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She’s smokin’, sexy, strong, powerful, and smooth. They are solid, chilled, punchy, groovin’, and experts in their field and style. Together they are an incredible array of musicians who dominate that old school flavor, transporting you back in time to an era of classy, soulful and authentic jukebox sounds.
Delve into this young band’s song-craft and you’ll discover that it resonates with classic sophistication reminiscent of four young lads from Liverpool fifty years ago. Boasting feel-good harmony flawlessly delivered by the Nobel brothers who seamlessly share the lead vocal across different tracks, the Lovely Days are a breath of fresh air on the Melbourne scene.
Digging Roots indeed. Sho-Shona Kish and Raven Kanatakta are partners as musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers, as well as—and most importantly—in life and love. They truly live up to their name. They are the real deal folks—I have had the honor of seeing them live a couple of times. They have their feet rooted deep in the earth, in their aboriginal ancestry and in each other.
Although Tora’s name, also the name of their self-titled EP, is derived from the Greek word for ‘now’, the sounds on the record are a clear vision of what lies in the future for this band. Described as everything from indie electronica to chill wave to future soul, the struggle to define Tora’s sound is testament to the fact that they are five very talented young men creating music without creative boundaries, and having a lot of fun doing it.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Meshell Ndegeocello has been a constant inspiration to musicians across the globe for more than two decades. Whilst she may not be a household name, it’s this semi-obscurity as an artist that allows her to be continuously original, eclectic and experimental. Her latest record, ‘Comet, Come to Me’ is no exception. Merging hip-hop, reggae, funk, soul, dub, jazz, electro, pop, blues, country, ambient, avant-garde—the list goes on—her eleventh studio album is the best yet for those who want to sample the full spectrum of Meshell’s complementary sonic palette.
For some time now, The Yearlings have been calmly carving out a giant piece of real estate in the Aussie folk-music landscape. How do you do that? You find out what works for you, then you refine and polish it until it’s perfect. ‘All the Wandering’ is another gem to add to an already glittering catalog.
On 31, May 2014 | In Artists on Artists | By jane
Picture a vintage Bollywood Bond film, shot on location by Tarantino, a tropical Indian island, with a soundtrack as epic, dynamic and intriguing as War of the Worlds. The Bombay Royale’s sophomore album is nothing short of genius from a production perspective. Effortlessly warm, this album’s analogue crunch evokes the atmosphere of a bygone Bollywood era, transporting the listener to the alternate dimension of ‘The Island of Dr.Electrico.’ Read more…
On 30, Apr 2014 | In Artists on Artists | By jane
I’m just going to come right out and say it. I think Lamentations is one of the finest offerings from any Australian future soul artist ever. This is a voice I never get tired of hearing no matter how many revolutions this album spins on my player. Uniquely flavoured, the album features electronic soundscapes executed with precision, rhythmic fuzz and bleeps coupled with soaring, gut-wrenchingly real and heartfelt vocals. Read more…
On 30, Apr 2014 | In Artists on Artists | By jane
It is my great pleasure to introduce the Mojo Junction community to Soulmate. Hailing from the Khasi Hills in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, this band plays blues so potent and so deep that it has toured the world over, sharing stages with the likes of Santana and B.B King. Over the 11 years since its inception, the band has become a household name throughout India, renowned for its unfaltering commitment to the blues genre and a relentless tour schedule. Read more…
I’ll tell you what I need in an album, and if you agree with me, then maybe you’ll check out Bobby Alu’s album, ‘Take It Slow’. This album ticks all my boxes. Here’s what I need: I need to hear the lyrics. Call me old-fashioned, but I want to hear what you’re saying. Read more…
‘Lettuce Turnip the Rad(ish) Beets and Rocket’. The Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s name has been about as fast-growing as a pumpkin in the compost patch. The first release to come from lead singer/ukelele master, Charlie McGee (Charlie Jones) ‘Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual’, Read more…
Canadian artist Faye Blais’ latest record, ‘On the Bright Side’ was produced and recorded in her family’s holiday cabin in the lakes of Northern Ontario, and resonates with a breathtaking intimacy. While she and producer Josh Turnbull communicate this record from a remote and tranquil Read more…
This album is the ideal way to plunge into the joy of Seychellois Sega, a style that will wash over you like the warm Indian Ocean. Crack open a coconut, and join the beach party as Grace Barbé and band fuse Afro-beat, rock, Congolese Soukouss, disco, Latin, funk, soul, and reggae with classic Sega and Moutya rhythms.
‘Warm in the Darkness’ is the fourth full-length release from Melbourne Alt Country Blues Powerhouse, Liz Stringer. I have had the privilege of witnessing a great deal of Liz’s trajectory at close range. I’ve stood in tears in venues around Melbourne, allowing myself to really hear that effortless, warm, honey voice, and feeling the raw power she rolls into the room when she’s on stage.
Jordan Léser has arrived on the Australian music scene like a bright star streaking across a black-as-ink night sky. All purity, clarity, eloquence, melancholy and hope, Just Like Autumn is the elegant first offering from the Sydney based artist.
It’s hard to find revolutionary music these days, but this record unquestionably reveals new sonic possibilities. If one has to name it, people are calling it Neo Soul. It’s fresh outta Melbourne—but to me, sounds more like Neo Soul from Mars, dripping with psychedelic primal sexuality, submerged in a timeless crystalline ocean.
Fyah Walk is a celebrated and iconic Byron Bay reggae institution. They’ve been sharing their powerful and unique sound all over the nation now for almost seven years and have attracted a loyal following. Always a favourite at festivals and sure to entertain and enlighten, Fyah Walk are now releasing their much-anticipated third album ‘Spirit Fyah’.
El Moth is a five-piece band from the inner north in Melbourne that was formed—and indeed became the darlings of the underground warehouse party scene around Brunswick—around 2008 and it seems apt that their first CD release is called ‘Life is a Ride’.
On 29, Nov 2013 | In Artists on Artists | By jane
I’ve been dialled into Sam Lohs’ music through its many incarnations over the years and am once again thoroughly impressed and entirely inspired. ‘How You See Me’ has a welcoming feeling of the familiar, yet it is acutely new. Whatever has transpired between Lohs’ last release ‘We Trip Over Things’ and now to have brought about this collection of songs, was just exactly what was supposed to happen. ’How You See Me’ takes me places my mind doesn’t know how to go by itself.