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Exploring Denver’s RiNo Art District: How to spend the day, and where to stay the night

November 29, 2022

An easy trip from Denver’s International Airport on the A Train, and minutes from Union Station, Denver’s River North Art District – known as RiNo – was established in 2005 and sits as part of the city’s ever growing Five Points neighbourhood. There’s a lot to love about the vibrancy of the district, but one […]

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Goat Simulator 3 Review: A Hilariously Good Time

November 29, 2022

I’ll admit right upfront, that I’ve never played the original Goat Simulator before Goat Simulator 3. But after playing the newest entry in the franchise, I’m not sure why or how I’d ever missed it. That being said, if you tried looking for Goat Simulator 2, don’t bother; it doesn’t actually exist, making Goat Simulator […]

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meadowhip takes us track by track through her soulful debut EP Ruckus

November 29, 2022

Sydney indie-pop singer-songwriter/poet meadowhip has today shared her soulful debut EP Ruckus, a journal of transformation and acceptance. The solo project from Cara Walkam comes after a major haemorrhagic stroke in 2019 and sees her utilise music as an outlet to overcome self-doubt in this transitional part of her life. “After several months of intense […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Beast is an entertaining and emotional creature feature

November 29, 2022

Given that we’ve had a share of snakes and sharks and bears (Oh My!) over the years as the creatures that have opted to stalk various familiar-faced talent, it’s only fair that the majestic king of the jungle get their due too. If the circle of life taught us anything, it’s that what goes around […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Kyle Charles Hall “in love, 23” (2022)

November 29, 2022

Do you remember what it was like to hit your mid-20s and wonder where your life just went and where it’s going? Sydney indie-pop singer Kyle Charles Hall channels this change and reflects on the bright side of it in his latest single “in love, 23” – released 25 Nov – and has today shared […]

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Nadiya

Interview: “The oven is a great bit of kit that I feel we can use so much more.” Nadiya Hussain talks about her new cookbook Nadiya’s Everyday Baking

November 29, 2022

One of Britain’s most beloved bakers — and someone who lights up our screens regularly here in Australia — Nadiya Hussain, has another cookbook coming out, Nadiya’s Everyday Baking. The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner infuses her new cookbook with the usual trademark shortcuts while encouraging home bakers to use their oven every day […]

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Yawdoesitall shares five must-know Sydney producers and songwriters with debut EP Life I Chose

November 28, 2022

Ghanian-born/Sydney-based rapper and producer Yawdoesitall is quickly cementing himself as one of the country’s most promising emerging hip hop acts. The exciting artist dropped his highly-anticipated debut EP Life I Chose last Friday and it’s already making waves. Recorded himself at his home studio, the seven-track project is equally chill and hype with a unique […]

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Five new(ish) things you’ve got to do in New York City’s Times Square

November 28, 2022

There’s always something new to experience in New York’s Times Square. And this year has been no exception, with new museums, hotels and Broadway shows opening every month. So what are some of the best new(ish) things to do in the heart of the Big Apple? I headed over earlier this month to get a […]

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Interview: Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford on upcoming Wine Machine festival, new music & tour hangovers

November 27, 2022

With half the band residing overseas nowadays, it’s been a long wait between shows in Australia for synth-pop veterans Cut Copy, who are among the headline acts at Wine Machine festival which starts on Saturday in Perth. Cut Copy will be playing alongside headline act Flight Facilities, as well as Lime Cordiale, San Cisco, Client […]

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Live Review: Deadlights + Mirrors + Inertia + Deadnerve at Princess Theatre, Brisbane (26.11.22)

November 27, 2022

Local heavy juggernauts Deadlights and Mirrors crushed the final show of their six-date co-headline tour last night at Princess Theatre in Brisbane, celebrating their respective 2021 albums The Uncanny Valley and The Ego’s Weight. Supported by Inertia, Deadnerve and Sunbleached, the stacked lineup brought their all and treated fans to a night to remember. This […]

