Day: 14 April 2015

gang of youths

Dave Le’aupepe of Gang of Youths (Sydney) talks about new LP and future “brutal” music collabs

April 14, 2015

Ambitious indie-rock band, Gang of Youths are one of those local gems that you need to know – especially if you live in Sydney. With their melancholic tunes of heartache and loss, they’re a band who lets their story unfold in a way that no one else can. With the upcoming release of their debut LP, The Positions, […]

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howard

Howard Feibusch of Howard (Brooklyn) tells all about SXSW, The Beatles and more

April 14, 2015

For those who attended SXSW this year, you’ve probably heard of the band Howard. And those who didn’t may have spotted them listed on our editor’s festival picks. The Brooklyn-based band have displayed a unique take on folk music with a cheeky, electronic twist. With the release of their debut album Religion and reaping all kinds of success from their single […]

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silverstein

Shane Told of Silverstein (Canada) talks ten-year anniversary tour for Discovering the Waterfront

April 14, 2015

Heading back to our shores next month, Silverstein will be doing a leg of shows in Australia for their ten-year anniversary tour of Discovering the Waterfront. In this interview, frontman, Shane Told reminisces about the journey of the record, the band’s sound progression and what his journey as a musician has meant for him. With their new record, I Am […]

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the AU sessions at SXSW: Ross Leighton of Fatherson (Scotland) performs an acoustic version of "Foreign Waters"

April 14, 2015

Last week you may have seen our interview with Ross Leighton of emerging Scottish trio Fatherson from our SXSW pop-up venue! Now, we’re pleased to bring you the special intimate, acoustic performance Ross gave us with the beautiful song “Foreign Waters”. The stunning track comes off their debut album I Am an Island. Be careful, […]

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Watch the AU's Chris Singh go head-to-head with Australian UFC Fighter Robert Whittaker in Mortal Kombat X (PS4, 2015)

April 14, 2015

Last week the AU’s Chris Singh went head-to-head against Australian UFC Fighter Robert Whittaker, fighting for the fatalities in the brand new next gen game Mortal Kombat X. See what happened when the two went at it on the Playstation 4 in this exclusive video below and then read on for Chris’ first impressions of […]

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Live Review: AngĂ©lique Kidjo – Sydney Opera House (12.04.15)

April 14, 2015

Photo Credit: Johnny Au Coming to Australia all the way from Benin in West Africa is the beautiful, the wonderful AngĂ©lique Kidjo. She’s a Grammy Award winning artist who has been described as “the undisputed queen of African music” and is no stranger to our shores, returning this past week to play Bluesfest in Byron […]

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Exclusive Track Premiere: Dallas Frasca "Corazon En La Seda" (2015)

April 14, 2015

Australian riff rock trio, Dallas Frasca will release their highly anticipated third studio album, Love Army, on April 17th, through Australian independent label Social Family Records. It’s the culmination of almost 10 years of hard work, performing over 700 shows, seven international tours and fast becoming one of Australia’s most exciting and revered bands across […]

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Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There gets limited release

April 14, 2015

In exciting news for Studio Ghibli fans, Madman Entertainment have announced that the animation powerhouse’s latest When Marnie Was There will get a limited release in cinemas across the country from May 14-27. Cinemagoers will also get the choice to see the film in its original form with subtitles or a dubbed English language version. […]

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Latest trailer for Terminator Genisys released

April 14, 2015

It’s official; Arnie is back starring in the franchise that made him a megastar. Terminator Genisys serves as something of a reboot for the film series, helmed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor and starring the Mother of Dragons herself Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human […]

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The Fault In Our Stars dominates 2015 MTV Movie Awards

April 14, 2015

Teen rom-com/weepy The Fault in Our Stars and its talented star Shailene Woodley have dominated the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The ceremony, hosted by comedienne Amy Schumer, took place yesterday at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Schumer demonstrated her no-holds-barred style of comedy, leaving no celebrity unscathed during her monologue. Schumer displayed her […]

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HBO acquires rights to Mavis Staples documentary

April 14, 2015

US documentary MAVIS!, about the life of gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, now has a home, with subscription channel HBO acquiring the rights to the documentary. Directed by Jessica Edwards and produced by New York-based company Films First, MAVIS! explores Staples’ illustrious career, which began with singing in a church gospel choir […]

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Film Review: While We’re Young (M) (USA, 2015)

April 14, 2015

While We’re Young has one shot where Josh (Ben Stiller) and Jamie (Adam Driver) are cycling towards us. Josh strains something in his back, forcing him to stop in the middle of a busy New York street. He manages a yelp to his younger friend, though Jamie hears nothing and keeps on pedaling, no hands, […]

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Spanish Film Festival Film Review: Wild Tales (aka Relatos Salvajes) (Spain, 2014)

April 14, 2015

As the days shorten, and autumn bleeds into winter, the chill temperatures are enlivened by the start of the 2015 Spanish Film Festival, running in Sydney exclusively at Palace Verona and Norton Street from 21 April until 10 May, opening at staggered dates in other cities subsequently. Amongst its offerings are the multi-Goya winning Marshland, […]

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