Category: Indie Pop

Fave Aussie LPs of ’15

A version of these two pieces originally appeared in Tonedeaf back in December. Twerps – Range Anxiety (Chapter Music) It was incredibly hard not to have felt more than just a little giddy following my first couple of listens to Twerps’ sophomore record Range Anxiety. Having taken quite awhile to warm to last year’s Underlay EP,…

Album Review: Chook Race – “About Time”

This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Having released the rather well received Powernap cassette in 2013 and the even more impressive split 7” with Sydney’s Unity Floors last year, to say there is an air of anticipation surrounding the release of Melbourne’s Chook Race debut full length About Time, is something of an understatement. The guitar pop…

Single Review: Dick Diver – ‘Tearing the Posters Down’

Melbourne indie-pop darlings Dick Diver are now only a month away from releasing their highly anticipated third full length Melbourne, Florida. Having previously released the album’s infectiously upbeat first single ‘Waste the Alphabet’ back in December, the foursome have very kindly decided to drop a follow up in the form of ‘Tearing the Posters Down’ One can’t help…

Gig Review: The Twerps

Who: The Twerps Where: The Shadow Electric Bandroom, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne When: August 29th 2014 With it nearly being September it’s odd to think that this was the Twerps’ first hometown show of 2014. Especially considering they always attract large numbers. Yet at the same time I can understand it, having witnessed them play three Melbourne gigs…

Album Review: Better Than The Wizards – “Better Than The Wizards”

To gain any credible form of notoriety within the realms of Melbourne’s music scene, a band needs to incorporate something different into the mix. Better Than The Wizards have strived for this with their self-titled debut offering by attempting to incorporate radio friendly pop melodies with their love of jazz. However, unfortunately they just fall…

Gig Review: Chapterfest 21

Who: Chapterfest 21 Where: The Residence When: 20th November 2013 No doubt many a lip was licked amongst local music aficionados, when it was announced that the organisers of Melbourne Music Week would be working alongside local independent label Chapter Music, for one of its many musical endeavours during this years festival.  Chapter Music has…

Album Review: Crayonsmith – “Milk Teeth”

This review originally appeared on No More Workhorse Hot on the heels of Hidden Highways’ sublime debut record Old Hearts Reborn from earlier this year, Limerick’s Out On A Limb records, have not for the first time, decided against relinquishing their crown, as one of Ireland’s leading independent labels, with the release of Crayonsmith’s Milk Teeth.…