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Album Review: All Saints – Red Flag

April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anyone familiar with 90’s British pop music will of course know of All Saints. The foursome – Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt and sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton – erupted on the music scene in the late nineties with one of the most solid and successful debuts of the decade; one that introduced us to a...

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In the wake of Robbie Turner’s elimination during the makeover challenge, the queens returned to the workroom to learn about their next task on the road to winning RuPaul’s Drag Race.  With this week’s task requiring them to create political smear campaigns as they hypothetically ran for president, they were paired off and left to...

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Jamie Lawson took to the stage of Sydney’s Metro Theatre exactly the way you would expect him to: with humility, grace and that beloved British charm. Possibly a reflection of his signature relaxed genre, the singer-songwriter appeared almost out of nowhere to a relatively low build up between his set and that of support act...

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Music Video: Turin Brakes – ‘Save You’

April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week’s challenge was one that Drag Race fans always anticipate with bated breath: the makeover! Following on from the recurring reading mini-challenge, the main task saw the queens paired with the cast of Little Women: LA in a Wizard of Oz-themed runway and interpretive dance number that saw them dressing themselves and their partner...

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Album Review: Moderat – III

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Collaborations and side projects are fraught propositions in the music business, especially if those involved have difficulty letting go of their previously constructed artistic identities, but when they work they can offer something that transcends the simple sum of the constituent parts.  Moderat, the collaborative project of Berlin electronic music acts Apparat, the stage name...

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Interview: Chairlift

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the release of their breakout 2012 album Something, Chairlift have had a very eventful few years. Vocalist Caroline Polachek and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly have toured around the world, collaborated with Beyoncé on her self-titled fifth album, Polachek released her own solo record as Ramona Lisa, and this year the band released their new album...

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Upon hearing an amalgamation of Motown, old-school soul and funk define a record, seldom would you pin its creator as someone who originated in prime 90s-era hip-hop. But retro-soul rooted album Man About Town was curated by Michigan-born Mayer Hawthorne who, contrary to expectation began his musical journey as a club DJ in Detroit, in the heyday of...

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Album Review: Deftones – Gore

April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deftones have been rocking their little cotton-socks off for over two decades, with eight studio albums documenting their aural growth as a band.  By rights Gore should be album number nine for the Sacramento based alt-metallers, but the band decided to shelve an unreleased album, Eros, after bassist Chi Cheng was left semi-comatose following a...

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If Let England Shake was PJ Harvey’s way of showing how the society we live in has retained the same murkiness as 100 years ago, then The Hope Six Demolition Project is her submerging herself in it. Over the album’s 11 tracks, she chronicles her discontent with the world, rendered as timeless rock songs. Whilst...

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News: Vengaboys Announce Australian Tour

April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

(AUS) Grab your friends and bring back the memories for what’s going to be the party of the year as the Euro kings and queens of dance-pop the Vengaboys, bring their crazy outfits and non-stop-fun to Australia this October and November! Performing all your favourite chart smashes like “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!”, “We Like To Party...

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There are a handful of songwriters who just know how to master a catchy pop tune and Per Gessle is one of those few who sit high on the peak of that successful songsmith hill. Over the course of 30 years, Gessle has been responsible for some of the most iconic and timeless hits in...

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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zach Snyder must have been under an enormous amount of pressure to deliver something special for Warner Bros. With no fewer than 5 spin-off films either in production or announced, it’s pretty obvious how much the studio has riding on the success of the film in their attempt...

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