Single Review: Chloe March – “Orpheus Head”

‘Orpheus Head’ is the second single to be lifted from Chloe March’s third full length record Nights Bright Days. Based in the South East of England, March’s dream pop like approach to her craft, which also dips into the world’s of ambient electronica and folk, is clearly evident during this near five minute etheral experience. March’s soft vocal delivery floats rather…

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…

Gig Review: Pond

Who: Pond Where: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne When: February 3rd 2015 This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au As soon as the lights dimmed Perth’s finest purveyors of all things psychedelic Pond were greeted with such a rousing response from the highly animated audience, you’d swear they’d just walked out onto a hometown stage. Every section of Swan Street’s…

Gig Review: Perfect Pussy

Who: Perfect Pussy Where: Northcote Socialclub, Melbourne When: January 29th 2015 This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Before one of the most hyped bands in recent memory took to the stage, a smattering of people witnessed a short but sonically brutal set from noise experimentalists Exhaustion. The band, made up of Duncan Blachford; guitar/vox, Per Bystrom; drums and Richard…

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…

Album Review: Pond – “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Having already released three full length albums it seemed as though Pond were intent on being able to fly under the radar of the mid-noughtie’s psyche-rock resurgence. Things however took a not so unexpected lift-off for the Perth natives, following high praise both at home and abroad, for their 2012 release…

Interview: Naoko Yamano (Shonen Knife)

This interview originally appeared in Tonedeaf It’s fair to say that any band who have been going strong for over thirty years and have tasted relative success over that period obviously have the ambition, dedication and ability needed to make a career out of this blood thirsty industry. Welcome then to the world of Japanese trio…

Single Review: Jonny Telafone – “The Prayer”

Melbourne based musician Jonny Telafone’s latest release “The Prayer”, is the first single to be lifted from his forthcoming Chapter Music release; Romeo Must Cry. It will be Telafone’s first proper full-length record for the label, as it follows his 2012 self-titled collection which gathered together 20 tracks that had previously featured in cassette and digital formats only. “The Prayer”…