Day: 12 April 2024

Incubus and Līve make us pine for the old days – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (10.04.24)

For two bands that have been active for over 30 years, it’s a surprise to discover that they have never toured together until now. The tour matches two bands – very popular with the Gen X and Millennial fans – for slightly different reasons. Incubus were born out of the burgeoning nu-metal crave of the…

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Interview: Carlo Mendez on his first lead role in the thriller Demise; “The challenge was making my character likeable.”

At the core of Demise, Yara Estrada Lowe‘s debut feature film, is a messy love triangle that allows the erotic thriller to lean into the campy, oft-unhinged sensibilities the genre can so continually give way to. Subtlety is disregarded and melodrama is heightened, making for one helluva wild time. At the core of the film…

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Film Review: Arcadian is a tense family drama presented as a dystopian thriller

Comparisons to John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place will be inevitable when viewing Arcadian, but, despite the familiar ground covered across the family-versus-insurmountable-odds-in-a-dystopian-future narrative, director Benjamin Brewer (a predominant music video director who also served as the lead visual effects artist for Everything Everywhere All At Once) and screenwriter Michael Nilon (who’s produced a heft of…

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Northlane offer the ultimate taste test with new EP Mirror’s Edge

Australia has been blessed with some legendary heavy bands over the years, but there’s one name that remains a regular on our roads and airwaves after leading the scene for more than a decade. ARIA award-winning Sydney alt-metal powerhouse Northlane have constantly evolved their sound and approach to push the envelope, and have today unveiled…

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Album Review: Asha Jefferies – Ego Ride (2024 LP)

Asha Jefferies debut album Ego Ride drops today via Nettwerk Music Group, recorded by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music) at Prawn Records, Brisbane. It follows two EPs and some significant career achievements for the Brisbane based artist, including appearances at Bigsound and Bluesfest, and making the shortlists for both the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition and…

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New Music Discoveries 12th April: Ben Kidson, Highline, Aaron Frazer and more

Our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music has been updated with a further ten new tracks, including two singles we exclusively premiered earlier in the week. This week DIY indie artist Ben Kidson is our Track of the Week with his new single “Opposite Day”. Assertive, feel good and full of punk spirit, “Opposite…

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Track by Track: Just A Leo take us deep inside Change Your Life

Last week Australian duo Just A Leo released their latest EP, Change Your Life. Home-produced, the talented duo have created a collection of songs that are deeply personal, uplifting, and creatively inspiring. They have created a record which is a beautiful mix of dance, synth-pop and electro-pop, that will have you dancing around the kitchen…

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Maggie Rogers

Album Review: Maggie Rogers – Don’t Forget Me (2024 LP)

Is 2024 the year your favourite artist delves into Country? In a time when Country is no longer a dirty word in many musical milieus, it seems 2024 is just as good a time as any for non-traditional Country artists to dip their toes into the scene and see where it takes them Maggie Rogers,…

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