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At first listen, The Blackwater Fever evokes a swampy, dirty sound that conjures up the dark, mysterious American South; dense and heavy forested places you don’t want to happen upon alone. Their full sound quickly creates the illusion that every band member – four, maybe five— operate on high octane. So imagine my surprise. The Blackwater Fever is Australian, not American. Band members? They’re a power duo….
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Brisbane garage rock mainstays have produced their second full-length album after their very worthy debut. In that time there has been a line-up change in the form of a replacement guitarist, but it hasn’t in any way affected the stone-cold rock and roll sound that was ever apparent in ‘Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea’. If you’re not familiar with Black Mustang, they’re a bit Radio Birdman and a bit SixFtHick with a goodly amount of MC5, and if you don’t know who they are, we’re all very sorry for you. This album is just as accomplished as the last with big guitars, fierce drums and searing vocals – pretty much everything you’d want from the genre. The relentless tourers will soon be on the road once again, promoting the album and raising a ruckus, so go see them, because it’s really what they do best.
Scene Magazine (Brisbane) Black Mustang Review
Dust off your leather jackets. Opener Ain’t Going Down is the perfect example of all that’s good about Black Mustang, with Joe Hemingway’s floor tom foreshadowing an anthemic, brawny guitar riff, complete with lyrics that fuel a bold, rebellious spirit. The group stay grounded within the genre of garage rock revival, and songs like Feeling of Love and the title track Loaded Gun continue to echo the work of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. ***½
Rave Mag (Brisbane) Black Mustang Review. Read More..
Denk aan Wilco-neske, tegendraadse americana. Gekke geluiden, landelijke sfeer, mooie, verwrongen liedjes. Silent Feature Era imponeert met hun debuut This Old Leather Heart (+1 Records/Sonic Rendezvous). De Australische band, feitelijk een duo bestaande uit Greg Cathcart en Adrian Mauro, klinkt weird, tegendraads, tamelijk uniek en bijzonder genuanceerd voor een band van Down Under.
altcountry.nl Silent feature era review. Read More..
The scene has been set for a massive rock feast and Black Mustang deliver time and time again….11 times actually (there is a secret song tacked onto the end). Every song is a classic, there is no filler on here at all…
Only Australian Music Black Mustang Review. Read More..
The Black Water Fever’s In Stereo is their second full-length album and if it were a young boy, at a guess, there would be Nirvana posters on his walls, his father’s John Lee Hooker tapes in his cassette deck and some of The Kills’ or BRMC’s CDs lying around the floor of his room. Perhaps lyrics by Tom Waits or Nick Cave would be scrawled into his notebooks, and his father’s whiskey would surely be stashed under his bed. He would tell a decent joke as well as a decent lie, and would be feared and loathed by the fathers of many teenage girls. That said he’d be good fun.
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Halfway make a dutch Best of 2010 list here!
The Gin Club has a varied sound, taking in all sorts of influences across these tracks. “Say You Will” is a becalmed ballad, not unlike some others by the Go-Betweens..
Luna Kafé record review
We All Want To’s self titled album defies expectations, a deliberate attempt to confuse those who wish to dissect it, the message is ‘shut up and listen’. In a music world of image marketing and genre classification this is a pleasant surprise..
WAW2 review on thedwarf.com.au
Not unlike Steward’s work in Screamfeeder, the record is defined by the ongoing struggle between evocative texture and meticulous songcraft – with the key difference of We All Want To prioritising the latter as opposed to the former.
WAW2 Time Off – Album of the week 11/11/10
Either way, Steward wins: plainly, the dude’s quality control is impeccable, as I’ve still not heard a bad song attached to his name. In We All Want To, Steward has found like-minded souls with whom he can build upon an already outstanding career.
WAW2 – The Vine, album review Nov 2010
Choppin’ Wood, the third single from The Gin Club’s album Deathwish was written by three members of the nine-piece group; a rarity. To celebrate, the band is heading out on tour with a national run of gigs including a boat cruise on the Brisbane River with space for 100 lucky punters.
Gin Club Tour – fasterlouder
Plus One Records in association with Street Press Australia are proud to present Brisbane’s astounding musical collective The Gin Club across Australia in November in support of ‘Choppin’ Wood’, the third single from their highly acclaimed fourth album Deathwish.
