According to The Hollywood Reporter, Astro Boy is getting the live-action treatment. Australian production company Animal Logic Entertainment is teaming up with Japan’s Tezuka Production for the feature, which is still in very early stages at the moment.
Local Geelong rock legend Chrissy Amphlett’s memory was further immortalised today, with Melbourne City Lord Mayor Robert Doyle joining Patricia Amphlett (Little Pattie), Charley Drayton and members of Team Chrissy to officially open a lane in her honour and hand over the ‘Amphlett Lane’ street sign. The lane is located just off Little Bourke Street […]
We don’t know about you but we love a bit of emo-rock-honey, especially when it comes from Melbourne band Ceres and gives us an alternative to the usual gushy tracks around Valentine’s Day. That’s why ‘Ceres Is For Lovers’ is a great little track to listen to tomorrow whether you’re loved-up, alone or spending some time with a four-legged furry companion.
I am not accusing Forte readers of being drunken scoundrels with the drinking habits of Winston Churchill on a Leaving Las Vegas-type bender, but there would no doubt be more than a few readers who have stories of drunken behaviour they would like to forget.
Following an almost four-year break, Melbourne rockers Dallas Crane decided to regroup and get back to the business of rock and roll. They have been travelling along for a year or so now, with news of a new album being of particular note. That one should drop at some stage in 2015.
It would seem that Aussies love ’em a little Gaslight Anthem. After announcing a few shows, the delirious scream of joy emitted by fans was loud enough for the band to tag on some additional dates. Even cooler, fans will be able to nominate what they want to hear, which is great news for those people who hate it when people shout out requests at shows – seriously, stop doing that
Mark Kozelek, he who goes by the musical name of Sun Kil Moon, is set to deliver his tunes to Australian crowds once again. The tour puts the spotlight on his latest album, Benji, which features fan favourite track ‘Carissa’. The album, which features guest spots from Steve Shelley, Wil Oldham and Owen Ashworth, has received arguably the best reviews of Kozelek’s career.
The Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS have $10,000 that they’re desperate to share through an initiative that hopes to seek out the best in emerging hip hop/soul talent. A couple of rules: the initiative is open to those who have not released an album professionally.
Did you hear the one about the prog rockers who are releasing their back catalogue on vinyl? It’s Perth’s Karnivool. April is the magical month for fans hoping to snap up their works, including Asymmetry, with each release coming on 180g vinyl with gatefold sleeves and lyrics.
When it came to end-of-year lists, Freddie Gibbs featured on more than a few. His collaborative album with Madlib, Piñata, was highly praised for its fluidity and imagination, with Hot New Hip Hop writing: “Madvillainy is an untouchable classic, and Piñata may not be that, but it’s so far the most enjoyable hip-hop album of 2014…