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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
HannahMarie is an exciting young country singer and songwriter. She launched her album recently and will be live on Murri Country station 98.9 FM on Thursday morning. SOPHIA HARDIMAN attended HannahMarie’s debut album launch recently in Ipswich. A full house of people all excited and in a shared state of anticipation for Hannah-Marie’s solo album to be played right before their eyes at Studio 188, Ipswich. Supporting HannahMaries was Kasey-Michelle with her husband on backing vocals and lead acoustic guitar. They tore through the room with her beautifully inspiring vocals and soulfulRead More

Posted On May 19, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Reviews

Paramore Hard Times Adore

Paramore’s new album After Laughter  is out and it looks a winner. We asked our resident Paramore fan SOPHIA HARDIMAN about the first single ‘Hard Times’. Paramore has a new infectious single ‘Hard Times’ with a bright music video directed by Andrew Joffe. ‘Hard Times’ is a new ambitious up-beat song with conflicting lyrics which show the growth of Paramore as a band. As they continuously explore new genres in their albums. Paramore have returned after not producing any music for four years their last album being in released in 2013. TheyRead More
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For his new single “Hold It Together” Dan Sultan has compressed many elements of generic indie rock production with banal lyrics but still managed to produce something pleasing to the ear. How? There’s a palm-muted guitar straight from the more pleasant parts of the 1980s and a slightly cheesy string synth line buried in the mix. Electric guitar and piano play the first beat of the bar and hand claps and a rather present snare are now so standard so that when a lively tambourine enters it is a welcome guest.Read More
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BY CRUZE BATCHELDOR If you came to John Mayer’s newest album in order to find everything you’ve ever wanted from an album, you have come to the wrong place. Sadly, Mayer’s album has delivered a bunch of skippable songs that bring the album down. Songs like “Rosie”, “Never On The Day You Leave” and “Changing”  have no place on a John Mayer album. It’s hard to believe that a veteran of the music industry has put songs like these on his album. Compared to the other songs on this album theyRead More
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Posted On May 9, 2017By jbeavisIn Music, Releases, Reviews

WAAX On Wild and Weak

Aaargh yes. This is rather good. “What’s the hardest part of being alone?” she asks contemplatively before things become progressively wilder, but not weaker (yep, I said it). In case you are not sure, this is a cathartic release in music, a response to lead singer Marie Devita’s brush with adversity. In fact they form a pattern and part of the June 2 Wild & Weak EP release. “These songs are a step by step documentation of what I went through – the steps of finding peace with my past,” sheRead More