Day: 10 December 2015

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: December 11th – December 13th

December 10, 2015

Bad//Dreems – ADELAIDE Before they head to Port Macquarie for Fesdtival of the Sun, Baddies will be having a bit of a pre-Christmas party of their own in Adelaide on Friday night. Hitting the stage at new venue, the Fat Controller, the boys will be supported by The Hard Aches and Special Patrol – a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Born Joy Dead “Chains on You” (2015)

December 10, 2015

Brisbane four-piece Born Joy Dead, formed by Ben Dalton, bassist of the now disbanded Hungry Kids of Hungary have just dropped their new single and music video, “Chains on You”, and it’s an endearing yet sad track full of summer vibes. The clip was directed by Luke McDonald and Scott Bromley of the John Steel Singers.  […]

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Courtney Barnett responds to Grammy nomination as tickets for her Australian tour fly!

December 10, 2015

Courtney Barnett has had a momentous year with the success of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter returned home this week from a run of shows in the UK and Europe to be greeted by the news that she had just been nominated for a […]

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Single of the Day: Fraser A. Gorman “Skyscraper Skyline Blues” (2015)

December 10, 2015

After the first Milk! Records compilation, A Pair of Pears was released on vinyl last year featuring the Hottest 100 charting “Pickles from the Jar” from Courtney Barnett, the recently announced follow up is definitely worth getting excited for. They’ve just released the first cut from the record, “Skyscraper Skyline Blues” by Fraser A. Gorman, […]

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the AU interview: William Fitzsimmons (USA) talks Pittsburgh and touring Australia

December 10, 2015

Early 2016 will see Illinois singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons make his first trip to Australian shores for a handful of intimate solo performances across the country; including for the Perth International Arts Festival. Well known for his confessional songwriting Fitzsimmons, has drawn comparisons to the likes of Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens – whilst his […]

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Astral People’s Summer Dance returns to the National Art School in 2016; lineup and dates revealed

December 10, 2015

Astral People’s Summer Dance is back for another series of outdoor electronic parties in the heart of Sydney. Set on the grounds of the Darlinghurst’s National Art School, four outdoor sessions will play out from January through to March next year with an eclectic mix of artists from around the world. The dates and lineups […]

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Saskwatch announce 30-date national tour and new single and video for ‘Everyone’s Giving Up’

December 10, 2015

Releasing their third studio album earlier this year, Melbourne outfit Saskwatch are hitting the road on a massive 30-date tour of Australia. Supported by Brisbane’s Cub Sport, the band will hit all the nation’s capital cities as well playing an extensive run of regional venues. Catch the band to hear a heap of new songs off […]

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Bully (Nashville) talk about making Feels Like, their favourite Aussie artists, touring highlights and more!

December 10, 2015

In part two of our interview with Nashville group Bully, Reece, Clay, Alicia and Stewart talk about how relatively stress-free it was creating their album Feels Like at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio. They talk us through the Australian bands they really enjoy, including Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett, relive touring highlights with bands like FIDLAR in Europe and look […]

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Stumbled Upon #097 – ISLANDIS (Sydney)

December 10, 2015

In our 97th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet ISLANDIS from Sydney, and chat about their debut single, ‘Home’, bonding over wine and their love of all things pop and rock ‘n’ roll. Band Name: ISLANDIS Website / Social Media: Facebook Genre: Alternative Members & their roles: James Chave-Dubois (Instruments/Production) Ben McInerney (Voice/Instruments) What music […]

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Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

December 10, 2015

Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in.

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Fallout 4 developer Bethesda opens new studio in Montreal

December 10, 2015

Bethesda Game Studios, developers of the critically acclaimed Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls series, have officially opened the doors on a second studio based in Montreal, Quebec.

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Watch Helen Mirren command the drones in the first trailer for Eye In The Sky

December 10, 2015

Directed by Gavin Hood, Eye In The Sky tackles the controversies surrounding modern day warfare and is a thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The first trailer for the film – due out in March – was released […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door Win Big at AACTA

December 10, 2015

The fifth annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) were presented last night at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, the awards recognising the last 12 months in Australian film. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road took out the top award for Best Film, George Miller receiving the award for Best Director. The Dressmaker dominated […]

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