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Roger Marshall Reviews


"Situation Normal" review by Amy Maynard in NZ Musician. "It's not often that you stumble upon an artist who makes you stop and listen, really listen openly and wholeheartedly to every word, every phrase and every breath. Roger Marshall's new album does just that, making Situation Normal anything but normal". Full review here

"Situation Normal" review by Jamie Robash given "Top Album" 4.1/5 rating (".. a beautiful rant") Divide and Conquer Indie Music. Full review here   

"Situation Normal" reviewed by NZ Graham Reid of Elsewhere
"..he has a voice and a vision which is all his own . . . These are sharp, observational and thoughtful songs of experience." Full review here

NZ Musician of "Imaginary Lines" by Sam Carswell.
"...Don't Leave and What If? are the two softest songs. They are short and stripped down and honest and when they come on, the world seems to disappear". Full review here

NZ Musician review of "Over There": By Ricardo Kerr

"Over There" is the latest in his growing catalogue of albums exploring the acoustic end of the country and blues spectrum, evoking the vast lush landscapes of Aotearoa, with just a hint of Americana. It is country music of sorts, but a sort born out of life experience, not misguided fads and popularity. Marshall has a sincere, weathered voice somewhere between Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen. Speaking from experience it demands your attention at every turn. A mournful harmonica opens the doors for some lush guitar chords to breaks through on opener Know About You. Throughout the album are touches that stick in your memory after it has played; the gentle waltz of This World, the layered guitar tones on Iron Years, and the title track's threadbare blues, a la Seasick Steve. A charming journey, nothing but pleasant from start to finish, a safe bet for anybody who craves a little more heartfelt and earnest than the typical Kiwi music fare.