Out now in limited edition 7" is Automatic Love, the 4 track debut release from the group all of Melbourne was raving about pre-lockdown. Mr. Teenage features members of Tyrannamen and Killer Birds, recorded by Billy Gardner of Anti Fade / Ausmuteants. https://mrteenage.bandcamp.com/album/automatic-love https://youtu.be/HW5H5imslRc
The wait is over. After the great comeback success of their 2018 album Psychedelic Country Soul and subsequent lengthy tours there is finally, as promised, a NEW Long Ryders single. "Down To The Well" was cut in Richmond, Virginia near guitarist Stephen McCarthy's bohemian love pad with a few overdubs added down the phone line … Continue reading Americana founding fathers The Long Ryders return with new single!
Melbourne outfit Zenith Moon have released a music video for their new single ‘Illuminate’. Highlighted by the soulful vocals of frontwoman Kahli, Zenith Moon continue to impress. The band recently signed to Sydney’s Golden Robot Records. https://youtu.be/O8Rh0wePOrY
Rising folk singer /songwriter Kim Yang has released a new video to accompany the release of her single 'Dominoes'. Yang, a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter, has impressed critics in the last year with her ethereal voice and use of instrumentation. Inspired by female vocalists such as Sarah McLachlan, Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Yang's music is an eclectic blend of … Continue reading Kim Yang releases new video for Dominoes single
In 1994, Susanna Hoffs was due to release her second solo album, the follow up to January, 1991’s debut effort, ‘When You’re A Boy’. That album included ‘My Side Of The Bed’, a top 40 Billboard single, as well as the Cyndi Lauper penned, “Unconditional Love". The album also included a cover of "Boys Keep … Continue reading Susanna Hoffs and the unreleased Columbia album from 1994
The new album from Kevin K is called Party Store and it is a much needed tonic for your ears, reminding the listener in no uncertain terms that despite the prevailing doom and gloom and lockdown lunacy that the world finds itself in 2020 – rock ‘n’ roll has the power to rejuvenate - it’s … Continue reading KEVIN K / RICKY RAT- Party Store CD. Australian Rock Review Album Of The Year
Today I want to reflect on the passing of Walter Lure, erstwhile guitar slinger for The Heartbreakers and also main man of his own outfit, The Waldos. Lure came to prominence in the mid-70s in the burgeoning NYC punk scene as a hot shot guitar player for glam up and comers The Demons, before graduating … Continue reading Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)
Kevin K has teamed up with his longtime guitarist Ricky Rat (Trash Brats/Dead Boys) and they have a brand new album called ‘Party Store’ due for world wide release on 1 July. This is EXACTLY what the world needs! We hope to have Kevin on the Australian Rock Show real soon to talk about the … Continue reading Kevin K / Ricky Rat – new album ‘PARTY STORE’ set for 1 July 2020 release
Despite the ‘unprecedented’ times in which Australia finds itself, there are still reasons for fans of Australian rock ‘n’ roll to consider themselves fortunate. Here’s one. In February, 2020, Australia’s finest exponents of country rock, STARS, released a new album ‘One More Circle Round The Sun’, the untimely release of which went unnoticed as the … Continue reading STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).
Some 30 years I was working at a company in Sydney. I used to talk regularly with co-workers in the warehouse about rock ‘n’ roll – and as many of my peers were a bit older than me, I soaked in their stories and knowledge. I was always an eager student of rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading Alex Burns, The Witnesses, Elvis Presley and the early days of Belfast rock ‘n’ roll
Today marks 14 years since Nikki Sudden passed away. In those intervening years, Nikki’s musical legacy has continued to grow. New fans have discovered his music, and with the passage of time, older fans have gone back and rediscovered his rich body of work. There have also been a slew of reissued and also previously … Continue reading Remembering Nikki Sudden Who Passed Away 14 years Ago – 26 March 2006
The release of the debut album by The Naked Lunch in late 2019 seems to have escaped the attention of most – but I’m here to tell you it’s one hell of a slab of top order garage rock / power pop that you need to hear! What we have here are super upbeat tunes … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Naked Lunch – The Naked Lunch CD (2019)