Monthly Archives: September 2014

Save The Clock Tower

Launceston Post-Hardcore act SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER have announced a new guitarist. Their debut album ‘Wasteland’ was released on July 4th via Faction / Sony.

‘’It’s with great pleasure that we can finally announce our new guitarist/vocalist Billy Bennett! We’ve been searching for a new guitarist ever since the departure of Tim, and can finally say that we have found someone that not only fits us musically but also someone that is a great dude to hang out with! New single and tour dates coming soon!!’’

Much Love – Save The Clock Tower

North Arm

The brainchild of Roderick Smith, NORTH ARM, today releases new single ‘Lately’ via Bandcamp, following a heralded debut EP, an anointment as FBi Radio’s Unsigned Artist of The Week in June and a spout of appearance across Sydney’s live music scene over the last year. NORTH ARM follows Rod’s co-founding of Firekites back in 2005, offering his new work an experienced touch to balance his fresh outlook.
‘Lately’ is the first single to come off his forthcoming second EP, LIFE CYCLES, due out in November. ‘Lately’ occupies a more intimate space than previous work, and follows from the tentative beginnings of a relationship to the moment of pure abandon and resolve. Exploring the rites of passage in growth and love with disarming honesty and a tempered sense of nostalgia, NORTH ARM showcases a development into a softer, warping realm. Featuring his signature delicate riffing, ‘Lately’ is a laid back push into beach weather and a forceful push to the heart.
NORTH ARM’s, debut EP, THOUGHT LINES, was released through Spunk Records in April 2013, which included previous single, ‘Hollow Days’Live shows have seen NORTH ARM enlist the assistance of champion musos Sean Roche (lead guitar), Ianto Ware (bass) and Evan Clulow (drums + percussion). The live team have since charmed audiences alongside the likes of Shining Bird, Jimmy Tait and The Devotional to name a few.
For Sydneysiders, NORTH ARM plays Surry Hills Festival this weekend with more dates to be announced soon.
Sat, 27 Sept //  3pm @ Ward Park, Surry Hills Festival  // SYDNEY

Russian Resurrection 2014

Russian Resurrection, the largest and most distinguished film festival outside of Russia, will launch its 2014 season around the country on October 30, and for the first time in New Zealand. Already in its 11th year, the festival showcases the best of Russia’s film industry and pays homage to the finest in Russian film culture.  This year the festival will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mosfilm – Russia’s inaugural film studio – with an exhibition of 6 retrospective films and 14 brand new films.   Tickets go on sale from October 1. 

Amongst the vast selection of esteemed films that will feature at Russian Resurrection are Test, winner of 2014’s Kinotavr Film Festival’s Best Film; Stalingrad, a compelling film on the epic battle between Russian and German forces during WWII; and Dersu Uzala winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In an atmosphere of excitement, festivity and Russian hospitality, Russian Resurrection enhances and invigorates the relationships between Russia, Australia, and now New Zealand. It is this jubilant atmosphere, mixed with the rich culture attached to the brilliant Russian film industry that makes attendance to this event a must.

I am proud and honoured to show the world what the Russian film industry has to offer.  With over 65,000 people having attended the event since we started in 2003, it seems Australians really do appreciate what the Russian film industry has to offer.  I can’t wait for them to see what we have in store for them this year,” said Russian Resurrection Film Festival’s Managing Director, Nicholas Maksymow.

Russian Resurrection was first established in 2003 to support the growing Russian Film Industry, and to showcase the talent of Russian filmmakers and actors on a global scale. Since its inception, Russian Resurrection has had more than 65,000 people attend the festival, and will now showcase, for the first time, in New Zealand.



NEW ZEALAND                 Rialto Cinemas                                              24 – 27 October               

CANBERRA                        Greater Union Manuka                                  28 Oct – 5 Nov

SYDNEY                             Event George St City & Event Burwood         30 Oct – 9 Nov

BRISBANE                         Event Myer Centre                                         6 – 16 November

PERTH                               Event Innaloo                                                 6 – 12 November

ADELAIDE                         Event Marion                                                  7 – 9 November

MELBOURNE                    ACMI Federation Sq.                                       13 – 23 November


Tickets go on sale 1 October, 2014.

