Interview: Heartline talk new single “Lovers”, live shows and the benefits of technology

Adelaide alt-metal act Heartline have returned with the animated new single and accompanying video “Lovers”, their first offering of a busy year ahead. Co-written by Thornhill guitarist Ethan McCann, it explores modern monotony in a digital landscape and encourages you to find beauty in the little things. Chunky riffs and dark electronics compliment the sweet…

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The Asus Zenbook Duo might just be the best all-around laptops of 2024

Dual-screen laptops have been a hot commodity, and while there have been many attempts to make a practical and user-friendly model, there hasn’t been one that has worked as well as intended, in addition to looking somewhat ridiculous (like the HP Omen X 2S). Fortunately, Asus has delivered the first completely practical, beautiful, and stylish…

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ISHAN shares five fun facts and catchy new single “Her Boyfriend’s House”

Every now and then you come across a promising young hopeful who is so talented that it’s not fair. Melbourne pop-rock songwriter ISHAN is one of those people, back again with a fresh tune and video in “Her Boyfriend’s House”. At just 21 years old, he’s already got a bunch of music out including the…

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Film Review: Night Shift; Singular location chiller proves a serviceable genre entry

Perhaps because we’re simply used to his New Girl persona, or that even in the realms of a horror setting he’s playing with a little uncertain levity, Lamorne Morris‘ presence in the opening moments of Night Shift suggest that The China Brothers (filmmaking duo Benjamin and Paul China) may be preparing their audience for a more…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 2 ft. Lauren Mayberry, Chinchilla, Lauran Hibberd & more (17.05.24)

The sun came up for day 2 of The Great Escape, and The Beach Stages at TGE Beach Brighton were a great place to catch some action. Before that however, The Spanish Wave demanded a visit, at the iconic Horatio’s at the end of Brighton Pier. Each Great Escape has a feature country, and this…

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Interview: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Zac Manuel on what truly surprised him when working on the Lil Nas X documentary, Long Live Montero

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Carlos López Estrada and Academy Award nominated director and cinematographer Zac Manuel, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero follows the Grammy-winning and trailblazing, rapper, singer, songwriter, Lil Nas X, over 60 days as he embarks on his first ever tour across North America on his debut album tour Long Live…

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Nocturnal Animals

Exclusive Video Premiere: Nocturnal Animals “Ashlee’s Berceuse” (2024)

Earlier this month, alt-dance punk/rock outfit Nocturnal Animals released their latest mesmerising single, “Ashlee’s Berceuse”. We’ve very excited today to be premiering the video for the track. They’ve also announced that they will be heading out on tour with PVCKER UP to celebrate the release. You’ll be able to find the trio in their skeleton…

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door makes safe, yet important improvements to an already fantastic game

It’s hard to believe that the original Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is 20 years old. Yes, you read that right. It’s also just as hard for me to believe that I remember checking out the original Gamecube version like it was yesterday. This remake will feel incredibly familiar to anyone who has played the…

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Sonos announces their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos Ace

Sonos has become well known for its premium audio across a range of devices, from soundbars to portable speakers. That being said, it might sound strange that as popular as they are, they’ve never actually made a pair of premium headphones. That ends today. Sonos have officially announced their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos…

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Brisbane’s Call The Mourning drop grungy new single “Agonal”

Brisbane alt-rockers Call The Mourning just released their brand new single “Agonal“, and it’s scratching a deliciously dark nineties-grunge-meets-noughties-metal itch we didn’t even know we had. Formed from the ashes of previous project Lunchtime, singer/guitarist Constance Grafos and drummer Dominic Willimott teamed with bassist Lachie Grumley to create Call The Mourning. Gigging regularly around the…

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Interview: Director Mike Mitchell on the success and endurance of Kung Fu Panda 4; “We know that we made a film that we love.”

After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to…give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po…

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Parker Smith

Exclusive Single Premiere: Parker Smith “Anna Lee” (2024)

It’s not easy to write a great love song, but Atlanta singer/songwriter and guitarist Parker Smith has nailed it in his latest single, “Anna Lee”, which is due to be released this Thursday. We are thrilled today to have the first listen of this wonderful track. There’s a treasure trove of great songs that track heartbreak…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 1 ft. Australia Sounds Like showcase and more (16.05.24)

The Great Escape kicked off in Brighton on Thursday, and for the Australian contingent it was a busy and succesful day. What started out as twenty-three Australian acts scheduled, had expanded to over thirty by the end of the day. Sounds Australia, in partnership with Tourism Australia and The Australian High Commission in the UK…

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Interview: Director George Miller on the furious road to making Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in Academy Award-winning mastermind George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the much-anticipated return to the iconic dystopian world he created more than 40 years ago with the seminal Mad Max films. Miller now turns the page again with an all-new original, standalone action adventure that will reveal the…

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The 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival announces full program and national locations

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new and classic films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest line up to date opens nationally will take place nationally from 11th June to 17th July (dates vary…

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The Tineco S7 Steam wet-dry vacuum is a fantastic all-rounder

