Entertainment

Battleships are less warlike, much more chilled this summer

SUCCESS is so often a matter of being in the right place at the right time - and working incredibly hard the rest of the time.

Sydney-based former Sunshine Coast band Battleships said they've always written music and been in bands together - some good, most bad.

Members Jordan Sturdee (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Bowden (bass, keys), Nato Hannaford (guitar) and Dan McMurray (drums) are a bunch of friends - some since primary school - who've moved states, lugged gear and even written songs via Skype, all in the name of rock'n'roll.

Since forming, the four-piece has been growing its successes based on an indie rock sound with some post-Britpop touches.

The debut single In Retrospect has had some airplay, along with a decent amount of hits for their music video - and in this way the band is winning hearts and minds.

Check them out at the Hoey this afternoon.



12 things to do this week

Bonnie Towers, Shyanne Martin, Logan Pitkin, Benjamin Egan and Kaleb Mahy show some old school poise in dressing-up as part of preparation for South Grafton public School's sesquicentenary celebrations.

Check out the things you can get up to this coming week

Clarence Valley Petrol and Weather

Where will you fill up the car today?

Grab the weather forecast and where to get the cheapest petrol today

Road works on the move

NEW ROADS: The highway north of the Woolgoolga bypass is set to open to traffic later this month.

Traffic will be diverted onto the new section of the Pacific Highway

Local Partners

Guess which actor gives best return

ROSE Byrne has been named the most profitable actress in Hollywood. However, you will not guess which actor brought in the best return on investment.

Xbox One X to make Australian debut at PAX Australia 2017

Forza Motorsport 7 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Left

Many of the titles will showcase the 4K, high-dynamic range

Five GoT spin-offs in the works

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO

THRONES fans will have plenty to watch after the show finishes.

Darius Rucker ready to rock CMC

American singer Darius Rucker will headline the 2018 CMC Rocks music festival.

EXPECT a few Hootie & The Blowfish hits when Rucker plays CMC Rocks.

Glenn Close: My years in a destructive cult

Actress Glenn Close lived in a ‘destructive’ religious cult from the ages of 7 to 22. Picture: AFP

BEFORE Glenn made it in Hollywood, she spent 15 years in a cult.

A whole new world for Hiba in Aladdin

DREAM COME TRUE: Hiba Elchikhe plays Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin The Musical.

Award-winning Disney musical Aladdin set to premiere at QPAC

MOVIE REVIEW: New Thor’s stroke of utter genius

‘Oh yeah, we nailed this.’

You’re going to love Thor: Ragnarok