Getting to Know… Howl at the Moon

SYS saw Howl at the Moon play a great show at MUM, the Friday night indie shindig at Sydney’s World Bar. We liked what we saw so much that we asked singer Katie and… Read More


Getting To Know… Rebecca Victoria

Sydney based model Rebecca Victoria has a chat with SYS about modelling, acting, Cher and her dream of one day giving it all up to be a gyspy hippy lady. For real: Modelling… Read More


Easy A, a love letter to John Hughes

A couple of years after the simply wonderful Juno comes another teen comedy with a brain in its head. Easy A sees a high-school girl, Olive, tell a seemingly innocent white lie about… Read More


Whipped Cream Chargers

I would describe Whipped Cream Chargers’ sound as a cacophony of eager Princes, some more desperate than others, wooing Rapunzel, Zelda and the ghost of Princess Diana down from their share-house/ivory-tower/maxi-pad for spliffs… Read More


Changing Lanes Festival

        After much wrangling with the local council, Sunday saw the inaugural Changing Lanes Festival in Sydney’s Newtown. With cheap-as-chips tickets selling out in a heartbeat, the event’s debut was… Read More


Plot schmot, Step Up 3D deserves applause

I’ve yet to be at all convinced by 3D. It seems to be there simply to make people ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as things point at them, without enhancing a story or adding depth.… Read More


Steven Nistor interview

American musician Steven Nistor performed on the breathtaking Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse album. We talk to him about how the album was put together, the legal wrangles that followed and the loss of his… Read More


Getting To Know… model Megan Hostetter

Megan Hostetter is a model from the U.S. of A. who has worked with the likes of Jonathan Leder. Sparing some time before her audition for the new season of America’s Next Top… Read More


A Million Years

With their debut album set for release this month, A Million Years lead-singer Keith Madden talks us through his foolproof rules to surviving a tour: While your run-of-the-mill critic would perhaps explain A Million… Read More


Getting To Know… Colin Delaney

Colin Delaney is a Canadian-born Australian living in Sydney after a spell in Amsterdam. As well as being an international man of mystery, he is also a music critic, blogger and all-round talented… Read More


Toy Story 3 review

It has been a good year for animation. Up took it to a new emotional level with its fable about friendship, love, living-for-the-moment and helping/relying on others. Anyone who didn’t cry in the… Read More


Some photos of swinging Soweto

I arrived in JoBurg yesterday for the Smirnoff Experience South Africa. Today I went to Soweto. Here are some snaps. I found it to be an engaging place filled with people who have very… Read More