Month: December 2016

9 songs to get you that New Years smooch

December seems to be the wingman of all months. After all its attempts with the Christmas mistletoe, it is now the New Years Eve kiss that dawns upon lonely lips. If you want to give that special person the hint that you’re interested, here are some songs to throw on just before the countdown begins. Sixpence None The Richer, Kiss Me “Kiss me beneath the milky twilight/ Lead me out on the moonlit floor”   Asobi Seksu, And Then He Kissed Me “All the stars were shining bright/ And then he kissed me”   Echo & the Bunnymen, Lips Like Sugar  “She’ll...

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Review: The McClymonts, ‘Endless’

Singing sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have delivered their strongest collection of songs ever with their fifth album. Sure, they’re not reinventing any wheels – they’re a sassy mix of Shania, Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks – but they nail the contemporary commercial country sound with superb sibling harmonies. The title track, dedicated to their husbands, has international hit potential, while the ubiquitous Ronan Keating pops up on When We Say It’s Forever, which could easily become one of 2017’s big wedding songs. Endless shows that The McClymonts have few peers in Australian country pop. Endless is...

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5 albums that may have slid under your radar in 2016

Okay, the best album of 2016 was… the one you liked the most. And you don’t need a critic to tell you what that was. It might have been David Bowie’s exceptional blackstar or The Wiggles’ latest opus. You have your own taste, but we thought we might point you to some fine music which came out this year but maybe slid under your radar.  We think the 5 albums here (with suggestions for other investigations) are those you’ll still be listening to in years to come, like blackstar. Suede; Night Thoughts The one-time Britpop scenesters confirmed their 2013 return to form on Bloodsports...

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Review: Don’t Breathe

Release Date: 30 December 2016 Format:  DVD Blu-ray Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang A trio of teenaged thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minette and Daniel Zovatto) break into the home of a blind Gulf War veteran (Stephen Lang) to relieve him of a six- figure payout. But this seemingly soft target is far from helpless and the intruders soon find themselves trapped and pursued through his dark and decrepit dwelling. The second feature from director Fede Alvarez (following his respectable remake of Evil Dead) offers a neat reversal on the ‘blind victim stalked by psychopath’ scenario from Wait...

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