The Kt26ers – The Kt26ers


2002 – Permanent Records Alternative/ Grunge/ Rock/ Punk Five tracks, wild energy, bad vocals, terrible production values. This little EP has everything you want when you’re looking for something opposed to everything the pop well tells you makes a good album. Kicking off with Loose one can instantly hear the low-fi aesthetic at work on…

Up All Night – The Waifs


2003 – Jarrah Folk/ Rock The fourth album from Australian country-folksters The Waifs, Up All Night brings in a much more rock base to their well crafter acoustic melodies than was heard on earlier releases like Shelter Me. I mean, kicking off with the toe-tapping Fisherman’s Daughter we’re instantly given the kind of country/blues kick…

The Sound Of White – Missy Higgins


2004 – Eleven Folk/ Pop/ Rock The debut album from Australian piano balladeer Missy Higgins is a rolling, weeping journey through personal pain, love, and loss. Home-grown Aussie twang, simplistic chord structures, slowly building vocals; this record has all the makings for instant chart success in the Australian market, but I’ve got to say that…