Album Review: Toto Bona Lokua – Bondeko

Meaning friendship in the Bantu language of Lingala, Bondeko is not just a title – it is a theme that governs the debut album of Toto Bona Lokua. Having gained traction with international audiences, their music pays homage to the Creole ancestry connecting the band members. The style of the band illustrates the divergent end…

The Sounds of the Year: The 15 Best Albums of 2017

As the year draws to a close, our writers choose their favourite albums from 2017. From all of us here at We Are Unseen, Happy New Year and thank you for all your support over the last 12 months. 15. Mister Mellow – Washed Out Mister Mellow arrived just in time for the brilliant –…

Flagship Tracks: The 10 Best Singles of 2017

The age of buying singles as CDs from Woolworths may be well and truly passed, but artists still put singles out to advertise their albums, for radio play or to achieve internet virality. Join us as we take a look at our writers’ picks from the past year, spanning indie rock to hip-hop to extreme…

Review: And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering

It is, undoubtedly, a good sign when you realise that you have listened to an album three times on repeat, in one sitting. A sequence that can lift the mood in any room, ‘The Endless Shimmering’ certainly helped me in navigating across the seemingly endless sea of job applications that waits at the end of…

Review: Fallow Land – Pinscher

The overall impression that the latest release from artistic collaboration Fallow Land will garner is one of disappointment. In a similar vein to the scream-drenched emo genre that dominated the 2000s, the artistic duo, comprised of Whitaker Fineberg and Evan Veasey, attempt to experiment with rock by merely injecting the occasional post-track tangent throughout the…

Review: Mt. Wolf – Aetherlight

Ezra Koenig once said that the only thing Vampire Weekend agreed on when starting out was that they would not become a Trip hop band; so derivative a genre was it, that they decided they had more dignity than that. Listening to Mt. Wolf’s second album you only wish this band would have come to a similar conclusion. Following the departure of singer Kate Sproule, the band has decided to continue as a…