Film Review: X+Y looks at love and loss’s Addy Fong reviews the latest film from director Morgan Matthews, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins: I’ve never liked maths. In fact, I remember telling my high school maths teacher how… Read More

Review: Chiodos Live in Singapore

American post-hardcore band, Chiodos, took their ambitious songcraft and inventive arranging skills to Singapore on the weekend to play a show in association with FIJI Water. Desmond Chan went along to check it out: 4pm is a rather… Read More

Interview: Wet have eyes on the prize

Brooklyn-based trio Wet are supporting London Grammar across Australia (while performing some select sideshows) this March. Elaina Ransford catches up with them in the US as they prepare for their tour… Wet first came on my radar as… Read More

Interview: Getting To Know Heart Beach

Hobart’s self-described oceanic-pop sweethearts Heart Beach are making waves. Formed in 2013, they’ve put out a ceaseless string of impressive singles and played shows across Australia and New Zealand, including a spot at… Read More

The UE Megaboom impresses

Last week we went to Andrew “Boy” Charlton swimming pool in Sydney, not for a dip, but to check out the launch of Ultimate Ears’ latest portable wireless speaker, the UE Megaboom. The reason it was held at… Read More

How to behave at the beach

Depending on your location, potentially the only annoying/frustrating thing about a beach trip is the genuine fear of hypothermia. You’d think those of us lucky enough inhabit warmer climes would have little to complain about.… Read More

Album Review: Trash Kit – Confidence

There is a raucous tension within ‘Confidence’ – nervous energy coupled with spastic groovy jams. The sounds are in part reminiscent of a jazzy/bluesy New Orleans parade, only the parade is in someone’s… Read More

Belle and Sebastian, desire and consolation

Glasgow-based indie-pop legends Belle and Sebastian have just dropped their latest longplayer, the brilliant “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” and are set to journey to Australia later this month. Courtney Dabb talks… Read More

The Secret Garden Party gets childish!

If the seemingly interminable British winter rain is enveloping you in melancholy, then why not start preparing for the annual two-weeks of summertime that you can look forward to at the end of… Read More

Getting to Know Holly Graves

Texas-born and currently Sydney-based model, dietician and Taekwondo blackbelt, Holly Graves tells us about herself: I am a global wanderer from Texas; a flower child with a rock’n’roll heart; and really just a… Read More

Taboo tubes: Homosexuality in Surfing

As a Frenchman living in the coastal enclave of Bronte, Sydney, Thomas Castets surfs just about everyday. But around 2010 Castets began noticing a pattern among his surfing buddies – they’d marry off,… Read More

A made-up interview with J Mascis’s Lisa Says engages in a somewhat creepy (and completely made-up) conversation with J Mascis about his new album: If J Mascis is famous for something besides his virtuous, loud guitar play and… Read More