Articles tagged australia

Russell Crowe’s War Drama ‘The Water Diviner’ Is Awards Season Sap

Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic.

READ more
The Apartments: The Evening Visits… and Stays for Years

The first album from one-time Go-Between Peter Milton Walsh plus attendant early material, spanning 1979-85. Moody and impressive. But loveable?

READ more
Kylie Minogue: Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm of Love / Let’s Get to It

On these reissues of Kylie Minogue's first four records, the singer starts to figure out who she is, no matter how little her producers/hit-making assembly lines seemed to care.

READ more

8 Apr 2015 // 10:55 AM

In Session: Lenka - “Blue Skies” (video)

Watch a stripped-down performance of "Blue Skies", a reflective number by the Australian pop singer Lenka, taken from this year's South by Southwest music festival.

READ more
The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1)

First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.

READ more
‘A Place To Call Home’ Is a True Period Piece

A Place to Call Home is a period piece in the best sense in that it embraces its time period completely, all the while showcasing universal themes.

READ more
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.

READ more
Paul Conrad - “Heresy Baby” (stream) (Premiere)

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.

READ more

22 Aug 2013 // 7:30 AM

Lace Curtain: Falling/Running

Australian trio Lace Curtain's debut 12" for Mexican Summer, Falling/Running, incorporates a wide range of influences from electronic music, spanning '80s synth pop and contemporary groups such as Light Asylum.

READ more
Crime & the City Solution: American Twilight

The '80s post-punk act's first album in 22 years reveals a talent for dark, mournful balladry -- and a bitter fascination with America.

READ more

22 Jan 2013 // 1:00 AM

Kylie Auldist: Still Life

Hearkening back to the days of classic soul, Still Life is an updated retro-soul affair that serves as a solid testament to R&B singer Auldist's artistry.

READ more
Francis Plagne: Tenth Volume of Maps

Australian Francis Plagne makes most straightforward release to date.

READ more
Jasmina Maschina: Alphabet Dream Noise

Despite moments where one might be tempted to write it off as a waste of time, there are glimmers that something truly amazing is buried deep in Alphabet Dream Noise.

READ more
A Happy Family from the Land of Oz

The country-pop singer Kasey Chambers’ Little Bird has already gone gold in Australia, but it won’t be released in America until July 14th on

READ more

5 Apr 2011 // 9:00 PM

Skybombers: Black Carousel

Garage rock band from Down Under find a way to turn promise into disappointment.

READ more
‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ Offers Meaningful Teen Bonding

Joss Whedon once claimed that he and his friends loved shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five but that they really didn’t

READ more
‘Animal Kingdom’: This Is Not Your PBS Nature Special

The Codys are nothing more than a contemporary embodiment of Australia's jailhouse origins.

READ more
Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under

Pandering is not always a bad thing. Pimping one’s self and music as a way of entertainment is a form of performance art with a long-honored tradition.

READ more
Paul Robeson: A Resonant Voice That Will Never Be Fully Silenced

Modern day 'political' celebrities can't hold a candle to Paul Robeson, who always flaunted his politics even when it was perhaps most dangerous to do so.

READ more
Fabulous Diamonds: Fabulous Diamonds II

Droney layers from down under.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

We are continuing to experience some technical difficulties. We hope to have them resolved by Monday

// Announcements

"Exciting developments are around the corner for PopMatters.

READ the article