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Subculture Entertainment and 94.1FM’s resident football journo Dave Griffiths keeps you updated with all the 2020 AFL Trade Bait news right here.



Outgoing: Jake Kelly (free agency), Tom Lynch (delisted), David Mackay (retired), Tyson Stengle (retired), Daniel Talia (delsited)

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Outgoing: Grant Birchall (retired), Archie Smith (delisted)

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Outgoing: Eddie Betts (retired), Levi Casboult (delisted), Marc Murphy (retired)

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Outgoing: Levi Greenwood (retired), Chris Mayne (retired), Anton Tohill (retired)

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Outgoing: Patrick Ambrose (retired), Ned Cahill (delisted), Cale Hooker (retired), Lachie Johnson (Delisted), Irving Mosquito (retired), David Zaharakis (delisted)

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Outgoing: Brett Bewley (delisted), Reece Conca (delisted), Taylin Duman (delisted), Stefan Giro (delisted), Stephen Hill (retired), Leno Thomas (delisted), Tobe Watson (delisted)

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Outgoing: Ben Jarvis (delisted), Josh Jenkins (retired), Cam Taheny (delsited)

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Outgoing: Jarrod Harbrow (retired), Jack Hombsch (retired), Jordan Murdoch (retired), Zac Smith (retired)

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Outgoing: Matt Buntine (delisted), Tom Hutcheson (delisted), Sam Reid (Delisted, Nick Shipley (delisted)

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Outgoing: Keegan Brooksby (delisted), Shaun Burgoyne (retired), James Cousins (delisted), Damon Greaves (delisted), Michael Hartley (delisted), Jonathan Patton (retired), Harrison Pepper (Delisted), Tom Scully (retired)

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Outgoing: Nathan Jones (retired)

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Outgoing: Taylor Garner (delisted), Connor Menadue (delisted), Dom Tyson (delisted), Will Talker (delisted)

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Outgoing: Joel Garner (Delisted), Hamish Hartlett (delisted), Tom Rockliff (retired)

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Outgoing: David Astbury (retired), Bachar Houli (retired), Patrick Naish (delisted)

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Outgoing: Sam Alabakis (delisted), Jake Carlisle (retired), Oscar Clavarino (delisted), Luke Dunstan (delisted), James Frawley (retired), Shaun McKernan (delisted), Dylan Roberton (retired)

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Outgoing: Kaiden Brand (delisted), Malachy Carruthers (delisted), Sam Gray (delisted), Matthew Ling (delisted)

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Outgoing: Brandon Ah Chee (Delisted), Brayden Ainsworth (delisted), Will Cousins (delisted), Mark Hutchings (delisted), Ben Johnson (delisted), Nathan Vardy (delisted), Daniel Venables (retired)

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Outgoing: Lin Jong (retired)

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Stan today announced that the smash-hit romantic comedy anthology series Love Life will return on October 28, launching with the first three episodes the same day as the US, only on Stan. 

To watch and share the brand new trailer, click here:   

Season two will remain set in New York City but will focus on a new character’s journey – with Anna Kendrick’s character Darby passing the baton over to new protagonist, Marcus Watkins, played by the Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).

Marcus is coming out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be the one. After the rug is pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfilment that he thought he had already found.

Familiar familiar faces from season one will reprise their roles, including Darby herself, as well as Sara (Zoë​ Chao), Jim (Peter Vack), Mallory (Sasha Compére) and Magnus (Nick Thune). They will be joined by a host of new faces too, played by Jessica Williams (Booksmart, The Daily Show), Punkie Johnson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris ‘Comedian CP’ Powell (Empire).

Love Life is an HBO Max series produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series comes from creator Sam Boyd (In a Relationship), who co-show runs with Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Ramy). Boyd and Bedard serve as executive producers alongside Anna KendrickPaul Feig (A Simple Favour, Bridesmaids) and Dan Magnante (Someone Great).

Love Life Season 2 will return October 28, launching with the first three episodes, same day as the US, only on Stan. 

All episodes of Season 1 are available to stream now in 4K.

Christmas comes early as STUDIOCANAL and Blueprint pictures launch the main trailer and artwork for Gil Kenan’s (Monster House, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) live-action magical adventure, A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS.

The film boasts an incredible ensemble cast including newcomer Henry Lawfull as protagonist, Nikolas, Toby Jones (InfamousTinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984), Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Stephen Merchant (Jojo Rabbit, Fighting With My Family, Logan) Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady) and Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter) and Indica Watson (Gold Digger, Radioactive).

Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Gil Kenan adapted the screenplay from the bestselling book by Matt Haig, the first of 5 books in the acclaimed series, all of which are published by Canongate Books.

STUDIOCANAL produced with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award® winning Blueprint Pictures. 

“Only Murders in the Building”, the hit original comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season. The show will stream on Disney+ in Australia and is the most-watched Star Original on premiere day on Disney+. 

“Everyone in our amazing “Building” worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times — and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu and 20th TV — to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection. To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue — and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too exciting for words.  So I’ll shut up now — and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!,” said co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman. 

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Only Murders in the Building hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Lalchand, the nom de plume of Melbourne muso mastermind Jordan Lalchand, is today sharing the latest cut from his forthcoming record – and this one features a massive feature guest vocal from US vocalist and front-man of Indian alt-rock/prog outfit Skyharbor, Eric Emery! The track is called ‘What I Once Knew’ and it’s released this Friday, September 10th. Pre-Save it here.

Lalchand has recently announced his forthcoming feature-filled EP ‘The View from Here’, to be released Friday October 8 through Collision Course/MGM Distribution. It can be pre-saved at

The EP was Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Bianco (Parkwood). According to Lalchand, this song “…lyrically speaks about the comfort and familiarity of a past life while stepping into a future unknown. Musically the song was inspired by the likes of Northlane and Tremonti and was written during Melbourne’s hard lockdown in 2020. The overall vibe of the song (and much of the EP) was highly influenced by the TV show ‘Mr. Robot.’

Emery said of his contribution to the track…

The EP Title Track dropped last month, and enjoyed a premiere at, consecutive weeks’ spins on triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud, play on MMM Hard N Heavy and The Faction, being featured on Channel 7’s AFL TV broadcast and more. Dave Ruby Howe from triple j unearthed gave it four stars, saying that “The vocal features add that compelling mix of fire and ice to Lalchand’s soaring riffage. “

Lalchand shared the first cut from the record, “Feast” feat. Ryan Wilson as his solo debut in 2019 which was described by triple j UnearthedDave Ruby Howe as “both hard yet soaring” and The Soundcheck drew comparison to a couple of Australia’s finest, “Feast at times calls to mind fellow Aussie prog kings Dead Letter Circus and Karnivool – but with Lalchand’s own unique twist”.  

Imposter Syndrome” feat. James Butler of Slow Talk followed in 2020, where Depth Mag praised its driving undertones: “‘Imposter Syndrome’ immediately oozes determination from its opening riff, which captures the persistent drive to create that pushes many creative people forward.”

Lalchand’s EP ‘The View from Here’ will be released Friday October 8 through Collision Course/MGM Distribution. It can be pre-saved at The single is out Friday September 10th and can be pre-saved at

We Came As Romans — Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums] — have shared the video for their brand new single ‘Black Hole,’ featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo. 

“‘Black Hole’ was the very last song that we wrote for the record,” the band says. “We had this idea of what we wanted it to sound like, and we wrote a bunch of music for it throughout our time in L.A. But we were never really satisfied with what we created. With only a week left in the studio, we had finally created something that we were all stoked about — and it was time to put a message to the song.”
Stephens continues, “The lyrics to ‘Black Hole’ are about dealing with the anxiety that you feel going through life. For me, at the time, the anxiety I was feeling in dealing with loss and the grieving process. But we wanted to leave the song open ended enough for our fans to relate to, with anything they were going through. That anxiety is sometimes so crushing, and so heavy, and you have to deal with the weight of it, the gravity of the situations you’re in, and sometimes it just feels like an endless cycle.”

He finishes, “When the song was complete, we sent it over to a long time friend of ours — Caleb Shomo. We’ve been playing shows together for well over 10 years now, and we’re so happy we’ve finally had a chance to collaborate on a song together. Caleb is an amazing vocalist and the song wouldn’t be the same without his contribution!”

There are just some artists that when you sit down to chat to you soon realise that they are such great people that you’d love them as a friend. Subculture’s Dave Griffiths recently discovered that when he sat down to chat to Ryan Rosoff the frontman of Little King.

The conversation not only got deep as they spoke about the band using the loneliness and depression they felt during the lockdowns into the songs on their new album, Amuse De Q, but then also swung around to another passion they both – Aussies in the NBA. Yes when you sit back to listen to this interview, be prepared to not only hear some talk about the legendary hard rock of Little King but also chat about Joe Ingles, Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills… oh and a lot of Brooklyn Nets talk.

