This week, Seamus Gane takes a look at casting possibilities of the new Superman movie, speculation surrounding the highly talked-about Dead Island franchise, as well as a sneak-peak at the trailer for The Hangover 2.
Roxette certainly know the formula, as they should – they’ve had 25 years to learn it. On Charm School, their first album in a decade, every song sits comfortably within the two-and-a-half to four minute regulation pop song length. Soft verses are followed by loud choruses. There are a few ballads in there, presumably to show their sensitive side. But how does it stack up to the cheesy Roxette we all remember?
I wouldn’t call myself a Simian Mobile Disco aficionado, but after loving Audacity of Huge to death (though, later realizing it was probably Chris Keating of Yeasayer’s influence that thrilled me so), I was optimistic prior to hitting play and letting SMD’s new album Delicacies wow me.
Looking for something to do on a Friday night? Why not stop on by Vibe on Smith (123 Smith St, Fitzroy) and take in some some tunes from Melbourne’s finest up-and-coming singers and songwriters at Melting Pot’s Songwriters In The Round?
Where do you stand on the issue? Do we take the money and do what we can with it – or do we wallow down the shallow end of the film making pool because “Ma & Pa Australia” won’t give us as much pocket money as the Hollywood cool kids?
Damon stars in The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realises he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he has ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern day New York.
Ben Harper’s 10th studio album, Give Till It’s Gone is set to be released on May 13th. The two-time GRAMMY winner will headline Bluesfest in Australia for two nights and GrassRoots, the New Zealand Blues & Roots All Music Festival.
So where does one stand when it comes to some of the UK’s best talents (including Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, Frank Skinner and Stephen Fry) becoming the face of a chip company? On one hand, it’s all for a good cause – on the other… it’s still for a chip company.
Indie rock dark princes White Lies are set to return to Australia for shows in Melbourne and Sydney this April to celebrate the success of their second studio album Ritual.
Dead Island is an open-world first-person shooter adventure with “role-playing game-like side quests and character development” video game that is set to hit shelves soon, set on the island of Banoi.
Great Barrier Grief, the sophomore release from Melbourne-based Oh Mercy, is pleasant, breezy, and polished. The record opens with a nice steady foot-tapping drums-and-marimba beat, and a nice warm jangly guitar sound, both of which are, well…pleasant, breezy and polished! Alexander Gow’s low-key vocals, a touch reminiscent of Gomez’s Ian Ball, are definitely pleasant, breezy and polished. The record then continues to be pleasant, breezy and polished for the next 38 minutes, and then it stops.
The Kills have a brand new album coming out on April 1st called Blood Pressures, with the first single Satellite already out – see below to watch Satellites in full.