Day: 28 January 2022

Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “Get To Know Ya”

Country music star Casey Barnes has today released “Get To Know Ya” from his upcoming album, Light It Up, which will drop on Friday 25th February. Reflecting on two years of cancelled tours, posphoned shows and missing the interation with his audience, “Get To Know Ya” is the perfect salve for those missing connecting with…

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Album of the Week: MØ – Motordrome (2022 LP)

Maybe its the accent. Maybe its her ability to release quirky and angular pop tracks that has some of the biggest producers in the world wanting to work with her. Maybe is Maybelline. Whatever it is, MØ has historically been able to hit the mark with her music and live performances. Here on new album…

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Track by Track: Wanderers take us through their self-titled EP

Today South Australia’s Wanderers have released their third EP, self-titled, and arguably their strongest to date. The well-respected duo, Dusty Lee Stephensen and Matt Birkin have established themselves as outstanding songwriters and musicians. The EP is their first since 2017’s Something For A Distraction and sets them up nicely for a visit to the US…

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The gloriously entertaining horror flick Hatching will provide you a nice egg in this trying time: Sundance Film Festival Review

Hatching tells the story of Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), a 12-year old rising star gymnast who lives in the supposed perfect existence of domesticated suburbia; led by her image-perfectionist mother (Sophia Heikkilä), who runs a popular blog about exactly that. Tinja’s family also consists of her taciturn father (Jani Volanen) and her spoiled, irritable younger brother…

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Maika is a flawed family film that has plenty of energy and charm but not enough innovation: Sundance Film Festival Review

Maika tells the story of Hung (Truong Phu), an 8-year old boy who is grieving over the loss of his mother who had died almost a year ago due to a severe illness. One would think that this type of emotional baggage is bad enough. However, it not only rains but it pours. His best…

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Win the Licorice Pizza soundtrack on double vinyl

Thanks to Universal Pictures, The AU Review has a copy of the Licorice Pizza soundtrack on vinyl to giveaway to one of our lucky readers. Currently playing in Australian cinemas (you can read our glowing review here), Licorice Pizza, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, tracks the treacherous navigation of first love in the…

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New Music Discoveries 28th January: Metteson, SOAK, Widowspeak and more

This week we’ve topped up our discovery playlist with nine new tracks, including two exclusive premieres. Our Track of the Week is “Come, Cry” the new single from Norwegian artist Metteson. The nordic pop star will shortly be heading out on tour in the UK and Ireland with fellow Norwegian AURORA, and is definitely one to…

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The Kitchen Front

Book Review: Jennifer Ryan’s The Kitchen Front is sweet and cosy, if predictable fare

Jennifer Ryan‘s latest cosy novel, The Kitchen Front, has been described as “The Great British Bake Off set in World War Two”. Taking its title from a daily BBC radio show established in 1940 in cooperation with the Ministry of Food, the novel looks at life on the home front for four very different women, all through…

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