Day: 20 May 2021


Deathloop Preview: Aw sh**, here we go again

With the just-released Returnal proving popular among players and critics, Arkane Studios is preparing Deathloop, a timeloop shooter of its own. The era of the AAA rougelike, it seems, is upon us. Groundhog day Deathloop is a first-person immersive-sim shooter heavily inspired by the blaxploitation cinema of the 1970’s. In the game, hero Cole Vahn…

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Tim Rogers

Photo Gallery: You Am I + Andy Golledge Band – Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.05.21)

You Am I are currently touring the country, full of beans after the release of their latest album, The Lives of Others.  Last night they played at the Factory Theatre in Sydney, to a sold-out audience. With a new album under their belt and the joy of being able to play live gigs again without Covid…

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Film Review: Death of a Ladies’ Man is an unbalanced film centred by a commanding Gabriel Byrne

Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen has often had his work incorporated into film.  Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz was one such work that set itself to the name-same song, whilst the documentary Marianne & Leonard highlighted the singer’s relationship with his “muse” and the time they spent together throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Death of a Ladies’…

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Roz Pappalardo

Track By Track: Roz Pappalardo takes us through her new album Won’t Be Quiet

Last week Roz Pappalardo released her second solo album, the beautiful and poignant Won’t Be Quiet. The career path of Pappalardo has been non-linear. She has a history encompassing acting, playwriting, as well as a singer/songwriter. Now based in Cairns, in far north Queensland, she is enmeshed in the local arts community, working on theatre…

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Album of the Week: Martha Marlow shines in Medicine Man, tackling confronting and raw themes

In a time like 2021 where disease and virus feels like its just around every possible corner, even for those of us whom are relatively healthy, you some times forget the risks and struggles many others go through to try live their lives without getting more sick. Every day on the news you hear about…

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As Beautiful As Any Other

Book Review: Kaya Wilson’s As Beautiful as Any Other deep dives into the inheritance of trauma

“This is a trans story. But it is also my story.” So says this powerful quote from Kaya Wilson’s memoir: As Beautiful as Any Other. Written as a personal record of his own experiences with both the medical profession and the world, beginning the day Kaya began to question his gender, As Beautiful as Any Other is a powerful…

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Album Review: Daddy’s Home sees St. Vincent at her most eclectic and triumphant

Critically acclaimed indie-pop wonder St. Vincent returned last week with her latest incarnation, or studio album, titled Daddy’s Home – a superb, melodic, soulful and sonic offering referencing 70’s rock ‘n’ roll. Daddy’s Home is album number six for St Vincent, real name Annie Clark, who previously was part of The Polyphonic Spree and toured with…

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Guest Playlist: The Norwegian songs that inspired Wauwatosa and Turid Alida Røsten

Oslo-based collaborative pop project Wauwatosa released their latest single, “Good Life”, last week. With guest vocals from Turid Alida Røsten, the single is their first since the release of their debut album Souvenirs in 2018.  By way of introduction Wauwatosa is the brain child of two songwriters and producers: Sigurd Ytre-Arne and Martin Langerod. Both…

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