Take a listen to the interview right here.

Leah, 10, lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah’s nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realise that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates:  TBA

VOD Release Dates: 9th September 2021 (Australia), 9th September 2021 (UK), 9th September 2021 (USA)

Country: UK

Director: Ruth Platt

Screenwriter: Ruth Platt

Cast: Donna Banya (Kyla), Julie Barclay (Janet), Steven Cree (Thomas), Denise Gough (Sarah), Lianne Harvey (Amy), Anastasia Hille (Lillian), Hannah Rae (Rae (Bex), Charlie Rix (Brian), Sienna Sayer (Rachel), Catherine Terris (Edith), Kiera Thompson (Leah)

Running Time: 96 mins

Classification: TBC


David Griffiths’ Martyrs Lane Review:

I love horror films, I always have. As a kid I can still remember sneaking films like Nightmare On Elm Street into the stack of VHSs I was hiring from the video library and hoping to hell that Mum wouldn’t notice what I had. Despite loving the genre so much though I have noticed over the past few years that so many horror films coming out onto the market are so formulaic that serious fans of the genre can nearly predict what is going to happen just by looking at the poster.

That is why it is so refreshing when films like Martyr’s Lane come about. Now I am not going to sit here and say that this is a horror classic, because it’s not – it has it flaws but at least filmmaker Ruth Platt (The Black Forest) had the skills and the stomach to make a horror film that moves away from any cinematic formula and actually keeps its audience interested.

The film centres around 10 year old Leah (Kiera Thompson – His Name Was Gerry) who lives in a vicarage with her father Thomas (Steven Cree – Outlander), who is the local vicar, her emotionally damaged mother Sarah (Denise Gough – Robin Hood) and her sister Bex (Hannah Rae – Fighting With My Family).

Leah lives an almost sad existence – she never really knows where she stands with Bex given that one moment her sister will be showing her love and the next she will be cruelly bullying her. Added to that is the fact that while she is close to her father his job brings emotionally needy people around their home and often Leah hears and sees things that she shouldn’t. Then there are the whispered conversations that her father and mother have… there is an obvious secret that nobody ever mentions. But all that changes with the sudden arrival of Rachel (Sienna Sayer – Silent Night) whom only Leah can see – whether she is there for good or evil is a mystery.

I am a bit of a sucker for a creepy child horror and while recent films like The Boy (and its sequel)have been worthy chapters in the genre it is good to see a film like Martyrs Lane which takes a more natural approach with its mood and tone. The result is the arrival of Rachel takes on a more sinister form of suspense given that the environment that the film is set in could be somewhere that any audience member could find themselves in.

The film’s power I feel is with the scenes between Leah and Rachel and Leah and Bex. Ruth Platt makes sure that the scenes with Leah and Rachel ooze with suspense as you never really know what Rachel’s intentions are towards Leah and they are made even more creepy with some of the revelations made about Rachel as the film goes on. Meanwhile the scenes between Leah and Bex also provide more questions – at times a real sense of love seems to be between the sisters and Bex seems to want to protect Leah, then at other times she is the tormentor and while I don’t wish to give away any spoilers Platt’s script seems to provide an adequate answer to why that might be the case.

The film’s biggest weakness is its length. Platt tries to draw out the storylines involving Thomas and Sarah and while the secret between them plays an important part to the film’s plot those scenes seem to drag and as an audience member you find yourself just earning to get back to the scenes involving Leah and Bex or Leah and Rachel. Luckily it is the story around those three characters that does at east bring a sense of closure to the film.

Of course with power generated in those scenes I found the acting performances of Kiera Thompson and Hannah Rae truly amazing. Rae is one of those actresses that can steal any scene that she is in and when you combine her performance here with her work in Carmilla and Fighting With My Family there is little wonder why she needs to be considered one of Hollywood’s breakout artists at the moment.

Thompson is also amazing throughout the film, a real credit when you realise that at her young age she basically carries this film, she is pretty much in every scene. At times throughout the film her performance resembles that of what we saw of a young Drew Barrymore in E.T.. Thompson is guaranteed to become a star in her own right.

As far as alternative horrors go Martyrs Lane is well worth a look. Brilliant performances by its lead actresses and a realistic yet supernatural plot line makes this one of the surprise films of Fantasia.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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