RSSArchive for 2017

ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After

ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After

ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After Independent 23 September, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 From the first soaring chorus of opener Mystic Seven, it’s clear that Legacy Of Supremacy are well named in homage to the legacy of supreme melodic rock and roll that once ruled the hearts and minds […]

CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want?

CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want?

CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want? Sony June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Never one to write anything so facile as a silly love song, Roger Waters’ first new solo album in 24 years is a bile-laden tirade against all that is wrong with our modern world – […]

ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy

ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy

ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy Warner Bros Denmark November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 D-A-D frontman Jesper Binzer’s first solo album will, upon first listen, sound very much like the eleven records he’s made in his day job, and D-A-D’s admirers will have plenty to enjoy here. But upon repeat listening, […]

ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy

ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy

ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10    “Rock is dead,” they sob, “no-one is doing anything new any more,” they cry, “there is no good new rock and roll,” they dismiss. Wrong, wrong and wrong! Take Artificial Agent, one of Detroit’s finest, who […]

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part I: #26 - 50

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part I: #26 – 50

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part I: #26 – 50 By Shane Pinnegar What a year 2017 has been… It was the year that Uber & UberEats, Netflix and BitCoin became ubiquitous, changing the way their businesses are done forever. It was the year of Harvey Weinstein’s outing as a sex […]

ALBUM REVIEW: ROBERT PLANT - Carry Fire

ALBUM REVIEW: ROBERT PLANT – Carry Fire

ALBUM REVIEW: ROBERT PLANT – Carry Fire Warner Bros 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Robert Plant’s love of folk and world music has been well documented since Led Zeppelin II dropped way back in 1969, and has come to the fore in his records more and more in the past decade or so. Billed […]

ALBUM REVIEW: SPACEWAVE - Space Dubs

ALBUM REVIEW: SPACEWAVE – Space Dubs

ALBUM REVIEW: SPACEWAVE – Space Dubs MVD Audio April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Last year I reviewed the Must Be Free album by reggae and dub producer legend Lee Scratch Perry. This album by Spacewave – effectively John S. Palmer – is the original music that he made for Perry to manipulate on […]

CD REVIEW: RIFLEMAN – Silver & Gold

CD REVIEW: RIFLEMAN – Silver & Gold

CD REVIEW: RIFLEMAN – Silver & Gold Independent October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 30-year vet of the Oz rock industry dw Norton has just dropped this excellent collection of songs, written and recorded as Rifleman on the Mornington Peninsula. Melodious and introspective, there’s a post-grunge shadow to the album – a […]

EP Review: THE RICH AND FAMOUS – Take Us To Your Leader

EP Review: THE RICH AND FAMOUS – Take Us To Your Leader

EP Review: THE RICH AND FAMOUS – Take Us To Your Leader Independent June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 As flamboyant frontman of Kings Of The Sun, Australia’s most internationally well-known hair metal band, Jeffery Hoad was the prancing, strutting black leather-clad, blonde mane-flicking love child of Jagger and Gene Vincent. After a few […]

Twelve Videos of Christmas #8: TONI & THE STONEHEARTS - No Turning Back

Twelve Videos of Christmas #8: TONI & THE STONEHEARTS – No Turning Back

Twelve Videos of Christmas #8: TONI & THE STONEHEARTS – No Turning Back Toni and the Stonehearts hit the ground running with 100% full throttle debut single No Turning Back. Influences of this generation’s best female rock ‘n’ rollers, Suze De Marchi, Grace Potter and Sarah McLeod shine through and are matched perfectly with frontwoman Toni […]

10 Quick Ones with KOEN from HEIDEVOLK - December 2017

10 Quick Ones with KOEN from HEIDEVOLK – December 2017

According to a recent press release: “HEIDEVOLK are the true definition of Pagan Metal Brotherhood. These Dutchmen hold up the flag for intelligent and perfectly balanced Pagan Folk Metal like no other. It’s time to unveil the info on their brand new release and upcoming masterpiece from HEIDEVOLK. Please welcome Vuur van Verzet – set to be released on January […]