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Interview: NTH RD talk new single, patience and tactile writing

November 26, 2022

Melbourne melodic metalcore act NTH RD have come straight out the gate to make 2022 their own with no signs of slowing. The quartet recently shared their anthemic new single and video “I Watched You Fade Away”, just four months after their debut EP Panic, exploring loss and change. We caught up with vocalist Jordan […]

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ArtsLab: Here we are again! at 107 Projects showcases the next generation of talent

November 26, 2022

ArtsLab is Shopfront Arts Co-op’s emerging artist residency program which offers free space, masterclasses, networking opportunities and professional mentorships over a six-month period. At the end of the residency the participants present their work to the public. More than just about creating work, ArtsLab teaches young artists how to create a sustainable career in the […]

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Mickey’s Toontown gets a re-opening date as Disney celebrates “100 Years of Wonder” in California

November 26, 2022

When Mickey’s Toontown opened in 1993 at Disneyland in California, it was the first major expansion to the park since Bear Country (now called Critter Country with Splash Mountain as its centrepiece) in 1972. The inspired design of the land, and the rides that would make their way into the space, brought in elements from […]

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Photo Gallery: The glitz and glamour of the 2022 ARIA Red Carpet

November 25, 2022

After a physical hiatus of the ARIA awards due to COVID restrictions, the music community was ready to head out and party in style for the 2022 awards at the Horden Pavilion. There was plenty of glitz and glamour with frocks galore, even on many of the boys. MC for the evening, Christian Wilkins was […]

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BIRDEE

New Music Discoveries 25th November: BIRDEE, Bad Pony, Mums Favourite and more

November 25, 2022

December is almost upon us, and we’ve added ten more tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our Track of the Week is “Poolside”, from rising indie-pop artist BIRDEE王煒.  “Poolside” is just the track to kickstart your summer, with its bright disco vibes. It continues the progression for BIRDEE王煒 from her debut EP, […]

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Evil West Review: Old School Vampire Slayin’

November 25, 2022

Vampires in the Wild West. We’re not sure it gets any better than that either. I would liken Evil West to the best parts of both old school horror films and exploitation films of the 70s and 80s. It’s stylish and gratuitous, all while taking itself way too seriously. Its general pacing and combat mechanics feel […]

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Film Review: Meet Cute; a time travel comedy you’ll want to go back and warn yourself from watching

November 25, 2022

Live. Date. Repeat. The ideal first date and that titular mentality that so many romantic comedies bank on is a concept that, in real life, we wish could be so cinematically charming.  And the idea that a film would take such a concept and build a time travel-influenced narrative around it sounds incredibly promising.  What […]

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Pentiment Review: An Incredible, Informative Detective Thriller

November 25, 2022

At first glance, Pentiment felt like a game I wouldn’t necessarily be interested in. I’m not big on medieval Eurpoean history, nor am I invested in the text-based gameplay that Pentiment thrives on. That being said, I’m glad I came across it. Pentiment is without a doubt the biggest surprise of 2022 so far, but I […]

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Book Review: Life & Death Decisions is an action-packed look at modern medicine

November 25, 2022

Dr Lachlan McIver has had an extraordinary career. An Associate Professor, he has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organisation, specialising in tropical diseases and rural medicine. Life & Death Decisions takes readers into high-stakes environments: natural disasters and civil war zones where the term ‘life and death decisions’ really counts. This […]

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Circles take us track by track through their bold new EP The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1

November 25, 2022

Melbourne prog metal outfit Circles have today shared the first of a two-part EP, The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1, via Wild Thing Records. Featuring the singles “Sleepwalking”, “Dig” and “Echo”, the six-track project was produced and mixed by guitarist Ted Furuhashi and mastered by Luke Cincotta (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus). The […]

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Album Review: The Smith Street Band go back to their roots for mature new album Life After Football

November 25, 2022

Melbourne rockers The Smith Street Band have today shared their sixth studio album Life After Football via their own label Pool House Records. Featuring the singles “I Don’t Wanna Do Nothing Forever”, “Everyone is Lying to You for Money” and the title track, the new record has something for all fans to enjoy. Life After […]

