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Track by track: Lewis Goldmark introduces us to his first solo album Cut and flash

May 30, 2022

Belles Will Ring’s Liam Judson, also known as Lewis Goldmark, has unleashed a glorious mix of vintage haze, experimental pop and indie-disco around the world in the form of his debut solo album Cut and Flash. . Judson did it all, writing, producing and engineering the entire project from his Blue Mountains studio. Well, almost – we have […]

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US rockers Halestorm head Down Under after new album Back from the dead

May 28, 2022

Grammy-winning American hard rock band Halestorm have announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand in February 2023 following the release of their fifth studio album Back from the Dead, out May 6 via Atlantic Records. Returning Down Under for the first time since 2019, Halestorm will stop in Auckland before making its way […]

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Evil Dead: The Game Review: Hail Baby King

May 27, 2022

The Evil Dead franchise continues to amaze me. From a campy indie film made by college kids to one of the most successful horror franchises ever made, it’s seen its fair share of movies, games, comics, and even a recent TV series. It should also be noted that Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn is one of them. […]

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Baby Velvet

Track by track: Jem Cassar-Daley introduces us to his first EP I don’t know who to call

May 27, 2022

Singer-songwriter Jem Cassar-Daley has been wowing us with her talents for the past year, with tracks ‘Letting Go’, ‘Changes’ and ‘Like it More’ showcasing a soulful indie-pop sound, backed by stunning voices. Today, everything is linked with the release of the first EP I Don’t Know Who To Call. About the publication, Jem says: “This project is very close […]

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The silence of the water

Album of the week: Ball Park Music – More and more strange (LP 2022)

May 27, 2022

You know that TikTok that says something like “things in my x that make sense”? Well, it’s a bit like listening to a Ball Park Music album; everything is logical there. It must be hard to be the best looking band in Australia. Not only do you have to worry about the album release […]

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Love marriage

Diana Reid, Anita Heiss and Hannah Kent get nods as ABIA announces 2022 shortlist

May 25, 2022

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) today announced their shortlist for 2022, with a star-studded awards ceremony taking place in Sydney on June 9. The gala will take place at ICC Sydney, hosted by actor, singer and musical theater star Alinta Chidzey, and featuring Wendy Whiteley, The Wiggles, Michelle Law, Peter Fitzsimons, […]

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Five Musical Predictions for BottleRock Napa Valley California

May 25, 2022

Last year we impulsively checked out BottleRock Napa Valley and it turned out to be one of the best weekends of our lives. This year we return to the rolling hills of California’s wine country for another busy weekend, with a lineup featuring some of the biggest names in music history as well as several […]

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First exclusive video: Hedy Blaazer “Lying Flat”

May 24, 2022

We’re excited to wrap up our Tuesday with an exclusive look at the new video for Hedy Blaazer’s “Lying Flat” — and after the haunting “Fluorescent” from late 2021, which quickly made its way into rotation on ABC Rage, we’re more than ready to wrap our ears around the latest Hedy. In team with Marcella Tonini, Jo Pall, […]

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Monitor 2 PVP Beta Preview: A Natural Progression

May 23, 2022

The highly anticipated Overwatch 2 comes straight from the back, which is in my opinion, one of the most successful runs a PVP shooter has ever had. Activision Blizzard’s internal issues aside, the original Overwatch has most certainly stood the test of time, constantly aiming to maintain the balance it has. […]

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