The Courier-Mail

KILL IT YOUR­SELF JESS RIBEIRO

[ BARELY DRESSED RECORDS/ RE­MOTE CON­TROL]

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Mick Har­vey can crack a whip. Ribeiro quipped that work­ing with him on this, her break­out record, was “like work­ing with an old-school punk, Ger­man head­mas­ter and spir­i­tual ad­viser”. Ribeiro’s walked away from calm coun­try and into the fire of big-smoke folk. Rivers On Fire’ s skro­nk­ing, se­nile sax­o­phone is won­der­fully im­pa­tient, lead­ing us to Bleach- era rusty gui­tars, then Slip the Leash and If You Were a Kelpie pick up Laura Jean’s thread, adding Cow­boy Junkies men­ace with the rhetoric taunt: “Have you been cheatin’ on me?” Good Day cel­e­brates the day the peo­ple of Muck­aty Sta­tion, NT, went to the courts to stop nu­clear waste be­ing dumped on their homes … and won. / MIKEY CAHILL

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