SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

Sam Shinazzi has been a stalwart of the Sydney indie scene for years – decades even! His slowburn career has been marked by consistency and a strength of low-key yet mature and heartfelt songwriting. His latest and his sixth album, Days I Won’t Forget (Stanley Records) is his best yet. He’s found a really wonderful balance between that lazy acoustic strum that forms the backbone of his songs … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

NEWS: You Am I Announce New Album And Tour

You Am I are back with their tenth studio album and they’ll be celebrating its release with a December run around the country. Porridge & Hotsauce was recorded in New York and the first single ‘Good Advices’ sees them casting an ear back to their earlier albums with its sonic bristle and heady rush that is more Red Kross meets Sonic Youth than Kinks meets Faces. … Continue reading NEWS: You Am I Announce New Album And Tour

SONIC KICKS: Bryan Estepa

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa has released a bunch of albums that just get better and better, culminating in this year’s brilliant Heart Vs Mind (review) which bursts with glorious harmonies built on classic power pop and slight detours into americana and yacht rock. It shows a musician who isn’t afraid to play to his strengths and channel all the musical influences that have to date … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Bryan Estepa

REVIEW: YOU AM I @ The Annandale, Sydney (14/11/09)

Reviewed for FasterLouder Playing three shows at the Annandale, this was almost the perfect place to see one of Australia’s iconic rock bands of the last 20 years. It was unclear whether they decided to play these shows to support The Annandale’s financial battles with council or merely that they wanted to get back to basics in a small and sweaty pub venue. Either way … Continue reading REVIEW: YOU AM I @ The Annandale, Sydney (14/11/09)

NEWS: GOLDEN PLAINS 2009 lineup announced…

Golden Plains (organised by the Meredith Music Festival) happens next year on the 7-9th of March in Victoria, just 2 hours west of Melbourne. Most tickets are being issued via a ballot system so check their site for details. The first run of bands has been announced today and there are some goodies. Mogwai, Tony Allen, Gary Numan, Black Mountain, Of Montreal, The Drones, The … Continue reading NEWS: GOLDEN PLAINS 2009 lineup announced…