Pharmercy

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

06 Jan 2021

Super Reviewer
35

There's such intensity here, worth the listen. When you read about the impetus for Liam's striking out on his own with the Pharmercy project, it's easy to understand where the intensity comes from. Described as 'woozy', Entropy is a darker shade of the psychedelic-rock we've consumed en masse (Tame Impala) in recent years. I wonder if, 18 months on, the sounds comi...

There's such intensity here, worth the listen. When you read about the impetus for Liam's striking out on his own with the Pharmercy project, it's easy to understand where the intensity comes from. Described as 'woozy', Entropy is a darker shade of the psychedelic-rock we've consumed en masse (Tame Impala) in recent years. I wonder if, 18 months on, the sounds coming out of Liam's basement are a giddier incarnation...

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Arjuna

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

04 Jan 2021

Super Reviewer
30

Arjuna again delivers on stunning vocals and some spicy rhythms that pop like popcorn in a pan. Her voice is really original - you'll think, for a moment, it reminds you of another (maybe Meg Mac, maybe Missy Higgins, maybe Tash Sultana). And then you realise - nope, it's just her own. Sing it sister! Keep writing for us please, and if you have any gigs down the Surf Coast - I am road...

Arjuna again delivers on stunning vocals and some spicy rhythms that pop like popcorn in a pan. Her voice is really original - you'll think, for a moment, it reminds you of another (maybe Meg Mac, maybe Missy Higgins, maybe Tash Sultana). And then you realise - nope, it's just her own. Sing it sister! Keep writing for us please, and if you have any gigs down the Surf Coast - I am road tripping.

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Arjuna

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

04 Jan 2021

Super Reviewer
30

Wow, what a voice. This is pretty haunting from the jump. And as the title intimates, the rhythms gets a bit spicy from 1:30, which adds some depth to the sonic-scape. There's also a good transition in the bridge worth sticking around for...

Wow, what a voice. This is pretty haunting from the jump. And as the title intimates, the rhythms gets a bit spicy from 1:30, which adds some depth to the sonic-scape. There's also a good transition in the bridge worth sticking around for...

Arjuna

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

04 Jan 2021

Super Reviewer
30

This has an intensity that's not in Rhythms or Drink Your Fears... I like it. Once again, fairly simple in terms of instrumentation (piano, vocal, percussion) which is testament to the strength of the songwriting which holds its own.

This has an intensity that's not in Rhythms or Drink Your Fears... I like it. Once again, fairly simple in terms of instrumentation (piano, vocal, percussion) which is testament to the strength of the songwriting which holds its own.

Albert Salt

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
35

THIS is the shit. I love this Albert Salt - there is a really evocative atmosphere of nostalgic reflection and optimism throughout. Played once through, and i'm going to listen again.

THIS is the shit. I love this Albert Salt - there is a really evocative atmosphere of nostalgic reflection and optimism throughout. Played once through, and i'm going to listen again.

Albert Salt

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
25

Upbeat vibe, a good driving energy in this track. A bridge to take it to another place, sonically could be good though.

Upbeat vibe, a good driving energy in this track. A bridge to take it to another place, sonically could be good though.

Jamie McLennan

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
25

This builds in a surprising way, and is all the better for it. In the first minute I definitely didn't predict it going where it did. Such a sweet sentiment, earnest and sincere and lovely.

This builds in a surprising way, and is all the better for it. In the first minute I definitely didn't predict it going where it did. Such a sweet sentiment, earnest and sincere and lovely.

Cooks & Bakers

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
30

Seriously catchy track from Cooks & Bakers. (And the name makes me hungry). I've listened to it 3 times in a row now. I look forward to hearing how their sound grows and unfurls from here...

Seriously catchy track from Cooks & Bakers. (And the name makes me hungry). I've listened to it 3 times in a row now. I look forward to hearing how their sound grows and unfurls from here...

Last Thursday

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Phew! This kicks right off. Love it - a really big, sophisticated, stadium-worthy sound. Vocals are euphoric. Chorus line is a straight HOOK. You can slide into my DMs any time...

Phew! This kicks right off. Love it - a really big, sophisticated, stadium-worthy sound. Vocals are euphoric. Chorus line is a straight HOOK. You can slide into my DMs any time...

Clue

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
30

Love the chorus of voices accentuating the rhythmic beats here. Good effect. Clue has a pretty decent write-up, full of Aussie hip-hop's big names. Thanks for sliding into my DMs my friend. Glad to wrap my earholes around ya!

Love the chorus of voices accentuating the rhythmic beats here. Good effect. Clue has a pretty decent write-up, full of Aussie hip-hop's big names. Thanks for sliding into my DMs my friend. Glad to wrap my earholes around ya!

Flight of Thoughts

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
25

I really love the vocals. And the rich, full-band energy.

I really love the vocals. And the rich, full-band energy.

Renwick

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
35

Turns the lights down low, move me into a deep chair that i can lean right back in, surround me with warm bodies and soothing, sultry, whispering voices... yeah, you got me.

Turns the lights down low, move me into a deep chair that i can lean right back in, surround me with warm bodies and soothing, sultry, whispering voices... yeah, you got me.

Clue

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
25

Hectic. Catchy.

Hectic. Catchy.

The Delirious

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
30

Ooft! Strong start. The sound on this strong takes me back in time... late 90s, early noughties? I like it.

Ooft! Strong start. The sound on this strong takes me back in time... late 90s, early noughties? I like it.

Lee Morgan

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

16 Nov 2020

Super Reviewer
30

Loved a live performance of Lee Morgan at a NAIDOC week event that I attended through work - a great way to jazz up a Tuesday!

Loved a live performance of Lee Morgan at a NAIDOC week event that I attended through work - a great way to jazz up a Tuesday!

Jackmann

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Funny story: I discovered this interesting, elegant, melodic unearthed artist when searching Spotify for Chet Faker's new song Low. Took a punt on Jackmann's album Low Key. It fit my Monday morning mood: melancholic, thoughtful, introspective, poetic. A familiar and homespun atmosphere permeates the album - it's easy to spot the influences but Jackmann is his own artist. An origi...

Funny story: I discovered this interesting, elegant, melodic unearthed artist when searching Spotify for Chet Faker's new song Low. Took a punt on Jackmann's album Low Key. It fit my Monday morning mood: melancholic, thoughtful, introspective, poetic. A familiar and homespun atmosphere permeates the album - it's easy to spot the influences but Jackmann is his own artist. An original indie-folk storyteller.

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Luke Daniel Peacock

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

08 Aug 2020

Super Reviewer
40

This takes me back to the 80s, but remains super fresh and contemporary in sound somehow. Nostalgic mood married with a future-forward vision... catchy AF.

This takes me back to the 80s, but remains super fresh and contemporary in sound somehow. Nostalgic mood married with a future-forward vision... catchy AF.

Arno Faraji

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

08 Aug 2020

Super Reviewer
40

All jam, no spam! This is such vibes.

All jam, no spam! This is such vibes.

ARONA MANE

Review

Alone Not Lonely [Ft. BLESSED]

ARONA MANE

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

25 Jul 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Listened to this a bunch of times...in a short time. (60 minutes, exactly). Because I Love It.

Listened to this a bunch of times...in a short time. (60 minutes, exactly). Because I Love It.

THE BOY OF MANY COLORS

Review

Review by rjmcc rjmcc

19 Jul 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Ooft! This is fire. Such a good combination/dichotomy struck between political rap verses and smooth, hook-laden, melodious chorus... it's fine indeed.

Ooft! This is fire. Such a good combination/dichotomy struck between political rap verses and smooth, hook-laden, melodious chorus... it's fine indeed.