ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

CASABLANCA NIGHTS

The sophisticated jazz clubs of old are all but wiped-out in Sydney, locals having to rely upon their own devices to get their fix – … Read more

MARDI GRAS DUO AT THE SEYMOUR CENTRE

THRILL ME THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY Charged with obsession, love and compulsive urges, Stephen Dolginoff’s masterful musical Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story… Read more

BASTILA – BASTILA

I have generally thought self-titled albums a sign of laziness, that or over-inflated ego/insecurity that one needs to announce one’s self twice. That the band … Read more

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – RUSH TO RELAX

Never mind punk history; the essence of Eddy Current is a stupefying night at the pub. 2008’s critically-acclaimed-smash-hit-breakout record Primary Colours focused this essence into … Read more

TUBELORD – OUR FIRST AMERICAN FRIENDS

Tubelord hail from Kingston upon Thames; generically, they’re part of a minor movement in contemporary post-hardcore, ‘math pop’, combining the unpredictable tempo changes, powerful poly-rhythms … Read more

GIG: THE NECKS

Fans will know. It is time for the annual pilgrimage, the paying of respects, the bowing before the altar of true innovation and improvisation of … Read more

LUCKY ELEPHANT – STARSIGN TRAMPOLINE

The future of pop remains in capable hands. Kicking off their debut album with the two tracks that made up their double A-side single was … Read more

MUSIC vs PHYSICS – SLEPT AWAKE

This Melbourne trio deliver their fourth album of electronic thought patterns; though this time they’ve opted a little away from their hip-hop grooves and attempted … Read more

ANGELS BEYOND THE ABYSS – FRANCIS EDWARDS INTRODUCING VETERAN SOUL

The image is profound: forgotten angels, gathered together in song. Literally, that’s what we have here. Vietnam Soul is an Australian Vietnam veterans choir, and … Read more

MIDLAKE – THE COURAGE OF OTHERS

Midlake’s third album, with its notoriously troubled and elongated production, has finally arrived. Heavily anticipated, this difficult follow-up to 2006’s captivating 70’s folk-rock masterpiece The … Read more