Author: Steven Morgan

Theatre Review: Love / Hate Actually at the Brisbane Powerhouse

December 11, 2017

Love, Actually is one of those Christmas films that had a significant impact on me the first time I saw it. I’ve since seen it more than once, and each time it has elicited a similar set of emotions within me that have confounded many. I absolutely detested the film and felt it was a […]

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Interview: Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi on doom metal & Canada’s secrets

November 22, 2017

Cloud Nothings write some of the most memorable and infectious punk-pop songs in the history of the universe. They get stuck in your head in ways that are medically dangerous and should probably carry appropriate warnings. Frontman Dylan Baldi has an ear for a tune that’s unparalleled and that has been a key part of […]

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Album Review: Ted Leo – The Hanged Man (2017 LP)

September 3, 2017

It’s been seven years since Ted Leo released The Brutalist Bricks, his last solo album. For someone who released five albums in the first decade of this century, that’s a notable drop-off. It’s not like he hasn’t been busy, he released an album as The Both in 2014 with Aimee Mann and seems to spend more […]

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Future of the Left plot return to Australia next January

August 9, 2017

There’s a good reason that British rock band Future Of The Left have such a hardcore cult following. They combine some of the most satisfying, lean, visceral rock music you’ve ever heard with lyrics that demand repeated listens. Whether it’s lines like “Kim Kardashian is chased through woodland by a giant bear wearing a mask which […]

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Live Review: Slow Dancer – The Milk Factory, Brisbane (07.07.17)

July 10, 2017

I think it was Mac DeMarco who breached the final barrier of bringing smooth yacht rock back to the realm of the hipsters, but I’m glad he did. He proved that just like every genre which gets a blanket opinion, there were reasons it got popular in the first place which are lost in the […]

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!!!’s Nic Offer on outlasting the hype machine and new album, Shake The Shudder

May 21, 2017

It’s amazing to think that !!! are still going and not just still going but producing some of their most consistently strong musical output of their long career. They create music which is nearly physically impossible not to dance to, and it was with great pleasure that we got the chance to catch up with […]

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