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CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS - Welcome Aboard

CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Welcome Aboard

CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Welcome Aboard Citadel Records 18 August, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Perfect power pop from a veritable Aussie supergroup (brothers Glenn & Brian Morris, Clyde Bramley and Jon Roberts can boast stints with Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Tribesmen, Paul Collins Beat and The Barbarellas amongst their claims to […]

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS - Wet Girls... and other funny tales

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS – Wet Girls… and other funny tales

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS – Wet Girls… and other funny tales Sliptrick Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 It’s hard to know what to make of Honeybombs… A quintet of young dudes from Italy who play some really good Euro metal, but seem to have had to resort to Google Translate their […]

CD REVIEW: MELISSA MANCHESTER - The Fellas

CD REVIEW: MELISSA MANCHESTER – The Fellas

Label: Long Run Entertainment Release Date: September 8, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur As a sucker for the Standards, the latest release from songstress Melissa Manchester is a natural fit in my listening routine and my collection.  This disc has killer cool tracks with her voice and attitude putting her stamp on […]

EP REVIEW: HOLA GHOST - Chupacabra

EP REVIEW: HOLA GHOST – Chupacabra

EP REVIEW: HOLA GHOST – Chupacabra Hola Pete Records 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 After their deranged 2010 debut, featuring a vintage Roland 707 drum machine, Denmark’s finest deathpunk mariachi’s Peter Sandorff and Jeppe B Jensen recruited a real, live drumming person for this five-track EP, named after the folkloric blood-sucking South American beast […]

CD REVIEW: HOLA GHOST - The Man They Couldn't Hang...

CD REVIEW: HOLA GHOST – The Man They Couldn’t Hang…

CD REVIEW: HOLA GHOST – The Man They Couldn’t Hang… Hola Pete Records 2010 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Peter Sandorff and Jeppe B Jessen released this little gem back in 2009, following it with a 2010 reissue featuring a couple of bonus tracks. My only question is – why has it taken until now […]

CD REVIEW: BLACK STONE CHERRY - Black to Blues EP

CD REVIEW: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Black to Blues EP

CD REVIEW: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Black to Blues EP Mascot Label Group 29 September, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Black Stone Cherry have long inserted Cherry-flavoured versions of some unlikely material into their live shows – Adele’s Rollin’ In The Deep and Amy Winehouse’s Rehab are both YouTube favourites. While those songs will […]

EP REVIEW: CHARLIE BONNET III – Sinner With A Song

EP REVIEW: CHARLIE BONNET III – Sinner With A Song

EP REVIEW: CHARLIE BONNET III – Sinner With A Song Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The coolest thing about music today is the vibrant cross-pollination between different styles and genres. Here’s Charlie Bonnet III, ostensibly a country cat since the late 2000’s, all long hair, acoustic guitar and southern drawl, with this […]

CD REVIEW: THE ANGELS – Brothers, Angels & Demons

CD REVIEW: THE ANGELS – Brothers, Angels & Demons

CD REVIEW: THE ANGELS – Brothers, Angels & Demons Liberation Records August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Disc 1 – 7/10 Disc 2 – 8 ½ /10 This double disc compilation from The Angels’ Brewster Brothers, John & Rick, is – understandably – very Brewster-centric, being a companion piece to the new book The Angels, […]

CD REVIEW: FOLSOM – Bad Ways

CD REVIEW: FOLSOM – Bad Ways

CD REVIEW: FOLSOM – Bad Ways Independent June 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 I hope I can be forgiven for expecting something punk or metal from the boozey pirate image on the cover of Folsom’s debut album, Bad Ways – but like everything Folsom, genres and stereotypes mean very little to this […]

CD REVIEW: JANET GARDNER - JANET GARDNER

CD REVIEW: JANET GARDNER – JANET GARDNER

Label: Pavement Entertainment Release Date: August 18, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Janet Gardner’s name might not be instantly recognizable, but her voice is.  If you dug the metal scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s you know her are the lead vocalist for rocker Vixen.  Finally she has harnessed her talent […]

CD REVIEW: BLOODY HAMMERS - The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers EP

CD REVIEW: BLOODY HAMMERS – The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers EP

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: July 14, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur According to the album press release: Open the gates of hell and let loose the fascinating Horror Rock of the infernal duo, BLOODY HAMMERS. Their new six-song strong EP “The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers” descends from the dark mountain […]

CD REVIEW: TEN - Gothica

CD REVIEW: TEN – Gothica

Label: Frontiers Music srl Release Date: July 7, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur According to the album press release: This highly anticipated new TEN album promises to be one of their strongest collections of songs to date. Full of all the trademark textures and flavours we have come to expect from TEN, arguably […]

CD REVIEW: PAUL WELLER – A Kind Revolution

CD REVIEW: PAUL WELLER – A Kind Revolution

CD REVIEW: PAUL WELLER – A Kind Revolution Parlophone May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Paul Weller is at his rootsy best on A Kind Revolution, tapping wonderfully into the ‘60s R&B vibe which first influenced him and his contemporaries so strongly. The set opens with Woo Sé Mama, a soulful groove whose woop […]

CD REVIEW: Various – 12 Inch Dance: Australian ‘80s Pop

CD REVIEW: Various – 12 Inch Dance: Australian ‘80s Pop

CD REVIEW: Various – 12 Inch Dance: Australian ‘80s Pop Festival/Rhino/Warners July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 David Nichols, former editor of Smash Hits Australia, writes an interesting short essay on the inside cover of this triple CD collection of Australian pop 12” dance mixes from the ‘80s, in which he explains how the […]

CD REVIEW: ROYAL BLOOD – How Did We Get So Dark

CD REVIEW: ROYAL BLOOD – How Did We Get So Dark

CD REVIEW: ROYAL BLOOD – How Did We Get So Dark Warner Brothers June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Royal Blood are, like, so hot right now. In fact, the duo may be the hottest young rock band in the world. Older fans might be a little bemused by this: the duo (singer/bassist Mike […]

KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water

KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water

KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water Independent through Blind Raccoon June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The dusty Texan dirtbowl blues of Karen Lovely boasts her earthy and soulful vocals, and a country twang amongst its economical arrangements. At her best singing of the openness of dusty West Texan roads and the […]

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me Transubstans Records May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 We knew we were going to love this band before we knew a damned thing about them or heard a note – after all, there’s no chance they’d have such a cool name and play synth pop, […]

CD REVIEW: SIAMESE - Shameless

CD REVIEW: SIAMESE – Shameless

Label: Artery Recordings Release Date: June 23, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur With time limited lately, I have been unable to check out a ton of new tunes, but so glad I checked out the latest from Siamese, the June 23rd release on Artery Records entitled Shameless.  The disc kicks off with […]

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 The Dirty Earth’s (relatively) new singer, Tenille Rogers, takes the retro rock bull by the horns on Aurora, delivering a series of epic performances that will remind astute blues rockin’ listeners of the likes of Blues Pills. The […]

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found Fat Swine Records August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Melbourne loner Dan Brodie has compiled this collection of mostly radically worked over covers, plus a few originals, that he says were chosen for “their storytelling and emotional power of the lyrics.” Recorded at his home studio, […]

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