Day: 26 October 2015

Harts set for the ‘All Rise’ tour in January!

October 26, 2015

We’ve got a few months to prep for this one, but we’re still stoked to see Harts will be touring his new single in January! The new track “All Rise (Play It Cool)” is the first tune to be taken from Harts’ forthcoming sophomore studio release, set to drop next March. It’s been a busy year […]

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John Linnell of They Might Be Giants (Brooklyn) chats about making music and the upcoming tour

October 26, 2015

Brooklyn duo, They Might Be Giants have been making quirky music for over thirty years. John Flansburgh and John Linnell have released an album Glean and are heading down to Australia for shows in all major cities. Our writer John Goodridge caught up with John Linnell to chat about their latest projects and touring down […]

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Album Review: Set Sail – Good Vibes (2015 EP)

October 26, 2015

It’s April 2011 and I’m on holiday in Sydney. I’m roaming the streets with a Starbucks latte in hand and my digital SLR camera around my neck. I’m feeling sufficiently hip. Then, as I turn the corner onto Pitt Street, the mall directly behind me, my gait is arrested by the sounds of something majestic […]

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Album Review: Pennywise – Yesterdays (2014 LP)

October 26, 2015

Pennywise will never be accused of reinventing the wheel; and when you’ve been producing durable punk rock albums for 27 years like they have, you don’t generally backslide. You stick to the formula – and that’s exactly what they’ve done with their latest offering Yesterdays. This album smacks of songs that were born of an […]

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Jordi Davieson of San Cisco (Fremantle) talks Gracetown regional tour, creativity and drinking coconuts

October 26, 2015

Fremantle’s iconic San Cisco are at the tail end of a month long regional tour for their sophomore album, Gracetown. Named after a chilled coastal town in Western Australia the record has received extensive praise for its lusciously smooth peanut butter vibes. The indie pop quartet have ripped up the stage on back-to-back Australian and […]

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Win a double pass to “That’s House” featuring Todd Terry, Sandy Rivera and Franky Rizardo at Alumbra in Melbourne

October 26, 2015

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry (pictured) has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn and hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S. Sandy Rivera is one of the most highly regarded producers […]

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Win a double pass to see Passerine in Sydney this Saturday

October 26, 2015

Phoebe Dubar, Alex Gooding and Ben Murphy are the creative minds behind Melbourne galactic soul breaks project Passerine. The dynamic trio are excited to be coming out of studio hibernation and hitting the shores of the east coast bringing you their new single “Look Up” off their forthcoming EP, The Morning After / The Night Before. […]

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Taylor Swift will perform to just 100 fans on Australia’s Hamilton Island for Nova’s Red Room

October 26, 2015

Pop star Taylor Swift sells out arenas worldwide, packing venue’s full of hundreds of thousands of her adoring fans worldwide for some pretty spectacular shows. This recently announced one-off and incredibly exclusive Australia show is a bit different. Nova Entertainment Group have announced today that they will be bringing Tay-Tay down to Australia and putting […]

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Compton emcee The Game announces Australian tour for 2016

October 26, 2015

Multi-platinum rapper The Game has remained one of the most important figures in contemporary hip hop, holding it down for the west coast scene for a decade now, ever since his debut studio album, The Documentary became a tremendous success. The fiery emcee has been down to Australia several times and a big demand for […]

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Live Review: Jamestown Revival – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (22.10.15)

October 26, 2015

Let me set the scene for you… I was at SXSW 2015 in March this year and with thousands of bands playing and endless sets that you could attend, it was virtually impossible for bands to stand out. Possibly one of the only artists that stood out and without a doubt, the only band I could sing you […]

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Live Review: Sticky Fingers + ADKOB – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24.10.15)

October 26, 2015

Homecoming shows are always going to special for bands. But in the age of social media, with so many average videos uploaded to your choice of social media channel, the exclusivity of a live gig is slowly beginning to dwindle. With this in mind, for a band to sell out a medium sized venue without […]

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Exclusive: Skegss (Bryon Bay) serve up a perfect dinner party playlist!

October 26, 2015

Byron Bay lads Skegss recently released their debut EP 50 Push Ups For a Dollar (perfectly titled, really) this month and it’s everything we could’ve wanted from the trio. Fun, rollicking and generally down for anything, it’s a mantra that has applied to the Skegss work and performance ethic since their break out during 2015. Since they […]

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Live Review: Philadelphia Grand Jury + High-tails + Vigilantes – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (24.10.15)

October 26, 2015

Reunions are bittersweet, often synonymous with transience and hinting at the struggles of times past. Although when Philadelphia Grand Jury – better known to most as the Philly Jays – rolled into town as part of their first official tour in years, the Sydney trio’s cult following couldn’t help but flock to Sydney’s Oxford Art […]

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Tina Arena to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame!

