Category: Reviews

[Gig Review] E-Gads! They're back! With as many instruments as they've had years performing - The Gadflys @ Smith's Alternative, 6 March

[Gig Review] E-Gads! They’re back! With as many instruments as they’ve had years performing – The Gadflys @ Smith’s Alternative, 6 March

Review by Rory McCartney The Gadflys were channeling a bit of the Derelict look, taking the stage in a kaleidoscope ...
Eiffel — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Eiffel — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Eiffel opens just before the acceptance of Gustave Eiffel’s entry into the competition to build France’s magnificent display piece for ...
Night Shift — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Night Shift — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Supplementing the events of a single day with two or three flashbacks, Night Shift introduces a situation and three police ...
The Rose Maker [La fine fleur] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

The Rose Maker [La fine fleur] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Since she was a tiny child, Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot) has been immersed in the world of roses, learning from ...
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 ...
Bye Bye Morons [Adieu les cons] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Bye Bye Morons [Adieu les cons] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira)’s years-long quest to find the son whom she surrendered at birth has acquired fresh urgency with ...
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 ...