‘Wrapping up 2020’: Instagram Live Event

Hey!! Tomorrow night (the 15th) from 8-9pm AEST I will be hosting an instagram live event on the @the_levine_lowdown Instagram account! I will be joined by lots of special guests sharing their experience of 2020 😁 Hope to see you all there, and below are some more details and the guests!!! Hope to see you…

#Cancel Culture

It’s becoming inescapable. Any person with an online presence is putting themselves at risk of ‘being cancelled’. For some, it is a wave that will pass over them, but for others, it can end their careers. Cancel culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is rejected and removed from certain social or…

The Reality of Blogging Burnout

Blogging is a creative art. It can come in many different forms and is entirely directed by the author. Blogging requires consistent creativity, innovation and critical thinking. However, this can become difficult to sustain and can often lead to blogging burnout. In my short time of blogging, one of my goals has been to be…

The Music Roundup Week 36: Great 2020 EPs!

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. I Troldskog Faren Vild by Ulver (1994)- This Norwegian band is about as genre-defying as they come, working in genres as far-ranging as black metal and synth-pop. However, I am featuring the opener from their 1994 black metal debut Bergtatt, a surprisingly accessible affair that is an excellent place for anyone looking…

The Music Roundup Week 35: Toxicity and Obsession: My Thoughts on ‘Stan’ Culture

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Cold by Father (2015)- Translated from Korean, this artist belongs to a genre known as deathdream, a sound utilised by a small collection of artists on Bandcamp. Combining the worlds of vaporwave and drone, Cold is the opening track to Father's 2015 record White Death (again, translated from Korean), a gorgeous yet hauntingly devastating…

What Went Wrong in Europe?

233,000 cases. 219,000 cases. Now you may think those are the number of cases over the past two days around the world. However, they are just the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe over the last two days. Europe is suffering one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 ever seen, and it looks like many…

2020 American Election Day Recap

It was a crazy day. One that perfectly represented how this year has felt so far. There were ups, downs, periods of strange stability, and then a return to chaos again. Now, I am not calling this election yet. It is still incredibly close. There are still votes to be counted in Nevada, Arizona, Georgia,…

The Countdown to the 2020 American Election

It’s almost time. Tomorrow, America will decide who will lead their nation into the future. Will it be Donald Trump or Joe Biden? This election campaign has been crazy. Black Lives Matter riots. Tax Debates. Immense Social Media Advertising. And all of this within a global pandemic. The debates between Trump and Biden showcased a…

The Music Roundup Week 34: 3 Albums to get You into Experimental Hip-Hop

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Valleys by Working Men's Club (2020)- The opener to the British band's impressive debut sets the tone for the record well, demonstrating their smooth brand of dance-punk through driving bass, swirling synths and a confident performance from frontman Sydney Minsky-Sargeant.  2. Desire Lines by Deerhunter (2010)- My interest in this…