For more information, visit:

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Life Of Crime’, ”In Bloom,’ ‘The Little Death,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Land Of The Bears,’ and ‘The Skeleton Twins′ . This episode also contains an interview with Josh Lawson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Denzel Washington and Peter Dickson.

Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win a copy of Romeo + Juliet on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, writer/director of cult films Clerks, Chasing Amy and Mallrats, will be participating in a Q&A following a screening of his darkly comic new horror tale TUSK on Friday 3 October at Cinema Nova in Carlton.

The film will commence at 6.45pm and be followed by a Skype Q&A with Smith.

Tickets Full: $19 Concession: $15 to purchase:

In the modern-day monster movie Tusk, a journalist (played by Justin Long) finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe, a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. Tusk was written and directed by Kevin Smith. Rated MA.

TUSK opens October 9, exclusive to Cinema Nova in Melbourne.

Split Seconds
With a brand spanking new EP – Neil Young & Dumb – only recently added to their already impeccible discography, Melbourne-via-Perth stalwarts Split Seconds are undertaking a trio of shows in Melbourne, Perth and Bunbury to celebrate.
Featuring two singles – the recent ‘Delivery‘ and radio-favourite ‘Halfway There‘ (featuring Kathryn Rollins – the EP is as you’d expect from a band with such a flawless back catalogue – a natural progression for a band already with a penchant for penning perfect songs that emerge as feeling already classic. Recorded in stages after lead-man Sean Pollard spent time writing with the likes of Gossling, Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy) and Dan Kelly, the EP combines unconventional and clever lyricism with sharp and textured arrangements.
The band began work, for the majority, with producer Steve Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco, Calling All Cars) before they debunked to their own make-shift studio in Brunswick to finish off the release between shows.
And as for the title? Pollard explains: “It came from a dream in which Neil Young was trying to sell me one of his Pono things, and all I wanted to do was get him to sign my vinyl copy of On The Beach. I thought it summed up the weird musical world we all live in at the moment. Plus it’s a good pun.”

These shows are the perfect opportunity to see the band in their perfect environs – an intimate setting which allows them to extend both their musical muscle, but also to proudly display how they are atop their game currently.

Thursday Oct 30 | Shebeen, Melbourne 
Tickets via or 1300 724 867
Friday Nov 14 | Amplifier, Perth 
Tickets via or 1300 762 545
Saturday Nov 15 | Prince Of Wales, Bunbury 
Free Entry

Trophy Eyes2

After just announcing their upcoming debut full-length Mend, Move On, which will be released in Australia on October 31st via Hopeless Records/Unified, the Newcastle lads in Trophy Eyes have announced they will be touring the country in support of the album with Endless Heights, Landscapes (UK) and Columbus.

Last week, the band released a new single and music video for ‘In Return,’ taken from the debut album. The new video can be watched here. The song is available for instant download when you pre-order the album now on iTunes.

Joining them will be Sydney melodic hardcore veterans Endless Heights, who will be jumping on the tour right after playing their infectious blend of perfect melodies and rhythms to crowds across Asia in October. The band released their well-received debut album New Bloom earlier this year.

Third on the bill is another one of the globes most loved melodic hardcore bands. All the way from the UK, Landscapes will be bringing their unique European hardcore sound to our shores for the first time ever after developing a huge following when they released their debut album Life Gone Wrong back in 2012. The band is currently recording their sophomore album at Panda Studios in the US after signing to Pure Noise Records.

Last but not least is Brisbane’s most exciting new Emo/Punk band, Columbus. After only forming recently, the band has toured the country relentlessly and has released two highly impressive EPs.

This massive four-band lineup will be heading to some of the countries’ best punk and hardcore venues for both the all ages and 18+ spectrums. Tickets go on sale 9am Tuesday, September 23rd on Oztix.

You can preorder Mend, Move On now at 24Hundred, or digitally on iTunes.

Happy Little Pill

For those fan of Troye Sivan who have lapped up his new release Happy Little Pills you may want to check out this Strange Talk remix.

Troye dropped his debut EP a few weeks back – the 19-year-old Perth-based homeboy is something of a social media magician, with nearly two million Twitter followers, more than one million Facebook ‘likes.  ‘Happy Little Pill’ is currently pushing 4.2 million Soundcloud plays and 5 million YouTube views. Within a week of the release of his third EP TRXYE it was charting at #1 in more than 50 countries.

You can check out the Strange Talk remix here.