Tag Archives: New Music

The Joe Kings – Calls in the Night

When gutsy blues riffs open the debut EP for this young Perth duo-turned-full band, it’s easy to see why they were invited to play the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival earlier this year. Continue reading


Martha Tilston – Lucy And The Wolves

The sixth album for British folk songstress Martha Tilston, Lucy And The Wolves, is a poetic ode to nature with songs like Rockpools, Seabirds and Wave Machine inspiring pastoral yearning for grey English skies over the rocky British coast. Opener The Cape is dramatic, emotive and showcases her striking voice in a somewhat traditional folk style, setting in motion the album’s musical journey. Continue reading

Naked In The Woods

The gang at FReeZACentral, a government initiative involving a mentoring program for those new to the music industry, has bottled up a surge of girl power. They’ve recorded a diverse array of tracks to introduce some little-known but talented female artists to our welcoming ears, alongside some more familiar names. Continue reading

by the wayside, these guys are good

Canvas Kites

Canvas Kites are three vintage clad lads from Sydney. Their song Wayside, which is admittedly all I’ve heard so far, is an indie-pop romp through charming verses and catchy choruses. With percussion enjoyably heavy on the symbols and hi-hat, guitar with just the right amount of intricacy and lyrics delivered in a voice with impressive range, the song is hard not to like. It’s like a modern-day Smiths melody with Aussie larrikinism. The film-clip even gives us glimpses of the opera house and a harbour ferry, just so we don’t forget where they’re from.

If you are in Sydney, the Canvas Kites are enjoying a residency at The Oxford Art Factory and will be venturing to Melbourne in October to play The Evelyn. Hopefully I’ll be able to check them out then and report back on more than one song! Until then, their Myspace has details of other gigs, including some with Oh Mercy, young Melbourne indie-poppers that are touring like mad promoting their first album.