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Somerville Review: A Memorable Journey

November 24, 2022

It feels like it’s been a while since the last wave of rather memorable physics-based, side scrolling experiences like Limbo and Inside. Thankfully, Somerville brings with it that immediate sense of mystery and wonder that I only now realised I had been missing. Development studio Jumpship’s co-founder Dino Patti, also founded development company Playdead, and […]

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The Glass House

Book Review: Brooke Dunnell’s debut is a compelling domestic noir steeped in nostalgia

November 24, 2022

In Brooke Dunnell‘s Fogarty Award-winning debut novel, The Glass House, Julia Lambett returns to her childhood home in Perth to move her father into care. The timing, as is usually the case in such novels, couldn’t be worse. Julia and her husband Rowan have taken to sleeping in separate beds; with some sort of unspoken issue […]

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Album Review: Sick Visor have fun being weird on new EP For Wise People Who Appreciate Quality

November 24, 2022

Melbourne/Naarm indie-punk duo Sick Visor have today dropped their energetic debut EP For Wise People Who Appreciate Quality and it’s sure to brighten your shittiest of days. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Alex Moses (Columbus) and vocalist/drummer Katie Lovelock (Baby Shower), the five-track project is a celebration of the simpler things in life. The EP was produced […]

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Interview: Krew Boylan on “becoming” Dolly Parton in Seriously Red; “(She’s) a real critical part of my creativity.”

November 23, 2022

A festival darling for 2022, Seriously Red, a Dolly Parton-centric comedy from the mind of writer/actress Krew Boylan, is finally taking centre stage in Australian cinemas this week. In this rowdy and rambunctious musical dramedy, Red (Boylan) is a vivacious, clumsy and occasionally misguided redhead who is at a crossroads in her life. After misreading […]

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Film Review: Seriously Red is an easy crowd-pleaser that gets by on its inspirational-quote mentality

November 23, 2022

Though Seriously Red is a film that has its heart in the right place and explores the rather fascinating world of celebrity impersonators and, by extension, what that does to one’s own identity, Gracie Otto‘s musically-inclined comedy never quite digs deep enough regarding its thematics. Otto’s film centres itself around Raylene “Red” Delaney (Krew Boylan, […]

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MANE and Nat Vazer amongst the first announcement for NYC’s The New Colossus Festival 2023

November 23, 2022

New York’s The New Colossus Festival has announced its 2023 lineup – and it’s humongous. Started in 2018, The New Colossus Festival has established itself as the first stop in the US for many emerging international artists. Like CMJ before it, the event carries New York City’s long-standing tradition of welcoming artists and are looking […]

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Photo Gallery: Sam Fender + HighSchool – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.11.22)

November 23, 2022

The Sam Fender tour hit Sydney last night, as the hot ticket in town. The show at the Enmore was sold out, reflecting the popularity of his 2021 album, Seventeen Going Under. Playing for ninety minutes, Sam and his six-piece band were in mighty fine form. There were no signs of tour fatigue. They were […]

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Interview: Courtney Meagher from Artrage on how The Rocky Horror Picture Show Immersive Spectacular enhances and celebrates the film

November 23, 2022

WA arts and cultural organisation, Artrage, is bringing a new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show experience to the stage, and it begins from the moment you enter the venue. For the Perth shows, you’re greeted by a brightly decorated, retro-style bar that serves drinks with names like ‘Pretty in Pink’ and features rows […]

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Ornage Orange

Exclusive Video Premiere: Orange Orange “Say What You Feel” (2022)

November 23, 2022

Orange Orange, the solo project for alt-indie musician Ryan Basile, recently announced that his second album, The Sun Isn’t Gone will be released in February 2023. We’re thrilled today to be premiering the video for the lead single from the album, “Say What You Feel”, ahead of its release on Friday. “Say What You Feel” […]

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