Suburb on Tape 2, 2013

Catherine Genest, BangBangBlog

Suburb on Tape 2, 2013

Le Terminus, CISM, 2013


The simple songs are recorded with no bells and whistles, but whether it’s the suburb’s physical locale (Margate GF, Spring Hill To The Gate), propensity for fights and Entertainment Centre burnouts (Balls Deep In Boondall) or general idiosyncrasies (Chook Raffle Lady), it’s a gorgeous and heartfelt reminder that home is definitely where the heart is. 

4/5 stars, Steve Bell,

Flinders Parade, 2015

Sydney has Perry Keyes, whose lyrics focus on the local and particular. Sandgate has Young and his tunes about the bayside suburb that is his home...Young wraps these local yarns in hard-to-resist folk-pop settings such as Calling In The Dogs and Chook Raffle Lady, sparkling like sun on the water...Puts you in the mood for fish and chips and a walk on the flats, and I need one of those I Believe in Sandgate logos on a T-shirt! 

4/5 stars, Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail

Flinders Parade, 2015

It’s a perfect combination, as the Haymakers complement Harley’s songwriting with their melodic punch and subtle instrumentation. Actually, this record feels like a document, kind of like feeling in the dark, of everyone discovering each other musically. It’s one of the many charms of Flinders Parade. What really comes through though, is a sense of place. It almost goes without saying really, but it has to be noted, Harley writes what he knows.  

Ian Powne, 4zzz

Flinders Parade, 2015

...(Harley) is equipped with a soulful voice and an impeccable talent to bring to life poignant tunes through the aid of his guitar...Harley sings each line with such genuine emotion, leaving you bewitched by the track's expressive strength. 

Suburb on Tape 1, 2012

Nathania Wreh,

...(Harley Young/Me) offers four very good pieces that suggest a first full length album should seduce the public here and elsewhere. 

Suburb on Tape 1, 2012

Soloist Harley Young opens the evening, the stage dark but for a single spot that washes the man and his guitar in a brilliant white light...his sound rather terse and rough but all the more authentic for it.

The Gin Club, Seja, Harley Young, The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia, 16 December 2011
Sam Hobson, Time Off Magazine