Depth Magazine exists because of the love of alternative music; including metal, rock, punk and other related genres such as electronicore. We create music reviews, interviews and other content relevant to the industry, and we do it all with heart.

Everything we do is for the love of music.

The powerful impact of music is what inspires us at Depth Magazine. We’ve felt it ourselves many times over. We go deep in our written content, allowing ourselves to share as authentically as possible about what musicians have created.

We also have a huge amount of respect for the creative process and just how much goes into creating a piece of music. We are disturbed by careless judgement and rejection of albums or pieces of music, simply because it doesn’t fit into a mould or into a preconception of that artist or genre. We value the fact that creativity is an ongoing and ever evolving adventure, and the music reflects exactly and perfectly where the artist is at.

An album is a work of art, not a ticking of genre-relevant boxes.

Depth Magazine aims to be a home for music lovers who go deeply into music themselves, whether it be to escape from life, to feel something different or just to have fun. We can’t wait to grow and share with you.

Why ‘Depth’?


/dɛpθ/ n.

  • the apparent existence of three dimensions in a two dimensional representation
  • intensity
  • complexity or profundity of thought
  • a point far below the surface
  • extensive or detailed study

While music is the result of a person playing an instrument or singing a song, there is far more to music than that, and those among us that live and breathe music know this to be powerfully true.

A song can take us to another space or time by simply hearing a few notes of it.
A song can unfold (and heal) parts of us that we didn’t know existed within us.
A song can inspire within us new ways of thinking or feeling, such as a desire to create.
A song can especially inspire detailed study, which is what we aim to bring to you.

Depth encapsulates very well our relationship with music and also how we respond to it, so Depth Magazine was a very easy name choice.

The People Behind Depth

It’s of the utmost importance that all who contribute to Depth Magazine support the philosophy of respecting the creative process and doing what we do with heart.

The majority of the content on Depth Magazine is currently created by Depth’s creator Kel Burch: A resident of Melbourne, Australia, whom producer David Bendeth kindly described as ‘not a one woman operation’, but a ‘powerhouse’ and ‘the real deal’. Kel is the head caretaker of the entity that is Depth Magazine, and spends most of her waking hours devouring music, feeling it, respecting its core expression and turning this back into words which you can read as reviews or other articles.

Josh Hockey joined our team in 2018 and brings an enthusiastic love of music specifically in the Australian alternative/punk scene and a determination to further grow Depth. You can find him at gigs in Melbourne, most likely at the merch table.

(Kel with the guys from Northlane)

Rowan Donohue is Depth Mag’s primary photographer in Australia, as of November 2017. As a very experienced touring photographer, we are thrilled to have Rowan on the Depth Mag team, now that our previous photographer Corey Bonadiesi has headed overseas to pursue his passions. Liam Davidson joined us in 2018, and we’re also grateful for the photography talents of Mitch Strangman, and Albert Lamontagne.

We have loved and appreciated the contribution of creative work by Kahlia Sharpe, Taylore Moore, Kelsie Bennett, Amanda Laferriere, and Phil DuDeVoire.

Our website also wouldn’t be the strong foundation of Depth Magazine without the technical prowess and stress-soothing capabilities of Andrew Burch (aka Mr Depth).


Use the menu to check out our reviews, new music focus articles, live show reviews or photo galleries. During 2017 we also had Track Of The Day which we’ve chosen to longer continue in 2018, allowing us opportunity to focus our energies on more in-depth features.

If you have a burning question for us, want us to check out your music, or just want to say hello, drop us a note through the Contact page or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. For what it’s worth, we only write about music that feels like a ‘YES’ to us, and do not accept payment to sway our opinions in reviews.

Kel & Depth Magazine