ALBUM REVIEW: MUSE – THE 2ND LAW

Matt Bellamy just couldn’t help himself. While Muse worked on their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law, he took to Twitter and made an outrageous promise. He said they were working on a “Christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia”. No one batted an eyelid….

EP REVIEW: THE PAPER KITES – YOUNG NORTH

The Paper Kites’ second EP, Young North seems to dot all the I’s and cross the T’s. It leaves no stone unturned, as it’s a confident collection showing a young, five-piece indie folk group from Melbourne at work continuing to carve out their own sound. It’s one that straddles the lines between sounding full yet…

INTERVIEW: FOOD WRITER & TV PRODUCER RICHARD CORNISH

Imagine sitting down to that first coffee in the morning. It’s a different feeling to when you smell a steak sizzle away on the barbeque or when you are seated amongst family for a traditional, Sunday roast. There’s no denying that certain foods and beverages can evoke different emotions, feelings and memories in people. When…

FILM REVIEW: THE WORDS

The Words is based on an excellent premise. If you were a fledgling writer (although artist, musician or another job could also be added here) what would you do if you were unsuccessful at your craft? If you had spent years lovingly working away at things and were faced with a constant stream of rejection,…

FILM REVIEW: ON THE ROAD

The film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal book, On The Road has been a long time coming. Some 55 years since the semi-autobiographical novel was first published, audiences are now getting the chance to see the silver screen version. It comes courtesy of director, Walter Salles who is best known for bringing another coming-of-age, road…