ROYBOY

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

28 May 2020

Triple J
40

You know you're killing it when Kevin Parker ISN'T the most impressive thing on your track. Style for days, slick bars ("Tame is not how we played it") and that beat switch? *chef's kiss*

You know you're killing it when Kevin Parker ISN'T the most impressive thing on your track. Style for days, slick bars ("Tame is not how we played it") and that beat switch? *chef's kiss*

Wolfjay

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Very Soon (feat. Austen) #D...

Wolfjay

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

28 May 2020

Triple J
40

It's smart how you've made Tame, Flip and Kids function to your dreamy, incandescent musical world rather than let them define it. The combo of voices is just lovely. Wish my housemates were this talented (jelly, tbh).

It's smart how you've made Tame, Flip and Kids function to your dreamy, incandescent musical world rather than let them define it. The combo of voices is just lovely. Wish my housemates were this talented (jelly, tbh).

JIM ALXNDR

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

28 May 2020

Triple J
45

Amy Shark should definitely hook up with Jim for a Postal Service makeover. It's incredible what he's achieved, making something that's very much its own emotionally rich thing with just a few samples, and a lotta creativity.

Amy Shark should definitely hook up with Jim for a Postal Service makeover. It's incredible what he's achieved, making something that's very much its own emotionally rich thing with just a few samples, and a lotta creativity.

JEFFE

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Apocalypse x Jack Gray #DIY...

JEFFE

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

28 May 2020

Triple J
40

Love you how this takes the temperature of these isolating times in this warm, wonderful duet. Great use of the Amy Shark vox and hand-rub percussion to boot.

Love you how this takes the temperature of these isolating times in this warm, wonderful duet. Great use of the Amy Shark vox and hand-rub percussion to boot.

EAST AV3

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ASTRONAUT w/ Flume, TKAY + ...

EAST AV3

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

28 May 2020

Triple J
45

Y'all did this in 24hrs!? Damn! With this kinda royal hotness, more artists should just hand over the keys to their sample kingdoms to EAST AV3.

Y'all did this in 24hrs!? Damn! With this kinda royal hotness, more artists should just hand over the keys to their sample kingdoms to EAST AV3.

Greta Stanley

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
45

[chanting] Greta Gets Better! Greta Gets Better! I've definitely soaked into that chorus, and loving the poppier tone without sacrificing the distinctive delivery.

[chanting] Greta Gets Better! Greta Gets Better! I've definitely soaked into that chorus, and loving the poppier tone without sacrificing the distinctive delivery.

Clea

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

When does Unearthed get emojis? Coz this one is [baby angel] [sparkles] [love heart in a bow] and maybe [croissant] for that dreamy, catch-you-off-guard lyric.

When does Unearthed get emojis? Coz this one is [baby angel] [sparkles] [love heart in a bow] and maybe [croissant] for that dreamy, catch-you-off-guard lyric.

Hope D

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
45

Damn, this is a talent showcase if ever I heard it. Love the confident, charged-up music but the production has this dreamy edge to it. And the vocal delivery!? Full throttle engaging.

Damn, this is a talent showcase if ever I heard it. Love the confident, charged-up music but the production has this dreamy edge to it. And the vocal delivery!? Full throttle engaging.

merci, mercy

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

You've effed me up with that chorus. Cannot. Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

You've effed me up with that chorus. Cannot. Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

Stevie Jean

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
45

Another winner from Stevie showing us another dimension to her talent! Love the gritty production, bit like an RnB singer fronting AM-era Arctic Monkeys.

Another winner from Stevie showing us another dimension to her talent! Love the gritty production, bit like an RnB singer fronting AM-era Arctic Monkeys.

Grievous Bodily Calm

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
45

Trust Perth to come through with the competent-as-heck funk ensemble goods. Love the weirdo edge to this, but those melodic horn parts keep it all hanging together beautifully.

