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Romi O Discusses Genre-Defying Debut Album ‘Edges’ in Candid Interview

Photo Credit: YouTube Words by: Cat Woods   Brooklyn-based artist Romi O (formerly Romi Hanoch) had to embark  on both a literal and sonic journey before finding the formula for her forthcoming debut album, Edges, releasing July 26. At 22, she relocated from her hometown of Tel Aviv to the buzzing backdrop of Brooklyn, New York, […]

Will AI Replace VFX Artists In Film? Experts Weigh In

Words by: Keegan Sentner   Over the past few months, the presence of artificial intelligence has sparked an intense debate and profoundly shaken the film and entertainment industry. Several films released this year, such as Late Night with the Devil and, most recently, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, have faced criticism for integrating AI into […]


Photo Credit: Instagram Words by Sam Walker-Smart Launching a band in 2024 comes with many challenges. Some are as old as time, while others stem from our chaotically interconnected world. In a music industry characterized by perpetual change, one factor reigns supreme: the power of a great tune. When CONE first heard “True Colors,” the […]

John Grant on Death, Dancefloors, Bitter Truths and New Album ‘The Art of The Lie’

Photo Credit: Words by: David James Young CONTENT WARNING: This article contains descriptions of a graphic homophobic hatecrime.   After a quarter-century in the music game and a score of albums to his name, you might forgive singer-songwriter John Grant for  resting on his laurels in his mid-50s. However,  his new album, The Art of […]

Festival Recap: Download Festival 2024

Lead Photo Credit: James Bridle Words by: Laviea Thomas Download Festival has returned to Derby’s renowned Donington Park for a soggy yet eventful weekend. Upon arriving at the festival gates, thousands of fans were scattered about—some wearing inflatable dinosaur costumes, others sporting band ponchos and vintage T-shirts. Additionally, several attendees were spotted in the limited […]

Melbourne five-piece Kosmetika Deliver Shoegaze-Synth on Third Album ‘Luxury’

Photo Credit: James Morris Words by: Cat Woods Melbourne has long been a breeding ground for charismatic, fiery indie bands, spanning from AC/DC and Amyl and the Sniffers to The Birthday Party and Tropical Fuck Storm. The five-piece Melbourne band Kosmetika continue to uphold the legacy of idiosyncratic, adventurous DIY-style music makers in the city. […]

Live Recap: Trespasser’s ‘Play Games, Die’ Album Release Show

Words by: Hannah Morelli If you happened to walk by Bushwick’s Highside Workshop on the evening of June 15th, it might have seemed like a typical Saturday night in Brooklyn, with the speakers blaring loud enough to be heard down the block and a group of twenty-somethings huddled around the entrance, sporting plain tanks and […]

THE DISCOVERY – trespasser

Words by: Sam Walker-Smart When it comes to being in a band, a dash of enigma is no bad thing, as the five-piece trespasser no doubt understands. Built around the songwriting prowess of Clay Rodgers, the members met while studying at Wesleyan University, with a rotating cast of musicians jamming on each other’s projects within […]