Gin Club Tour – spaceship news
Not Street Press spoke to Tim Steward from We All Want To about everything from the Brisbane music scene, to his Screamfeeder past and Devo. Brisbanites would know Tim from his Screamfeeder days and I have to say it’s so refreshing to speak to a real musician.. Not a egotistical twat that has no idea what’s going on.
WAW2 – Not Street press article
The Madmen. Screamfeeder. Solo work. We All Want To. Brisbanite Tim Steward is one dedicated musician, hopping from music project to music project. His latest creative outlet We All Want To sees the singer-songwriter pairing up with four other talented musicians to create energetic indie pop that has been labeled as Tim’s most ambitious work so far.
WE ALL WANT TO paper-deer
“An Outpost Of Promise”, so heißt das dritte Album der achtköpfigen australischen Band HALFWAY. Die gemeinsame Begeisterung für Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, BIG STAR und die REPLACEMENTS..
Halfway review – OX
There are those bands in Brisbane that everyone knows about. The ones who gig weekend and week out, shamelessly self-promote and overcompensate for their general lack of any real musical talent. And those bands fall off the scene very quickly..
WE ALL WANT TO – Collapse Board article Oct 2010
TIM STEWARD has released debut albums under local outfits Screamfeeder and The Whats as well as under his own name. MATT O’NEILL speaks to the Brisbane veteran about his latest band WE ALL WANT TO’s eponymous debut album..
WE ALL WANT TO – Time Off article Oct 2010
Halfway has always been one of Brisbane’s very best live bands – they have that rambling ensemble feel that gets under your skin..
Halfway review – thepunch.com.au
In terms of songwriting and the plotted story-telling, think Paul Kelly meets Springsteen. The band themselves probably sum-up album themes best – “friendship, last drinks, 3am promises, the hope for something better and a change of luck”.
Halfway review – The Gun Lab
Vijf jaar geleden begon het uit het Australische Brisbane afkomstige folkrockcollectief ‘The Gin Club’ aan hun muzikale carrière met een titelloos debuutalbum.
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The Gin Club review – Rootstime, Belgium
In addition to her performances with WOMEN IN DOCS, this album is sure to bring Roz Pappalardo a new wave of admirers and I’m now one of them!
Roz Pappalardo & the Wayward Gentlemen – Country Music review
“I haven’t had that much fun in years!”, exclaims Macdonald at song’s end – and Scott Regan’s brooding rock gem, ‘Days’. One launch down, two to go: The Gin Club, still Brisbane’s best band..
The Gin Club – thevine review
Met dank aan het sympathieke Australische label Plus One Records geniet ik al weken van het schitterende nieuwe album van de achtmansformatie Halfway uit Brisbane..
Halfway, altcountryforum review
Whether or not you enjoy The Gin Club’s tunes, you must commend the Brisbane/Melbourne octet on their wide and varied musical efforts, especially here on Deathwish. The album is a substantially speckled pastiche of genres, and all executed with passionate aplomb..
The Gin Club, watchoutfor.com.au review
Some 29 years after its inception, The Stones’ Exile On Main St and its recent deluxe spit and polish re-release find it sharing the new release shelves with Brisbane’s own wild horses – here rearing up to create songs that could detail a similar mythical season in hell..
The Gin Club, Time Off review
Among Brisbane music lovers, the release of a new Gin Club album is something of an event, followers of the raggedy musical troupe rocking and reeling to their earthy, soulful tunes..
The Gin Club, Rave Magazine review
In soccer terms, Brisbane’s HALFWAY would be on a hat-trick right now. They’ve already hit the back of the emotional net with their two previous albums ‘Farewell to the Fainthearted’ (2003) and 2006′s ‘Remember The River’, but with their Plus One Records début ‘An Outpost of Promise’ they have the opportunity for promotion to a much bigger league..
June 2010 Halfway – whisperinandhollerin review
Call them alt-country, call them roots-rock. The accuracy of genre identification matters not, as at the heart of the matter lies a simple fact: Brisbane’s Halfway are damned good songwriters..
June 2010 – Halfway album review on messandnoise.
Halfway are consistently excellent with their delivery of heartfelt country flavoured rock and roll albums, and their latest offering, An Outpost of Promise, is no exception..
Halfway review at ourbrisbane.com