Category: Blues

Album Review: The Bonnevilles – “Arrow Pierce My Heart”

This piece originally appeared in The Thin Air & Issue 10 of the magazine One word that is regularly attributed to bands that fall under the rock ’n’ roll, blues or garage-punk monikers is ‘raw’. By that I mean there is more often than not a pure and unadulterated rawness or dirtiness, as it were, related to…

EP Review: The Whereabouts – “I Don’t Care”

In all fairness Ireland’s County Cavan wouldn’t be the first place that springs to mind when determining where some of our country’s most talented young musicians hail from. So the fact that currently both The Whereabouts and The Strypes are making waves at home, over the Irish Sea and even further afield, is more than just a minor miracle. The comparisons between both…

Gig Review: Tuba Skinny

Who: Tuba Skinny Where: Foxtel Hub, Melbourne When: October 17th 2014 This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au One of the many positives that stem from the Melbourne Festival each year, is the fact that no matter how broad your musical taste buds are, there will always be more than a few musicians scheduled to play that you will never have heard of.…

Gig Review: The Strypes

Who: The Strypes Where: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne When: 22nd July 2014 It was great to see the Northcote Social Club packed out on a Tuesday night, especially as it was one of the nippiest nights that had befallen Melbourne all winter. However all those in attendance would have felt their innards warm up rather considerably, as they bore witness to one hell…