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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2020

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Of some 971 submissions from around the world, nine films made the finals of the ...
Third time's the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON's playful BATFLOWERS doesn't put away childish things

Third time’s the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON’s playful BATFLOWERS doesn’t put away childish things

Review by Rory McCartney Six years after the release of There There, Megan Washington is back with a third long ...
Canberra's NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in "Welcome to the Glove Department"

Canberra’s NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in “Welcome to the Glove Department”

Review by Vince Leigh NISSAN: Unstoppable is the new artistic front for Morgan Quinn, former member of Canberra band Pleased ...
A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that's Northbourne Flats' latest 'Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)'

A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that’s Northbourne Flats’ latest ‘Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)’

Review by Vince Leigh [band photo by Harry Chalker] Northbourne Flats last single Kindred Spirit was a relatable musical meditation, ...
Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but 'Last Time' carries an edge

Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but ‘Last Time’ carries an edge

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sandee Facy recently enjoyed success with her track Still That Girl which debuted at ...
Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit 'Can’t Keep Still', a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit ‘Can’t Keep Still’, a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Review by Vince Leigh The spark for Dino Jag’s new release Can’t Keep Still was ignited by the 2020 bans ...
Van Walker's "Ghosting" offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Van Walker’s “Ghosting” offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Review by Rory McCartney Tasmanian blues/alt-country artist Van Walker moved from the Apple Isle to the throbbing music scene in ...
Get To Know Your NLMA Best Live Act Of The Year ACT Nominee: Aya Yves!

Get To Know Your NLMA Best Live Act Of The Year ACT Nominee: Aya Yves!

Public voting for the National Live Music Awards – NLMAs is in full swing, so to help inform your decision, this week ...
Canberra indie-rock outfit Paint Store display raw veracity that's disarming and curiously charming with debut LP 'Maybe'

Canberra indie-rock outfit Paint Store display raw veracity that’s disarming and curiously charming with debut LP ‘Maybe’

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra-based indie-rock band Paint Store has just released their debut album Maybe. Formed a couple of ...
Huckleberry Hastings brings a lo-fi jangly pop celebration of a relationship in the throes of domesticity with 'It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)'

Huckleberry Hastings brings a lo-fi jangly pop celebration of a relationship in the throes of domesticity with ‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’

Review by Vince Leigh Sydney music artist Huckleberry Hastings has just released It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues), a lo-fi jangly ...