imbi the girl

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
45

Such a swell little track. There's a very slight Mallratty element in there and a broken flow that at times is akin to that of SZA; but the sound is distinctly imbi. The lyrics have an interesting give and take - a few lines will be heavy/offer massive insight into what imbi is feeling and why; and then the next line will be a throwaway, almost like, "Oh shit. I've said too muc...

Such a swell little track. There's a very slight Mallratty element in there and a broken flow that at times is akin to that of SZA; but the sound is distinctly imbi. The lyrics have an interesting give and take - a few lines will be heavy/offer massive insight into what imbi is feeling and why; and then the next line will be a throwaway, almost like, "Oh shit. I've said too much there, here let's talk about this!". Example, "One night I thought I lost my pen." followed by, "One time I thought this was the end. This feeling surely overwhelms." Or maybe I've thought too much here. Um. Dogs are cute. This song = good. C ya.

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Birdz

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
40

It is unbelievable how little has progressed since the 'Sorry'. I'm glad that artists like yourself are getting the message out there in a way that the youth will hear. Agree with Declan regarding the "I wasn't even there mate, how am I to blame" voice. You do the bogan voice so well haha; but then you throw it right back at 'em. Good stuff.

It is unbelievable how little has progressed since the 'Sorry'. I'm glad that artists like yourself are getting the message out there in a way that the youth will hear. Agree with Declan regarding the "I wasn't even there mate, how am I to blame" voice. You do the bogan voice so well haha; but then you throw it right back at 'em. Good stuff.

mambali

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

02 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Well I certainly wasn't expecting this when I hit play. Tell me this isn't catchy AF. I think they'd be fun to see live.

Well I certainly wasn't expecting this when I hit play. Tell me this isn't catchy AF. I think they'd be fun to see live.

Skinnyfish Sound System

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

28 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

I love the merging of old and new here. The chant / call & response sound mixed with just super tight bloody production. Then you've got the depth brought by Tasman and the smooth flow of Birdz, how could this not be a winner?

I love the merging of old and new here. The chant / call & response sound mixed with just super tight bloody production. Then you've got the depth brought by Tasman and the smooth flow of Birdz, how could this not be a winner?

Tones And I

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

28 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
45

As if you'd keep walking if Tones And I was busking near you! If she's gonna keep busking, she needs to first buy an EFTPOS machine so that chumps like myself who don't carry cash can tap and pay.

As if you'd keep walking if Tones And I was busking near you! If she's gonna keep busking, she needs to first buy an EFTPOS machine so that chumps like myself who don't carry cash can tap and pay.

Bjéar

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
45

There are so many subtle elements to this track and the saxophone(?) towards the end is just *does the kiss fingers gesture*! The slow building intensity is so well done, it stirs up a similar type of emotion that I get when I listen to Bon Iver's "22 (Over Soon)".

There are so many subtle elements to this track and the saxophone(?) towards the end is just *does the kiss fingers gesture*! The slow building intensity is so well done, it stirs up a similar type of emotion that I get when I listen to Bon Iver's "22 (Over Soon)".

Ziggy Ramo

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

26 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
50

Powerful and clever songwriting, but we've come to expect that from you. "It's a privilege to have our ties", brilliant. I can't believe the song is three years old! Still as relevant as ever and with artists such as yourself delivering these hard-hitting truths, the message can only get harder to ignore. And all the while you'll no doubt ignite inspiration in t...

Powerful and clever songwriting, but we've come to expect that from you. "It's a privilege to have our ties", brilliant. I can't believe the song is three years old! Still as relevant as ever and with artists such as yourself delivering these hard-hitting truths, the message can only get harder to ignore. And all the while you'll no doubt ignite inspiration in the generations that follow. A lot to be proud of. Great song.

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SAYAH

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Damn this beat really feels like it could belong to someone as polished as Felix Snow and then there are those velvety vocals. No wonder he's not over you, poor bloke didn't stand a chance.

Damn this beat really feels like it could belong to someone as polished as Felix Snow and then there are those velvety vocals. No wonder he's not over you, poor bloke didn't stand a chance.

Tasman Keith

Review

Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Super distinct beat fronted by a super unique voice but the song's only 2 bloody minutes long! I'll just have to hit repeat I guess.

Super distinct beat fronted by a super unique voice but the song's only 2 bloody minutes long! I'll just have to hit repeat I guess.

Dallas Woods

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
45

"Young, black and [extremely] gifted". Loving the power of Aussie hip hop ATM. Huge follow up to 9 x Out Of 10.

"Young, black and [extremely] gifted". Loving the power of Aussie hip hop ATM. Huge follow up to 9 x Out Of 10.

Bec Stevens

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

There's a definite vocal similarity to Missy Higgins. I love the transition around the halfway mark too - for some reason I just picture you headbanging while singing the lyric, "and I'll try not to cry". Both devastating and kick-arse. If I ever get a boyfriend and then we break up, I can see this being my anthem.

There's a definite vocal similarity to Missy Higgins. I love the transition around the halfway mark too - for some reason I just picture you headbanging while singing the lyric, "and I'll try not to cry". Both devastating and kick-arse. If I ever get a boyfriend and then we break up, I can see this being my anthem.

Haiku Hands

Review

Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

01 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Judge this song by its cover - the title is EXTREMELY apt.

Judge this song by its cover - the title is EXTREMELY apt.

Yours Truly

Review

Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
45

Definite Paramore sounds in here. This is an impeccable pop-punk tune.

Definite Paramore sounds in here. This is an impeccable pop-punk tune.

Aodhan

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Love is Hard to Write About

Aodhan

Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Came for the super honest title, stayed for the beauty of the cohesion between lyric and sound.

Came for the super honest title, stayed for the beauty of the cohesion between lyric and sound.

The Montreals

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
45

This is going straight to the Pool Room (BTW: The Pool Room is the name of my Spotify playlist). These guys are the god damn Kooks of Oz but with their own spin. Love 'em.

This is going straight to the Pool Room (BTW: The Pool Room is the name of my Spotify playlist). These guys are the god damn Kooks of Oz but with their own spin. Love 'em.

Fire and Whistle Theory

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

10 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Awesome country x blues x indie rock meld here. Amazing vocals too.

Awesome country x blues x indie rock meld here. Amazing vocals too.

Eternal Skies

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

09 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
40

The guitars are just super crisp and the beginning absolutely packs a punch. Very cool early stuff from these guys.

The guitars are just super crisp and the beginning absolutely packs a punch. Very cool early stuff from these guys.

DRESS CODE

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

20 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
40

I can already feel the schooner in my hand as I sing along while they play it live on stage in my head.

I can already feel the schooner in my hand as I sing along while they play it live on stage in my head.

Flewnt

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

20 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Woah powerful stuff here. So many issues touched on here and with the (albeit partial) lyric, "put broken hearts on display" - I couldn't help but think about last week's segment on triple j's 'Hack' program about "The Quest to Remove Aboriginal Remains from Museums". Big fan already!

Woah powerful stuff here. So many issues touched on here and with the (albeit partial) lyric, "put broken hearts on display" - I couldn't help but think about last week's segment on triple j's 'Hack' program about "The Quest to Remove Aboriginal Remains from Museums". Big fan already!

Donnarumma

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Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

20 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
45

When you're 44 seconds in and already scoping their Facey page for gigs near you. (And then you find one coming up but it's 04:53 in the morning and you can't be vocal in your celebrations). Tuuuuuuuuune.

When you're 44 seconds in and already scoping their Facey page for gigs near you. (And then you find one coming up but it's 04:53 in the morning and you can't be vocal in your celebrations). Tuuuuuuuuune.