Favourite Songs of 2011

So many people are starting to base their listening on songs these days, such is the reduction in attention spans, the proliferation of YouTube browsing and the ease of compiling ones own playlists featuring the best stuff you want to hear. Separate to my Top 50 LPs of 2011 I’ve also put together a list of songs that caught my ears and became hard to … Continue reading Favourite Songs of 2011

ALBUM REVIEW: Those Darlins | Screws Get Loose

written by Chris Familton Recent visitors to these shores, Those Darlins impressed with their loose and rollicking live shows and they’ve followed it up with a great sophomore album in Screws Get Loose. This time round they’ve found a better balance between tongue in cheek lyrics, rocking guitars and their blend of garage rock and country music – barn rock? The album opens with two … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Those Darlins | Screws Get Loose

LIVE REVIEW: Those Darlins @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/12/10

written by Chris Familton A virtually empty Annandale greeted Melbourne’s Puta Madre Brothers meaning the latecomers missed out on a pretty interesting and unique trio. All seated, all playing kick drums and cymbals and all playing guitars – the three military uniform clad musicians cut a striking image on stage and their music was a mad mix of rock n roll, mariachi and country stomp. … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Those Darlins @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/12/10