Day: 18 August 2015

Melbourne duo Pierce Brothers announce new EP "Into The Dirt" and reveal national tour dates

August 18, 2015

Jack and Pat Pierce, more commonly known as the Pierce Brothers have just announced their newest EP titled Into The Dirt will be released this September 25th. The pop-folk duo will tour Australia following the EP’s aniticpated release all through September, October and November Consisting of four original recordings and two live tracks from Amsterdam, […]

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One of Melbourne's finest, Loon Lake say farewell with the "Final Wave" national tour

August 18, 2015

Say it isn’t so!! After six long years of rocking Melbourne’s music scene, Loon Lake are saying goodbye. With a national tour commencing from October 9th, the band state the tour is simply a way of winding up their achievements over the past six years. Starting the tour at Perth’s Jack Rabbit Slims and wrapping […]

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the AU interview: Thirteen Seventy (Brisbane) talk about their new album "Bitter Dream" and album launch show!

August 18, 2015

We caught up with Brisbane’s noise-rock trio Thirteen Seventy, who talked us through the recording process behind their latest album, Bitter Dream, the big-name international and Australian bands who influenced their sound and look ahead to their concert in Brisbane on Friday. Congratulations on your latest album Bitter Dream. When did you start the process […]

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First Line-up announced for the annual Surry Hills Festival

August 18, 2015

Sydney’s iconic Surry Hills Festival has just announced the first round of live musical acts, joining the local creatives, designers, businesses and installation artists on September 26th. With an impressive line-up featuring artists Leah Flanagan, Noire, The Stiffys, Sons Of East and The Pigs, this year has the best of Sydney’s independent music scene on […]

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The joy of experiencing the interactive theatre phenomenon "Sleep No More" in New York for the first time.

August 18, 2015

The idea of the interactive theatre experience is nothing new. From “whodunit” dinner parties to whatever it is people get up to at those Rocky Horror screenings, there’s always been a market for those of us who want to feel a part of the action. Even sitting front row at a comedy show brings out […]

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the AU counts down the 30 Best Record Stores in the World!

August 18, 2015

Though the next Record Store Day may be a while away yet (16th April 2016! Not that we’re counting…), believe it or not but for the rest of the year Record Stores continue to be amazing. They deliver incredible product, unique experiences for their customers, often run their own labels and even showcase artists themselves. […]

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Film Review: Southpaw (USA, 2015)

August 18, 2015

“Oh look it’s a boxing movie, cinema hasn’t seen that before,” is a cynical thought that would have gone through most minds when Southpaw was first announced. Having it directed by Antoine Fuqua, who brought us Training Day and The Equalizer, and written by Kurt Sutter, a man who worked extensively on Sons of Anarchy […]

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Sony unveils Star Wars PS4 bundle including Limited Edition Console

August 18, 2015

It is a massive year for Star Wars . With a new film set to decimate the box office in December and a new Battlefront game that has already wowed at E3 , it’s a hell of a time to be fan of Luke & co.

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Video Games Review: Hacknet (PC, 2015)

August 18, 2015

Hacknet is a largely text-based game about the perils and quiet victories that come with being a real world hacker. Adelaide developer Team Fractal Alligator (aka Matt Trobianni) has created a game that deals in mental jousts and proves that you can still make a text-based adventure in 2015 that is thrilling and addictive.

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Melbourne International Film Festival: Stories I Want To Tell You In Person (Australia, 2015)

August 18, 2015

Originally a play by the same name, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person was funded by the ABC to make a version for the screen. Intended to be a play about the GFC and commissioned by the Sydney Belvoir Theatre, playwright Lally Katz Stories I Want To Tell You In Person is the […]

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Watch the just released story trailer for Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection

August 18, 2015

Ahead of it’s highly anticipated release, The Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection has received a trailer showcasing its sprawling story. Placing a strong emphasis on the relationship between Nathan and his mentor Sulley, the new trailer – which comprises Drakes Fortune, Among Thieves & Drake’s Deception – puts Nathan’s relationships into perspective.

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Become the Sandvich! I Am Bread meets Team Fortress 2 in delicious new update

August 18, 2015

Physics puzzler/genuine test of a person’s frustration threshold I Am Bread is back with a brand new update that thrusts our yeasty hero into the world of Valve’s multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2.

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Melbourne International Film Festival: Ernie Biscuit (Australia, 2015)

August 18, 2015

From the maker of Oscar Winning Harvie Krumpet (2003) and Mary and Max (2009), claymation pioneer Adam Elliot brings to screen his next installation of the little blobs of clay which he has so strongly attached himself and his career to. Running for 21mins Ernie Biscuit tells the tale of a how deaf Parisian Taxidermist, […]

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is out now on iOS, as beautiful as you remember it

August 18, 2015

Frontier Developments have brought their venerable theme park management franchise to mobile devices with a straight, no-strings-attached iOS port of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is getting a Big Hero 6 level

August 18, 2015

We are definitely satisfied with our care. Producer Roy Conli has announced during the Disney D23 conference that characters and locations from last year’s animated hit Big Hero 6 will be appearing in the long-awaited Square-Enix RPG Kingdom Hearts 3.

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Arab Film Festival announces screenings for the Man in the Mirror in Melbourne and Canberra

August 18, 2015

Man in the Mirror, a short documentary by Western Sydney filmmaker, Ali Mousawi, that chronicles the life of an Arab asylum seeker from Iran turned Michael Jackson impersonator, will have its world premiere at the 12th Annual Arab Film Festival. The documentary follows Abbas, who became a Michael Jackson impersonator after he was first told he […]

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Adelaide Film Festival announces Highly Strung to open its 2015 programme

August 18, 2015

Australian director Scott Hicks’ latest  feature  film Highly Strung has been  selected to open the Adelaide Film Festival on October 15th.  This documentary style of film-making has once again proved to be a successful formula for Hicks, after films like Shine sits in film history as one of the great documentary-styled pieces.

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Exclusive Australian screenings for Tony Aryes’ Cut Snake to be led by live Q&A

August 18, 2015

Attention Sydney and Melbourne audiences! The latest feature film from award winning Australian director Tony Ayres,  Cut Snake, will be exclusively screened  in your cities on September 24th , led by a live  Q&A with  Ayres himself.

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Box Office Report: Trainwreck shows no signs of derailing

August 18, 2015

The playing field looks largely untouched this week. Aside from one new addition, the familiar players are still hanging around, with Trainwreck remaining at the top for another week. Hollywood’s newest go to for laughs – Amy Shcumer – has helped Judd Apatow’s latest earn another $2.1 million

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