Fraeya

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

04 Jul 2019

Super Reviewer
45

I love this so, so much. You had me glued to every emotion-filled rise and fall this song took. The delicately stripped back intro/outro takes it to such an exceptional place. What a way to debut Fraeya! Please follow it up ASAP.

I love this so, so much. You had me glued to every emotion-filled rise and fall this song took. The delicately stripped back intro/outro takes it to such an exceptional place. What a way to debut Fraeya! Please follow it up ASAP.

Jeremy Hunter

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

02 Jul 2019

Super Reviewer
40

If I first heard this playing in public I would have stopped and dropped everything to Shazam it. Immediate, clever, ice cool.

If I first heard this playing in public I would have stopped and dropped everything to Shazam it. Immediate, clever, ice cool.

Greta Stanley

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Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

12 Jun 2019

Super Reviewer
50

I think this evolution in sound is the exact point I stop visualising you as a singer-songwriter from FNQ and more as a phenomenal front-woman of Aus. Your ability to make me empathise with every story you’d like to tell is such a strong quality - paired with your GORGEOUS warm vocal - we have what I like to call 5 outa 5.

I think this evolution in sound is the exact point I stop visualising you as a singer-songwriter from FNQ and more as a phenomenal front-woman of Aus. Your ability to make me empathise with every story you’d like to tell is such a strong quality - paired with your GORGEOUS warm vocal - we have what I like to call 5 outa 5.

VISAS

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

12 Jun 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Just dropping by to say I was air drumming along to this ENTIRE song. Mammoth first offering guys!!

Just dropping by to say I was air drumming along to this ENTIRE song. Mammoth first offering guys!!

Pat Chow

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

12 Jun 2019

Super Reviewer
45

Do you know how painful it is to turn headphones up to full volume for 3 mins? I do. And you know what? I would have cranked this louder if I could.
Absolute belter.

Do you know how painful it is to turn headphones up to full volume for 3 mins? I do. And you know what? I would have cranked this louder if I could.
Absolute belter.

Pure Milk

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

31 May 2019

Super Reviewer
40

You put SEQ on the map and it's the best bloody thing a local could ask for.

You put SEQ on the map and it's the best bloody thing a local could ask for.

Dust of Us

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

11 Apr 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Beautifully light and intelligently layered. I love the subtle build, never quite directing where you'll turn next; keeping me drawn in and curious. Although the instrumental is a little eerie at times there's a feeling of comfort in the vocal prompting a whole lot of replays from my end!

Beautifully light and intelligently layered. I love the subtle build, never quite directing where you'll turn next; keeping me drawn in and curious. Although the instrumental is a little eerie at times there's a feeling of comfort in the vocal prompting a whole lot of replays from my end!

Artist

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

18 Dec 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Halfway through I realised there were another 4 minutes to go but at no point of this lengthy upload could I turn it off.
Dying to know what you'll produce with a vocalist on site.

Halfway through I realised there were another 4 minutes to go but at no point of this lengthy upload could I turn it off.
Dying to know what you'll produce with a vocalist on site.

Dominic Breen

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Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

14 Dec 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Dom I feel like you were meant to be one of the great musicians of the 80's/90's but somewhere along the path your timeline was delayed and you accidentally rocked up to release music in 2018 instead. Boy, are we lucky! Your warm optimism is an absolute delight and the addition of a full band for this single is next-level stuff. With every play it plasters a big smile on my face and s...

Dom I feel like you were meant to be one of the great musicians of the 80's/90's but somewhere along the path your timeline was delayed and you accidentally rocked up to release music in 2018 instead. Boy, are we lucky! Your warm optimism is an absolute delight and the addition of a full band for this single is next-level stuff. With every play it plasters a big smile on my face and stops well before I want it to!

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Capital Gains

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

23 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
35

OOF this is some raw garage punk I can get around. That repetitive hum really drives the song forward. And the claps! There’s so much to discover in 3 mins 12 I’ll be pressing repeat a few times after this listen for sure.

OOF this is some raw garage punk I can get around. That repetitive hum really drives the song forward. And the claps! There’s so much to discover in 3 mins 12 I’ll be pressing repeat a few times after this listen for sure.

