Day: 24 November 2015

Single of the Day: Todd Sibbin “And We’ll Say That We’re Done” (2015)

November 24, 2015

Now, I may be slightly biased (being based in Adelaide), but South Australia has been producing some brilliant songwriters over the past few years. Across all genres too, but in particular, our folk and acoustic songwriters have really been coming through with the goods. Todd Sibbin is a perfect example; as he prepares to head […]

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Southbound reveals new additions to 2016 festival including TruckStop, Commedia dell’ Southbound & more!

November 24, 2015

Southbound has continued to come through with the goods ahead of its 2016 event, with the announcement of more DJs and funky additional areas to the festival – all to ensure that you’ve got all your New Year party plans sorted. Of course, Southbound isn’t happening over the New Year’s Eve period like its Falls […]

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Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) sells out; announces the Wabi Sabi art show

November 24, 2015

The Port Macquarie boutique music festival, Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN), has officially sold out its 2015 instalment. FOTSUN, now in its eleventh year, presents an extensive lineup of Australian artists including Illy, Jebediah, British India and Thundamentals, as well as up-and-coming local acts. For the first time, FOTSUN will also include an art show, […]

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C.W. Stoneking, Hiatus Kaiyote, Slum Sociable and more added to PANAMA Festival!

November 24, 2015

The 2016 PANAMA Festival has jsut gotten a lot bigger with the second and final round of artist announced! The festival already features the likes of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Methyl Ethel and Natalie Prass, but has backed it up solidly with some artists reppin’ some strongly diverse music for sure. 2016 PANAMA FESTIVAL […]

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Tour Diary: Netsuke (Sydney) takes on CMJ Music Marathon, MoMa, The Catskills and more!

November 24, 2015

The quirky trio behind Netsuke recently took to New York for the CMJ Music Marathon. Freya, Elias, and Danny’s style of intricate indie electronica began in Sydney and they currently call London home. To give us a taste of life on the road, the trio documented their travels through the states with some stunning images. […]

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Tour Diary: Patrick James (Port Macquarie) Takes on 13 Aussie Cities For His Debut Album Outlier with The Paper Kites

November 24, 2015

Born and raised Port Macquarie man Patrick James is quickly moving from strength to strength as he debuts his first album, Outlier. Building his art by busking in the streets of Sydney, James is now headlining his own sold out shows, while supporting the likes of Boy & Bear, Pete Murray, Josh Pyke, Emma Louise and more. Check out this […]

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Chris Whitehall talks navigating a huge year of international touring with The Griswolds (Sydney) & returning home with a new sound!

November 24, 2015

It’s been some time since I’ve been able to properly catch up with The Griswolds. From the beginning of this year, the Sydney band’s international profile has skyrocketed considerably ever since they landed their first support slot alongside breakthrough US pop giants Walk the Moon. The release of The Griswolds’ debut album Be Impressive in […]

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Voting Open For Captured Australia Finalists!

November 24, 2015

The seven finalists for the Captured Australia competition have been decided and voting is now open to the public. Captured is a national music video project and competition that sees seven local bands and musicians paired up with local filmmakers. The result of the pairing is, after 6 to 7 weeks of allocated production time, a music video […]

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Album Review: Mutemath – Vitals (2015 LP)

November 24, 2015

I confess, somewhat shamefully, that Mutemath have only ever existed for me on the peripheral of my musical consciousness. I’ve known about them, primarily, through a friend who has raved about them for years, but I’ve never managed to sit down and actively listen to anything they’ve released. Listening to their new album, Vitals, I […]

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Single of the Day: Brendan Maclean “Tectonic” (2015)

November 24, 2015

While enjoying the spotlight on the Sydney Opera House stage as part of the highly acclaimed production Velvet, Sydney artist Brendan Maclean has simultaneously been soaking up space on the airwaves with his outstanding new single “Techtonic”. You just couldn’t have enough attention on you at once could you? You had to go and release your best track […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Jezabels “Come Alive” (2015)

November 24, 2015

The Jezabels have made a strong return from their last album The Brink with the new single “Come Alive”. With the electronic influences that have made brief appearances in their earlier work coming further into the forefront on this track, the Jezabels’ new sound stays true to their previous works while adding something new. It’s […]

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TV Review: The Beautiful Lie (AUS, 2015)

November 24, 2015

This review contains spoilers following the screening of The Beautiful Lie on ABC1. — “You get away with everything, just because you’re a man. All you ever do is hold a baby and everyone says, ‘Oh, wow! What a great dad.’ People expect so little of you.” “Yeah – and I still disappoint everybody. It’s […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Hunger Games steals top spot from 007

November 24, 2015

I guess it was just bad timing on Spectre’s part. Kept to a solitary week at the top of the box office, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opened with AU$9.8 million last week, leaving the new Bond film with a comparatively small AU$5.4 million. Despite falling short of Spectre’s stellar opening in Australia by $2 […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 7 “Heads Up” (USA, 2015)

November 24, 2015

“Heads Up” was not a very good episode of The Walking Dead if we were to consider it in a vacuum, but it certainly made some major moves to set us up for what will no doubt be a big, bloody mid-season finale next week. We also found some closure to what has been the […]

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Video Games Review: Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, 2015)

November 24, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is designed from the ground up to push your brain’s nostalgia button with relentless, laser precision. It’s full of instantly recognisable locales rendered with uncommon beauty and realism, and a scale that many shooters strive for but seldom achieve. When the look, the sound and the music all comes together at the […]

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Interview: Arne Meyer of Naughty Dog talks Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and reflects on the gaming franchise

November 24, 2015

It’s not everyday you get to pick the brains of someone who is a part of one of the biggest video game franchises of all time. Naughty Dog’s Community Manager Arne Meyer was down in Australia earlier this month to promote the launch of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and provide more insight to the […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 10 “Face The Raven” (UK, 2015)

November 24, 2015

Clara Oswald’s death is something that has been foreshadowed incessantly throughout this season. We’ve caught glimpses into the Doctor understanding that he will inevitably outlive his best friend; we’ve understood that Clara has become dangerously similar to the Doctor; and in the opening chords of this weeks episode “Face The Raven”, it seems that Clara […]

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Review: SakĂ© Restaurant & Bar’s summer 2015 cocktail menu – Southbank (Melbourne)

November 24, 2015

On the surface, SakĂ© Restaurant & Bar is an ode to contemporary Japanese dining. It has the quintessential dark mahogany timber highlights and dim lighting that make it the perfect place to enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi whilst overlooking the breathtaking Yarra River and CBD. While SakĂ© fits the classic description of a Japanese restaurant, […]

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The Brown Brothers Prosecco Summer Terrace opens at Palace Cinemas (Sydney)

November 24, 2015

This season head along to Norton Street’s iconic Palace Cinemas and you’ll the newly opened Brown Brothers Prosecco Summer Terrace hanging above the bustling strip as the newest addition to the inner-west’s bar and dining scene. The breezy terrace bar is a bright green space of astro-turf, citrus trees, and Acapulco chairs designed to build […]

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