Greta Stanley

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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'.

Dave Winnel

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

17 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

This spark is sure to get the dancefloor burning. Digging the nocturnal, retro tone and the topline really pulls you through the synths n beats.

This spark is sure to get the dancefloor burning. Digging the nocturnal, retro tone and the topline really pulls you through the synths n beats.

Stellie

Review

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

Review

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)

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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.

Introvert

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

Heard Declan spinning this one, and it instantly had me drumming on the steering wheel. Always a good sign! And that was before that killer chorus came along and paired a catchy emo moment with the powerful punch.

Heard Declan spinning this one, and it instantly had me drumming on the steering wheel. Always a good sign! And that was before that killer chorus came along and paired a catchy emo moment with the powerful punch.

EGOISM

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
50

Well, this is unbelievably pretty isn't it? The production and dreamy guitar textures are to die-for, then Scout and Olive's dovetailing vocals in the final minute just take it to a whole new level. People are already talking EGOISM, but this should be the one to get them shouting. "EGOISM EP WHEN!?"

Well, this is unbelievably pretty isn't it? The production and dreamy guitar textures are to die-for, then Scout and Olive's dovetailing vocals in the final minute just take it to a whole new level. People are already talking EGOISM, but this should be the one to get them shouting. "EGOISM EP WHEN!?"

EGOISM

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
45

There is something really special going on here. That main riff is a winner, but so are the vocal lines, and the atmosphere. So yeah, what you're doing is combining lots of strong elements into a winning recipe.

There is something really special going on here. That main riff is a winner, but so are the vocal lines, and the atmosphere. So yeah, what you're doing is combining lots of strong elements into a winning recipe.

Agung Mango

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
45

That Love Unlimited Orchestra sample lays the gauntlet, and then along comes AM and picks it up and slaps you about with it. Dude can rap, but it's the flow that really pulls my jaw to the flow, switching from hard to sinister to scuzzy rock without jarring.

That Love Unlimited Orchestra sample lays the gauntlet, and then along comes AM and picks it up and slaps you about with it. Dude can rap, but it's the flow that really pulls my jaw to the flow, switching from hard to sinister to scuzzy rock without jarring.