Day: 20 July 2022

Photo Gallery: Orville Peck + Caitlin Harnett and The Pony Boys – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (20.07.22)

July 20, 2022

Masked Country star Orville Peck played his first Australian show to a sold out Enmore Theatre and did not disappoint. Wearing a fringed mask Orville entertained his boisterous fans with songs from his debut Pony album. It was a perfect warm up for Splendour In The Grass; one not to be missed. The star was […]

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“Extraordinary skill and compassion” Jennifer Down wins the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Bodies of Light

July 20, 2022

Taking home the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Bodies of Light, Jennifer Down is one of the youngest authors to ever receive the accolade and as such has cemented herself as a potent voice to watch in the Australian literary landscape. The judges said of Down’s work, “Bodies of Light invites readers […]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Queensland, with Warner Bros. Movie World’s upcoming Wizard of Oz precinct

July 20, 2022

Gold Coast theme park Warner Bros. Movie World will be putting the ‘Oz’ in The Wizard of Oz, with a brand new precinct themed around the classic film set to open in 2024. Taking over the space previously occupied by the Arkham Asylum coaster (some may also remember it as Lethal Weapon – The Ride), […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Madoc Plane “Right Reason” (2022)

July 20, 2022

Perth alt-pop artist Madoc Plane has today revealed his soulful new single “Right Reason” after signing to Tone City Records. The follow-up single to “Lilac in June” – released 18 March – has smooth funk rhythms and a steady groove that emboldens the substantial lyrics of Plane’s personal struggles. There is a gripping awareness in […]

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Interview: Ethan Hawke on embracing his horrific character in The Black Phone; “The unknown is where a lot of the fear lives”

July 20, 2022

It would seem in Hollywood, the nicer you are, the more evil you’re able to play.  So, it would make sense that Ethan Hawke, continually referred to as one of the industry’s nicest guys, would excel so at portraying the embodiment of terror. Reuniting with his Sinister director Scott Derrickson, Hawke’s portrayal of child abductor […]

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The Reunion

Book Review: Polly Phillips’ follow up is a twist-filled heart-stopper

July 20, 2022

Polly Phillips is back with another twist-filled thriller in her second novel The Reunion, the follow up to 2021’s smash hit, My Best Friend’s Murder. Though now based in Perth, UK-born Phillips has set this novel in the hallowed halls of Cambridge University. Her protagonist, Emily Toller, returns fifteen years after graduation and must confront some painful memories. Revenge […]

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Verticoli share five things they love about touring in support of “True Love”

July 20, 2022

Tassie alt-rock trio Verticoli have established themselves as one of the most exciting live bands in the country. Latest single “True Love” – released 6 July – is a good dose of classic rock with a modern twist and the second taste of their forthcoming sophomore album. Influenced by bands like Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins […]

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Interview: The Black Phone stars Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw on navigating emotion and levity on a horror set

July 20, 2022

Are you ready to answer the call? Arriving in Australian cinemas this week (you can read our review here), The Black Phone is the latest horror outing from acclaimed genre director Scott Derrickson, a supernaturally inclined chiller about a sadistic child killer (dubbed “The Grabber”) whose latest victim turns the tables on him when the […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music came to Melbourne to party with King Stingray and RAT!hammock

July 20, 2022

Saturday night saw the beginning of Ball Park Music’s closing weekend for their scintillating Weirder and Weirder album tour, which we recently named the best albunm of the year (so far). After almost six weeks of dates, it came to a close in the best of ways, with two shows at the Forum Theatre in […]

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