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BOOK REVIEW: Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts - Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods by Craig Phillips

BOOK REVIEW: Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts – Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods by Craig Phillips

BOOK REVIEW: Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts – Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods by Craig Phillips Allen & Unwin May 2017 Paperback, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Graphic Novel / Children’s Fiction / Myths and Fairytales  

LIVE: Helmet – Perth, 24 April, 2017

LIVE: Helmet – Perth, 24 April, 2017

LIVE: Helmet – Perth, 24 April, 2017 The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay Riff lords Helmet were back in town after missing Perth last tour, this time it was to play 1994’s Betty album in its entirety. The concept of playing a album from start to finish has […]

A QUICK DOZEN with QUINN SULLIVAN

A QUICK DOZEN with QUINN SULLIVAN

A QUICK DOZEN with QUINN SULLIVAN By Shane Pinnegar He’s only just turned eighteen, and released his first album, Cyclone, at the incomprehensible age of ELEVEN! He is Quinn Sullivan, and hails from Massachusetts, U.S.A – and his new album (his third), Midnight Highway, is killer. We threw him a dozen questions, and we’re pleased […]

INTERVIEW: DAN HAWKINS, THE DARKNESS – April 2017

INTERVIEW: DAN HAWKINS, THE DARKNESS – April 2017

INTERVIEW: DAN HAWKINS, THE DARKNESS – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Lowestoft’s finest, the Darkness, return to Australia in all their spandexed glory for the Groovin’ the Moo Festival and a series of national sideshows. SHANE PINNEGAR caught up with guitarist Dan Hawkins in the studio where they are recording album number five. THE DARKNESS […]

BOOK REVIEW: Survivor - A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust, by Harry Borden

BOOK REVIEW: Survivor – A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust, by Harry Borden

BOOK REVIEW: Survivor – A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust, by Harry Borden Cassell Illustrated April 2017 Hardcover, $49.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Non-Fiction / Portraits / The Holocaust 10/10 “something really to behold, a substantial project of some real depth and authority. By flicking through the pages you can sense the amount […]

12 Quick Ones with ANDREW WETZEL of NINE SHRINES - April 2017

12 Quick Ones with ANDREW WETZEL of NINE SHRINES – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Mascot Label Group has announed the signing of Nine Shrines, alongside plans to release the EP Misery on April 21. The quintet will begin touring next month, bringing the band’s repetoire to stages across the U.S. on a tour with Hinder and Nonpoint (itinerary follows below).  Founder and ex-Attack Attack! drummer […]

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 Directed by James Gunn Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 When a film is so big, so successful (artistically and commercially), such a huge budgeted extravaganza, and as universally loved as Guardians Of The Galaxy – even the damned […]

BOOK REVIEW: Pumpkin - The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young

BOOK REVIEW: Pumpkin – The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young

BOOK REVIEW: Pumpkin – The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young Boxtree October 2016 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Non-Fiction/Humour/Animals 8/10 As a baby, Pumpkin the raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. She was taken in by a family with […]

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry were last in Western Australia as special guests to Steel Panther in 2016 – a double act that never sat completely right for us. In truth, for 100% ROCK, the down-home honesty of Black Stone Cherry’s rock n’ […]

BOOK REVIEW: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

BOOK REVIEW: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

BOOK REVIEW: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt Hachette Australia March 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Historical Fiction 6/10 Lizzie Borden is forever immortalised and remembered as a woman implicated in one of America’s most famous unsolved murders. There is the famous rhyme: Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her […]

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar For years now we’ve gotten used to seeing guitar-and-drum duos, usually playing bluesy rootsy tunes to hip crowds. Former Chainsaw Hookers guitarist Alex Cotton had a different vision for Ohm Rune, teaming up with drummer Justin Kukulka, strapping on a bass guitar and turning […]

NEWS: STYX IS READY FOR TAKEOFF WITH THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 14 YEARS, ‘THE MISSION,’

NEWS: STYX IS READY FOR TAKEOFF WITH THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 14 YEARS, ‘THE MISSION,’

Friday, April 21 — Welcome one and all to THE MISSION, STYX’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as THE MISSION has duly been set for liftoff June 16 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Fans can pre-order the […]

10 Quick Ones with ALEXANDRE CASTELLAN of SIRIUN - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with ALEXANDRE CASTELLAN of SIRIUN – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Unleashing a furious and blistering sound bred from the union of varied creative metal borne winds, Brazilian metallers Siriun have persistently drawn eager ears since emerging in 2014 and are poised to do so again with the release of their debut album.” We get founding member Alexandre to answer our 10 […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Periodic Table Book by Dorling Kindersley

BOOK REVIEW: The Periodic Table Book by Dorling Kindersley

BOOK REVIEW: The Periodic Table Book by Dorling Kindersley Dorling Kindersley April 2017 Hardcover, $35.00 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science / Juvenile Reference 8/10   The Periodic Table Book is the perfect visual guide to the chemical elements that make up our world. This eye-catching encyclopedia takes children on a visual tour of the 118 […]

10 Quick Ones with AUSTIN DICKINSON of AS LIONS - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with AUSTIN DICKINSON of AS LIONS – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Ahead of their upcoming US spring tour, UK five-piece AS LIONS have unveiled the video for “One By One,” off their debut album, SELFISH AGE, out now on Better Noise Records. Watch the video HERE. Filmed underground in Manchester, and with the metal 5-piece’s rip-roaring performance at its heart, the video’s narrative conveys the themes of […]

BOOK REVIEW: Stop Fixing Women- Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everyone's Business by Catherine Fox

BOOK REVIEW: Stop Fixing Women- Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everyone’s Business by Catherine Fox

BOOK REVIEW: Stop Fixing Women- Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everyone’s Business by Catherine Fox NewSouth Books April 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Society & Culture/Gender Studies 7/10 For years society’s “fingers” have been squarely pointed at women. We’ve been told what to do, what to avoid, to lean in, speak up, support […]

10 Quick Ones with BUBBLES EROTICA - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with BUBBLES EROTICA – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Chicago based, alternative rock band Bubbles Erotica has released the Official Music Video for “Cicada Arcade,” the lead single off of their debut, eponymous album, due out 5/9/2017. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Cicada Arcade” was directed by Ali Manesh at 3E Visuals.” We get the band to answer our 10 Quick Ones about the bands […]

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar It wasn’t too many years ago that you could barely give a record away, yet 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day Australia, the local edition of the global annual event launched in the U.S. in 2007. […]

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales - March 2017

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales – March 2017

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Eric Gales is a lucky man. Considered a guitar prodigy in his teens, he quickly fell into a devastating spiral of drug abuse, and ended up spending time in the Big House. His just-released new album Middle Of The Road finds him clean and sober, and […]

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Chris Gibbs has been a staple on the local music scene for some twenty years, and is now releasing two EPs in quick succession: one as Chris Gibbs & The Transmission, on 15th April, at The Henhouse; and one with […]

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