Alter Boy

Review

Die For Me

Alter Boy

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Sound bending, genre shifting, expectation defying - it's all another day in the life of this subversive pop collective.

Sound bending, genre shifting, expectation defying - it's all another day in the life of this subversive pop collective.

JUNO

Review

Zero

JUNO

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

No mistaking the influence of Lizzo on this single from Juno - the sass, the vocal, the structure is all from that super fun blueprint. I'm focusing on the super fun part, cos most importantly that's what this is.

No mistaking the influence of Lizzo on this single from Juno - the sass, the vocal, the structure is all from that super fun blueprint. I'm focusing on the super fun part, cos most importantly that's what this is.

Robina

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

Shuddering drop and drive from Robina.

Shuddering drop and drive from Robina.

VILLAINS

Review

You Could Be a Model

VILLAINS

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

Fun! There's a joyfulness to what these two are doing that feels really charming.

Fun! There's a joyfulness to what these two are doing that feels really charming.

mikk

Review

Pacing

mikk

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

Such a lovely mood here, mikk. All the elements are well put together and when you add that voice in to the mix it's all super luxurious.

Such a lovely mood here, mikk. All the elements are well put together and when you add that voice in to the mix it's all super luxurious.

BLKBLT

Review

Venomous

BLKBLT

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
30

This comes together pretty nicely with a rev'd up dance rock vibe. Loud guitars, louder energy - it works for BLKBLT.

This comes together pretty nicely with a rev'd up dance rock vibe. Loud guitars, louder energy - it works for BLKBLT.

Eli Greeneyes

Review

SHE DON'T CARE

Eli Greeneyes

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Eli leaves nothing left unsaid with this latest rousing track. Listen to him go for broke on the delivery and just try not to be convinced.

Eli leaves nothing left unsaid with this latest rousing track. Listen to him go for broke on the delivery and just try not to be convinced.

Alice Payne

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

I suppose it's gorgeously simple in parts - pair a floating vocal with some sensory pads - but it still feels like a blessing from Alice to my ears.

I suppose it's gorgeously simple in parts - pair a floating vocal with some sensory pads - but it still feels like a blessing from Alice to my ears.

Mary Valley

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

I'm now paying more attention to Mary Valley and their chirpy brand of indie pop. This one's got a convertible-ready breeziness to it like if Haim were road tripping through the desert.

I'm now paying more attention to Mary Valley and their chirpy brand of indie pop. This one's got a convertible-ready breeziness to it like if Haim were road tripping through the desert.

Dead Mall

Review

COUGH IT UP

Dead Mall

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

Ticked off punk / hardcore hybrid and the vocalists leap out like fire and ice the way that both go deep into their respective styles.

Ticked off punk / hardcore hybrid and the vocalists leap out like fire and ice the way that both go deep into their respective styles.

LOLA

Review

All My Friends Are Dead

LOLA

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
30

LOLA embracing their inner scrap lords!

LOLA embracing their inner scrap lords!

Those Folk

Review

Find Your Wings

Those Folk

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
30

A super pleasant wander through the tall grass.

A super pleasant wander through the tall grass.

Mason Flint

Review

Mason Flint & Drechsler...

Mason Flint

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Proper buzzed with this one. The kick just womps you into a delirious clubby stupor.

Proper buzzed with this one. The kick just womps you into a delirious clubby stupor.

Hamza

Review

Dunhills (SOLLYY DUB)

Hamza

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Hamza dropped more bars than an armored car and then just dipped. More of this!

Hamza dropped more bars than an armored car and then just dipped. More of this!

Amaliah

Review

ENERGY

Amaliah

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Woah, I'm floating from this. Or maybe...IN this. It's so lush and enveloping, Amaliah's glided right in and stolen some hearts.

Woah, I'm floating from this. Or maybe...IN this. It's so lush and enveloping, Amaliah's glided right in and stolen some hearts.

Montana Kennedy

Review

someone you miss

Montana Kennedy

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

You might not have been looking for a mix Kacey, Eves and Amy but Montana's delivered it with this wilting pop track.

You might not have been looking for a mix Kacey, Eves and Amy but Montana's delivered it with this wilting pop track.

STAPLETON

Review

I Don't Wanna Need You

STAPLETON

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Huge energy and Stapleton throw in a hook to match it. There's something distinctly West Australian about their mix of shimmering indie rock with a dusty drawl and stadium ambitions.

Huge energy and Stapleton throw in a hook to match it. There's something distinctly West Australian about their mix of shimmering indie rock with a dusty drawl and stadium ambitions.

HATTIE OATES

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Great new one from Hattie Oates with this galloping spirit and ear-catching production moments.

Great new one from Hattie Oates with this galloping spirit and ear-catching production moments.

Boston Switch

Review

Can't Stand Up

Boston Switch

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Properly savage. Venue managers beware - this is bound to cause some structural damage to most premises.

Properly savage. Venue managers beware - this is bound to cause some structural damage to most premises.

REINIER

Review

Omni Disco

REINIER

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

Hope you brought a spare pair of shoes cos the footwork required for this upbeat bopper is gonna burn up some soles.

Hope you brought a spare pair of shoes cos the footwork required for this upbeat bopper is gonna burn up some soles.