Quokka Kicker Fined

20-year-old Perth man, Harrison McPherson, who was filmed in Rottnest in February chasing and kicking a quokka, has been slapped with a $4000 fine after being charged with animal cruelty. The footage was filmed and uploaded to social media by friend Corey Douglas James, 21, who laughed as he captured the attack on his mobile phone.

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Pictured above: McPherson, 20

McPherson was found through a police led name-and-shame search of social media, and has received death threats since the footage was posted. The 20-year-old has also since lost his FIFO employment, as his employer could not guarantee his safety after the video went viral. During the trial, his lawyer noted that the act was “out-of-character” for McPherson.

Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017

In terms of Pop Culture, 1997 was a pretty average year. ‘MMM bop’ was at the top of the charts in 27 countries. Bill Clinton was the president of the United States. The first Harry Potter book was released to absolutely no fanfare. Ellen DeGeneres came out on the Oprah Winfrey Show to an audience of 42 million people. And Radiohead, those guys who made that annoying song ‘Creep’, released their magnum opus, ‘OK Computer’, an ode to anxiety and the fear of the times we lived in, and continue to live in. It’s still their most influential and beloved album- in 2015 it was added to the National Recording Registry to be preserved in the Library of Congress.

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This year, ‘OK Computer’ is 20 years old and to celebrate the album is being re-released as ‘OKNOTOK’ in three formats- CD, vinyl and super mega deluxe special edition (including a C90 cassette tape, hardcover book packed with unreleased artwork/not es/lyrics etc.) In addition to the album, which has been completely remastered, all form ats will include eight b-sides and three unreleased tracks, all of which have been teased by the band in various live incarnations since 1997.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to this incredible album yet, now is the best time to pick it up and discover what you’ve been missing out on. It’ll change your life.

Jaden Smith the new Batman?

Jaden Smith has come out of nowhere with a new track and a video to follow and if you loved the white batman costume he wore to Kanye and Kims wedding you’re in luck. The video released a couple weeks ago shows Jaden parading around in the batman suit only to end up fighting Superman and another Batman in the streets.

The song is not Jaden’s typical jazz flavoured rap style though, it’s a fresh new direction with a real turn up vibe layered through it. The beat is bass heavy and the hook is catchy as ever, once again Jaden Smith is killing the game.Jaden Batman

Hell Yeah, its Hell Yeah!

Today, industrial veterans KMFDM release their latest EP, “Yeah” to the world.
The album cover, in KMFDM tradition is designed by commercial artist Aidan “Brute!” Hughes – its great to see a band demonstrate such loyalty.

We have been listening to the title track for some weeks, now and are pleased to report that it has the traditional KMFDM punch and brutality. We love the video which also features Aidan’s artwork.

 

Make Them Suffer (by having to wait in anticipation for a new album)

Local metal legends Make Them Suffer have released Fireworks, the first single off of their upcoming third album Worlds Apart. And if a new song by MTS wasn’t enough, they also released a music video for the tune, which shows off the new additions to the bands line-up.

Worlds Apart will be released on the 28th of July, but hopefully we’ll get to hear a couple more singles before then!

 

Bat signal send off for Adam West lights up LA

The signal was activated just after 9:00pm loal time by mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck. A fitting tribute for a acting legend.

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The signal silhouette appeared on the City Hall tower cheered on by hundreds of fans in costumes.

West has been in dozens of roles since the iconic Bat man tv series but has most recently been the voce of the nutty Mayor Adam West in the long running Family Guy television series. A tribute episode was aired on the cartoon on Sunday.

“Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend.”

“I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us.”

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The creator of the show Seth Macfarlane said.

Fans have taken to social media to voice their respect for the actor and say in their own words what Adam West and his work has done for them.

The TV icon has crafted a legacy that will last long into the future and continue to bring joy and inspire people for generations to come.

Drive for Success

Song review for the week, Drive, By Melbourne born Gretta Ray. A creative individual who is as comfortable in front of a camera as she is in front of a guitar. Brought out in 2016 Drive is a beautifully constructed indie-pop with a slight sound of a country mix. This song has shown the world she is here, establishing her as one of the most exciting new artists. We think we should watch this space, this lovely lady is coming on through!

‘Sup?

Australia seems to be the place to be for the coolest acts to come and tour in the next year. First off the bat is the man himself, Harry Styles. Styles is already coming to Australia in November this year for 2 sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, but will be returning in April 2018 for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and PERTH! Keep Saturday the 21st of April free, and stay near your computers because tickets are sure to sell out in a heartbeat!

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New Zealand artist Lorde will also be coming to Australia in November this year, hitting up Kings Park & Botanic Garden on Saturday the 18th of November. If you’re more into hip hop, you may be in luck because rumours are MIGOS will be coming sometime in 2018. Concert promoters Illusive Presents teased the announcement on their social media, simply stating ‘Rain Drop. Drop Top’. For those who don’t know, that’s a reference to Migos’ famous track ‘Bad and Boujee’. It would be the first time the trio have toured Australia, so hopes are high! Luckily for you, The Basement will have all the updates!

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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World?

Thylane Blondeau was called The Most Beautiful Girl In The World when she was 6 years old. She is all grown up and looks different now, but do you know much about her?

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Thylane is the daughter of footballer Patrick Blondeau and Véronika Loubry, an actress and television presenter. She began modelling and walked down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway at the age of only 4.

Recently, she has been announced as a L’Oreal Paris ambassador at the age of 16, and she has more than 1.3 millions followers on Instagram.

Batman Biffs no more

Adam West, a US actor who was best known for portraying Batman in the 1960s television show and movie has died after a short battle with leukaemia at the age 88 in Los Angeles.

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“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family says in a statement.

RIP Our Hero!