Day: 5 November 2015

Disclosure and Hot Chip heading for the Sydney Opera House in January!

November 5, 2015

The Sydney Opera House has continued to bring it in terms of their contemporary music programming so far in recent months and the announcements have just kept coming. The most recent of these announcements is one that will see both Disclosure and Hot Chip putting on one hell of a show inside the Opera House’s […]

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Hot Chip announce headline shows alongside Sugar Mountain festival appearance!

November 5, 2015

Supported by Touch Sensitive and Empress Of, British dance lords Hot Chip will be performing some headline shows in Australia next year! Accompanying their Sugar Mountain Festival set in Melbourne next January, the crew will be hitting up Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, as well as fitting in an extra date in Melbourne with a show […]

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Jack Bourke of City Calm Down (Melbourne) chats ‘In a Restless House’, reinvigorating live shows & more!

November 5, 2015

City Calm Down have, after a while away and the some recent extremely well-received shows, finally released their debut album to the world. Fans have been getting bits and pieces of In a Restless House in recent months, both with single releases and it’s current position as triple J’s Feature Album this week, but there’s […]

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Eden Mulholland (New Zealand) on new record Hunted Haunted, working with a producer, and touring

November 5, 2015

New Zealand musician Eden Mulholland dropped by the AU office for a chat about his new record Hunted Haunted, working with a producer and his upcoming tour… On Hunted Haunted, he said “the record is doing quite well really… we’ve known the songs for a while and have road tested the songs for about 6 months… It […]

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Single of the Day: Ecca Vandal “End of Time” (2015)

November 5, 2015

The ever fierce Ecca Vandal has recently dropped her latest bit of fire in “End of Time”. Earning its premiere on Triple J this week, the single is another marker of the Melbourne artist’s unashamed approach to cleverly fusing genres and showcasing a tight hold on melody, beats and charm. Fans will note this one […]

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Flight Facilities, Hermitude, Peking Duk & more confirmed to perform at the 2015 ARIA Awards

November 5, 2015

The artists set to perform at this year’s ARIA Awards ceremony have today been announced! Touted as one of the most diverse and eclectic performance line ups the ARIA’s have had, the artists set to take to the stage at The Star in a few weeks are also nominees and will be joined by Tina […]

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Win a double pass to The Plot in Sydney

November 5, 2015

With a line-up that includes the likes of Art Vs Science, Andy Garvey, Boo Seeka, Friend Within, Tkay Maidza, Matoma and heaps more The Plot is a festival not to be missed! Taking place on Saturday December 5th and set across three-stages upon the Monument grasslands of Parramatta Park. The Plot will bring you some […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: November 6th – November 8th.

November 5, 2015

There are some fantastic shows kicking off around the country this weekend, from The Darkness marking their Australian return in Adelaide on Friday, to Mumford & Sons doing their thing in Brisbane. On a local front, one of our faves The Paper Kites set up for a SOLD OUT show in Sydney, while Australian legends […]

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Album Review: Fat Freddy’s Drop – BAYS (2015 LP)

November 5, 2015

Recorded at their own studio in Wellington, New Zealand, and self-released on The Drop, the label they own and operate, BAYS is the fourth studio album by internationally acclaimed, yet intrinsically Kiwi, Fat Freddy’s Drop. BAYS is the 7-piece’s follow up album to 2013’s Blackbird. Having previously lived in Wellington for ten years, Fat Freddy’s […]

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Seven acts (and 7 songs) not to miss at the WAM Saturday Spectacular this weekend!

November 5, 2015

This weekend, the Saturday Spectacular returns to Perth as part of the annual WAM Festival and Conference, showcasing over 80 bands, across nine venues and some 12 hours – and entry is completely free! Out of that incredible list, we’ve chosen 7 artists (and 7 songs) – presented for you here in no particular order – […]

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Music Video of the Day: Grimes “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” (2015)

November 5, 2015

It’s been a long wait for new music by Grimes after her incredible 2012 release Visions. After releasing the single “Go” last year, she scrapped her entire album due to the reaction, making the album all the more anticipated. The newest release “Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream”, written, produced and engineered by the […]

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Gearbox’s Battleborn has been delayed into May 2016

November 5, 2015

Gearbox’s forthcoming MOBA-inspired shooter Battleborn will miss it’s February 9 release date, slipping to May 3, according to publisher 2K Games.

