LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

2012 felt like somewhat of a mixed bag of musical lollies with our favourites encompassing americana, power pop, 80s synth, indie and many shades of psychedelia. The only thing that tied them all together was the strong streak of melody that each was built on. Even in the case of someone like Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was Young’s incredible weaving of musical notes … Continue reading LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

ALBUM REVIEW: Grand Salvo | Slay Me in My Sleep

by Chris Familton On 2009’s Soil Creatures, Melbourne singer-songwriter Paddy Mann (aka Grand Salvo) impressively blended poetry, folk and classical music into a delicate work about life’s intricacies. Three years and a short-lived relocation to Berlin later, and he’s returned with his finest work to date. Slay Me in My Sleep is an ambitious concept album about an old lady and a young boy who breaks into … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grand Salvo | Slay Me in My Sleep

LIVE REVIEW: Tiny Ruins @ Notes, Sydney 22/07/11

written by Chris Familton Sam Shinazzi opened the evening in three piece mode with Barry Adamson on guitar and Peabody’s Bruno Brayovic on bass. Playing mainly tracks from his recently released album When the Lights Come Up Shinazzi did justice to the recorded versions, even exceeding them in some cases like the wistful Movie of Your Life and the devotional Everything To Me. Brayovic provided … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Tiny Ruins @ Notes, Sydney 22/07/11