Tiarnie

Review

Under My Skin

Tiarnie

Review by Rebecca McCann Rebecca McCann

28 Jun 2021

Super Reviewer
35

Love your voice Tiarnie - I always welcome an unapologetically Australian accent, too. This track has a really good upbeat drive behind it. It's short, sharp, punchy and catchy!

Love your voice Tiarnie - I always welcome an unapologetically Australian accent, too. This track has a really good upbeat drive behind it. It's short, sharp, punchy and catchy!

The Kennedy Crime

Review

Next to the Ocean

The Kennedy Crime

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

28 Mar 2021

Super Reviewer
40

Sick vibe fam! Love all the things about this. There's a reggae swagger, and some simple percussion and breezy guitar riffs that perfectly match the simple but effective lyrical sentiment. "All I need is my pills and my lotion... next to the ocean". YAS Queens, take me there

Sick vibe fam! Love all the things about this. There's a reggae swagger, and some simple percussion and breezy guitar riffs that perfectly match the simple but effective lyrical sentiment. "All I need is my pills and my lotion... next to the ocean". YAS Queens, take me there

LAYLA KAY

Review

I'll Be Lonely

LAYLA KAY

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

28 Mar 2021

Super Reviewer
35

Unexpectedly catchy once the chorus kicks in, and I think it was smart to loop that catchy hook over and over and keep it tight at <3 minutes. Nice work!

Unexpectedly catchy once the chorus kicks in, and I think it was smart to loop that catchy hook over and over and keep it tight at <3 minutes. Nice work!

Barrels

Review

Foolin around

Barrels

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

13 Mar 2021

Super Reviewer
40

What a vibe! A more laid-back Tame Impala is what i'm hearing... i love the vocals, which are progressively layered throughout the 3 and a half minutes to crescendo.

What a vibe! A more laid-back Tame Impala is what i'm hearing... i love the vocals, which are progressively layered throughout the 3 and a half minutes to crescendo.

Pharmercy

Review

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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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SheisArjuna

Review

Drink Your Fears

SheisArjuna

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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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SheisArjuna

Review

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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...

SheisArjuna

Review

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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

Daylesford

Albert Salt

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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 Rebecca McCann

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

I'm Your Dad

Jamie McLennan

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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

Lover Like Her

Cooks & Bakers

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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 Rebecca McCann

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...

Renwick

Review

14th Floor

Renwick

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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

Juice

Clue

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

07 Dec 2020

Super Reviewer
25

Hectic. Catchy.

Hectic. Catchy.

Clue

Review

Like Me (w Joey Maker)

Clue

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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 Rebecca McCann

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.

The Delirious

Review

the rendezvous

The Delirious

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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

Reconciliation Song

Lee Morgan

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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

Can I Be Your Friend?

Jackmann

Review by rjmcc Rebecca McCann

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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