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TV writer Rhiannon Pope binges, then rants about Pride and Prejudice. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a freaking awesome piece of literature: Hello people. There are times in every girl’s life where she just has to sit down and cry in front of a romantic movie. Sometimes it’s because she’s going through a breakup, sometimes she’s just on her period but in my case I was just suffering from boredom and felt like having my heartstrings pulled by something that wasn’t sad. AmongRead More

Posted On October 19, 2017By jbeavisIn Culture, Music, Reviews

ILLMATIC: Rap’s Biggest Gatekeeper

How Illmatic stayed fresh and exciting 23 years after its release. This year marks 23 years since Illmatic was first released, and it still sounds as fresh and vibrant as ever. Every hiphop head I’ve spoken to recalls vividly the first time I heard it. Everyone says the same thing, similar to “whoa, what is this?!” because thats the effect Nas has on people.   That’s how much better Nas was when he first came out. Illmatic is 10 tracks long, nine full songs and one skit, which comes rightRead More
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Posted On October 17, 2017By jbeavisIn Events, Music, Reviews

NEW MUSIC: Xander Holmes’ Something Real

Xander Holmes might need to prepare himself for plenty of new experiences after this single is released. A song about new experiences and positivity clashing with reality, with coolly pulsing electric guitar, synths droning lightly in the background and a steady kick drum. But he is never tempted to turn this into a rocker, even when he lets go in a middle eight, his soaring to the front of the mix, a bass guitar nibbling at your consciousness. Working with producer Aaron Shanahan, formerly of Miami Horror, Xander Holmes newRead More

Posted On October 13, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, News, Releases, Reviews

Asha’s Already Killing It With Coburg

Asha Jefferies is your local 18 year old singer-songwriter with a beautiful soaring voice, a mature lyrical mind and a way with dynamics with or without a band. And “Coburg” is her latest single that is being played on Triple J and everywhere else that likes good music. Recorded with help from  Brisbane producer Jeff Lovejoy and the legendary Kellie Lloyd as well as Chris Bancroft and Gary Eldershaw from Asha’s regular band “Coburg” is a lament and a celebration of a harshly learned lesson. Somewhere between a shimmering textureRead More

Posted On October 10, 2017By jbeavisIn film, Reviews

REVIEW: The [original] Blade Runner

With the recent sequel Blade Runner 2049 a buzzing word bomb, CRUZE BATCHELDOR, takes a look back at the 1982 original. Ridley Scott is one of the movie industry’s biggest names. He is most well known for the Alien movies and recent prequels, but of course he has made many other movies such as Gladiator, The Martian, Thelma and Louise, and the subject of this piece: Blade Runner. Blade Runner was released in 1982 and didn’t receive a lot of attention at the box office, making only $US33.7 million (including re-releases) after a budgetRead More

Posted On August 31, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Reviews

Lana’s Lusty But Lighter Long Player

Lana Del Rey has a new album and MARIAH JAEGER is loving its summer hits. Lust for Life has a lighter, happier feel than previous Lana Del Rey releases although she still keeps her cool through the (northern hemisphere) summer with dreamy spacious vocals. The album features a golden list of collaborations with A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks and Sean Lennon. Lana Del Rey has always been a romantic in voice, lyrics and sound and the whole recording sounds like a summer romance between Lana and America. SheRead More

Posted On August 3, 2017By jbeavisIn Reviews, Uncategorized

Oh what a Splendid weekend in Byron!!

Our Splendour In The Grass reporter MARIAH JAEGER recently recovered enough from SITG flu to file her report on one of the biggest music festivals of the calendar. One of the highlights for the year, Splendour In The Grass, has come and gone leaving attendees with many highlights, and others with much expected FOMO. The weekend brought some of the world’s best artists to Australia accompanied by food, fashion and beauty tents to offer some of byron’s best picks. Let’s take a look at some of the best moments fromRead More
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Posted On August 1, 2017By jbeavisIn Rants, Reviews, Television, Uncategorized

Please don’t reboot Charmed

TV writer RHIANNON POPE takes a look back at cult 90s/00s TV show Charmed and why it doesn’t need a prequel reboot. Charmed was a television show in 1998 to 2006 following three/four sister who find out they’re witches destined to fight demons and other things that go bump in the night. Similarly to Buffy The Vampire Slayer the show was big on girl power and women in control but it also promoted the power of family and sisterhood which is why the Charmed reboot in the works is A Giant Mistake!!!!! Prue, Piper,Read More
Every now and then it is good to revisit those books that pass you by. BREE COYNE looks at Eleanor and Park. So I’ve been wanting to read Eleanor and Park for a while. Partially because it’s one of the most highly recommended books that have been suggested to me. But another reason I’ve wanted to read is because who wouldn’t want to read a book by someone called Rainbow Rowell?! After a long time of eyeing it off in the bookstore when I buy my weight in books, I finallyRead More

Posted On July 18, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Reviews

REVIEW: Paramore’s After Laughter

PHIA THE REAPER has returned with another Paramore review! I hope you guys have listened to the new Paramore album?  None of my friends have so… Yeah I know I used the Depresso David Tennant gif, it had to be USED okay? So let’s carry on friends, the album is well it’s different from anything Paramore have ever made… I hear you I hear you fam, but yeah it is different to the self-titled album. How could they get even further from where they started? Well they’ve gotta get toRead More