We’ve reviewed a couple of Tineco mop vacuums in the past, like the Floor One S5 Combo and the Floor One S6 Pro Extreme. Both have been fantastic all-in-one options for my hardwood floors over the past few months. And yet, The Tineco Floor One S7 Steam feels like another step up. Sure, it’s and…

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Photo Gallery: Sleepy Benjamin – Fat Dumpling, Brisbane (18.05.24)

Just over a year since gracing the stage at Fat Dumpling in Fortitude Valley, Sleepy Benjamin is back better than ever, preforming to a crowd doubled in size! This intimate performance created a unique and immersive experience, with the artist and audience connection at the forefront of this show. With the setlist featuring covers of…

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Photo Gallery: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets + Spoon Benders – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto (15.05.24)

Supported by Portland up-and-comers Spoon Benders, Australia’s own Psychedelic Porn Crumpets gave everyone exactly what they needed in their largest Canadian show to date. You can read my full review HERE, and here are all the photos from the night! Psychedelic Porn Crumpets continue their tour around the US and Canada. Dates are HERE are at the…

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Flight Review: Air Canada’s updated Airbus 321-200s are changing the in-flight experience

Air Canada have been giving their Airbus 321-200s a much needed overhaul, from head to tail, featuring everything from larger baggage compartments, to a camera on the tail and belly – a first for a narrow body aircraft. This will help bring the aircraft up to the standard of their newer narrow body aircraft, both…

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Live Review: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Spoon Benders light up Toronto, Canada

Stopping by Toronto at the half way point of their 26 show stint across North America, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets gave everyone exactly what they needed on one of the first warm Canadian Wednesdays of the year. Originally slated to play the smaller Opera House, a last minute upgrade to the Phoenix Concert Theatre resulted in their largest…

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Photo Gallery: Jungle – Festival Hall, Melbourne (17.05.24)

Jungle paid a visit to Festival Hall on Friday for one night only on their Volcano world tour. The UK dance project seems to have been reborn this year, with their huge track “Back on 74” garnering over 185 million streams and globally praised for the artistic videos alongside the single’s release. The Melbourne crowd proved that…

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Film Review: IF; John Krasinski’s family outing is wholesome but hollow

John Krasinski has primarily set himself up in the horror space across his directorial career.  And though his latest could give way to genre tendencies – imaginary friends can indeed be a terrifying notion – he’s decidedly opted for a more wholesome, family-friendly mentality with the release of IF. IF (which stands for Imaginary Friend)…

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Album Review: Kate Hudson proves herself a pop poet on Glorious debut LP

It isn’t an uncommon road travelled for actors to further express their creativity through the release of music.  Whilst some commit to both with a certain vigour (Jennifer Lopez, Cher, etc) and others dabble with more consistent subtlety (Keanu Reeves, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe), it does feel a little out of the ordinary to switch…

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The Dell XPS 14 laptop is a cut above the rest, if you’re willing to pay the price

Dell have always excelled in their XPS range, providing quality materials and performance, in a slimmer form factor. While the specs are usually built to suit the user and their usage, there’s no denying most of these models have been constantly sleek and powerful, something you don’t usually find in your everyday laptop. The latest…

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New Music Discoveries 17th May: Daphnie, Des Cortez, Platonic Sex, and more

We have added another ten new tracks to our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. This week our Track of the Week goes to “Minimalism” the new single from long time AU favourite Daphnie. Written and produced in collaboration with Harry James, “Minimalism” is the first single from what will be Daphne’s sophomore EP….

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Childish Gambino announces The New World Tour and will be heading to Australia

Four years ago in 2020, the website donaldgloverpresents.com began circulating online, containing a continuous loop of different songs, some previously performed and others completely new. Not long later Childish Gambino’s final album was released as 3.15.20. At the time many agreed that the album seemed unfinished; there was no album rollout, the cover was blank…

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows revealed along with cinematic trailer

The long-awaited samurai-inspired Assassin’s Creed title, previously codenamed Assassin’s Creed Red, has now been officially revealed as Assassin’s Creed Shadows. With the recent success of games like Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we do not doubt that the ceiling for this new Assassin’s Creed entry is certainly high. Check out the new…

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Every show you can catch at Brisbane’s The Zoo before last call on July 8th

Music fans across Brisbane and beyond were left reeling earlier this month after iconic venue The Zoo announced its upcoming closure. And with sister venue Stranded also closing up shop and South Brisbane fixtures Can You Keep A Secret? and It’s Still A Secret revealing their own fight to keep the doors open, it’s clear…

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Film Review: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is an exhilarating actioner from one of the greatest blockbuster filmmakers of our time

Mad Max: Fury Road felt like a truly once-in-a-lifetime type event upon its release in 2015.  It was continuing a series that had laid dormant for 30 years at that point and, despite still relative success both critically and commercially, the third film – 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome – was so often cited as the series’…

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Theatre Review: Symphonie of the Bicycle is an exciting ride, with just a few wobbles along the way

Playwright and actor Hew Parham has created a unique one-man show with Symphonie of the Bicycle. Stepping on stage in the intimate Space Theatre, adorned in a white tracksuit with a green stripe, Parham immediately demonstrates his skill at using his body gestures and voice.  Acclaimed director Chris Drummond has kept the focus on Parham’s…

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