Album Review: Jimmy Eat World return with stellar 10th album, Surviving

It’s difficult to think of the alt-rock and emo scenes without thinking of Jimmy Eat World. The Arizona band have been peddling their emotive wares for a good quarter of a century now, and tenth studio album Surviving is yet another showcase of solid songwriting and killer sounds.

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Interview: Brisbane songstress Austen talks us through debut EP Passenger Seat

Flashing back to an interview I did back in October, with Brisbane singer-songwriter Austen! Her support slot with Love Fame Tragedy wrapped a few weeks ago, but she’s just announced her own tour – head to her website for all the details!


First of all, congrats on the EP release! How does it feel to have your debut out in the wild?

It feels awesome! It’s been a long time coming. It feels like I can finally put this project out there to show people who I am as an artist, and also put a full stop at the end of the chapter in my life that the EP was written about. It’s a really nice sense of closure.

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Theatre Review: Funny, inventive, and surprisingly touching, Puffs The Play is a loving ode to a series that captivated the world

It’s eleven-year-old Wayne’s first year at a certain school of magic, and he’s about to find out that he’s a long way from rural Queensland.

Not brave enough, smart enough, or evil enough, he finds himself sorted into the Puffs, where it seems like failure is the norm – except in Herbology, of course! But Wayne is certain he’s destined for greatness, that he’s someone special, that he’s a sort of… chosen one.

Unfortunately for him, there’s another boy starting school this year. A boy with glasses and a scar.

It looks like the school year is going to get quite interesting – for everyone except the Puffs, that is.

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