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The Brag #729

David Molloy

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The album cover for Gold Class record Drum, bearing a stylised blue earth.

Gold Class deliver anthems for the alienated on Drum

There’s a lot more to this Melbourne four-piece than the instrument referred to in their new album’s title, though pounding percussion remains a major driving...

Big Thief hold nothing back on their new record, Capacity

Buck Meek is trying to tell the truth. There’s a pause, the line crackles, and then he tries again.

This week’s new movies are competing with Sydney Film Festival

Welcome to The BRAG’s weekly rundown of what’s hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases.

The program for the 2017 Sydney Festival

Sydney Fringe Festival announces its enormous program and flashy new hub for 2017

Last night, the directors of the Sydney Fringe Festival directors revealed their full program for 2017 - a mammoth affair with more than 300 productions...

Melbourne six-piece The Ocean Party, appearing in an age-degraded promo shot

Regional touring is a way of life for The Ocean Party

With their seventh album about to drop, The Ocean Party couldn’t demonstrate the shift in their lives and the inspirations they’ve felt since last year’s...

The Smashing Pumpkins in 1995 - from left, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Corgan and James Iha

Listen to Billy Corgan’s cruisy home demo of ‘1979’

Billy Corgan isn’t the easiest fellow to work with.

A great filmmaker emerges from Manus Island with Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time

Behrouz Boochani’s story is not unusual – and that’s precisely what makes it so tragic.

Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, firing two crossed pistols in The Dark Tower

Can Idris Elba save The Dark Tower… from itself?

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed … maybe?

Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in Wind River

Wind River’s bitter cold is overly familiar

The writer of Sicario and Hell Or High Water has made the move to the director’s chair, and his debut is firmly entrenched in the...

Royal Headache frontman Shogun performing shirtless with eyes closed

Shogun still carries Royal Headache to painful, powerful heights

When a band sells itself on an image of sneering intensity – even one that speaks to a community as powerfully and truthfully as Royal...