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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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MUSIC REVIEW: LUCIFER – Lucifer II

MUSIC REVIEW: LUCIFER – Lucifer II

| 5 September 2018 | 1 Reply

Label: Century Media Records Release Date: July 6, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Lucifer caught my attention when they released their self-titled disc three years ago, and they are still on my radar thanks to this killer disc chock full of cool riffs, great vocals, and a solid bottom end!  Disc opener […]

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MUSIC: THE OUTRYDERS – Hollow Victory/Should Have Known [single]

MUSIC: THE OUTRYDERS – Hollow Victory/Should Have Known [single]

| 30 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE OUTRYDERS – Hollow Victory/Should Have Known [single] Egomaniac Records June 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Two near-perfect slices of jangly power pop may not be enough to change the world, but it’s the perfect recipe to brighten up almost six minutes of an overcast day. A project featuring singer/guitarist and well-known advocate […]

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MUSIC: DIESEL – 30: The Greatest Hits

MUSIC: DIESEL – 30: The Greatest Hits

| 30 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: DIESEL – 30: The Greatest Hits  Universal/Bloodlines August 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 It’s startling to cast your ears back over Diesel’s thirty year career and realise just how fully formed his sound was when, as a skinny, floppy-haired twenty-three year old, his debut album Johnny Diesel & the Injectors was released. Mark […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – High As Hope

MUSIC REVIEW: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – High As Hope

| 30 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Republic Records / Virgin EMI Release Date: June 29, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Florence + The Machine are one of those bands that everyone seems confused when I mention I purchased (and enjoy) each release they have.  The same can be said for the latest effort, which I picked up as […]

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MUSIC: BB & Co. – Let It Shine

MUSIC: BB & Co. – Let It Shine

| 29 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: BB & Co. – Let It Shine Independant December 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 BB & Co’s debut album opens with original Find A Place, Bill Blissett’s boogie woogie piano dancing with an on-point riff from guitarists Paul Fitton and Ivan Kellehear, making it all but impossible to keep from dancing or foot […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMITY AFFLICTION – Misery

MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMITY AFFLICTION – Misery

| 23 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: August 24, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Rachel Craig The Amity Affliction is a force in Australian metalcore, gaining a huge amount of recognition from their last full-length album This Could Be Heartbreak. The band is releasing their sixth album Misery, which is a move toward a mellower, pop-punk influenced and […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: BOSTON MANOR – Welcome To The Neighbourhood

MUSIC REVIEW: BOSTON MANOR – Welcome To The Neighbourhood

| 23 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Pure Noise Records Release Date: September 7, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Rachel Craig Boston Manor’s upcoming album Welcome To The Neighbourhood is a dark and brooding update to the band’s familiar pop-punk sound. This is their second full-length album, and it uses their hometown of Blackpool to paint a bleak picture that transports […]

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CD: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – The Blues And I Should Have A Party

CD: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – The Blues And I Should Have A Party

| 22 August 2018 | Reply

CD: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – The Blues And I Should Have A Party 33 Records March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 With Grace Slick attitude, garage psych cool and smokey blues chops, Zoe Schwarz and her Blues Commotion serve up a tasty smorgasbord on this, her fifth studio album. It’s a record that […]

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CD: SHEWOLF – The Other Side

CD: SHEWOLF – The Other Side

| 22 August 2018 | 1 Reply

CD: SHEWOLF – The Other Side Independent 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Talk about keeping it all in the family, SheWolf are three extremely talented twenty-one-year-old sisters – triplets, no less – hailing from Melbourne who’ve produced a really good debut album in The Other Side. We’re thankfully way past the days of an […]

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