Day: 4 April 2024

Album Review: ERRA – CURE (2024 LP)

Alabamian progressive metalcore maestros ERRA have unveiled their highly anticipated sixth studio album, CURE, today. Showcasing their hallmark fusion of captivating melodic vocals and screams across a spectrum of tracks, the album features guitarist/vocalist Jesse Cash, vocalist J.T. Cavey, drummer Alex Ballew, bassist Conor Hesse, and the new addition, guitarist Clint Tustin. With CURE, ERRA…

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Impressed Recordings unveil Sydney store in time for Record Store Day

You’ve probably heard of Impressed Recordings as a boutique online record label. In recent news, they’ve announced they will have a physical presence in Sydney in Woolloomooloo. The creative hub will focus on the resurgence of vinyl records.  Just in time for Record Store Day on April 20th, they will have a number of exclusive…

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Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show returns for another kinky run of the 50th anniversary production

With a little over a year since the first Sydney run of the 50th Anniversary Production, Rocky Horror Show is back at the Theatre Royal in Sydney. Featuring mostly the same cast and staging (check out last year’s recap here), this production has kept the momentum going after five decades of this outrageously naughty sci-fi…

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Vampire Weekend

Album Review: Vampire Weekend reach fond heights in Only God Was Above Us (2024 LP)

A lot has happened in the world since Vampire Weekend last released an album (2019’s Father of the Bride). A lot has happened since frontman Ezra Koenig wrote the vast majority of lyrics to this new album (2019-2020). One thing that hasn’t changed is Vampire Weekend’s ability to create lyrics and music so uniquely obtuse…

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Win a double in-season pass to the Oscar nominated animation Robot Dreams

From Spanish director Pablo Berger, the Academy Award nominated film Robot Dreams releases in Australian cinemas on April 11, and to celebrate, thanks to Madman Films, we have 5 double in-season (Admit 2) passes to giveaway. Dog lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a…

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Interview: Jordon Prince-Wright on his Australian WWI drama Before Dawn; “I knew I needed to tell this story.”

Based on real life war diaries, Before Dawn is an epic retelling of one of Australia’s biggest victories during WWI. Jim Collins, a young man from the outback, leaves his family-run sheep station to join the ANZAC and fight on the western front with hopes of making a difference. Soon, the realities of the muddy, ruthless,…

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This Swann AllSecure650 2K Wireless Security Kit is a one-stop-shop of home protection

Having to recharge a battery on a security camera is a pain. It’s always a pain. I’ve tested so many of these products over the years and will always prefer a wired connection simply because having wireless is just not worth the extra effort. I’m a forgetful person. Most people are forgetful people. It’s not…

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a solid sequel, even if it’s not redefining the genre

I have vague memories of playing the first Dragon’s Dogma, mainly the enhanced Dark Arisen version, but I’ll be the first to admit that nothing stuck. I don’t remember hating it, but hadn’t really held enough love in my heart to make a return. Dragon’s Dogma 2 felt like the fresh start I needed, that…

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Elestial – Delphinium (2024 EP)

Newcastle’s Elestial formed in 2020 and has quickly established itself as one of the must-see live acts in town. They’ve released a handful of singles so far and are on the cusp of releasing their debut EP, Delphinium. We’re thrilled today to have the first spin of the EP ahead of its release on Friday….

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Hydra Fashion Week

Guest Playlist: Hydra Fashion Week’s favourite up and coming queer and non-binary artists

We’ve been vibing on Hydra Fashion Week since we premiered the video for their jangly post-punk single ‘Don’t Stop!” last year. They’ve also released singles “Delete”, SICK (day #132)” and “First Person Shooter”, and most recently, the playful “Total Freefall”.  Finally, today, they have released their debut album,  Serpent Season One, and to celebrate the release,…

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