SZA’s new album ‘CTRL’ is Fuego 🔥

A couple weeks ago SZA released her second studio album after she disappeared for 3 years and goddamn, it’s something to be reckoned with. The album ‘CTRL’ is 14 track alternative RnB delight with a handful of features from Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Isaiah Rashad and James Fauntleory which top off the record amazingly. The album is a great spacey yet conscious feel, with weekend vibes so make sure you go check it out!

SZA

Big Success Follows Funeral

It’s been really interesting to examine the career trajectory of the Arcade Fire over the last thirteen years. Their first album, ‘Funeral’, was recorded on a tiny budget and spawned thousands of imitators. They’ve since become this larger-than-life behemoth, the indie rock U2, a band that headlines festivals and wins Grammys and works with artists like Daft Punk or David Bowie or Bruce Springsteen. They’ve come a long way, but even from the beginning they sounded like they wanted to be the biggest arena rock band in the world.

Recently they released the the title track to their upcoming fifth record, ‘Everything Now’ and it sounds like the culmination of all these years of trying to BE the biggest rock band in the world.

This track was co-produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and it basically has everything- a massive sing-along chorus, a pan flute sample, a keyboard hook that’s totally been ripped off ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA. The lyrics are all about the perplexing nature of modern life which I always appreciate. AND it’s a total earworm, I’ve been humming it all week. This is the 70s disco rock revival you’ve been waiting for.

Stop Fidgeting?

Fidget spinners users have been warned about the use of Fidget Spinners after the small discs of a spinner fell off and landed in a young child’s mouth. An X Ray was taken at the Hospital the child went to, showing the disc in the child’s stomach.

spinner gut

The mum jumped onto social media straight away and shared:

“Parents of fidget spinners beware … our son swallowed the disc of a fidget spinner last night and ended up in RNSH Emergency.”

“The side of the spinner was cracked and when he spun it, the disc flew in his mouth and before he realized he swallowed it! He had it for less than 48 hours.”

“Ours are now in the bin and just want to make you all aware of what can happen with these things. He has to pass it within two days or we’re looking at alternative methods of extraction.”

Parents and children of fidget spinner users are now warned the dangers of these toys, and need to use them safely.

Aussie Man Escapes Bali Prison

An Australian man has escaped from a Balinese prison, Shaun Davidson escaped from the Balinese, Kerobokan Prison only two and a half months before his sentence was due to finish. He was originally jailed for use of a fraudulent travel document and sentenced to one year behind bars.

Prison escape

Shaun escaped with four of his inmates, as pictured above and is believed to be at risk of facing a longer sentence for his escaping, on re-capture. This came after the recent home coming of Shapelle Corby after she served her time, and was treated to a rock star like reception upon returning home.

Timberlake can’t stop!

Can’t stop the feeling, by Justin Timberlake is our song review today and children and adults love this song. The chorus is so catchy a certain 6yr old sings it all day, which in turn makes us hum it too!

Justin recorded the song for the film Troll as Justin was the executive music producer. The single debuted atop the US billboard hot 100, opening with 379 000 downloads in its first week. Can’t stop this feeling became Justin’s 5th number 1 single in the country. It also spent the first 10 weeks on top of the digital songs chart.

Kids Wonderland 2017

Kids Wonderland is back in 2017 for its 4th year during the July school holidays right here in Perth!

kids wonderland

Don’t miss this chance and enjoy the Fun Rides, Live Entertainment and Interactive Activities for families wanting to experience Perth’s best school holiday event.

Session Times Daily:

8:00am to 11:00am (3hrs)

12:00pm to 3:00pm (3hrs)

3:45pm to 6:45pm (3hrs)

Date: Wednesday 5th July until Sunday 9th July 2017.

Location: Hertha Rd Reserve, 21 Cedric St, Stirling WA 6021

Note: This event is tailored to children 2–12 years old. No Rides or Activities are suitable for children under 2.

For more information, visit https://kidswonderland.com.au/

Stick around for fun

Not that we are ageist or anything, but we reckon that some of our older readers may remember a game called Lemmings. Basically, the game revolved around saving a bunch of creatures, hell bent on mass self destruction from themselves. Simple and addictive. Zoom forward to today and we have…..<insert drum roll>….Sticklings.

We have been grinning at the screen of the iPad Pro in the office for a few weeks now. The gameplay is quick and easy to pick up, but not so easy to master……

It’s available for iOS and android so why not  give it a try? PS. There are plenty of help videos for when you get stuck…

The Dixie Chicks

Doing a review this week on The Dixie Chicks. An American country music band who have also dabbled in many genres like pop and alternative country. The band consists of two sisters, Marty and Emily with Natalie who is their lead singer and completes the band. Although they had done some local touring in the USA, it wasn’t until 1998 that they achieved commercial success with two hit songs, Wide Open Spaces and There’s Your Trouble. Through out their career they have so far won 13 Grammy awards with more to come! Our favorite tune of theirs is Not Ready To Make Nice. Check it out one day below.

Metallica Album Hard Wired to Self-Destruct

Hard Wired to Self-Destruct” is the first album in 8 years following “Death Magnetic” (2008), it is the longest gap in between the studio albums in the bands history. It is the tenth studio album from American metal band Metallica released as a double album on November 18 2016 by vanity label Blackened Records.

The Album is heavier than their more commercial successful albums firmly in the heavy/thrash metal category as compared to some of their ambiguous earlier releases i.e. Load, S and M, and justice for all.

Lars Ulrich said “The album feels like a continuation of Death Magnetic.”

“The way we do things now is very different than the way we did things back in the days of Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning. Nowadays we like to do so many different things.”

The album received an average score of 74/100 from 28 reviews on Metacritic, the album is a refreshing change of paced to Legacy Metallica while still taking a step into new territory and expanding their heavier roots.