TheVine live review: Laneway Festival Brisbane, February 2014

A festival review for TheVine, co-written with Andrew McMillen. Excerpt below. We sent our music men Andrew McMillen and Matt Shea along to Australia’s first Laneway Festival of 2014 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane on January 31. This is their story, just please be advised the following contains tales of creepy stalking, swearing and mid-strength Mexican beer…. Andrew […]

AskMen film review: ’47 Ronin’, January 2014

A review of 47 Ronin for AskMen. Excerpt below. Follow the link at the bottom of the post for the full story. As a critic, reading reviews on the internet is the pits. They mess with your expectations and colour your interpretations. So you don’t do it. You keep your powder dry and try to take a […]

The Big Issue album review: Oliver Tank — ‘Slow Motion Music’, January 2014

A music review for The Big Issue, printed in issue #449 of the magazine. ++ Just when you thought he couldn’t get any more melancholic, Oliver Tank further dials down the emotion on his new EP. Slow Motion Music is an unrelentingly ambitious listen, the Sydney artist carving away at the wood-grained folk inflections of his 2011 debut Dreams to […]