The only way to save the future is to go into the past. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you back in time to stop the end of the world with X-Men: Days Of Future Past released recently on Digital HD and 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Bryan Singer,the most anticipated X-Men adaptation comes to life in amazing fashion that you have to see to believe.
Sony have just released their latest smartphone in Australia, the anticipated Xperia Z3, some six months after they made waves with their last model. The updates focus on the entertainment factor (in particular its use as a remote screen for the Playstation 4) as well as a slimmer, lighter and improved ergonomic designs.
The gap isn’t as wide as it was when Primus first reemerged with Green Naugahyde after their 12-year hiatus from Anti-Pop. But, three years is still enough time to say “Guess who's come back for more...” Primus have just released their 8th studio album Primus and The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble. True to Primus fashion, it’s weird and wonderful which is perhaps perfect for this re-imagining of the weird and wonderful story Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Polish video game developers Techland have now had a taste of zombie-driven success with Dead Island so it's only right that they venture out into similar territory with the long-awaited Dying Light. While Dead Island was a bit more fantastical in terms of art direction and it seems like the developers have decided to get a bit more gritty and realistic with their upcoming survival-horror. At the recent EB Games Expo, we caught up with Techland's community manager and one of Dying Light's developers Michal Napora to chat about the game, how it's been refined, and more.
The Blurst of Times Festival has rolled through Brisbane and Melbourne successfully over last weekend, with a stomper line up of Australian bands playing throughout the day and night. This coming weekend, the party train stops in Sydney, with the third installment of Blurst hitting the Factory Theatre. We catch up with DZ Deathrays, who will be on the Sydney bill to see how the festival tour has been treating them, as well as their recent time spent touring through Europe and the UK!
The world is now well and truly acquainted with Sixto Rodriguez, courtesy of the momentous Academy Award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man". After such a roller coaster career, arguably still on the rise, it seemed only fitting for Sydney to offer Rodriguez its iconic Opera House.
After playing to packed houses and rave reviews at the Culture Collide festivals in San Francisco (October 14th - 15th) and Los Angeles (October 16th - 18th), SEOULSONIC has just confirmed a series of exclusive Korean music showcases at the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City (October 21st - 25th).
It's been a while since we've heard from The Grates, but this isn't to say nothing has been happening in their camp in recent times. Currently relishing the successes their cafe and bar, the Southside Tea Room, has brought them, the Brisbane-based Patience Hodgson and John Patterson have been embracing their local scene as entrepreneurs as well as long-standing music legends outta Brisbane. Oh yeah, they also are now married and expecting a little Grate baby. So times have been busy for the duo, safe to say.
Sydney band Hedge Fund today premiere the video clip for their latest single, "Object of My Affection" with the AU! Hooked in by the unique nature and creativity of the visuals,vthe music video for "Object of My Affection" was directed and animated entirely by Hedge Fund's lead vocalist, William Colvin Mckenzie - a process which took over 200 hours to complete. This is the third Hedge Fund clip made by Mckenzie, who has directed videos for the likes of Deep Sea Arcade and SURES in the past, and is a showcase of a great knack for some interesting concepts being realised onscreen.
Fremantle trio The Love Junkies have released their sophomore LP Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet. Unlike so many bands that find themselves swamped in a sophomore slump, The Love Junkies have prevailed with a great new suite of songs. It doesn't feel that long ago that they played a gig at my town’s local bar... and now here they are with a second album. They grow up so fast!
On first inspection, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wasn’t a title that interested me overmuch when it was announced last year. It looked too derivative of games like Assassin’s Creed or Batman: Arkham City, with its parkour-happy ranger and free-flow combat. This year’s holiday season games crop has been very good at subverting expectations, though, and Shadow of Mordor is no exception.
On Sunday October 21st Brisbane’s The Blurst of Times Festival hit Melbourne for the first time. Held at Seaworks in Williamstown, the day featured a line up of excellent Australian talent, across three stages.
With the new documentary Life After Death From Above available on VOD through Vimeo now, the filmmakers have released this exclusive clip, which dates back to 2003, when Death From Above 1979 (the film's subjects) were recording a never-to-be-released lo-fi music video for their single "Dead Womb". Watch the clip here:
We suppose just about every "reunion" is inevitable these days, but it doesn't stop us from getting excited about it. Iconic punk trio Sleater-Kinney are the latest to get us excited, announcing today their first album in ten years, No Cities To Love, which will be released on 16th January 2015 on Sub Pop via Inertia in Australia.
Larry Heath interviewed two parts of emerging Sydney rockers Monte on Monday, at AU HQ, to talk about their debut album Who We Are, which is available now, touring and much more.