Twelve Videos of Christmas #7: RAZORBATS - Social Rejects

Twelve Videos of Christmas #7: RAZORBATS – Social Rejects

Twelve Videos of Christmas #7: RAZORBATS – Social Rejects Nothing says “CHRISTMAS” like Norwegian punk n’ roll, and for day 7 of our Twelve Videos Of Christmas, we give you The Razorbats, direct from Oslo, with their loser anthem Social Rejects. The first single from album #2 for the band, the band take up the […]

LIVE: TEXAS – Perth, 15 Dec 2017

LIVE: TEXAS – Perth, 15 Dec 2017

LIVE: TEXAS – Perth, 15 Dec 2017 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Friday, 15th December, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar We were expecting all the great songs we know and love from Texas’s first visit to our shores, but we got the bonus prize, with Sharleen Spiterri proving not only that she still boasts a fantastic […]

BOOK REVIEW: Treat! by Christian Vieler

BOOK REVIEW: Treat! by Christian Vieler

BOOK REVIEW: Treat! by Christian Vieler Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers October 2017 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Photography / Animal Photography / Humour 10/10 Who’s a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their […]

Twelve Videos of Christmas #6: RAISED BY EAGLES - Night Wheels

Twelve Videos of Christmas #6: RAISED BY EAGLES – Night Wheels

Raised By Eagles unveil the new video for ‘Night Wheels’ – the new single from their I Must Be Somewhere LP. I Must Be Somewhere took out Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017 – the band’s 2nd win in the category after 2015’s Diamonds In The Bloodstream, and here they are […]

BOOK REVIEW: One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Emily Sutton

BOOK REVIEW: One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Emily Sutton

BOOK REVIEW: One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Emily Sutton Bloomsbury November 2017 Paperback, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Books / Christmas 8/10 When you wish you have to wish with every inch of your heart. It’s Christmas Eve and Theo, left at home with a babysitter, sees an odd-looking star out […]

LIVE: Anathema with Skygazer, Perth, 10 Dec 2017

LIVE: Anathema with Skygazer, Perth, 10 Dec 2017

LIVE: Anathema with Skygazer, Perth, 10 Dec 2017 Rosemount Hotel, North Perth Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photography by Luke Nicholson of Nicholson Images Skygazer are a Perth Band formed in 2012, consisting of Daniel Mazzarol – Vocals & Guitar, Mason Tate – Guitar & Fabulous Hair and Perry De Gennero- Drums & Other Music Stuff. […]

LIVE: Culture club with Human League, Perth, 9 Dec 2017

LIVE: Culture club with Human League, Perth, 9 Dec 2017

LIVE: Culture club with Human League, Perth, 9 Dec 2017 Support Tom Bailey and Hosea Partsch Perth Arena, Saturday, 9 December,2017 Review & Photography by Pete Gardner Perth was given a unique experience to see two of the 80’s most iconic bands on the same stage on Saturday night. Culture Club, with their original line […]

Twelve Videos of Christmas #5: SAXON - Thunderbolt

Twelve Videos of Christmas #5: SAXON – Thunderbolt

Classic metallers SAXON return with their 22nd studio album THUNDERBOLT on 2nd February 2018, and have released the title track as an early single to celebrate. Drawing it’s name from the ancient Gods of Greek mythology, Thunderbolt celebrates the classic Saxon sound on this, #5 in our TWELVE VIDEOS OF CHRISTMAS series. The album is set […]

INTERVIEW: TY TABOR - December 2017

INTERVIEW: TY TABOR – December 2017

According to a recent press release: “Alien Beans, the new solo album from KING’S X guitarist Ty Tabor, will be released on January 12, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. Alien Beans is a double-disc album that features 10 new studio tracks and a “best-of” compilation disc. The “best-of” disc is comprised of 11 remixed and remastered tracks personally selected by Tabor from his […]

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