LIVE REVIEW: Charlie Horse, Suzy Connolly @ Sandringham Hotel, Sydney (19/04/12)

written by Chris Familton Despite some sound issues/delays Charlie Horse and Suzy Connolly both played great sets at The Sando last night. Charlie Horse seemed to convert their frustrations into some fiery playing with Paul McDonald throwing rock shapes on guitar and Matt Brown almost overpowering the PA with his superb drumming. Out front Crystal Rose is a captivating front woman showing she can both … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Charlie Horse, Suzy Connolly @ Sandringham Hotel, Sydney (19/04/12)

PHOTOS: Deep Sea Arcade Album Release Party (Media) @ Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (07/03/12)

Deep Sea Arcade proudly launched their brand spanking new album Outlands this evening in Sydney to an invited assemblage of media people. The band played a brief set highlighting the magic combination of pop nous, melodic hooks and swaggering beat bravado that they’ve proven over recent years on stage and with the singles they’ve released.         Continue reading PHOTOS: Deep Sea Arcade Album Release Party (Media) @ Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (07/03/12)

PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

Last night Sydney’s Suzy Connolly celebrated the release of her superb debut album Night Larks with a show at Notes in Newtown. She played the entire album backed by a great band that were able to lift the music up and pull back to give her voice extra space when required. She finished her set with a magical  encore of The Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset. In … Continue reading PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Verlaines & Songs @ Annandale, Sydney 30/01/11

written by Chris Familton The Verlaines formed around 30 years ago in New Zealand and wrote some classic songs like Death & The Maiden, Doomsday and C.D., Jimmy Jazz & Me. Graeme Downes went on to be a a professor of music at Otago University – still writing and recording albums both solo (the brilliant Hammers & Anvils) and more recently Pot Boiler and Corporate … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Verlaines & Songs @ Annandale, Sydney 30/01/11