October 26, 2015

Tina Arena will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at this year’s ceremony in Sydney in recognition of her career spanning an impressive 40 years. Part of the fabric of the Australian music industry since a young age, Arena’s career both in Australia and internationally is well known. From her start on Young Talent Time […]

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Stumbled Upon #088 – Amber Leaves (London, UK)

October 26, 2015

In our 88th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet London’s Amber Leaves, and chat about their brand new release, “This Ain’t A Love Song”, going from being a back-up band to a full blown outfit and what the future holds for the band. Musician/Band Name: Amber Leaves Website / Social Media: Facebook / Soundcloud / […]

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Music Video of the Day: YACHT “I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler” (2015)

October 26, 2015

The title track from YACHT’s latest album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, this song and video present current technology in a strangely confronting light, all backed by a catchy electronica beat and vocals that have a comforting amount of La Roux to them. Even if the future isn’t as cool as YACHT would like it […]

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Album Review: Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida (2015 LP)

October 26, 2015

Melbourne, Florida finds Dick Diver facing up to an unenviable predicament – their last album, Calendar Days, was released to such critical applause that their follow up release automatically has a huge (and some would say unfair) hurdle to overcome – is it better than the last LP? And the answer is….. maybe. Melbourne, Florida […]

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Olivia Bartley aka OLYMPIA chats about her creative process and new music video for “Tourists”!

October 26, 2015

It has been a busy year for Melbourne singer-songwriter Olivia Bartley, the brains behind ethereal goddess OLYMPIA. A multi-instrumentalist, OLYMPIA has recently released a dreamy new music video for “Tourists”, the latest hit from her forthcoming album, due to be released at the end of October. We caught up with OLYMPIA to discuss the inspiration behind the […]

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Single of the Day: Courtney Barnett covers Rowland S. Howard’s “Shivers” for Jack White’s Third Man Records (2015)

October 26, 2015

Recorded at the famous Third Man Records and produced by the one and only Jack White, the latest release from Courtney Barnett was created under amazing circumstances. The track is a B-side on a just released 7” from Third Man Records, a cover of the Roland S. Howard penned song “Shivers”. In classic Barnett style, her tight […]

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Watch The First Full Trailer For Marvel’s Jessica Jones

October 26, 2015

Marvel has just dropped their newest trailer for the Netflix-exclusive Jessica Jones, the much anticipated follow-up to Marvel’s Daredevil series. The show follows private detective and former super hero Jessica Jones as she attempts to rebuild her life in Hell’s Kitchen. Featuring Krysten Ritter as the titular Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and what looks […]

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DVD Review: Amy (UK, 2015)

October 26, 2015

On October 28th, the highest grossing British documentary of all time, Amy, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia. The film chronicles the life – and tragic loss – of UK singer Amy Winehouse. Earlier this year, writer Carina Nilma headed along to the Sydney Film Festival to witness the first Australian screening […]

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DVD Review: Utopia Season Two (Australia, 2015)

October 26, 2015

A lot of people want to live in Utopia but not many would want to work there. Or at least the “Utopia” that’s depicted in the eponymous TV show by the Working Dog production team. The series is a comedy one that feels so real it could have been a documentary if it wasn’t so […]

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Video Games Review: The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone (PS4, 2015)

October 26, 2015

After almost 200 hours, I thought I was well and truly done with The Witcher 3. It’s first major expansion, Hearts of Stone, proved that it was Geralt who wasn’t finished with me.

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ABC TV paranormal drama series Glitch to get a second season

October 26, 2015

When the first season of the ABC’s paranormal drama Glitch ended on a cliffhanger back in August, fans were left wondering if they’d get the opportunity to get all their burning questions resolved in the form of a second season. Today the ABC announced that they had green lit the series for a return, with […]

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The Latest Star Wars News – Episode VII: The Flock Awakens

October 26, 2015

Some time ago, in this particular galaxy, there were Star Wars films and no Twitter. So there was no way for cowards to express their disapproval of Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, or even Samuel L Jackson. Now, many are exercising this newfound power in the general direction of Force Awakens star, John Boyega, […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 3 “Thank You” (USA, 2015)

October 26, 2015

Is it a fake-out or did The Walking Dead really just kill off one of the show’s most endearing characters in such a hum-drum and incredibly upsetting way? That’s the main question left in the wake of “Thank You”, another intense and wildly gory episode of AMC’s ratings juggernaut. The big moments in The Walking […]

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Win a copy of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst on DVD

October 26, 2015

A dismembered corpse is found floating in trash bags in Galveston Bay, Texas. Police trace the body back to a grisly crime scene, and arrest Robert Durst for the killing of his neighbor, Morris Black. Durst, scion of New York’s billionaire real estate family, makes bail and goes on the run. After months of eluding […]

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Win a double pass to see Se7en (1995) this Friday at In The house

October 26, 2015

IN THE HOUSE has returned to Sydney’s Event Cinemas on George Street for its third season. The series of classic films, returning to the big screen for one night only, runs every other Friday at the cinema and Season Three will also see the likes of The Dark Knight, Evil Dead 2, The Goonies in VMAX, […]

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Hack Food Launch Party at Fishburners (Sydney)

October 26, 2015

This Thursday saw the launch party for HackFood, Australia’s first food-themed hackathon. A hackathon is a weekend-long business building competition and start-up boot camp that aims to encourage its participants to uncover unique digital technology solutions to combat some of the biggest challenges faced in traditional industries Despite the connotations associated with the term ‘hackathon’, […]

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