Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:29pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Sadly, the only new stories this week are the real ones - all of the fiction is firmly planted in the franchises of the past.


Of course, that doesn't mean it's all bad news - one of our franchise offerings takes a whole new angle on its many historical precedents, and one is a...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:21pm

With Joe Hansen


So the new Mindsnare album dropped by surprise this week and it’s fucking rad. Sonically a cross between their two acclaimed albums Hanged, Choked, Wrists Slit and The Death, the new record Unholy Rush is a perfect return for the legendary band. I’ve been blasting it all week, check it out now. All 500 limited run vinyl copies sold out within a day, here’s...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:18pm

With Peter Hodgson


After Mortiis left Emperor, the Norwegian black metal band he was part of starting, in late 1992, he released a number of solo records between 1993 and 1999. Disenfranchised with the brutality and hypocrisy of the record industry, Mortiis didn’t release a new album until 2010, when the band self-released Perfectly Defect as a limited edition CD and a free...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Jimmy Hall


2017 is going to be a busy year for American MC Freddie Gibbs. Earlier this month it was announced that he has now started working on a second project with Madlib. Their previous collaboration was Piñata which was considered the best body of work from either artist (Quasimoto disagrees). The new project will be called Bandana.
Freddie Gibbs is also...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:14pm

With Michael Cusack


This Friday March 31, Melbourne based label Temporal Cast are hosting a showcase in the Grace Darling basement. Coming to fruition in 2013, Temporal Cast have releases from Kangaroo Skull and Cale Sexton under the labels belt with more in the pipeline for 2017. Coming out for the basement bash are Chiara Kickdrum, Kangaroo Skull and X-Axis throwing down live...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Georgia Spanos


A team of seven respected chefs are cooking an honourable meal this Sunday inspired by a particular ingredient which makes their food even more enjoyable to consume. Concious Deliciousness at Grub boasts sustainability as the holy ingredient in which their entire menu is inspired by. The evening came about through similar ideas on produce suppliers,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:11pm

With Declan Burgess


The year marches forward and tumbles into April with a cloud of crushed leaves and a big list of things to do. This Friday March 31 to Sunday April 9 is National Youth Week. There’s some seriously cool stuff on just for you. On Thursday April 6the Governor of Victoria is throwing an official house party at Government House Melbourne with Alex Lahey, Mallrat...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:05am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This kind of release schedule is every studio executive's wet dream: franchise, franchise, franchise.


If you're of the family persuasion, there are a number of decent options for you and your tiny stank people to indulge in at the cinema. Some of them, however, aren't kid-friendly,...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:57am

With Joe Hansen


Melbourne melodic hardcore band Anchors have released a surprise EP on their Bandcamp page. From the band: “Hi mates. Here's something we recorded with our mate Joel a year ago. Went in to jam a few songs and ended up with an entire, full length....EP. Anchors is FREE on Bandcamp.  And, if you're crazy enough to pay for it, the money will go to charity. We took...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:55am

With Peter Hodgson


Geelong’s Smoke Witch have joined forces with Desert Highways for publicity, booking and release. With the band not even together for one year, they’ve already released their debut, recorded another five tracks, and are making plans to head back into the studio on their first anniversary.
Making a pact of formlessness and nothingness, Melbourne’...


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