music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth
Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine:
Gold Fields Black Sun (Astralwerks)
This Aussie power indie-pop quintet recorded three times ad the rehashed sound is tight and does a decent job of refining the genre. The “awoo-ohs” of “Dark Again” take the chorus to bubble gum level and the saucy beat pattern of “Moves” strongly recalls the Arctic Monkeys. This band, however, is much stronger when experienced live.