Day: 3 November 2021

Interview: ROLE MODEL on love songs, Mac Miller and ‘death wish’

ROLE MODEL says he’s built his brand on his shadowy sad boy bedroom production that’s made him the internet’s shoulder to lean on. But his few song outliers like “blind” and “forever&more” have been blowing up online, creating depth to this Maine-born, Los Angeles-based artist. His most recent single “death wish” is a stormy pop drop…

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Vance Joy

The Sound returns to ABC TV for Season 3 with a stacked lineup

ABC TV and Mushroom Studios’ The Sound is returning for its 3rd season this weekend, just in time for Ausmusic Month. And they’ve got a stacked lineup for its season premiere. Series 3 promises to be focused on the live performances, with a  big-name guest dropping in to chat with one of the featured acts. This…

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Track of the Week: The Terrifying Lows, “Waiting for the Sun” (2021)

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but here in Brisbane its grey, stormy, and absolutely perfect for a track like “Waiting for the Sun“. And with The Terrifying Lows (aka Tyler Millott) due to drop his first studio album later this month, now’s definitely the time to get across the Melbourne-based…

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Album Premiere: Jordan Merrick – Waiting Blues (2021)

Brisbane singer/songwriter Jordan Merrick has continued to ride a creative wave through the pandemic. Today we premiere his sophomore album, Waiting Blues, ahead of its release on Friday. Renowned for his vivid storytelling, historically he has glided between folk, country, blues and roots genres. As the name might suggest Waiting Blues warmly embraces the blues, a…

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The Card Counter is a bleak and repetitive effort mildly saved by the presence of Oscar Isaac: Sydney Film Festival Review

Kenny Rogers so famously told us “You gotta know when to fold ’em”, and in The Card Counter writer/director Paul Schrader seems unsure as to which hand he wants to confidently play.  It’s not that this film is poorly made, nor is his commitment to the representation of desolation anything other than pure, but it’s…

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Interview: The Many Saints of Newark director Alan Taylor on what he truly believes happened at the end of The Sopranos & auditioning James Gandolfini’s son

A writer and director known for his predominant television work, helming episodes for such lauded series as The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones, Alan Taylor is returning to the gangster-fuelled environment of David Chase’s Sopranos with The Many Saints of Newark, the anticipated prequel to the award-winning show.  Ahead of the film’s Australian…

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Film Review: Eternals opts for a more emotional, biblical edge as it deviates from the standard Marvel fare

After thirteen years and twenty-five films, it only makes sense that the standard formula for what makes a Marvel movie earns something of a deviation from the expected.  The tightly choreographed fight sequences, the amusing quips, the CGI-heavy climactic battle…all ingredients that, to the testament of such an institution, have been recycled in a variety…

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