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PLTS – Lonely Leaves

PLTS’ latest EP Lonely Leaves may feature only seven new songs, but it may be the band’s greatest work yet.  Each song is more unrestrained and honest than any of PLTS’ past pieces. The entire EP centres around nostalgia and reflecting on growth, loss, and change. Overall, PLTS’ sound is more mature and well-rounded.   Most […]

whenyoung – Reasons To Dream

The indie-pop group whenyoung have just released their debut album Reasons To Dream. Their single Future already has an accompanying music video available to watch on YouTube.  Future is a soft rock song that deals with heavy themes, but with a light and hopeful undertone. The music video follows the story of the song’s lyrics, making it highly […]

Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated

When first encountering the latest album from Carly Rae Jepsen you quickly begin to ponder who or what this record could be ‘dedicated’ to, upon listening the answer quickly becomes apparent. Throughout its 15 track journey, Dedicated takes the listener on an emotional ride throughout the entirety of a relationship. From the initial early sparks […]

Jess Ribeiro – LOVE HATE

The title of Jess Ribeiro’s third album, LOVE HATE, certainly reveals everything you would need to know about its thematic content. The record traverses the theory that we experience love over the course of seven stages - attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, death. Sonically the record is vastly different to her previous offerings but […]

Totally Unicorn – Sorry

The sophomore record from Totally Unicorn sees the band enter new territory which is much darker than their debut offering. Sorry sees the exploring heavy themes of depression, divorce, substance abuse and the realities of growing older. With these new themes, the band has also altered the sonic elements of their music, injecting this record with […]

Shazam!

Comic books are supposed to be all about joy, bright colours, and fun. With DC’s latest film offering Shazam! they have returned to this mindset. The film tells the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year-old boy who is bestowed with the superpowers of a magical wizard and must quickly grow emotionally to fully utilise his […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart is an incredibly accurate and heart-wrenching tale of life as a teenager with the chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The film revolves around Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), two teens who both suffer from CF and thus have their lives cross path during one of their many hospital admissions. […]

I Know Leopard – Love Is A Landmine

The debut record from I Know Leopard is a beautifully sweet and emotional 70s soft-rock record. Throughout the 11 track offering the group explore themes of happiness, loss, romance and essentially any emotion which is intrinsically tied to love. This kaleidoscopic thematic approach creates a record which is incredibly nuanced and deep.  Allowing listeners to […]

Huntly – Low Grade Buzz

The debut album, Low Grade Buzz, from Melbourne trio Huntly is a melancholic offering which also acts as a reassuring blanket for those sullen moments when you’re feeling all alone. Throughout the record, the group follow their mantra of “doof you can cry to.” They do this by blending incredibly emotional lyrics with unique, catchy, […]