New Music With Steph Liong

Man, have we got something to keep you going this public holiday Monday.

Ben Pirani has a plethora of music knowledge having weaved his way from his parents’ influence who were music directors at a Pentecostal church. Passing through punk and indie rock on his way to complete a full circle, his debut album “How Do I Talk To My Brother ” features some textbook vintage soul. His reaction to our current social and political climate shines through “Not One More Tear”.

The ever so enigmatic Marissa Nadler has released her 8th album, “For My Crimes”. Featuring features from Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, it contains some brooding, dark and complex tales in heartbreak and sorrow. The personal tone of the album displays the difficulty in writing, however it comes across as a soaring display of beauty and attention to detail encompassed within “You’re Only Harmless When You Sleep”.

Ending on a high note this week with the almost over-experienced singer Tim Cohen, who has almost released 30 albums over various projects. His obsession to craft art drives his bent guitar pop, is on full show in his latest album “The Modern World”. The self recorded album highlights his struggles to be a father with a diminishing visual art career. Finding respite in recording music, his ambition comes through “Modern World”.

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