Friday, 27 October 2017

The Soul Movers :: Album Giveaway!!!

The Soul Movers are thrilled to announce the release their new album Testify!, fourteen tracks that travel across the musical spectrum, from modern soul, to old school rhythm and blues, and retro rock ‘n ‘roll alongside power ballads sung straight from the heart.

The Soul Movers. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses. Giveaway

Led by charismatic frontwoman and primary songwriter Lizzie Mack, The Soul Movers are a supergroup of sorts, featuring two ARIA Hall of Fame inductees, guitarist Murray Cook (The Wiggles) and keyboardist Pip Hoyle (Radio Birdman).

Originally formed by Lizzie in conjunction with Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), the group has evolved over the years, with the line-up including original bass player Andy Newman and drummer Darren Ryan, coming together to record Testify!

Keeping it in the family, the album was recorded at the legendary Hot Potato Studios, and features cameos other luminaries including Jeff Fatt (The Wiggles, The Cockroaches) and Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens).

The band’s sound encapsulates the essence of retro soul, filtered through a contemporary lens, in the vein of iconic contemporary artists such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Amy Winehouse.

Lead single ‘Fool I Am’, is a classic 60’s-inspired pop tune about the lure of love with a reflective bridge and resolution.

“To testify means to show evidence of something you believe in and hold to be true. So here is our experience; how we live, we love, we wonder, we question and we survive. Testify! is indeed our musical proof,” – Lizzie Mack.

Having toured internationally earlier in the year to North America, including performances at SXSW, the band will be returning to play in Europe in 2018. More recently they have been performing sold-out shows in Sydney and now unveil a series of new live show dates. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

What I Like: Roses De Chloé

Roses De Chloé is the delicious scent of spring and roses - just like a Parisian rose garden.

Not an overpowering fragrance, it feels light and refreshing for hours. It has top notes of bergamot, heart notes of damask rose, magnolia, plus base notes of white musk and amber.

Roses De Chloé is available at

Friday, 13 October 2017

Strike A Pose - Madonna's dancers reunite after 25 years!

Way back in 1990, Madonna's Truth Or Dare (or In Bed With Madonna was it was known here in Australia) was the documentary that everyone was talking about.

Madonna and her Blond Ambition Tour dancers

It was a behind the scenes look at Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour.

It wasn't just Madonna who people were interested in, it was also the dancers.

Jose, Luis and Salim 'Slam'

Madonna and Kevin

Strike A Pose sees the dancers of the Blond Ambition Tour reunite after 25 years! I cannot believe that I didn't know about this documentary until today.

The dancers 25 years later

Without giving away details of the reunion, it was so fascinating to learn what the dancers are up to now. Be prepared though, because it's not all happy.

If you are in Australia, it's streaming now on Netflix.

See the Strike A Pose trailer below.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

What I Like: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Firstly, this smells like heaven! I'm not joking. The scent of the rosewater is so beautiful. The internet needs a scratch and smell feature.

It's a hydrating mist so it's light and refreshing. Luxury in a bottle!

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is available in Jurlique stores, leading department stores, selected pharmacies and
T: 1800 805 286

Monday, 9 October 2017

What I Like: Inner West Coaster Tiles

I love these Inner West tiles/coasters I ordered recently from Red Dog Design.

The coasters feature historical photos, maps and other images, that make each place unique.

These suburbs are dear to my heart as they have been my home at various stages of my life.

Inner West tile art Red Dog Design. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses