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Just a bloke that enjoys gigs around Australia (mostly Melbourne for now). I will only try to review outfits and songs that I have seen personally. They will usually consist of a short happenings at the gigs which may include some memorable moments from the performance. Banter will be prioritized. The second part will attempt to give some comments about the songs. I have no (current) expertise on composition or music so take that with a grain of salt. Therefore, I don't feel like I can comment constructively enough on work that could do with improvement. That said I am biased to leaving scores for music I like so please excuse me if I only rate songs 4-5 stars.
Natasha Johanna

Review

Vinh Nguyen

03 Dec 2018

50

This was on the list to see after being recommended by a mutual friend, describing the music as something between Gabriella Cohen and Weyes Blood. The live set is something to behold. Never before have I witnessed a very palatable anxiety in the audience as we all hold our breath for the next song. Natasha has some sort of stage presence magic that leaves the crowd silent and spellbound. It fee...

This was on the list to see after being recommended by a mutual friend, describing the music as something between Gabriella Cohen and Weyes Blood. The live set is something to behold. Never before have I witnessed a very palatable anxiety in the audience as we all hold our breath for the next song. Natasha has some sort of stage presence magic that leaves the crowd silent and spellbound. It feels like we were all personally handed a postcard full of the songwriter's childhood memories.

Belmont Park is a lovely and bright song about Natasha's childhood experiences growing up with a seaside amusement park in San Diego. Deceptively lo-fi, the song delivers beautiful vocal harmonies against layers of percussion (the clapping!), acoustic strumming and flute. It is going to be a great EP, expect more melancholy!

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The Northern Folk

Review

Vinh Nguyen

19 Nov 2018

50

They're they're folky, they're jazzy, they're your local town fair band on steroids... it's The Northern Folk! Famous for having their own tour bus and fitting a 10 piece on stage, this is the big band for the people who dislikes big bands. The instrumental melodies and vocal harmonies are discernible and given their own space amongst what normally would be a crowded so...

They're they're folky, they're jazzy, they're your local town fair band on steroids... it's The Northern Folk! Famous for having their own tour bus and fitting a 10 piece on stage, this is the big band for the people who dislikes big bands. The instrumental melodies and vocal harmonies are discernible and given their own space amongst what normally would be a crowded soundscape. Come see these guys to strip away the dark bandroom and transport the audience to a straw covered barn somewhere in Albury.

Cold is an incredible track, bringing folk lyric sensibilities with a touch of pop. Unassuming at first, the percussion, brass, strings and strong harmonies from Paul and Georgie all come together to drive an explosive start to a new album. Something can be said for bittersweet songs with male and female counterparts; they definitely feel more real.

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