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Album Review: Holy Wave – Freaks of Nurture

March 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holy Wave might just be the coolest thing to come out of Texas this year. Replete with glittering guitars and decadent reverb, the five-piece favour a hazy, lazy sound which has been alternately described as “psychedelic” and “trippy” (tellingly, their first LP, 2011’s Knife Hits, was named after their favourite method of smoking hashish). Latest...

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It’s finally that fabulous time of the year: Another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has officially begun! Another twelve talented queens have entered the race to become America’s next drag superstar—including the 100th queen to enter the workroom!—and it’s shaping up to be one of the tightest seasons in the show’s eight year history. With $100,000...

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Album Review: Tonight Alive – Limitless

March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Limitless is the third studio album from pop-punkers Tonight Alive and this time around, they’ve thrown away the album creation formula, to create something that’s enchanting and raw. These 13 tracks are a true musical representation of the journey that Tonight Alive have been on, and how their experiences have prompted this new chapter –...

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Featured Artist: Gwen Stefani (Part 1)

March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Originally going solo during No Doubt’s 2004 hiatus, Gwen Stefani’s solo career has been as exciting as it has unpredictable. Coming after No Doubt’s fifth album, it acted as an extreme presentation of the changes the band had seen on Rock Steady; rather than focusing on ska or reggae, the electronic influences were taken and...

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Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today announced Strange Little Birds, their sixth studio album, which will be released on June 10th on the band’s own label STUNVOLUME. The band recently shared the title via Twitter, and today released the tracklisting and artwork. The album, produced by the band, is the...

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Album Review: Matt Corby – Telluric

March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

He’s emerged from his quiet time in the wilderness for his highly anticipated debut album, and Telluric is a far cry from his previous smash hit Brother. For his refreshed take on music, Matt Corby ditched what he once knew, to connect to something much deeper, and Telluric is the spiritual awakening of this soulful...

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Album Review: Eddi Front – Marina

March 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Edith Piaf had been born in 1980s Brooklyn, she would probably sound something like Eddi Front. Formerly known as Ivana XL, Front’s debut LP Marina is a complex, whimsical album recalling songstresses like Cat Power or Tanya Donnelly: ultra-feminine yet also incredibly powerful. Front’s voice drifts over twinkling piano and delicate acoustic guitars to...

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Australia’s summer events calendar is in full swing with outdoor concerts and festivals continuing to pull in the crowds around the country, and undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets by far for live outdoor tunes continues to be the On The Steps series. One The Steps performances are also one of the most picturesque events...

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Film Review – Hail, Caesar!

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up from their last film in 2013, Inside Llewyn Davis, Ethan and Joel Coen return with the much lighter Hail, Casear! With an assortment of A-grade actors in front of the camera and the brothers’ talents behind, this outing is easily one of their funniest and most up-beat, though probably not their most coherent...

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Film Review – Zoolander No. 2

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fans of the 2001 cult classic Zoolander have had to wait 15 years for the sequel, Zoolander No. 2. Director Ben Stiller reprises his role as Derek Zoolander (and somehow looks as if he hasn’t aged a day), with many other original stars returning as well including Owen Wilson as Hansel, Justin Theroux as Evil...

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Album Review: Charles Kelley – The Driver

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stepping aside from Lady Antebellum and into the solo spotlight, Grammy nominated artist Charles Kelley has finally released his debut album: The Driver. Opening with the light hearted and toe tapping, country infused rock power ballad, Your Love, with its infectious chorus and serious riffs, it sets a vibrant tone of what’s in store. Following with...

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Interview: Turin Brakes

February 15, 2016 | 1 Comments

15 years on from the release of the bands groundbreaking debut album, 2001’s The Optimist LP, Turin Brakes are still going as strong as ever. Continually pushing the limits of the Balham duo-turned-foursome’s finely tuned songwrtiting and instrumental skills, the band have turned out a weighty catalogue of seven studio releases, a handful of highly...

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Album Review: Ronan Keating – Time Of My Life

February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The incomparable crooner Ronan Keating has finally released his highly anticipated 10th studio album, Time Of My Life. And although he’s spent the majority of his life in the business, his time is now, and he’s pouring his heart out once more, delivering one of his rawest and most heartfelt records to date. One of the...

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