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Tabla, cittern, baglama, cello, esraj, 12-string guitar assemble! Sydney's YELLOW MONDAY double-down the joy on DOUBLE ISLAND

Tabla, cittern, baglama, cello, esraj, 12-string guitar assemble! Sydney’s YELLOW MONDAY double-down the joy on DOUBLE ISLAND

Review by Vince Leigh Sydney-based band Yellow Monday has just released Double Island. The new song is an enchanting and ...
The tireless ILUMINATIVE continues his rap-driven spiritual call-to-arms with GENIUS CODE

The tireless ILUMINATIVE continues his rap-driven spiritual call-to-arms with GENIUS CODE

Review by Vince Leigh The fourth single from Iluminative’s ground-breaking, breakthrough album Kundalini Rising is the new hip-hop based rap ...
ALRIGHT, Alright, Alright... From NYC to CBR, MECHANISM OF ACTION aim to put the Capital on the map 'n' all with their tech wizardry & robust melodic core

ALRIGHT, Alright, Alright… From NYC to CBR, MECHANISM OF ACTION aim to put the Capital on the map ‘n’ all with their tech wizardry & robust melodic core

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra-based electronic group Mechanism Of Action has released their second single for the year, Alright. The ...
16-year-old CASTLE contemplates the evolution of a teenager atop rock-pop-dance tune MOVING ON

16-year-old CASTLE contemplates the evolution of a teenager atop rock-pop-dance tune MOVING ON

Review by Vince Leigh Perth-born independent singer-songwriter Castle has just released her debut single Moving On. The new track attempts ...
MONA PATEL transmutes life pain into dancefloor gold with EDM-R&B-pop gem DREAM GUY

MONA PATEL transmutes life pain into dancefloor gold with EDM-R&B-pop gem DREAM GUY

Review by Vince Leigh Now and then, a new artist appears that surprises with an excellent track. Emerging Perth based ...
[Gig Review] A wealth of Canberra musical riches shine at Underground Roots and Reggae – The Basement, 5 Feb (with bonus state-of-the-industry rant!)

[Gig Review] A wealth of Canberra musical riches shine at Underground Roots and Reggae – The Basement, 5 Feb (with bonus state-of-the-industry rant!)

Review by David Caffery Instinctual excitement filled our ride to The Basement. It was like the Golden Years again, edging ...
[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

Review by Rory McCartney Four-piece indie band Seaside from Byron Bay reputedly has a dream-pop vibe. However, the PA setup ...
[Film review] Nomadland

[Film review] Nomadland

It’s winter in Empire, Nevada, and U.S. Gypsum’s plant there, which has provided work for most of the town, has ...
[Film review] The Truffle Hunters

[Film review] The Truffle Hunters

Deep in the Piemonte forests in northern Italy hides the highly prized fruiting body of a subterranean fungus: the Alba ...
By george! It's KATIE NOONAN, with three bits of artistic cheer to share

By george! It’s KATIE NOONAN, with three bits of artistic cheer to share

BY RUTH O’BRIEN Katie Noonan’s career has been an incredible journey to watch. From co-lead singer of the band george ...