The Authenticity Hurts

Music critic Everett True posted a scholarly article on authenticity in popular music and the criticism of the music. In short, he reasons that there’s a load of mythology tied around the concept of authenticity. Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing for The Atlantic, offers a key characteristic: Tell the truth. In an, I-know-it-when-I-see-it example, here’s a good […]

Success and You

In good music news, singer / songwriter, Toni Watson, aka Tones and I, has come from nowhere to be absolutely enormous with her track, Dance Monkey, becoming a hit the world over. Released in May 2019, the song was quietly released to the world, was first picked by local radio stations and then went viral […]

Watching For Listening

Musican and producer Rick Beato has an insightful YouTube channel on all aspects of music making. First he has his click bait ready and shareable top 20 lists. Then there’s his analysis videos on what makes a song great. There’s also his music theory videos for the budding musician. And then the occasional confession. His […]

From, Forever, to, I Think I’m Late

Perth band, San Cisco have been renowned for their party starting singalongs with theatres full of fresh faced fans singing at the top of their voices every word to their songs. For their new track however, they’ve continued the expansion of their sound into more mature territory since their last album The Water. The new […]

Vinyl’s Back

Vinyl’s steady comeback – like the rock stars that sing on them – has been a nostalgia fest. A recent feat by pop veteran, Kylie Minogue exemplifies this with her latest greatest hits repackage going to number 1 in Australia thanks primarily to its vinyl sales. With streaming dominating the musical landscape, it takes only […]

Return to Lovers Lane

Released back in 2015, G Stands For Go-Betweens was a welcome re-introduction to legendary Australian act, The Go-Betweens in their formative years. The collection now has a sequel with Volume 2 soon to be released. The highlight of the set is the collection of demos recorded between the time of their last album and their […]