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Review by Darren James Darren James

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Massively dreamy with a chorus that's just begging to be played in big rooms across the country.
Can't imagine it'll be long until that's the case.

Massively dreamy with a chorus that's just begging to be played in big rooms across the country.
Can't imagine it'll be long until that's the case.

Sleep Talk

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Review by Darren James Darren James

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
35

A personal highlight from Bigsound 2018.
Cannot wait to see the singalongs to this chorus live, can't even imagine the scenes.

A personal highlight from Bigsound 2018.
Cannot wait to see the singalongs to this chorus live, can't even imagine the scenes.

Bleach

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Review by Darren James Darren James

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
35

You could comfortably hand this to a fan of anyone from Parquet Courts to Deep Purple and be fairly certain they'd be into it. This a really nice meld of quite a few genres.
Bring on the album!

You could comfortably hand this to a fan of anyone from Parquet Courts to Deep Purple and be fairly certain they'd be into it. This a really nice meld of quite a few genres.
Bring on the album!

BATTS

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Review by Darren James Darren James

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
45

When BATTS sings, you listen.
A simply captivating voice and the ease she slips from the luscious highs to conversational lows is staggeringly effective.
I cannot bloody wait for this album.

When BATTS sings, you listen.
A simply captivating voice and the ease she slips from the luscious highs to conversational lows is staggeringly effective.
I cannot bloody wait for this album.

Party Dozen

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Review by Darren James Darren James

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Filthy - there's no other way to describe this song.
That build up to the last 30 seconds leads to one of the biggest moments in punk music this year, absolutely huge.

Filthy - there's no other way to describe this song.
That build up to the last 30 seconds leads to one of the biggest moments in punk music this year, absolutely huge.

EGOISM

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Review by Darren James Darren James

22 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
50

Yep, 5 stars for this one.
The shoegaze guitars, the Molly Rankin vocals, the amazing bittersweet chorus - THAT OUTRO. Egoism, I feel, have just firmly planted themselves as the one's to watch for 2019 and beyond. I cannot wait for more.

Yep, 5 stars for this one.
The shoegaze guitars, the Molly Rankin vocals, the amazing bittersweet chorus - THAT OUTRO. Egoism, I feel, have just firmly planted themselves as the one's to watch for 2019 and beyond. I cannot wait for more.

Butter

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Review by Darren James Darren James

22 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

@Drummer, Questlove would like to have a word with you, this is simply incredible.
Such a stupidly well put together song. I can only imagine how hard a sweaty dancing crowd would get behind this.

@Drummer, Questlove would like to have a word with you, this is simply incredible.
Such a stupidly well put together song. I can only imagine how hard a sweaty dancing crowd would get behind this.

Pirra

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Review by Darren James Darren James

22 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

This is such a clever little blend of a few genres.
It absolutely takes off at the bridge with a incredible synth line and never lets up. Finishes so damn strong.

This is such a clever little blend of a few genres.
It absolutely takes off at the bridge with a incredible synth line and never lets up. Finishes so damn strong.

MDWS

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Review by Darren James Darren James

22 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

This is one big time machine to late-December when everyone is in holiday mode.
Really strong melodies throughout and the production is super well done, the drop is an absolute cracker.
Keep your eyes on MDWS, big things coming.

This is one big time machine to late-December when everyone is in holiday mode.
Really strong melodies throughout and the production is super well done, the drop is an absolute cracker.
Keep your eyes on MDWS, big things coming.

HOTEL

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Nice People In Nice Trouser...

HOTEL

Review by Darren James Darren James

22 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Knew straight after that drum intro that this was going to be a post-punk banger. How can you say no to that snare? Then the synth comes in and I'm hooked.
Hard to not compare the vocals to one certain Mancunian jangle-pop band from the 80's and I don't think there can be any higher compliment.

Knew straight after that drum intro that this was going to be a post-punk banger. How can you say no to that snare? Then the synth comes in and I'm hooked.
Hard to not compare the vocals to one certain Mancunian jangle-pop band from the 80's and I don't think there can be any higher compliment.

Seattic

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Review by Darren James Darren James

18 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

The samples and sounds keep you glued until that absolutely magical chorus hits.
Could slot straight into an early 2010 rom-com you'd take your mum to. Is that a weird thing to do? Let me know please.

The samples and sounds keep you glued until that absolutely magical chorus hits.
Could slot straight into an early 2010 rom-com you'd take your mum to. Is that a weird thing to do? Let me know please.

GEORGIA REED

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Review by Darren James Darren James

19 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

You cannot go past a big arena rock song like this.
Huge voice. Another very very exciting act coming from WA.

You cannot go past a big arena rock song like this.
Huge voice. Another very very exciting act coming from WA.

Southern End

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Review by Darren James Darren James

19 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

Humongous riff complimented by Pat's best vocal performance to date.
The drums + bass on this rock so damn hard as well, especially during those verses - so tight!.

Humongous riff complimented by Pat's best vocal performance to date.
The drums + bass on this rock so damn hard as well, especially during those verses - so tight!.

King Ibis

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Review by Darren James Darren James

19 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

Big fat dream-pop hit with a rhythm section absolutely killing it.
WA is on fire rn!!!

Big fat dream-pop hit with a rhythm section absolutely killing it.
WA is on fire rn!!!

RENNAN

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Review by Darren James Darren James

19 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
45

Edgy as all hell, and never lets up.
RENNAN has a knack of transcending genre and it's rare to see it done this well. For the fans of Jamie T.

Edgy as all hell, and never lets up.
RENNAN has a knack of transcending genre and it's rare to see it done this well. For the fans of Jamie T.

JEFFE

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Review by Darren James Darren James

19 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
45

JEFFE is quickly becoming one of the most unmistakable voices in Australia.
It's hard to miss the dark-pop Billie Eilish or 'Pure Heroine' era Lorde vibes throughout, but definitely distinctively original. Absolutely in love with this.

JEFFE is quickly becoming one of the most unmistakable voices in Australia.
It's hard to miss the dark-pop Billie Eilish or 'Pure Heroine' era Lorde vibes throughout, but definitely distinctively original. Absolutely in love with this.

Simba Andrews

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Review by Darren James Darren James

11 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

This is as smooth as it gets.
Simba's killed it on this one, vocals are so damn nice. The horns at the end set this apart from a lot of neo-soul. A very tasty little track, plays like a dream.

This is as smooth as it gets.
Simba's killed it on this one, vocals are so damn nice. The horns at the end set this apart from a lot of neo-soul. A very tasty little track, plays like a dream.

Hallie

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Review by Darren James Darren James

11 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
30

There is a twisted charm to this track. The voice is absolutely next level. Nice song from a promising Brisbane artist.

There is a twisted charm to this track. The voice is absolutely next level. Nice song from a promising Brisbane artist.

The Sleepyheads

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Review by Darren James Darren James

12 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
35

Huge track.
The guitars really keep it driving along towards the huge singalong at the end which is just so damn welcome.

Huge track.
The guitars really keep it driving along towards the huge singalong at the end which is just so damn welcome.

Treehouses

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Review by Darren James Darren James

14 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

For fans of ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ or anything M83.
This song is so hugely ambitious and Treehouses have absolutely nailed it. Definitely clear to see why they are so heavily backed across the country. Such a dreamy song with incredible lyrics.

For fans of ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ or anything M83.
This song is so hugely ambitious and Treehouses have absolutely nailed it. Definitely clear to see why they are so heavily backed across the country. Such a dreamy song with incredible lyrics.