Day: 19 November 2020

Something for Kate

Interview: Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey on the band’s album return, gigs, lockdown and Donald Trump

It’s been eight years since Melbourne alt-rockers Something For Kate released any new material so you’d be excused for thinking they’d split up as a band. But, this Friday their seventh album The Modern Medieval drops to much anticipation. Frontman Paul Dempsey says: “I should point out that we have played shows in every one…

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Film Review: Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is a genuine crowd-pleaser of a LGBTIQ rom-com

Sophie Hawkshaw stars as Ellie, a high school student captain who has a healthy relationship with her overprotective mother Erica (Marta Dusseldorp) and feels content with her existence via her good grades and her source of inspiration through her subject for her assignment Faith Underwood (a cameo by Chiara Gizzi). The main thrust of the…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Lulu Raes “Not For The Weekend” (2020)

The Sydney-based quintet The Lulu Raes are about to release “Not For The Weekend”, another signature high-octane tune to get the party started. These boys know how to put together a song which will put a smile on your face. “Not For The Weekend” follows on from their previous single, “Can’t Run No More”. We’ve…

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Peking Duk

Guest Playlist: Reuben from Peking Duk’s choice of the most iconic collaborations of all time

Australia’s resident dance floor party specialist Peking Duk have teamed up with festival favourites The Wombats on collaborative electro-rock anthem “Nothing To Love About Love”.  The single is the second official release from Peking Duk this year, and follows on from the release of “Move” earlier in the year, which featured Alisa Xalayith of The…

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Apart Together

Album of the Week: Tim Minchin – Apart Together (2020 LP)

Tim Minchin‘s story is one of many failures and victories. Seemingly as stop as it was start, Minchin is now one of the most recognisable Australian artists anywhere in the world. It may have been a slow burn for him, but ever so slowly and surely the West Australian has managed to cultivate a persona…

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Biting The Clouds

Book Review: Fiona Foley critically (re-)examines Queensland’s colonial past in Biting The Clouds

Biting The Clouds is the latest book from visual artist, writer and academic Fiona Foley. Adapted from her doctoral thesis, Biting The Clouds, is a compelling critical examination and exhumation of Australia’s, specifically Queensland’s, colonial history from an Indigenous perspective.  Foley is from the Wondunna clan of the Badtjala nation, and is a renowned visual…

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Tilly Tjala Thomas

Track of the Day: Tilly Tjala Thomas “Ngana Nyunyi” (2020)

Emerging South Australia artist Tilly Tjala Thomas has just released her debut single “Ngana Nyunyi” as part of Part Time Records’ Singles Club.  Coming from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Tilly Tjala Thomas has been writing and performing her own songs around Adelaide since she was eleven. This year, her final year of High School, she’s undertaken…

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Interview: Spacey Jane talk J Awards & returning to touring, “I’ll never take live music for granted anymore”

It’s a huge week approaching for Perth’s indie-pop four-piece Spacey Jane who begin a new tour in Western Australia on Friday, while they’ve been nominated for Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year, with the winner to be announced on Thursday. Drummer Kieran Lama admits they’ve deliberately set their expectations low for the J Award…

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Film Review: Palm Springs delights in pushing the limits of its comedically fantastical premise

Most films that play with infinite time loops as their narrative hook inevitably find themselves compared to 1993’s much-loved Groundhog Day.  And though such films since then have broken the mould as much as they can regarding the premise on hand – the Tom Cruise actioner Edge of Tomorrow and the horror/comedy Happy Death Day…

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Behind the Scenes: Sydney’s Crocodylus take on Ginkin and a debut album

Out from under the wreckage of closed venues and cancelled gigs, Sydney’s unruly punk trio, Crocodylus are hurtling toward the end of the year with a new tour and a scattering of new tunes. After holing themselves up in the idyllic and icy regional town of Ginkin, NSW, fuelled by a burning fire and plenty…

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Tim Minchin

WATCH: Tim Minchin on Apart Together, online dating, death and Briggs

It may surprise you that Tim Minchin, despite his bounty of accolades including Helpmann Awards, Oliviers, Logies and an Order of Australia, is yet to release a debut studio album. That is until now! Off the back of some devastating blows – his Los Angeles production of Larrikins was shut down after spending four years developing…

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Album Review: Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep (2020 LP)

US-born, Germany-raised, London-studied, Melbourne-based dream-pop producer/songwriter Anika Ostendorf is Hachiku and she’s just released her debut LP I’ll Probably Be Asleep. The album references the sunshine of Beach House, whilst contrasting with tension and themes of angst and nomadism. Ostendorf leads Hachiku; which includes three other band members Georgia Smith, Jessie L. Warren and Simon Reynolds….

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Guns N’ Roses are Australia’s first post COVID-19 Stadium Tour announcement

Though there’s plenty of local music happening around the country, including the Great Southern Nights concert series in NSW, which you can learn about HERE, thanks to the uncertainty around the pandemic, it’s been a while since we got a major international tour announcement in Australia. But this morning that’s changed as Guns N’ Roses…

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