WHARVES

Review

Review by Emma Johnstone Emma Johnstone

23 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
45

If anyone’s wondering a list of my top favorite debut EPs of 2018, this song is the title track to one of them. There's a nostalgic, cinematic feel with everything you release and the addition of strings here is a brilliant, polishing move. I can't wait to see you not only pack out Brisbane tonight, but play this song to thousands in the years to come. I'm personally not a fan ...

If anyone’s wondering a list of my top favorite debut EPs of 2018, this song is the title track to one of them. There's a nostalgic, cinematic feel with everything you release and the addition of strings here is a brilliant, polishing move. I can't wait to see you not only pack out Brisbane tonight, but play this song to thousands in the years to come. I'm personally not a fan of a fade out, but everything else within this single is spot on.

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Mel Blue

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

20 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Mel Blue you're onto something here.
You're onto something big.

Mel Blue you're onto something here.
You're onto something big.

Stellie

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Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

20 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
40

This song builds to everything I wanted it to and more. I'm hearing a bit of Billie Eilish in your tone, tinges of Eves Karydas in the delivery, but the most prominent note is your big bright future ahead. Impressive first offering. Stellie is a voice to watch!

This song builds to everything I wanted it to and more. I'm hearing a bit of Billie Eilish in your tone, tinges of Eves Karydas in the delivery, but the most prominent note is your big bright future ahead. Impressive first offering. Stellie is a voice to watch!

HAIRCARE

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

15 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
50

This feels very Vampire Weekend x The Jungle Giants inspired and what a winning product!!!!! It's subtly energetic, warm and EXACTLY what I want to hear blasting through the fields of an Aussie festival. CATCH YOU ON STAGE SOON!

This feels very Vampire Weekend x The Jungle Giants inspired and what a winning product!!!!! It's subtly energetic, warm and EXACTLY what I want to hear blasting through the fields of an Aussie festival. CATCH YOU ON STAGE SOON!

Maribelle

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

15 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Here's an extremely fresh twist on old school RnB. I'm so glad Young Franco put you on my radar! I'm so down for you.

Here's an extremely fresh twist on old school RnB. I'm so glad Young Franco put you on my radar! I'm so down for you.

Donnarumma

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

15 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
45

You throw so much into this track, but it just WORKS! I haven't been able to get this chorus out of my head for the past week and frankly, I don't want to. I love the way you pull it back right before a triumphant ending. Donnarumma freaking rules.

You throw so much into this track, but it just WORKS! I haven't been able to get this chorus out of my head for the past week and frankly, I don't want to. I love the way you pull it back right before a triumphant ending. Donnarumma freaking rules.

Samsaruh

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

12 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Samsaruh - GIRL - you ALWAYS pack an absolute punch in such effortless fashion! You're an incredibly empowering force and I'm so glad you're kicking around the scene to inspire gals that need a little kick of front-woman confidence. The Beginning is just another addition to the list of strong anthems you nail so perfectly.

Samsaruh - GIRL - you ALWAYS pack an absolute punch in such effortless fashion! You're an incredibly empowering force and I'm so glad you're kicking around the scene to inspire gals that need a little kick of front-woman confidence. The Beginning is just another addition to the list of strong anthems you nail so perfectly.

Charlie Collins

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

31 Oct 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Gosh darn can’t wait to sing this right back to you in November.

Gosh darn can’t wait to sing this right back to you in November.

Dylan Wright

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

30 Oct 2018

Super Reviewer
45

Picture a paddle pop forgotten outside on a 35 degree Summer's day in QLD. That is me. I am a puddle. Melted.

Picture a paddle pop forgotten outside on a 35 degree Summer's day in QLD. That is me. I am a puddle. Melted.

Papaya Tree

Review

Review by Em Johnstone Emma Johnstone

20 Oct 2018

Super Reviewer
35

I almost screamed when I saw you guys had new music. Almost, being halfway into forming a noise I realised I was in a crowded supermarket.
The hint of jazz brought to the table with Zac's sax, along with this fast paced jive gives you the most infectious energy - which I can imagine is off the charts live, but it's also evident right here! 2:31 is FIRE.

I almost screamed when I saw you guys had new music. Almost, being halfway into forming a noise I realised I was in a crowded supermarket.
The hint of jazz brought to the table with Zac's sax, along with this fast paced jive gives you the most infectious energy - which I can imagine is off the charts live, but it's also evident right here! 2:31 is FIRE.