Photo Gallery: Dirty Three + Laura Jean – Enmore Theatre (20.06.24)

Dirty Three conquered a sold out Enmore Theatre with support from the very talented Laura Jean Led by the wild man of rock and roll Warren Ellis on violin/viola/piano, Jim White on drums and Mick Turner on guitar. The threesome mesmerised their fans with an energetic display that ripped out the soul out of all…

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Restless Leg

Exclusive Video Premiere: Restless Leg “Dance Around My Head” (2024)

Sydney’s Resetless Leg are on the cusp of releasing their fourth studio album Dance Around My Head. It’s been three years since the release of their last album, the fabulous Dream Buffet, and we so thrilled today to be premiering the title-track of this new album, with video, ahead of its release on Friday. “Dance…

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Depth of Field

Book Review: Heartbreaking and evocative, Depth of Field is Kirsty Iltner’s incredible debut

A portrait of two people, of their grief and regrets and relationships, Depth of Field is author and photographer Kirsty Iltners’ emotionally charged and deeply effective debut novel. It was the winner of the 2023 Dorothy Hewett Award, and it’s a beautiful novel well deserving of its accolades. Told through simple yet evocative prose, Depth…

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC stands tall as an essential addition to an existing masterpiece

I took the liberty of reviewing Elden Ring back in 2022, and I stand by pretty much everything I said then. It’s one of the most refined, polished and fleshed-out games within its genre, and a shining example of how the genre itself can evolve and grow, without sacrificing its roots. The Shadow of the…

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Interview: Bad Neighbour talk new single, debut album and Microwave

Brisbane alt-rock outfit Bad Neighbour have established themselves as one of the city’s most exciting acts in recent years. The band have today announced their debut album Millions, which will be out 20 September, and shared the punchy new single “Heart Pumps Blood”. Following previous singles “And the Fleas” and “In the Car”, the latest…

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The Toronto International Film Festival announces Six World Premieres for its 2024 line-up

As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) gears up to welcome local and international film lovers to its fine city across September 5th to 15th this year, the Gala and Special Presentation programmes have announced six titles that will be premiering ahead of the Festival’s official program selection. The six titles announced thus far include…

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Fear spreads in creepy, contagious trailer for Smile 2

It will never let go. Following the critical and commercial success of the 2022 original, Smile, the fear continues to spread in Parker Finn‘s eagerly anticipated follow-up, Smile 2. This time focusing on a global pop sensation, Skye Riley (Naomi Scott), who’s about to embark on a world tour, she begins experiencing increasingly terrifying and…

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Win a double in-season pass to see (and hear) how it all began with A Quiet Place: Day One

Experience the day the world went quiet. To celebrate the release of A Quiet Place: Day One, with thanks to Paramount Pictures and Superdream, we are giving away 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to see Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn in the anticipated prequel that shows us how it all began. For your chance…

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From The Who to Alicia Keys and Katy Perry: The chart-topping artists taking over Broadway

Right now New York’s iconic theatre district – Broadway – may have the most amount of chart-topping artists represented in its catalogue than ever. And this was well recognised at this weekend’s Tony Awards, with the two most nominated productions being Hell’s Kitchen, featuring the catalogue of Alicia Keys, and Stereophonic, with original music from…

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Ziggy Alberts talks inspiration, poetry and his latest collection sun memos

Last month saw Australian musician and writer Ziggy Alberts release sun memos, his second collection of poetry. The collection, was self-published, through his family founded independent imprint Commonfolk Publishing. It follows the release of Alberts’s first collection brainwaves, which was released in 2021. As you would expect from someone who has made a name from…

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Vanderlay

Exclusive EP Premiere: Vanderlay – Doubtful Sound (2024 EP)

Hailing from Melbourne and now splitting his time between there and Paris, Caspar Conrick releases incredible folk-infused music under his moniker Vanderlay. Earlier this year, he released two striking singles, “Assimilate Strangely” and “Triumph and Disaster”, and is following these up with an EP, Doubtful Sound, which we are thrilled to be premiering today ahead of its…

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Review: Bobby Mahoney – Another Deadbeat Summer (2024 LP)

New Jersey, probably unfairly, isn’t usually a name that immediately leaps out as a well-known producer of musical superstars. Yet the roster of huge hitmakers emerging from the garden state, from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, suggests there is certainly something in the waters of the Jersey Shore. Baptized in that water and…

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Fire F*cking Fire looks at women vocalising their truth in relatable, humorous short-length feature: Tribeca Film Festival Review

When Ally (Rachel Paulson) excitedly calls her bestie, Jess (Capri Campeau), in the morning-after scenario of a pinch-me like hook-up, she can’t quite believe herself when she announces that in her bed is a bona fide rockstar.  Better than hooking up with the high-school teacher she was obsessed with, and “gayer than Rihanna”, Ally’s bed…

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Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut provides the definitive way to play on PC

PlayStation is going hard with their ports from console to PC via Steam. This time around, the now classic Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut gets the port treatment directly from the PlayStation 5 version of the game, despite originally releasing quite late in the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle. While I won’t go into too much into…

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Libbianski

Exclusive Video Premiere: Libbianski “Too Many Fools, Not Enough Horses” (2024)

In April, New Zealand shoegaze outfit Libbianski released their gorgeous debut LP, Useless Splendour.  One of the standout tracks on the album is “Too Many Fools, Not Enough Horses”, and we are thrilled to be premiering the video today. This video is also a first for the band, with it being their debut video. The…

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Restless is an emotional and at-times torturous thriller: Tribeca Film Festival Review

The basic narrative at the core of Restless – asking how far one would go to maintain peace in your own home – is perhaps one of the most relatable, and it’s because of that potential familiarity that Jed Hart‘s dread-drenched thriller is all the more chilling. Whether it’s happened directly to us or we…

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Home Cooking & Sweet Treats Show is set to cook up a storm in Melbourne!

