Category: Reviews

Dorothy-Jane's 'The Witness' uses hellish material to craft a powerful and vital album

Dorothy-Jane’s ‘The Witness’ uses hellish material to craft a powerful and vital album

Review by Vince Leigh Dorothy-Jane’s new album The Witness documents her harrowing journey through pain and grief following her experience ...
Izellah's 'No Hard Feelings' is a hooky, upbeat and light exploration of interpersonal relationships

Izellah’s ‘No Hard Feelings’ is a hooky, upbeat and light exploration of interpersonal relationships

Review by Vince Leigh Queensland-born musical theatre star Izellah has just released a new track No Hard Feelings. With a ...
Hell Ship: The Voyage of the Ticonderoga — national tour — February–August 2020

Hell Ship: The Voyage of the Ticonderoga — national tour — February–August 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. In 1852, the clipper Ticonderoga arrived in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay after a three-month voyage ...
Mahmood Khan's 'Runaway' blushes with worldbeat sensibilities, finely laced with rock and pop flavouring

Mahmood Khan’s ‘Runaway’ blushes with worldbeat sensibilities, finely laced with rock and pop flavouring

Pakistani-born singer-songwriter and music producer Mahmood Khan is an intriguing artist with a long list of ticks on his resume: ...
Leea Nanos' Bad Girl is a good ‘dark’ RnB flavoured pop song eschewing categorization

Leea Nanos’ Bad Girl is a good ‘dark’ RnB flavoured pop song eschewing categorization

Review by Vince Leigh In 2019, the out-the-box success of Leea Nano’s self-penned track Set Me Free helped her become ...
Jack Biilman drops the 'Jack', adds three bandmates, and releases the cracking musicianship of 'Sink Like A Stone' EP

Jack Biilman drops the ‘Jack’, adds three bandmates, and releases the cracking musicianship of ‘Sink Like A Stone’ EP

Canberra’s Biilmann has just released their EP Sink Like A Stone, a blistering amalgamation of riff-laden rock, alt-metal and blues ...
Endrey's at it again, with the aptly titled 'Holding Out' delivering another slab of experimental pop

Endrey’s at it again, with the aptly titled ‘Holding Out’ delivering another slab of experimental pop

Review by Vince Leigh Endrey’s new release follows on from 2019’s Lusitania, a track that foraged through 80s sensibilities yet ...
We’ll End Up Together [Nous finirons ensemble] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

We’ll End Up Together [Nous finirons ensemble] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Max (François Cluzet) has paid heavily, losing two businesses, a boat, and his marriage, for a failed venture and has ...
A friendly Tale (Le bonheur des uns…) — Alliance Française French Film Festival  2020 — Palace Cinemas

A friendly Tale (Le bonheur des uns…) — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Léa (Bérénice Bejo), a kind, understated woman, works in a women’s fashion shop in a ...
Sultry, sexy, down-tempo soul, Laura Ingram's 'Valentine’s Day' is a powerful reminder about self-worth

Sultry, sexy, down-tempo soul, Laura Ingram’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ is a powerful reminder about self-worth

Canberra ex-pat, Laura Ingram, is back in Canberra this weekend (Saturday, 14 March) to launch her new single, Valentine’s Day ...