Pop

Taking Pictures

Jo Lawry, singer/songwriter, vocals, guitar. One track a duet with Sting
Contemporary, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Fleurieu Music
www.jolawry.com
Reviewed by , December 1st, 2015

Jo Lawry is a singer/songwriter from South Australia currently living in New York. She is best known as a backing singer with Sting and has been touring the world in his band. She was also featured in the documentary about backing singers, 20 Feet from Stardom. When she was touring with Sting a couple of… continue reading »


Suspicion

The Tango Saloon
Experimental Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Tango
Romero Records and Newmarket Music NEW3342.2/ROM010
http://thetangosaloon.com
Reviewed by , June 1st, 2015

Any band that describes itself as experimental tango meets spaghetti western with a dose of film score, rock, pop, gypsy, jazz and electronica thrown in for good measure is going to grab my attention. The Tango Saloon makes music that is indeed Piazzolla meets Morriconi and Equivel. I first came across them when they appeared… continue reading »


Real Feel

The Holidays
Contemporary, Pop, Techno
Liberation LMCD 0237
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/38559/Track-by-track-The-Holidays-Real-Feel
Reviewed by , May 1st, 2014

After four years The Holidays, a Sydney-based indie-pop band, have released their second album, Real Feel. How does one describe the sound? It’s rich, harmonically warm, techno-infused, ethereal pop. But such a description does little justice to an album which explores such depth of feeling and complexity of timbres and issues. Indeed, what I cherish… continue reading »


Adventure Beyond by Starflight

Adventure Beyond

Starflight
Contemporary, Pop
Self-release, distributed by Mondo
www.starflightband.net
Reviewed by , March 2nd, 2014

This is an album of pure pop music joy. From its highly produced opening track – the uncharacteristic single Phasers on Stun, though to the album closer, Starship Take Me Home, the overwhelming emotion is the joy of making music. A vague science fiction feel bookends it, but the body of the album is very… continue reading »


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