2020 Barfly Top Ten: Mark Fraser of Redback Rock
Top 10 releases for 2020
Wrtiter for Redback Rock and Vynil Records label honcho
Bad Dreems- “Doomsday Ballet”
Snotty, raggedly beautiful, punkesque pop that's as honest as a day's work. One beautiful yellow and black splatter platter of endearing, edgy popnificence. Ten double plus!
Dune Rats - “Hurry up and Wait”
The perfect blend of pop and punk, that’s as catchy as a case of COVID. On permanent rotation.
Space Boozzies- “Living’ Up The he Coast”
Summer...beer gardens…downin’ tinnies on the bonnet of the EH wagon down at South Narra. The perfect beachin’ garage album for summer.
Gold Hearts- “Beach Butts” (single)
The Gold Hearts' sounds are pure 60s wahine surf pop...wahoos and all. Gorgeous.
Lachlan Edwards- “Once More” (EP)
From the very first, this is a total charmer. The title track is an instant creeper... gorgeous sparse guitar...semi-yearning vocals and cruisy riffs that crawl right on in.
Little Quirks - “Florence’s Town” (single)
Gorgeous vocal harmonies...that folk tinged heart warming popestry...and songwriting skills that are way beyond their years.
DMAs- “The Glow”
If it's all about class and style, then DMAs score a high distinction. One of the best for 2020.
Hard Ons - “Cash Converters Session” (EP)
Snap tight proof that it matters not what the brand on the gear is, but more-so, it's what comes from within that counts.
Smith St Band- “Don’t Waste Your Anger”
Soul wrenching ...sublime.
Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes- “Not Your Average Country Band”
One pure, happy sad, feel-good injection of an album. Every track a killer.