DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

Melbourne trio Double Vanity have released ‘Night Moves’, a magical new single taken from their upcoming concept album ‘Love To Leave You‘, via Psychic Hysteria. It follows the equally compelling and hypnotic first single ‘Elevator‘. The single is a dreamy swoon through vintage synths and drum machines – a dystopian torch-song given heart and soul via the Chrissy Amphlett meets Marianne Faithful in a Twin Peaks … Continue reading DARK AND DREAMY GOODNESS FROM DOUBLE VANITY

LIVE REVIEW: Donny Benét, You Beauty @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (10/10/14)

  You Beauty released their rugby league-themed album Jersey Flegg earlier this year and it slowly but surely garnered attention leading to its imminent vinyl pressing. Their opening set showed they can nail the sound of the album in a live context with chorused guitar picking out lazy hooks and the rhythm section hitting a ‘Strokes and The Cure on the dancefloor’ sweet spot. Frontman … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Donny Benét, You Beauty @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (10/10/14)

ALBUM REVIEW: Geoffrey O’Connor – Fan Fiction

On his second solo album O’Connor has again created a retro-futuristic album of constructed and knowingly-crafted songs. Musically he digs deeper into the well of primitive 80s electronic landscapes and soul-tinged new wave. It’s a pastiche of everything from Pet Shop Boys to New Order with one ear to contemporaries like Xx and Austra and an overall sonic vibe reminiscent of Underground Lovers’ ‘Cold Feelings’. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Geoffrey O’Connor – Fan Fiction

NEW MUSIC: Geoffrey O’Connor | Her Name On Every Tongue

Geoffrey O’Connor has a new single out via Chapter Music and continues his immersion into 80s dream pop stylings reminiscent of Chris Rea, and the more synth leaning Double. ‘Her Name On Every Tongue’ is the first taste of O’Connor’s new album Fan Fiction which will be out on August 8th.   Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Geoffrey O’Connor | Her Name On Every Tongue

NEW MUSIC: Geoffrey O’Connor | Jacqueline

I first saw Geoffrey O’Connor in a garish woollen jumper playing with Crayon Fields at the Hopetoun Hotel. They impressed with their twee indie guitar pop, it was knowingly constructed, literate music, the sum of its parts. Fast forward to the 2012 Laneway Festival and the pasty bespectacled man in front of me was the same guy sans woolly jersey. Now O’Connor was ostensibly solo, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Geoffrey O’Connor | Jacqueline