I'm sticking around the kitchen for another serve from Ruby, 'cos this deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as instant classics like Julia Jacklin ‘Body’, Stella Donnelly ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, Phoebe Bridgers ‘Motion Sickness’.

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