Trust Perth to come through with the competent-as-heck funk ensemble goods. Love the weirdo edge to this, but those melodic horn parts keep it all hanging together beautifully.

No Money Enterprise

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

17 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

I pity the fool who thought that Mariachi music couldn't go hard. Well, it kinda didn't until NME came and drilled it with some German efficiency. Pull up pull up!

I pity the fool who thought that Mariachi music couldn't go hard. Well, it kinda didn't until NME came and drilled it with some German efficiency. Pull up pull up!

Sycco

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

17 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

You're lighting it up on this one! Love the woozy feel to the production, but it's got hooks to keep the momentum going. An addictive, smokin' bop to file next to Mac DeMarco's 'Ode To Viceroy'.

You're lighting it up on this one! Love the woozy feel to the production, but it's got hooks to keep the momentum going. An addictive, smokin' bop to file next to Mac DeMarco's 'Ode To Viceroy'.

Stellie

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

04 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Hearing shades of Lana Del Rey in that velvety voice, but dressed up in a psych-pop setting that really suits the understated melodies. This is more of a moody grower, but I think it'll be worth investing the time.

Hearing shades of Lana Del Rey in that velvety voice, but dressed up in a psych-pop setting that really suits the understated melodies. This is more of a moody grower, but I think it'll be worth investing the time.

Fragile Animals

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

04 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

My love of shoegaze brought me here. Glad I visited, was really in the market for a fuzzy new sonic blanket and I'm digging the hazy, melodic gear you've woven here.

My love of shoegaze brought me here. Glad I visited, was really in the market for a fuzzy new sonic blanket and I'm digging the hazy, melodic gear you've woven here.

Mitch Santiago (Ballardin)

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

04 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

What. Da. HECK. Imagine being this talented before you can legally vote or drive!?
Taking up the one-person jam band lineage laid down by Tash Sultana, Kevin Parker and Jake Webb, I'm amazed Mitch is doing this all himself and sounding so good, so quickly.

What. Da. HECK. Imagine being this talented before you can legally vote or drive!?
Taking up the one-person jam band lineage laid down by Tash Sultana, Kevin Parker and Jake Webb, I'm amazed Mitch is doing this all himself and sounding so good, so quickly.

Great Gable

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

You know you're doing something right when you've got Matt Corby on your team. I suspect he's hearing the talented mix of moods here - the driving rhythm section and chorus seems like the track wants to take off but it just can't shake the sadness and regret, heard in those spindly guitar parts and melancholy chord changes.

You know you're doing something right when you've got Matt Corby on your team. I suspect he's hearing the talented mix of moods here - the driving rhythm section and chorus seems like the track wants to take off but it just can't shake the sadness and regret, heard in those spindly guitar parts and melancholy chord changes.

Hauskey

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

Talk about instantly charming. I'm hearing all your listed influences, but also Rex Orange County's classic songbook charm and Yeo's self-made smoothness. Impressive debut to say the least.

Talk about instantly charming. I'm hearing all your listed influences, but also Rex Orange County's classic songbook charm and Yeo's self-made smoothness. Impressive debut to say the least.

A.GIRL

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

Been meaning to come back and give this some love. This is all class. Ya got that buttery-soul singing, then the flashy hook - pitch-shifted vocals propped by the synth n' trap rolls - gives it a different flavour that keeps you coming back for seconds.

Been meaning to come back and give this some love. This is all class. Ya got that buttery-soul singing, then the flashy hook - pitch-shifted vocals propped by the synth n' trap rolls - gives it a different flavour that keeps you coming back for seconds.

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

Pretty late to the Teen Jesus following, but some converted apostles convinced me to cure my curiosity. I once was deaf and now I hear... a grunge sermon that beats with a pop heart, that is. More of this? Would disciple.

Pretty late to the Teen Jesus following, but some converted apostles convinced me to cure my curiosity. I once was deaf and now I hear... a grunge sermon that beats with a pop heart, that is. More of this? Would disciple.