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Kirin J. Callinan – Bravado
Piss take or not, Kirin J. Callinan’s long awaited second album is a challenging but ultimately charming collection of pop gems, thick with idiosyncratic lyrics, unexpected collaborations, and carefully crafted moments of disarming sincerity.
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Space Monk – Analysis Paralysis
An institution at their home of Northern Beaches where they reign supreme and rule with an iron fist, and a perplexing yet delightful surprise for audiences in the heart of city, surf rockers Space Monk are one of the best kept secrets of Sydney’s music scene. With humble origins as a bedroom recording project, their early demos displayed budding songwriting talents with a flair for indie rock instrumentals accompanied by frontman Lachlan Body’s sun-bleached vocals. Add to this their gratifyingly energetic live shows peppered with eccentric and oftentimes hilarious stage banter, and there’s every reason to follow Space Monk as they continue their journey from the bedroom to the (incrementally larger) stages.
Analysis Paralysis is the debut single from Space Monk ahead of their debut EP due for release later this year, and as we’ve come to expect, it’s a laid-back, mid-tempo slice of road trip paradise set to the tune of the band’s own inimitable brand of surf-y indie rock. A hearty concoction of driving drum work, understated vocals and shrewd guitar lines, Analysis Paralysis is a summery first taste from this four piece, and enough to make me sufficiently excited for a larger release from Space Monk in 2015.