Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: The Midnight Specials (A Creedence Revival) – The Capri Theatre, Adelaide (26.02.16)

It’s difficult to know what to expect from a tribute band. You’re enticed by the idea of hearing all of your favourite songs. You attempt to remain objective, understanding that it’s a tribute, not the real thing. Yet somehow, you’re always a little bit disappointed that it doesn’t sound like the originals. Or should I…

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Album Review: RÜFÜS – Bloom (2016 LP)

Sydney based trio RÜFÜS first set disco balls turning in 2010. Following two EPs and a debut full-length album, listeners all around the world were grooving to their smooth indie-electronica music. Sophomore album, Bloom, is a lush progression of the catchy hooks, soaring vocals and entrancing dance vibes that the Sydneysiders have effortlessly disseminated for over five years….

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Live Review: Battles – Manning Bar, Sydney (10.02.16)

Perched dangerously close to the edge of the stage, Battles‘ signature skyscraping cymbal lingered precariously over the crowd as the New York band’s fans eagerly awaited their long anticipated return to Sydney. Guitarist and bassist Dave Konopka emerged first, busy looping his effects on the ground, a guitar draped over his shoulder. There was a slow build as guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams came on and then, finally,…

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