Things are heating up in the kitchen, with just two weeks to go till the Home Cooking Show and Cake, Bake, and Sweets Show come to Melbourne for a weekend of workshops, recipes, demonstrations, hands-on experiences and, of course, plenty of food and drink. The show will run from July 5th to 7th at the…

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Photo Gallery: The Paper Kites + Hannah Cameron – The Tivoli, Brisbane (14.06.24)

The Paper Kites flew into Brisbane on Friday night for a joyous evening at the perfectly suited Tivoli Theatre to deliver songs from their latest album At The Roadhouse, plus covering many of the beautifully crafted songs we’ve all grown to fall in love with over their last 10 or so years. Hannah Cameron, accompanied…

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Six unmissable gigs this July and August

Despite the winter chill, we are looking ahead to July and August to warm up with an incredible lineup of live music. This year has already delivered some unforgettable acts, but it seems the best is yet to come. Australian and New Zealand are about to get a fantastic delivery of shows for you to…

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Darkest Miriam is a captivating drama grounded by the hauntingly beautiful performance of Britt Lower: Tribeca Film Festival Review

There’s a subtlety and quietness to Darkest Miriam that continually laces this sad, yet captivating drama, with Britt Lower‘s haunting central performance adding a poetry to proceedings that beautifully captures those watching. In a Toronto neighbourhood, Miriam (Lower) lives a quiet life as a librarian, seemingly content with her daily routine of shuffling through the…

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Theatre Review: The Woman in Black is a spine-chilling retelling of a gothic horror classic

Prepare for the most spine-chilling ghost encounter of the year. Susan Hill’s acclaimed gothic horror tale hasn’t gone dull with age, surviving through Stephen Mallatratt’s remarkable adaptation, which has lived on London’s West End for over 30 years. Bringing its ghostly horrors to Melbourne, The Woman in Black is a thrilling exploration of terror that…

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Photo Gallery: The Rions + Blusher + Park Rd – The Triffid, Brisbane (14.06.24)

The Rions rocked the stage at The Triffid in Brisbane last night as part of their sold-out Sweet Cocoon Tour. Supported by both Park Rd and Blusher, this night was truly one to remember. Since forming in 2016, this four-piece indie rock band from Sydney’s Northern Beaches has continually reached new heights. Emerging from the…

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Photo Gallery: Pond + Delivery – Carriageworks, Vivid Sydney (14.06.23)

Pond played to a packed out Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney on a very wet Sydney night and I’m calling it gig of the year 2024! Supported by the excellent Melbourne garage-punk outfit Delivery. With the imminent release of Pond’s 10th studio album Stung! we were treated to new songs “(I’m) Stung”, “Neon River”, “Black Lung”…

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Interview: Cora Bora stars Megan Stalter, Jojo T. Gibbs and Ayden Mayeri on connecting with their flawed characters

After premiering at last year’s SXSW Film & TV Festival, the acclaimed Cora Bora is finally introducing herself to the masses; the film is set for a release in theatres in the United States from June 14th. Starring Megan Stalter (TV’s Hacks) as the titular Cora, the film tells of her fear that her relationship…

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Film Review: Cora Bora; Megan Stalter flexes her star presence in tragic, humorous vehicle

Whilst there’s no doubt that Megan Stalter is a talented comedienne (“Hi Gay!”, anyone?), the type of social-media-sketch-performer-turned-feature-actress trajectory isn’t always a guaranteed translation for both their respective humour and an audience’s positive reaction.  Thankfully, her starring role in Cora Bora is a more dramatic transition for the actress, displaying a vulnerable, shaded, even confidence-lacking…

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Luke Hemmings brings the Nostalgia For A Time That Never Existed Tour back home – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (12.06.24)

Luke Hemmings‘ show in Melbourne on Wednesday, June 12th, marked a significant milestone in his career. This was his first solo performance in Australia, a highly anticipated event for fans of the frontman of the beloved Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer. The band’s latest album was released in 2022, while Luke’s solo journey began…

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Photo Gallery: Marlon Williams – The Tivoli, Brisbane (12.06.24)

‘An Evening With Marlon Williams‘ was simply that, a seated theatre style show with Marlon alone on stage… sometimes acapella with his head covered by a hoodie and lit by dark orange lights, or joyously dancing around the stage with his soaring voice guiding us to another world. An intimate, personal and at times very…

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Bang Bang features a career-best turn from Tim Blake Nelson: Tribeca Film Festival Review

As much as Vincent Grashaw‘s Bang Bang revels in the alpha masculinity that oft dominates the boxing industry and the men it produces, this hard drama laces its narrative with a sadness and humanity that consistently brings the film above its gruff exterior. And much of that belongs to the impeccable Tim Blake Nelson, leading…

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Photo Gallery: Luke Hemmings – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (12.06.24)

Luke Hemmings has well and truly redefined himself. The Syndey-born musician’s career, who now spends most of his time in Los Angeles, was born out of the successful boyband 5 Seconds of Summer. Though remnants of their adoration were clear at his Melbourne show on Wednesday, with an ample amount of screaming fans – it’s…

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The Outrun; Saoirse Ronan’s detailed performance as a recovering addict may be her finest yet: Sydney Film Festival Review

A character losing themself to nature in order to find solitude or correct the course of their life is not a road seldom travelled on screen.  And in the case of The Outrun, it’s the windswept Orkney Islands off the northeastern coast of Scotland that serve as a place of rejuvenation for Rona (Saoirse Ronan,…

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