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Photographer James Marcus Haney (LA) talks about his cult movie No Cameras Allowed

November 5, 2015

Marcus Haney has made a career as one of the most sought-after photographers in music. His story has become infamous with his now cult film – No Cameras Allowed. This November Jack Daniel’s Future Legends will exclusively screen the film in Australia and host Q+As with Marcus himself. Our reporter John Goodridge caught up with […]

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Video Games Review: Just Dance 2016 (Xbox One, 2015)

November 5, 2015

If you’ve played one Just Dance title, you’ve kind of played them all. That’s the vibe I got from Just Dance 2016, despite its many attempts to keep the formula fresh with new modes and a suite of new songs. For the faithful, that may be enough. For everyone else, it may be a different […]

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DVD Review: 3 Headed Shark Attack (USA, 2015)

November 5, 2015

“MORE HEADS! MORE DEADS!” That’s actually the tag line on the poster of 3 Headed Shark Attack. Granted, I added the exclamation marks which may serve to prove that maybe, once and for all, even production company Asylum are getting tired of the drivel they’re producing. That, or it’s just another blunder in a series […]

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Video Games Review: Tales of Zestiria (PS4, 2015)

November 5, 2015

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the JRPG Tales series, developers Bandai Namco Studios and tri-Crescendo have returned to their bread and butter for the 15th iteration in the series, Tales From Zestiria. Where 2011 and 2012s Tales of Xillia games attempted a one off trip into a modern setting, Zestiria draws the gap on […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Best of the Box (5th November 2015)

November 5, 2015

This week offers an abundance of top-quality television series on DVD – perfect for that university exam-time procrastination. THE MINDY PROJECT, SEASON 2 The Mindy Project really finds its footing in the second season. Mindy (Mindy Kaling) returns to New York after a stint in Haiti, to find that her place at Shulman and Associates […]

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Watch the trailer for Chris Hemsworth’s In the Heart of the Sea

November 5, 2015

This December, Chris Hemsworth stars in the film adaptation of the book by Nathaniel Philbrick In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. It’s the true story that inspired the classic Moby Dick. Watch the trailer for the blockbuster here. Synopsis: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted […]

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PAX AUS 2015: Our highlights and lowlights from this year’s convention

November 5, 2015

This year’s PAX AUS convention felt like it was trading on the lessons learned from its two previous events. The problems found at the 2013 and 2014 shows were fewer, while a handful of new ones sprang up to take its place. To that end, we’ve put together a short list of what we thought […]

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Win a double pass to the screening of No Cameras Allowed in Melbourne

November 5, 2015

Marcus Haney has made a career as one of the most sought-after photographers in music. His story has become infamous with his now cult film – No Cameras Allowed. This November Jack Daniel’s Future Legends will exclusively screen the film in Australia and host Q+As with Marcus himself. No Cameras Allowed is a documentary that […]

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Win a DVD copy of Pay The Ghost starring Nicolas Cage

November 5, 2015

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage stars in this intense thriller about one man’s desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappears, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with this estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of the kidnapping […]

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Win a double pass to see The Dark Knight at In The House

November 5, 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 Goonies in VMAX, a special Christmas screening of […]

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First Impressions of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and “Archon Mode” (PC, 2015)

November 5, 2015

Next week, gamers around the globe will finally get their chance to play the much anticipated Legacy of the Void; the finale of the Starcraft II “trilogy”. Unlike other editions of the series before it, Legacy of the Void is not technically an expansion, and does not require the original game to run. Aside from the main quest, which […]

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TV Review: Let’s Talk About (Presto – Australia, 2015)

November 5, 2015

From the opening scene – Director, Writer and Star Matilda Brown is found accidentally peeing on her hand while she performs a pregnancy test; the unwitting father sitting by her side, complete in clown make up – it’s clear that Let’s Talk About is going to be far from your typical or predictable pregnancy tale. Balancing […]

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