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EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES Independent July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 The riff for Dark Paradise opens this second EP for Perth rockers Legs Electric, rolling in like a tidal wave to spell out their mission statement: to rock, which they do with retro style and modern power. Drummer Kylie […]

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MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single]

MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single]

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single] Egomaniac Records August 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 You can’t go wrong with a band who so succinctly describe their very ouvre in their name: The Jangle Band. Purely distilled, gorgeously harmonic, jangly power pop with a nod to The […]

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MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker

MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker Golden Robot Records March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Palace Of The King open album #3 with a track worthy of Guns n’ Roses – the mighty I Am The Storm. Laden with epic aspirations, LA Woman keys and a searing lead guitar, […]

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MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED Sony September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Shitty compilation albums featuring the same blinkered track listings as FM Radio playlists are a dime a dozen, so it’s a real treat to find something assembled with heart and soul and more than a cursory […]

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MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – SEASONS OF CHANGE II

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – SEASONS OF CHANGE II

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – SEASONS OF CHANGE II Sony September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10   Following on from the first volume of these “happening hits of the hippy era,” this latest compilation from Sony has been affectionately assembled by Brent James with his usual attention to detail. That means comprehensive packaging including a […]

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CD REVIEW: MARSHALL & THE FRO – Live At The Backroom

CD REVIEW: MARSHALL & THE FRO – Live At The Backroom

| 5 December 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: MARSHALL & THE FRO – Live At The Backroom Rhythm Section October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Roots dude Marshall Okell returns to his rocking band of old, The Fro, with this celebratory album of surf mojo blues, recorded live in front of a vocal and enthusiastic local audience in […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: RICK MONROE – Smoke Out The Window

MUSIC REVIEW: RICK MONROE – Smoke Out The Window

| 29 November 2018 | Reply

Label: Thermal Entertainment Release Date: September 21, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Rick Monroe – a performer that came to my attention a few years ago – has released a new disc with eleven great tracks that will please listeners of different genres that combine rock, country, folk… you get the point!  […]

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MUSIC: THE FLAMING LIPS – GREATEST HITS VOL 1 [Deluxe Edition]

MUSIC: THE FLAMING LIPS – GREATEST HITS VOL 1 [Deluxe Edition]

| 5 November 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE FLAMING LIPS – GREATEST HITS VOL 1 [Deluxe Edition] Warner Bros June 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Oklahoma natives The Flaming Lips formed – staggeringly – in 1983, and have been releasing trippy, often experimental, indie music for most of that thirty-five years, and this isn’t their first compilation album […]

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CD REVIEW: BOB EVANS – Full Circle

CD REVIEW: BOB EVANS – Full Circle

| 5 November 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BOB EVANS – Full Circle EMI October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Bob Evans is the nom de plume of Freo boy Kevin Mitchell, perhaps better known as lead singer of indie darlings Jebediah, and with his alter-ego he’s endeared himself to arguably more fans around the world. The reasons are all […]

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CD REVIEW: THE AINTS! – The Church Of Simultaneous Existence

CD REVIEW: THE AINTS! – The Church Of Simultaneous Existence

| 5 November 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE AINTS! – The Church Of Simultaneous Existence ABC Records September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Ever wondered what might have happened if the original line-up of The Saints had continued long enough to make a fourth album together? We’ll never know, of course, but founding guitarist Ed Kuepper, who played on […]

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EP REVIEW: THE HUNTING BIRDS – In Its Nature

EP REVIEW: THE HUNTING BIRDS – In Its Nature

| 4 November 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: THE HUNTING BIRDS – In Its Nature Independent October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Let’s try to sidestep genre-compartmentalising Fremantle quintet The Hunting Birds. Their music has elements of alt-country, an anthemic pop sensibility, supersized hooks that won’t let go and more, and they’re all the better for refusing to be narrowed […]

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CD REVIEW: MATTY T WALL – Sidewinder

CD REVIEW: MATTY T WALL – Sidewinder

| 4 November 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: MATTY T WALL – Sidewinder HipsterDumpster Records July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Put blues rocker Matty T Wall and legendary producer/engineer Bob Clearmountain together and you’d have to try pretty damn hard to mess things up – and they haven’t come close with Sidewinder. Almost predictably, the results here […]

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CD REVIEW: IDLE FRET – Reborn

CD REVIEW: IDLE FRET – Reborn

| 4 November 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: IDLE FRET – Reborn Independant 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 The digital revolution has given us unprecedented access to an almost infinite array of bands we’d never have otherwise heard, but it’s also flooded the marketplace so it is difficult for any band to be heard above the endless forests […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: STONE PADRE – El Camino

MUSIC REVIEW: STONE PADRE – El Camino

| 3 November 2018 | Reply

Label: Independent Release Date: August 28, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I was first introduced to Bad Brad Henderson when he was part of Colt Ford’s band and they played a local venue The Machine Shop.  Brad and I kept in touch through a mutual friend and I was soon brought up […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: HOOBASTANK – Push Pull

MUSIC REVIEW: HOOBASTANK – Push Pull

| 26 October 2018 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 25, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I always thought Hoobastank was one of those fringe bands that never hit their stride and pinnacle after the release of their debut and sophomore efforts.  With the release of their latest and sixth release Push Pull they have finally […]

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MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered

MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered

| 18 September 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered Dinner For Wolves July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Australia – and, let’s be fair, New Zealand – have produced an astonishing amount of world class music since rock n’ roll was a bubba, and The Screaming Jets are well aware of that, hence their eighth studio […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead

SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead

| 18 September 2018 | Reply

SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead Independent September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 100% ROCK contributor and frontman of West Australian rockers Hailmary, Kevin Curran, this week released his debut solo single, Wake The Living Dead. The song is a mid-paced burner with an acoustic undercurrent and a catchy AF melody, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: PEARL – Heartbreak And Canyon Revelry

MUSIC REVIEW: PEARL – Heartbreak And Canyon Revelry

| 15 September 2018 | Reply

Label: Station House Recordings Release Date: June 15, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Having fallen in love with Pearl Aday’s voice when she released her debut disc in 2010, I couldn’t wait to grab her latest disc (wish I had known sooner there WAS a latest disc) and check it out.  While […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free [EP]

| 7 September 2018 | Reply

Label: Burning Records Release Date: May 4, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Them Evils popped onto my radar when I saw them open for The Pretty Reckless back in 2017.  Having enjoyed that show, I couldn’t wait to take this EP for a spin.  Disc opener “Got Me Rockin’” kicks off with a […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: COVET – effloresce

MUSIC REVIEW: COVET – effloresce

| 7 September 2018 | Reply

Label: Triple Crown Records Release Date: July 13, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Covet has released a killer 6-track EP that has me captivated.  The press release surrounding the EP states the band ‘blend(s) instrumental math-rock with elements of post-rock and post-metal, juxtaposing delicate melodies with propulsive rhythms and captivating energy.’  I prefer […]

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